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Richlands Creamery

$775 of $250k goal

Raised by 8 people in 10 months
Coley Jones  BLACKSTONE, VA
Hello!  My name is Coley Drinkwater and together with my father, brother, sister-in-law, grandparents and a great group of guys we run a 230 cow dairy farm in southern Virginia.  Our size dairy is the fastest disappearing dairy in the United States and if we want to continue to farm, we need to diversify.  I have been interested in starting our own creamery for 10 years now and am ready to turn that dream into a reality!  
My goal is to build a creamery to pasteurize our own milk and to direct market fluid milk and ice cream locally by the spring of 2017.  My ultimate goal is to make ice cream that tastes so good, you actually stop what you are doing and take time to enjoy your day.  
We love our cows, our land, and working with each other.  Being able to sell our own milk and milk products will enable us to keep farming and doing what we love.  It would truely mean "the farm to us" (get it?  instead of meaning the world to us")  if you supported us.  
Many thanks from our family of humans, and lots of rough, wet, slobbery kisses from the cows!
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Update 2
Posted by Coley Drinkwater
4 months ago
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Not sure what to get somebody on your Christmas list? How about supporting a local family farm? Your donation will help us build a creamery, and the creamery in turn will keep our family farm from becoming part of a nation wide exodus of medium size farms that are quickly going out of business. Preserving the family farm gives Hazel and her two little elves, Holly and Jolly a chance to carry on both of their families' tradtitions and ensures that your family will continue to have a farm to visit. Throw in some fresh, local milk and ice cream from our cows to your family, and that's something we can all throw our hands up in joy for!
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Update 1
Posted by Coley Drinkwater
4 months ago
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The news is out, Richlands Creamery is coming!
The news is out!
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$775 of $250k goal

Raised by 8 people in 10 months
Created June 13, 2016
Coley Jones  
SA
$25
Susan Alexander
1 month ago
NR
$50
Nicol Ridout
1 month ago
EJ
$500
Erin Jones
4 months ago

Merry Christmas to Richlands!

$10
Anonymous
4 months ago
KP
$50
Kelly Pruitt
4 months ago
ER
$100
Elke Rosenau
8 months ago

Looking forward to the grand opening!

TW
$20
Tom Weaver
9 months ago
NS
$20
Natalina Sents
9 months ago

So great to meet you all as part of the Why I Farm Roadtrip! I was so touched by your story and very impressed by your Family Farm Day. Best wishes with your new creamery.

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