Monday, October 1, 2012

Dakin Dairy enhances 350-acre farm for public use

By Nick Williams

Dakin Dairy, a prominent Manatee dairy farm located in Myakka, has added a few features to its 350-acre farm for its upcoming "Farm Fun" season.

The farm has offered farm tours in the past, but has added a recreational and family picnic area. The farm will become open to the public for use beginning Oct. 6.

"Our farm tours are awesome, but you can come out and have a great farm experience without even taking a farm tour by just having a picnic under the gorgeous oaks and letting the kids play, feed goats and more," said Karen Dakin.

Guests can also partake in hayrides, pig races, feeding calves, making butter or enjoy food provided by Dakin Dairy. The farm is also available for birthday parties.

Starting Oct. 6, the public can schedule farm tours available Wednesday-Friday starting at noon. and Saturday's between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through April. 

The farm's 7-acre maze will be open every Saturday beginning Oct. 27 through the end of December and "It's A Country Christmas", which will feature Christmas carol hayrides and photo opportunities, will start Nov. 24-Dec. 22:

The farm's market is open all year, Monday-Friday.

For more information on Dakin Dairy, visit

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