Tehama County Cookie Business Finds Success Internationally

Monday, September 30, 2019

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A four-generation raw milk dairy and cookie business have found a great way to invite people onto their farm to get an educational glimpse of farm life for a day while sampling their products. 

On Sunday, October 6th, the public is invited to Duivenvoorden Farms for Raw Milk and Cookies Day. Raw milk and cookie samples are offered all day long, as well as a self-guided farm tour, kids activities, local vendors, pumpkins for purchase, a cookie contest, a surprise raffle, and exciting dairy news! The popular event that started as a 50-year celebration is now in its sixth year and is a delicious collaboration of the family’s two businesses, Duivenvoorden Farms and Milk House Cookies.

Milk House Cookies actually launched at Raw Milk and Cookies day last year. For years, Lori Duivenvoorden has made cookies to be served along with their milk samples at tasting events. After the outstanding feedback the cookies have received over the years, Lori Duivenvoorden was encouraged by her kids to start the business. Milk House Cookies products are literally “Fresh from the Milk House”, meaning they are made in the family’s on-site commercial kitchen with the raw milk fresh from the farm.

You can find the cookies in various stores across Shasta, Tehama, and Butte counties with everything from keto-friendly, low carb and sugar-free cookies to stroopwafels and S'mores Bars. The business is run by Lori and her daughter-in-law,  Ali Diuvenvoorden. The two have just launched online ordering and shipping across the world, a huge success for the ladies. Follow them on Facebook as they are having a great time posting about the cookies deliveries in various countries and it’s been fun to watch! 

Now a little about the lovely farm this fresh milk comes from! The Duivenvoorden Farm has been a running farm since 1963 and a raw milk dairy since 2008, starting first as a herd share dairy and then adding retail dairy products in 2017. Mark Duivenvoorden and his son, Seth, are co-owners of the farm and the work is truly a family effort. Mark handles the majority of the milking, equipment repairs, and deliveries while Seth manages the office and finances. Luke, Seth’s older brother, manages basic operations and labor-related activities on the farm. Lori and Ali Duivenvoorden also handle the farm’s social media accounts, planning events, sales, marketing and outreach, and educational outreach to local schools. The family is committed to sharing their love of farming and agriculture with local students and hosts school field trips on the farm.

Check out their website for online ordering and retail stores!

For more information on Raw Milk and Cookies Day, visit the event on Facebook

Find Milk House Cookies on Facebook

Find Duivenvoorden Farms on Facebook

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