Dairy farmers Bronwyn and David Hill were inspired by their daughters to create their sustainable milk production outfit, Dreamview Creamery.
Located on the hills above Raglan overlooking the Whaingaroa Harbour and Tasman Sea, the Hill family have farmed the rugged 300-acre property for 20 years.
Dreamview Creamery offers raw and pasteurised A2 milk, served only in reusable glass bottles to reduce plastic waste.
Daughter Jess came onboard with a Degree in Agriculture from Lincoln University, convincing her parents to offer sustainably and locally produced dairy products to the eco-savvy Raglan community.
Jess and her sister Kathy, who has a Bachelor of Science majoring in soil science, are also keen on using a more holistic nutrient management programme on the farm. It’s a full family affair, with their son Matthew now involved in the design and engineering as his first job as a structural engineer.
So far this has meant 300,000 fewer plastic bottles in use in New Zealand and support for the Raglan community’s goal of eliminating plastic waste and recycling,
In the past four years the business has grown from producing 30 bottles from shipping container each run, to a 200 sq. m factory. They now deliver to the greater Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
“It’s amazing, we didn’t realise how much people would love it,” says Jess.