Old-Fashioned Milkman Returns to Northwest Metro
Every week, you’ll hear the Dairy2U truck chugging along the streets in Maple Grove and other northwest suburbs. For some, the old-fashioned milkman brings back memories to much earlier times.
“Dairy2U is a milkman. Milkman coming back to town only in a modern way. You go online, you order what you want and we deliver to your home,” said Brad Hagfors, owner of Dairy2U.
The old-fashioned service delivers everything from fresh milk, butter and bread to seafood.
“Trying to bring the farmers and local businesses back to your table,” Hagfors explained. “So you’re getting things really fresh and healthy.”
For customers like Trish Manning, supporting local is critical.
“I thought wow I can have the convenience of the delivery and support one farmer, a small network of local businesses,” Manning said.
Manning considered other old-fashioned milkman options, but favored Dairy2U because of its healthy, organic products.
“Creamier, richer, and sort of like you can taste the freshness,” Manning described.
Manning’s 6-year-old daughter, Sage, said she can taste the difference too.
“It taste a little bit better than the other kind of milk we use to get. The other milk has this sour taste,” said Sage.
Even before the global pandemic, customers say they wanted to bring back the traditional milk man delivery.
“Dairy is heavy and I was carrying that all the time, and for my family that was a lot of dairy every week that I have to buy,” explained Manning.
Dairy2U initially only served in the greater St. Cloud area but has since expanded to the northwest metro including Plymouth, Maple Grove and Osseo.
Hagfors said he currently works with a couple hundred people. While times have changed, Hagfors believes the old-fashioned delivery service is on the rise.
“We think it’s the future. So we’re trying to bring the milkman back, just in a modern way,” he said.