Dairy Discovery

Thanks for your interest in agriculture. Have a "dairy" good day!

Open April through October Monday through Saturday Tours are by appointment only


Open to public; ONE DAY ONLY.

Open to public; ONE DAY ONLY. Sugar Shack Tour - https://mailchi.mp/f09c3d5f0c8b/open-to-public-one-day-only

mailchi.mp Your class or group is invited to experience life on a modern dairy farm! Tours are available Mon-Fri, April-October.     

Did you know it’s maple syrup season?!! 🥞 Sorry about the wind, but we couldn’t wait to show you the new pump and pump house! 🍁
Sugar Shack is only open to the public for one day. March 14th 11-3. Start at Wittenbach Wege Center in Lowell for pancake breakfast 9 am.

Progress continues! Thank you All Access for helping us get our new lift installed today. 😍
#weloveourdonors #lowellcommunityfoundation #makingtoursaccessibleforall


Milk Means More

Welcome to March!🌸

March is National Reading Month, and what better way to celebrate than reading stories about farming? Here is a list of some of our favorite farm-friendly books to read with your kids. Read: http://bit.ly/2Hgsboo.

Dairy Day Camp Early Bird Special is over Monday. 😳
We are thrilled to see so many kids signing up already for camp this summer, and taking advantage of our $125 special. Not signed up yet? Get your registration in soon. Prices go up Monday to $135, then again on June 1st to $145. ♥️🐮

What a fun night! 🤓 Thank you to everyone who participated in Team Trivia Night. It was a great excuse to get out and a fun way to support Dairy Discovery. Thank you for that support, for the fun memories, and congrats to the winners! 🏆

Teachers needed! 🍎Team Trivia Fundraiser is tomorrow night. Dairy Discovery would love to have the support of our teachers to join us at our new winter fundraiser. Get a team together, and get ready for a fun night out. Are you a teacher looking for a team? Let us know. Not a teacher? We will take you too! Let us know today, because the fun begins tomorrow at 6:30! 🦸‍♀️
For more information click link below

Sikkema's Equipment

Even our sponsors are ready to compete in this Friday’s Team Trivia Night. Thank you Casey at Sikkema’s Equipment for putting together a team and coming to support Dairy Discovery.

"Building YOUR Future" since 1979. We proudly offer a variety of products and services to the Dairy Industry.

Exciting things are happening at the Big Red Barn! This week Stedfast started construction 🚧 in preparation for our elevator.

Reserve your team’s spot now for Friday’s trivia night. Join the Dairy Discovery mission and help support our cause with a fun evening Red's Sports Bar and Grill. Limited space to prove your team is the best! Great prizes, great time, and a great cause.


Happy Valentine’s Day. ❤️ ☕️ & 🥛
#lattelove #undeniablydairy

Did you know? Swisslane Dairy has our very own specialty shop!?!? This specialty shop is helping sustain Dairy Discovery, of which many of you or your children may have come for a visit or tour. We are intentionally educating people the importance of farming, where food comes from and providing the community a personal connection to their food and the miracle of milk and truth in agriculture.

Funny, we're not selling our milk, but we do have an array of specialty cheeses and our very own home grown beef! We have a beef harvest date coming up quickly, and are taking new orders from new (and old) customers who enjoy and have enjoyed having a freezer stocked of yummy steaks, roasts and burger. Message us today to get your portion reserved!

Join us next Friday, February 21st, for Trivia Night. 🎉
Have fun and raise money for Dairy Discovery at the same time. Limited space so reserve your teams space now. ❤️🐮


That sun 🌞 was gorgeous today. That means tour season is just around the corner.


Book Your Dairy Adventure Today!

Book Your Dairy Adventure Today! - https://mailchi.mp/a46159f494f6/book-your-dairy-adventure-today


Specialty Shop at Dairy Discovery

What’s your favorite part of the Specialty Shop?

Is it the meat, eggs, cheese or syrup? Or maybe it’s the people. Buying local or being able to support a great cause with your purchase? Tell us. We want to know!

Remembering words of Martin Luther King Jr. as we are reminded of our mission and purpose at Dairy Discovery.


Join a Dairy Amazing Committee

Join a Dairy Amazing Committee - https://mailchi.mp/0991fd64e16f/join-a-dairy-amazing-committee



Sales & Marketing Administrator - Alto, MI 49302 - Indeed.com

Creative, feisty, and passionate? This is an opportunity made for you!

indeed.com The Sales & Marketing Administrator is responsible for the operation and success of the Dairy Discovery Specialty Shop at Swisslane Farms. They play an integral part in the activities that promote the Dairy Discovery and Swisslane Farms brand.

We love our volunteers!
In 2019 we had over 360 hours in volunteer help at Dairy Discovery. Whether you want to help with special event decorations, help out with our big fundraiser in September, be a mentor during Dairy Day Camp, or be a part of animal care. We would love to have you a part of our team. From young to old we will have a number of amazing opportunities to join our team and help make a difference in the agricultural world.

Fill out the volunteer form and watch for various opportunities throughout the year. Dairy Discovery Committees are coming soon too. Maybe you'll see a committee that's just right for you. Thank you to our amazing volunteers for all you have already done for us. ❤️🐮
Visit our website for more information and to register with us for 2020.

Did you know, the true spirit of the season is in believing?

Register and pay for Dairy Day Camp by December 31st to receive early bird pricing! Only $115 per camper! You will receive an invoice within 24 hours of registering.

Starting January 1st the price will increase to $125.

Register by following the link below:

The best Christmas gift is you. Your continued support is a gift that will allow Dairy Discovery to continue to make a dairy big difference.❤️🐮
Dairy Discovery has reached so many amazing goals, thanks to the support of our community. Nearly 2000 more visitors😲 came to SwissLane Farms this year and were a part of the Dairy Discovery experience! We are thrilled to continue to offer special events, tours, camps, and healthy and fun food and products at the Specialty Shop. Non of this would have been possible without the support of our sponsors and people like you.
We depend on continuous donations, sponsorships, and grants to allow us to keep our costs down, keep up on operating costs, repairs and improvements, and new educational offerings. Help Dairy Discovery start off the new year right with your support.
We wish you and your families the merriest Christmas and hope 2020 is a moo-velous one, and we hope to see you at one of our many events we will be offering throughout the coming year.🐮


Dairy Discovery Internship - Alto, MI 49302 - Indeed.com

This is just ONE of the things we're excited to offer in 2020! Dairy Discovery Internship! (Applications through indeed only please)
https://indeedhi.re/36T1D9B Great for anyone interested in education, agriculture or both!!

indeed.com As farms continue to disappear, the need for consumers to understand how their food is produced is growing. Dairy Discovery at SwissLane Farms is committed to educating the West Michigan community about the integrity of production practices and benefits of using technology in the dairy industry. We....

Specialty Shop at Dairy Discovery

It's the season of giving and The Specialty Shop is ready to spread cheer with these deals and gift giving options.
FRESH WAGYU through Friday 12/13.
Gift boxes of all sorts. Choose from boxes filled with our favorite merchandise, to syrup and pancakes, to your own custom boxes. Plus a breakfast deal for you, perfect for Christmas morning. Sausage and eggs for only $6.50! Stop in this week for these amazing deals- While they last. Open 10-6


Camps — Swiss Lane Farms

Register and pay for Dairy Day Camp by December 31st to get our EARLY BIRD RATE of **$115**! As an added bonus we will send you a free Dairy Discovery Christmas ornament! Sign up now, just follow the links below!




As you may know tomorrow is #GivingTuesday - a day set aside every year to give back to your community after the last few days of shopping.

Our mission here at Dairy Discovery is to provide a personal connection to your food. We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience life on the farm. By donating just $6 to Dairy Discovery, you are allowing one more student to enjoy this experience. Your donation is also tax deductible.

Here is a link to donate to our cause if you're willing: https://swisslane-speciality-cheese.square.site/
Scroll about half way down the page to "Non-Profit Donation".

Thank you to all of our friends and supporters!


We hope that all of our Dairy Discovery friends have an amazing Thanksgiving! We are thankful for all of you, our cows, and MILK!

Did you know cows can bring us joy? ❤️🐮

Christmas Through Lowell 2019

2019 was our second year as a stop on the Christmas Through Lowell trail! Santa was there with his "reindeer" calves. There were 6 beautiful Christmas trees participating in a decorating contest for a good cause. We had 7 amazing vendors including the SwissLane Specialty Shop. Stop by next year to partake in the fun!

2019 was our second year as a stop on the Christmas Through Lowell trail! Santa was there with his "reindeer" calves. There were 6 beautiful Christmas trees participating in a decorating contest for a good cause. We had 7 amazing vendors including the SwissLane Specialty Shop. Stop by next year to partake in the fun!

Register for Dairy Day Camp 2020 TODAY!
Now through December 31st camp is ONLY $115 per camper!
Follow the link below to register:


A Sizzling Hot Deal💥

A Sizzling Hot Deal💥 - https://mailchi.mp/59b358564d58/a-sizzling-hot-deal
Only 2 days!

mailchi.mp This is the holiday special just for you.  For only 2 days (11/18/19-11/20/19) purchase our top notch Angus beef for only $3/lb hanging weight. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- YES! This includes processing.  This sale has more sizzle ...

We have a winner! Congratulations to Brody’s Be Cafe! They won $500 for their amazing organization. Thanks for doing so much for our community and making a difference. ❤️🐮 and ☕️

Lights were beautiful last night. Hope to see you for one more day of celebration. Be sure to check out our new ornaments made by Ken's Laser and Lumber. 🎄 Only $6 and the proceeds go to Dairy Discovery to help us continue to share the miracle of milk.

One more sleep until Santa comes! Christmas through Lowell and The Barn Sale Trail both begin tomorrow at 9 am. Grab your coffee and fill your car up with gas. Lots of amazing stops with great vendors.
Stop to see Santa 🎅🏼 Friday 12-7 and Saturday 10-6. We have great specials and a brand new shirt to sell! It’s going to be a “Legen-Dairy” weekend! 🐮

Countdown is on. Starting Friday morning 9-9 and Saturday 9-7. Shop with us and 7 other top notch vendors. See the farm lights, visit with Santa, and don’t forget to bring your letters to mail. They’ll be sent ahead to the North Pole for Santa to read on his return.

You can help Dairy Discovery just by going shopping.❤️
Do you shop on amazon like I do? Do your shopping through smile.amazon.com! Search for Dairy Discovery as your charity and they will donate to our mission every time you shop.
That's not all. If you shop at D&W or Family Fair, print off your receipt at checkout and bring it to our Specialty Store. We will collect them and Spartan Nash will make a donation to Dairy Discovery once we collect a certain value of receipts.
Continue to help us make a DAIRY DIFFERENCE.🐮

Check this out! These are just a small portion of beautiful, hand crafted pieces that our vendors will be selling at Christmas Through Lowell!

Remember to check out stop 43 at SwissLane Farms to browse these fabulous pieces and to visit with Santa and his calves!

Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Closed Sunday

12877 84th St SE
Alto, MI 49302

We are looking for 3 more trees! Email us right away at [email protected] to reserve your spot!

Calling all non-profits. 🎄 We are looking for 10 schools or groups to participate in our Christmas Tree Contest. Contest runs through Christmas through Lowell November 15th and 16th here at the Big Red Barn. 🐮
Decorate your fanciest tree, drop off at the farm November 14th, get all your family and friends to vote for their favorite tree 11/15 9-9 and 11/16 9-7!
The tree with the most votes wins $500 to help their non-profit!❤️
Plus, don’t forget to visit Santa 🎅🏼 and our vendors.
First 10 groups will be entered. No more, so contact us today.
[email protected]

Happy Halloween from our entire Dairy Discovery team. 🎃 We hope it’s udderly amazing! 👻

We love hosting community events here at Dairy Discovery like Fall Fun on the Farm! We are looking for Halloween decorations to make our farm more thrilling for next year's event. If you are feeling generous, please consider donating your like new decorations!
You can drop off your donations to our Specialty Shop during business hours.

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