Local Highlight- Driftwood Dairy
This week’s local highlight is local company Driftwood Dairy, located just 10 miles away from Occidental. Started in El Monte by Mike Dolan in 1946, the business was built on the family dairy legacy going back to their dairy farm in Ireland. Driftwood started as a single cash and carry store in El Monte, and a home delivery route where Mike would deliver milk. Over the years business expanded to include hospitals, schools, restaurants, bakeries, coffee houses, cafeterias and even other creameries; Driftwood Dairy now serves over 2,500 schools daily. In 2006 Driftwood Dairy was bought from the Dolan family by investors, and now grosses over 100 million a year. Driftwood only uses milk from cows not treated with the growth hormone rBST, and has made strong commitments to ensuring fair labor practices in their supply chain. In the 70 years since Mike started the business, Driftwood Dairy has grown from a small family dairy operation to a national corporation that has had a huge effect on the area of El Monte.
Other Local/ Organic Menu Items:
Monday: Homestyle Dinner: Local Tortillas
Tuesday: Homestyle Dinner: Veggie Medley including
Organic carrots and more
Wednesday: Homestyle Lunch: Local Broccoli florets
Homestyle Dinner: Organic Quinoa, spinach
Pasta Station Dinner: All-Organic Potato Bar
Thursday: All-Organic Bar at the Grill!
Friday: Homestyle Lunch: Pico de Gallo for Lent
Johnson Student Center, 2nd Floor