Sheldon Creek Dairy Tour
Sheldon Creek Dairy is built on the third generation Haanview farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Sheldon Valley. I was fortunate enough to have a tour of the facility on Friday November 18th.
The farm is currently owned and operated by John and Bonnie den Haan and family. John’s parents, Adrianus and Maartje immigrated to the Alliston area in Simcoe County from Holland following World War II. They arrived with five children and worked hard for three years in order to purchase their own farm.
In 1953, Haanview Farms was established in the Sheldon Valley with the purchase of a cow named Maggie. At present, Sheldon Creek Dairy has 75 purebred Holstein cows in their milking herd. They have been breeding exclusively for A2A2 genetics for the past 5 years and have tested their herd for A2. They are the first in Canada to produce 100% Milk free from A1 proteins.
Sheldon Creek Dairy also has a retail component of the dairy farm and sell their milk products in 250 outlets in Ontario including at their own store at the farm at 4300 Concession Road 5 in Loretto.
Sheldon Creek Dairy is an important operation in Simcoe-Grey, employing 32 people. The farm can get milk from the cow to the cooler in a matter of hours.
Thank you to Bonnie den Haan for giving us a tour of their facility.
CLICK HERE to visit the Sheldon Creek Dairy web site