For the past 22 years Leann and Mike Krainick along with their team of 28+ have been providing high quality, reasonably priced local food and dairy for over 22 years. Krainick Dairy farm was established in 1912, Mike is the 3rd generation farm owner. Get this, Krainick Dairy combined economic impact within 20 miles is about 4MILLION a year!
What Makes Krainick Dairy Different?
“Krainick Dairy is local and the reputation for quality and food safety is paramount. We operate in an ethical and ecologically sound manner, our customers really appreciate this about us.”
Leann and Mike are what we like to call a Local Biz Hero’s, entrepreneurs who bring true value to their community. High stands of professionalism and strong work ethics of local farm owners like Leann and Mike are the infrastructure of local farm economy.
Giving Back Is Fun
Krainick Dairy provides compost to pumpkin growers for “The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival” in Seattle. This highlight of this is the tapping of a 1700lbs pumpkin filled with 4 kegs of beer! They have been doing it 8 years now, grown the event to over 7k people! Cool part is this event raises 150k a year for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, hosted by Elysian Brewing, Always the first Friday and Saturday in October. They also co sponsor the “weigh-off” the week prior. For their generous donations, Elysian gives them a booth at their festival, full circle they support each other! Tip: Look for the dairy farmers in orange tutus! Leann is passionate about this event as she survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2011.
Getting To Know Leann and Mike
We sat down with Leann for a quick interview –
Why do you do what you do?
“Mike is third generation farmer, its a passion and calling. Its not a get rich quick business, Its an inner connection with the animals and a want to provide food for the community and a strive to see how many people and families we can feed and support. We have 28 employees supported by this farm. Combined economic impact within 20 miles is about 4MILLION a year!!!”
How did you get into this profession?
“Mike is A third generation farmer, Being a farmer you are highly involved with community. We love to be involved in community outreach, in 2017 we received a community service award from Mariners baseball team! We also have a partnership with the Seahawks program “fuel up to play 60″ with national dairy council.” Leann does a lot of work with schools with blitz and the Seagals where they do education on food groups. Checkout the video here and Krainick Dairy Here”
For those of you who are looking for high quality dairy products, Lean and Mike with their team at Kranick Dairy should be your first choice. visit their facebook here and to learn more check out this clip WA Grown!