Frequently Asked Questions

Lamers Dairy • Appleton, Wisconsin

Frequently Asked Questions

Lamers Dairy • Appleton, Wisconsin


General Information

Where is Lamers Dairy located?

We are located off Hwy 441 and CE in Appleton. Look for the red barn and blue silo at N410 Speel School Road in Appleton, Wisconsin 54915.

What are your business hours?

The Lamers Dairy Country Store is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our office is open from 7:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Do you offer tours of your processing plant/the dairy?

Unfortunately, we do not currently offer tours of our plant due to health and safety concerns. We do have a unique, 30-foot observation window in our Lamers Dairy Country Store where you can view production. How cool is that?! We bottle Monday through Friday but times vary depending on when production begins each day. As a general rule you can expect to see us bottling on Monday from 8:00 – 1:00, Tuesday from 8:00 – 10:00, Wednesday 11:00 – 2:00, Thursday 8:00 – 1:00 and Friday 8:00 – 11:00. We suggest calling us at (920) 830-0980 before you plan your visit to confirm production viewing times.

Where can I find job opportunities at Lamers Dairy?

We are always accepting job applications. Please check out our Careers page for the latest job opportunities at Lamers Dairy and consider completing a general application online at

I’m a retailer and would like you to consider selling my products at the Lamers Dairy Country Store. How can I get in contact with your store?

We are proud to support other local businesses in our community. If you are a local, Wisconsin-based business and have products you’d like us to consider offering at the Lamers Dairy Country Store, please contact our Store Manager directly at (920) 830-0980 or fill out our online form.

How can I request a donation from Lamers Dairy?

Supporting organizations that serve our community is at the heart of who we are at Lamers Dairy. If you would like to submit a donation request, you can do so online through our online form HERE or by contacting us directly at (920) 830-0980. Please note that submitted donation requests do not guarantee a fulfilled request.

Do you own any farms or have your own cows?

No, we do not own any farms or have our own cows at Lamers Dairy but we proudly partner with seven local Wisconsin farm families all within 30 miles of the dairy who provide us with our award-winning milk.

How many farms do you source milk from?

We currently pick up milk daily from six local farms within 30 miles of the dairy in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Product Information

Where can I access nutrition information for your products?

Nutrition information for our products is available on the Products page of our website. Here you can select the product and then view nutrition information.

Is milk good for you?

Drinking milk can provide your body with many health benefits like valuable nutrients such as calcium for strong bones and muscle movement and potassium for heart health.

What is the general shelf life of Lamers Dairy products?

The code date is generally 21 days from production. Our products are freshest by the sell date which is printed on the product during bottling. Because our products are so fresh from the farm, and of higher quality, they can often last past their sell by date in customers’ homes. However, a number of things can impact a product’s shelf life including: how long it is outside the refrigerator or if a refrigerator is not at an optimum temperature.

What does farmer certified rBGH-free mean?

rBGH-free means that the product came from cows who did not receive any synthetic hormones. rBGH is recombinant bovine growth hormone and is used by farmers to increase a cow’s milk production. Product labels with this language are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At Lamers Dairy, our Dairyland’s Best milk has never contained artificial hormones and never will. In fact, we pay our local family farmers an additional incentive not to use hormones that artificially stimulate their cows to produce more milk. Our family farmers sign a notarized affidavit promising they will never use artificial hormones like rBGH or rBST.

What are the benefits of purchasing your milk in glass bottles?

We are proud to continue offering our award-winning milk in glass milk bottles. There are many benefits to milk in glass bottles including: it’s more environmentally friendly, the milk has a cleaner, fresher taste and the product stays colder longer. (Plus, what’s better than enjoying the nostalgia of great milk? We are one of the only dairies to still offer glass bottled milk in the Midwestern United States!)

I purchased your milk in glass bottles but am not sure what to do with the bottle? Is there a specific place I should return the bottle?

After enjoying your Lamers Dairy product, the bottle needs to be rinsed out and returned to any store that sells our glass bottled products. Bottles can always be returned to our Lamers Dairy Country store located in Appleton as well. Some stores need the bottle returned to their customer service desk. Upon return, you will be refunded your $2.00 deposit which can be used towards your next purchase. (The cap can be discarded. There is no need to return the cap.)

Where can I find your products?

If you live near our store in Appleton, Wisc., we have a local delivery route in Northeast Wisconsin along with distributors who transport our products throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. You can also find a location near you by using our store locator on our website.

Please note, if our products are not currently available at a store near you, please consider asking the dairy manager at your local store to order our product. One of our distributors likely delivers our products to the area and could offer Lamers Dairy products if requested by your store’s dairy manager.

Do you ship your products anywhere in the United States?

Unfortunately, we do not ship many of our products due to cost and uncertainty of them maintaining their integrity during the shipping process. We do ship our cheese boxes in November, December and January which can be viewed online here:

Are gift certificates available at Lamers Dairy?

Yes, we do offer gift certificates which are redeemable at our Lamers Dairy Country Store in Appleton, Wisconsin.

When can I purchase your eggnog?

Our popular eggnog is generally available in November and December for the holiday season. Availability is typically announced via our Facebook page around the end of October.

Do you produce cheese?

We are strictly a milk processing plant and we do not make cheese. We do, however, get fresh cheese curds from other Wisconsin cheese companies Tuesday through Saturday each week. We also feature a wide variety of Wisconsin’s best cheeses from other cheese companies and proudly offer our own Lamers Dairy Dairyland’s Best branded cheese at our store.

What sizes of ice cream are available for purchase?

Stop by and purchase a cone or dish of our very own soft serve ice cream. We offer vanilla, chocolate, twist or our monthly featured flavor. You can also purchase our soft serve ice cream in pint and quart containers at our Lamers Dairy Country Store.

We also have a variety of flavors from Cedar Crest available in our ice cream bunker, too!

What non-dairy Lamers Dairy Dairyland’s Best products do you offer?

We proudly offer orange juice, lemonade and raspberry lemonade under our Lamers Dairy Dairyland’s Best brand. Our orange juice is available in several sizes and available year-round. Our regular lemonade and raspberry lemonade are available seasonally and usually available for purchase April through Labor Day.

Processing Information

How often do you bottle milk?

Bottling is done Monday through Friday but times vary depending on when production gets started. Our longest bottling days are usually Mondays and Thursdays when we bottle our award-winning chocolate milk.

What does pasteurization mean?

All milk in the United States goes through a process called pasteurization, except for milk that is labeled “raw milk”. The pasteurization process is done to ensure safe consumption of milk. During the process, milk is heated to a specific temperature for a specific amount of time in order to destroy dangerous bacteria that can pose serious health risks that could lead to diseases.

What does homogenization mean?

Homogenization is a process done by pumping milk through small openings at very high pressure. This is done to reduce the size of the milk fat molecules, which is the cream that rises to the top of the milk container, to more evenly disperse them throughout the milk for uniform consistency. This gives milk its white color and smooth texture. The homogenization process is separate from pasteurization but saves consumers a step from needing to mix the cream back into the milk before drinking.