Located approximately three hours north of Portland, Oregon sits beautiful Seattle, Washington also known as the “Evergreen state.” This large metropolitan city located in the upper northern corner of the Pacific Northwest boasts more than 7 million residents. A variety of popular sites including Mount Rainier, the Columbia River, Olympic Rain Forest, Space Needle, Northwest Trek, Lake Washington and more attracts multitudes of visitors annually. The varied regions of the state allow for a vast range of climates which promote various activities. The northwestern climate and its numerous bodies of water including the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Strait of George allow for fishing and much attractive marine life (whales, otters, sealions, salmon.) The western section can offer cooler temperatures, additional moistures, and forests. The eastern side of Washington state provides more challenging winters with much snowfall each year and warm, dry summers. Some areas nestled beneath the Cascade Mountains receive as little as 7 inches of rainfall annually. The Cascade Mountain ranges, a major area attraction are extensive and run from Northern California, through Oregon, Washington state and in to British Columbia. Some areas located beneath the foothills of the Cascade Mountains have found the precipitation beneficial for their financial growth. One of these primary locations is Whatcom county.
Located less than 20 miles from Bellingham, and with a population of more than 9,000 lies Lynden in a valley along the Nooksack River. Here more than 148,000 acres of farmland and agriculture can be viewed at its finest along with the continuous population of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries produced annually. This massive production helps to bring in more than 300 million dollars annually to the state. Beautiful gardens, well maintained lawns, Dutch restaurants, and the annual Northwest Washington Fair lures thousands of people annually to visit and participate in the festivities. It is here in the county that Darigold farms have made their home.
Farmer owned Darigold has been in business since 1918, and produces more than 2 million gallons of milk daily. The company name Darigold emerged in 1925, after its selection during a family picnic of the United Association Dairymen’s members. Upon hearing the word members liked it, selected it as their favorite and felt the word would be a standout. Aiding in doing this is the bright red logo with its vibrant yellow lettering representing the 21st century “daisy.” This remains an eye-catcher. Owned by more than 500 dairy farmers, this agriculture cooperative has become one of the largest and most respected in the nation with its recognizable brand of quality. A full line of products including a variety of milk, butter, sour cream, yogurts, flavored creamers, Refuel beverages, and cheeses are available for consumers.
Darigold is proud to be headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Today, the company operates 11 plants, and remains committed to excellence. Annual sales have reached approximately 2 billion dollars.