Camarillo Ranch Dairy Exhibit Opening
Thursday, April 3rd at 3:00 p.m.
Do you remember the sound of clinking glass bottles of milk being dropped off at your door? Glass milk bottles, once a common kitchen item, tell the rich history of Ventura County dairies.
Starting April 3, Camarillo Ranch will open its Dairy Exhibit, featuring examples of milk bottles and other dairy-related items from the 40 plus dairies that once populated the County. From small family-run businesses to large operations, all the dairies shared the same goal of delivering fresh milk in time for breakfast.
Adolfo Camarillo had a dairy located on present day Leisure Village. Newspaper reports from 1923 called it “a model dairy complete in equipment and operated by electricity.” Visitors can see one of the last Camarillo Ranch dairy cans on loan from the Museum of Ventura County/Agriculture Museum. The dairy can was originally donated by Don Adolfo’s grandson Michael Parker.
Relive the heartwarming memories of milk bottles gently clinking and announcing their early morning arrival with a visit to the Camarillo Ranch Dairy Exhibit!