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Welcome to Rural Retreat, Virginia – home of Duchess Dairy Products. We produce whole, reduced fat, chocolate and strawberry milk at our plant in the heart of Rural Retreat. The milk that is used to make our high-quality product travels less than five miles from the farm to the plant. We understand that consumers are more concerned than ever about the origin, quality and safety of their food supply. We know that you want to know where and how milk is produced and where our cows spent the afternoon. In our case, you can drive by the dairy and see the cows on pasture and know that the milk produced by them today will be on the store shelves tomorrow.
Our business venture began in January 2010 by two families with strong Jersey and community backgrounds – the Huffards and the Slemps and Blankenships. Both of our families have a long history in the dairy business and we have been producing a quality product for more than four generations here in Wythe County. It was our love for providing a nutritious healthy product that led us to begin processing and bottling our own milk straight from our dairy herds.
We have always known that our Registered Jerseys produce a superior product, and with the push for sustainable agriculture, we think now is the ideal time to offer our product locally. Our nutritious milk is distinguished with the QUEEN OF QUALITY® label and we never use artificial growth hormones in the production of Duchess all-natural milk. Read more here: