Local HIghlight - Driftwood Dairy
This week’s local highlight is our dairy distributor, Driftwood Dairy, which is located barely 10 miles away from Occidental.
Started in El Monte by Mike Dolan in 1946, the business built on the family dairy legacy going back to their dairy farm in Ireland. They started as a single cash and carry store in El Monte, and a home delivery route where Mike would bring milk to his costumers’ front doors. 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:
Tuesday: Grill Station: All Natural Chicken Tenders
Wednesday: Homestyle Lunch: Local Broccoli
Mushroom Barley Soup w/ Local Mushrooms
Homestyle Dinner: Organic Brown Rice
Organic Potato Bar
Thursday: All-Organic Bar at the Grill!
Homestyle Lunch: Local Portabellas
Homestyle Dinner: Local/Organic Tofu
Friday: Grill Station: All Natural Chicken Tenders
Organic Salad Bar Items:
Salad Bar All Week: Organic cherry tomatoes, baby greens, tofu, carrots, and balsamic vinaigrette
Fruit: Local Asian pears, local oranges
Johnson Student Center, 2nd Floor