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Now delivering to Holbrook

Posted by John Foster on May 28, 2011 at 1:49 PM Comments comments (5)

By popular demend we are now able to deliver to Holbrook on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  We are currently delivering leaflets to promote this and the service will commence on 7th June.

As always ordering is easy -either here on the order form page of this site, email or text/phone John on 0781317212

Any amendments can be made to your order at any time right up to the night before delivery.

We look forward to welcoming Holbrook residents to our round.

Many thanks



Doorstep deliveries to start in Little Eaton

Posted by John Foster on April 23, 2011 at 7:51 AM Comments comments (1)

From 3rd May 2011 The Duffield Dairy will be starting doorstep deliveries to Little Eaton.

 After the recent retirement of Peter Jeffries, Little Eatons milkman for the last 44 years, we felt it was the right time to offer the popular service we have been providing to Duffield and Quarndon since July last year, now to the residents of Little Eaton also.

Hopefully many of you will have received a flyer explaining the benefits of using The Duffield Dairy, the ease of ordering, changing orders, payments and additions etc.

Orders are now being taken so simply click on the order form, fill in the details and submit or give me a call 07813172124 and i will answer any questions you have and take your order.


Easter Deliveries

Posted by John Foster on April 17, 2011 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We will continue to deliver milk over the bank holiday weekends as normal – there will be no change to our service.

Don’t forget to order your extra milk if you are you having guests over the Easter weekend or a Street Party for the Royal Wedding?

We can also deliver:

Duffield Dollop £1.50 - 227g

The Duffield Double Cream £1.00 - 250ml

The Duffield Single Cream 80p - 250ml

Free range eggs 1/5 dozen £1.25

1 dozen £2.25

Red or Whites potatoes available in 12.5 kg or 25 kg bags

Priced at £4.00 and £7.50

From May we are also expanding our delivery service to include Little Eaton so please tell your friends.

Wishing you a relaxing Easter holidays and thank you for your continued support

Please contact us at any time by email us on text or phone 07813172124

Farm Life

Posted by John Foster on January 7, 2011 at 6:03 AM Comments comments (0)


We were pleased to maintain the early morning deliveries throughout the bad snow.  The wife wasn't as happy though as the bad weather meant more call outs to the fire station for me so she had to take over the round on a couple of occasions.


We had a lot of problems to contend with at the farm.  Getting up at 4am to see the thermometer at -18° was a bit of a shock.  It took 2-3 hours each morning to defrost the parlour before we could begin to milk the cows.  Even when we defrosted the pipes we watched them refreeze in front of our eyes.


Every thing around the farm became a challenge.  Keeping the troughs defrosted so the animals still had a clean water supply,  working and feeding by hand as the tractors frozen solid and cleaning out frozen muck!


We are delighted to have taken on our first member of staff.  Welcome to Mike who lives in Duffield so we are proud to be supporting the local economy.  Mike has joined us at the worst time of the year to be working outdoors - things can only get better Mike!






The 'Duffield Double' Cream

Posted by John Foster on December 19, 2010 at 1:59 PM Comments comments (1)

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new product the DUFFIELD DOUBLE.  Fabulous luxury cream suitable for whipping, cooking or pouring.


Priced at £1.00 for 250ml pot.


Perfect for your chrstmas pudding - dont forget to add a pot to your chritmas order.




Eggs & Potatoes

Posted by John Foster on October 23, 2010 at 6:12 PM Comments comments (0)

We now have locally produced eggs and potatoes available for home delivery in Duffield and Quarndon or for collection from the farm.


Just order online, phone or text 07813172124 and they will be delivered  to your doorstep the next day  (not Sundays we let John have a lie in until 6am on that day!)


Potatoes - red or white


12.5 kg - £4.00

25 kg - £7.50




Half dozen £1.25

Dozen £2.25



Dont forget we do not make a delivery charge and you wont break your back or your eggs carrying them home from the shops.








The way milk should be

Posted by John Foster on October 23, 2010 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Did you know that milk sold in the supermarkets is homogenised?  This is a mechanical process used to break down the particles of fat in the milk so that they are evenly spread and no natural separation of the cream occurs.  This is done because the supermarkets think that their consumers do not want to see the cream line it is also done to standardise the flavour (obviously the milk they sell is collected from lots of farms and the taste will vary from farm to farm).


We do not homogenise.  The cream will naturally seperate and rise to the top of our milk - just give your milk a shake when you take it out of the fridge (make sure the top is secure!!)  


Dont confuse homgenisation with pasteurisation.   Our milk is pastuerised to kill off any harmful bacteria - this is a legal requirement for milk sold in shops. 


We are also fully licensed to sell raw milk - if you would prefer your milk just filtered and chilled straight from the cow.


For more information watch Jimmy's Farm on the BBC







Deliveries start

Posted by John Foster on July 13, 2010 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (4)

I will be starting deliveries the week commencing 19th July - thats this Monday.


If you have already placed an order you should have received an email or call from us confirming your requirements.


There is still space on the float for a few more bottles each day so if you haven't placed your order yet then now is the time to do so!


All the best




All systems go - AT LAST!

Posted by John Foster on July 1, 2010 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It has taken some getting there, things are not always as straight forward as they seem, but I am pleased to announce that we will be starting deliveries in the middle of July.


We have received the approval from the council environmental health - oh the paperwork involved!  The milk has been sent away for sampling and stringent testing, obviously this is an ongoing procedure, with impressive results.


The labels have been approved and ordered and as soon as they have been received we will commence deliveries.


Thank you for your patience.  If you have already placed an order you will receive an email to let you know when your first delivery will be.  If you haven't already placed an order then now is the time to do it.


Don't forget your delivery can be amended at any time by text, phone call or email so don't worry if you are going on holiday and need to cancel or if you are having a party and need extra cream just let us know.


I am thinking of tweeting from my rounds at 4am - I think I will call it the milkmans musings - what do you think?  Will there be much happening in the early hours?


Hope you all saw the residents of Holloway Road in the carnival procession on our tractor and trailer. We had a great day and well done to all involved.  Take a look in the photo albums for more pictures taken on the day.







Things going well

Posted by John Foster on April 2, 2010 at 1:12 PM Comments comments (0)

The Pasteuriser, and separator are now installed and i have had some training on the operation of these, but some more to do next week. Will post some photo's of the processing room in a few days.


Done my Food Safety Level 3 course now, was difficult to find a course that was not cancelled due to the lack of people needing this qualification so ending up going to southampton college to do this. It was like going on holiday.


Back at the farm the cows keep looking over the shed doors waiting to go out to grass, but will have to wait a little longer until the weather picks up a bit. We are looking forward to turning them out, the cows go mad with excitement, i will try and video it and post it on the site.