WELCOME TO WASHTENAW DAIRY
For over 75 years Washtenaw Dairy has been delivering quality dairy products to Washtenaw County. Whether it is milk and cheese for local businesses or ice cream sundae bars for area parties, Washtenaw Dairy exemplifies excellence in both product quality and service.
Stop by at the beginning of the day for coffee and some of our fresh home-made donuts. THE ONLY 0 TRANS FAT DONUT MADE IN WASHTENAW COUNTY. If you want to share with the whole office, place an order and bring a few dozen with you to work.
Washtenaw Dairy’s family friendly atmosphere makes it a perfect destination after a long day-for both young and old alike. Enjoy the biggest and best tasting cones in town at the lowest prices! Choose from over 30 flavors or taste one of our delicious hand-dipped shakes or malts.
We also deliver milk, cheese, cream and many other products to meet your businesses’ dairy needs. Look at what we have to offer and call about current pricing.
WASHTENAW DAIRY &THE COMMUNITY
Washtenaw Dairy donates $1,000 to M Cancer Center On Tuesday, July 12, Washtenaw Dairy donated $1,000 to the University of Michigan Cancer Center. The contribution was made in the memory of Jim Raab III. The money was raised during the 31st annual Washtenaw Dairy Milk Can Open held at Pierce Lake Golf Course in Chelsea, MI. Pictured (from left to right) are Jason Keech (U of M), Kevin Kelly (captain, tournament championship team), Jeff Peck (WD), Doug Raab (WD).
Washtenaw Dairy donates and supports many community endeavors, projects, not-for-profits, schools, and services organizations.
We are a corporate sponsor every year for the Ufer Quarterback Club annual event (http://www.ufer.org/scholarships.html ). Washtenaw Dairy donuts and coffee is always present before the golfers tee it up for the tournament start.
This year Washtenaw Dairy jumped right in to support a new large event in town, the Volic LPGA at Travis Point Memorial Day weekend (http://volviklpga.com)
Every week the Dairy donates dozens of donuts to the Ann Arbor. Downtown Kiwanis Club (http://a2kiwanisfoundation.org) to help keep their members and other volunteers energized to do their good works. Our especially strong connection to this service club is due to the joint proximity to downtown Ann Arbor and also the personal relationships between the owner of Washtenaw Dairy and members of this club have held for generations!
For the past 30 years, Washtenaw Dairy has hosted The Washtenaw Dairy Milk Can Open.
Started by James Smith II, this years outing was held in memory of his son James Smith III who passed away in January 2016. Both the Father and son were co-owners of Washtenaw Dairy, each for many years, with Doug Raab a cancer survivor himself. Through this event, the Dairy is making a significant cash donation to the U of M Cancer Center.
We cherish every thank you note and acknowledgment as a part of WD's rich and long history. Doing good work inspires us to have a strong business, allowing us to continue assisting others!
THE NEWS STAND
We sell local and national news papers
Are you looking to catch up on the news with your morning Donut? Do you love the feeling of a crisp new news paper in your hands?
We've got you covered! Washtenaw Dairy carries print versions of large publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Detroit News, and The Detroit Free Press so you can keep up to date on the big headlines. We're also a great place to keep up-to-date on your local news with The Michigan Daily and the monthly publication Old West Side News.
What better way to pass time eating Ice Cream or a Donut than grabbing a quick Keno ticket? It's a little known fact, but we do have two Keno screens decorating the interior of Washtenaw Dairy, and we love putting them to use!
We sell both Powerball and Michigan Mega Millions Lottery tickets. Everyone buys from gas stations, but there's good karma that comes with buying from a local business!
OUR FUN FACTS
Flavors of Ice Cream
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Success at Washtenaw Dairy’s Second Blood Drive
On June 24th, from 10am to 4pm, Schmale Hall of Bethlehem Church found itself overflowing with some of Ann Arbor’s most altruistic citizens. Locals filled the seats inside, leading to, at times, a queue that even stretched outside of the room. Pints of blood were labeled and stored, the first of their many steps on the way to saving countless lives. The occasion for this high amount of traffic today was Washtenaw Dairy’s second blood drive.
Sponsoring blood drives is just one of the many philanthropic causes that Washtenaw Dairy has supported, and its reasoning is deeply embedded within the business’ history. Both Jim Smith III and Doug Raab, co-owners of Washtenaw Dairy, passed away of cancer in 2016. Blood infusions played an integral role in these two men’s’ lives during their battle with the disease, spurring Washtenaw Dairy to team up with the American Red Cross to help the cause. In addition to this soon-to-be annual blood drive, the local business hosts the annual Washtenaw Dairy Milk Can Open golf tournament. This July marks their 31st year of the event, which raised and donated $1,000 to the University of Michigan Cancer Center.
Washtenaw Dairy’s influence within the community was a large driving force behind the success of the blood drive. Elaine Apaza, a recent University of Michigan graduate, explained, “I used to walk, probably over a mile, from my house on campus, to Washtenaw Dairy whenever I could. I’m a big fan of the business and that’s why I came here today to donate.” A few other donors throughout the day echoed Apaza’s sentiments, reflecting how local businesses can make a tangible positive difference that extends even beyond our community here in Ann Arbor.
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• WD is Sponsoring its Second Blood Drive •
On Saturday, June 24, from 9 AM to 3 PM, Washtenaw Dairy is sponsoring its second blood drive at the Bethlehem Church on 4th Avenue in Ann Arbor. More details regarding signing up to follow.
ANN ARBOR, February 13, 2017 -- The Washtenaw Dairy sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday January 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Church in Ann Arbor. The blood drive was in loving memory of two late owners, Jim Smith and Doug Raab, both of whom passed away in 2016 after long battles with cancer. 34 community members of all ages participated, and 25 pints of blood were collected.
Co-owner Jim Smith III, 63, passed away on January 26, 2016 of cancer. His death did not long precede the death of his business partner, co-owner Doug Raab, 90, on November 4, 2016. Raab had recently been diagnosed with Leukemia, his fourth cancer battle. Their longtime participation in the community paved the way for the Washtenaw Dairy to continue sponsoring community organizations and events, including the blood drive.
Mary Raab, company president and niece of late owner Doug Raab, spoke of Washtenaw Dairy’s personal motivations in sponsoring a blood drive. “Both Doug and Jimmy were needing blood infusions towards the end of their lives. The blood kept them going, and we could see how important it was in the business. It was not just life saving, but life enriching. We have wanted to sponsor a blood drive since July because we thought it would be nice to make up for what they’d used. So this blood drive was a long time in the works. It is something we have been passionate about and we didn’t lose energy between July and now. It became even more relevant when Doug died in November.”
“Giving blood only takes 15 minutes, and it is a great way for anyone to go out and make a real difference,” said donor and shift manager at Washtenaw Dairy, Makai McClintock. “On top of that, the community gives so much to the dairy, it’s nice for the dairy to be able to give back to the community.”
According to Raab, Kerry Hu, Washtenaw Dairy’s marketing intern, was the mastermind behind the blood drive. “We mostly used Washtenaw Dairy's digital media pages to advertise the drive. The blood drive catered to and attracted college students at U of M, as well as local faithful Washtenaw Dairy customers that are permanent residents of Ann Arbor. We had some Facebook posts, one of which reached over 6,000 Ann Arbor locals, in order to get the word out. We got a lot of positive responses, especially since we were giving out donuts at the drive to help people recover from donation and reward them for coming out and doing a good deed,” said Hu of Washtenaw Dairy’s outreach and advertisement of the blood drive.
Julie Seagraves, Development Director at the Emerson School in Ann Arbor, referred to the blood drive as just one event in a long relationship between the Washtenaw Dairy and Emerson school. “For years, our students have looked forward to our annual Ice Cream Social with treats from Washtenaw Dairy. On the first day of school this year, we invited parents to enjoy Washtenaw Dairy donuts and coffee after dropping off their children.” Her experience was a testament to Washtenaw Dairy’s long history in the Ann Arbor community. “My favorite part about the Washtenaw Dairy Blood Drive, besides the donuts, was knowing I was giving in memory of two gentleman who were part of the Ann Arbor community for so long and helped make it special.”
“We consider the drive a huge success and we have the community support and are working with the Red Cross to schedule a second drive, hopefully within the next few months,” said Raab of Washtenaw Dairy’s future plans for community outreach.
The Washtenaw Dairy has been Ann Arbor’s premier wholesale dairy delivery service since its opening in 1934. The Washtenaw Dairy also serves the biggest cones in town from its ice cream counter. One of Thrillist’s 21 Best Old-School Ice Cream Shops in America, the Washtenaw Dairy is a nostalgic neighborhood staple.
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WHOLESALE & DELIVERIES
Washtenaw Dairy is an Ann Arbor original since 1934, and what could be better than supporting a local business? We supply many local businesses with a variety of dairy needs from sour cream to milk. What makes us truly special, however, is our ability to deliver all seven days of the week rain or shine! We currently have two full time delivery trucks and are committed to getting you your quality local dairy on time. Check out some of our satisfied clients below!
If you're interested in learning more about how we can help your business stay stocked up, call us at (734) 662-3244 or send us a message!
We wouldn't be much of a dairy if we didn't offer dairy products, which is why we are pleased to distribute Prairie Farms dairy products. Prairie Farms is a Farmers-Owned Co-Operative Dairy, and has converted the entire milking heard to Non-Growth Hormone. That means we get to offer quality dairy products without any of that weird, harmful, and frankly hard to pronounce stuff.
Did you know that the U.S. has a massive surplus of cheese? Neither do a lot of people, but now that you do know, you can help us cut into that surplus! There's no better time to buy cheese than right now, and no better place to get it than Washtenaw Dairy! Buy it by the slice, by the block, shredded, or if you're feeling extra adventurous, buy it by the wheel!
Don't worry, your eyes are still not playing tricks on you. Washtenaw Dairy also carries wine.
Washtenaw Dairy is one of the few locations in Southeast Michigan where dry ice is readily available. Dry ice is great for keeping things frozen or cooled, but more importantly for special effects. Need to make a dramatic entrance to a party? We have a great recipe for mixing dry ice and water that's sure to turn some heads.
Now, dry ice is fun and exciting, but Michigan Law does require that you be 18 years or older to purchase it. We also caution those purchasing to avoid skin contact with the dry ice. This is frozen Carbon Dioxide, which is sitting somewhere around −109.3 °F. That is roughly three and a half times colder than regular ice. You will get frostburned by touching it.
Little known fact: we are a distributer for Kikkoman Foods. You may know them as "that soy sauce company," but that's not all they make, and Washtenaw Dairy carries top of the line, all natural and organic soy products including delicious Pearl Soy Milk. Please visit their website for the full line of products from Kikkoman Foods, and then give us a call at 734-662-3244 for information on how to order and pricing.
The Dairy’s Box Lunch
A delicious sandwich built between two slices of fresh pepperidge farms bread. Includes a piece of fruit, chips and something sweet. A perfect way to picnic, or eat it at your desk if you must. Nothing beats the Dairy.
Soup and Hot Chocolate
The evening chill provides a warm invitation for a piping mug of hot chocolate or a bowl of our famous soup or chili. Let us know your favorite soup and we’ll try to put it on the menu. And don’t forget to grab a bundle of firewood to set the mood for that cozy evening at home.
ICE CREAM & DONUTS
Come down and enjoy some of our delicious donuts made fresh at the dairy every day. We're the only place in Ann Arbor to get Donuts with Zero Trans Fat!
We offer customized donuts! From Maize and Blue to Black and White, enjoy any color combination you like for any occasion. Donuts make a perfect desert option for weddings, office events, graduation parties, and anything else you could possibly think of.
Get a Dairy BoxTM of 30 donuts for $20.
Order a day ahead special price $17.50.
To order donuts for an event please call (734) 662-3244 at least one day before you wish to pick them up. Most orders can be ready by 6:30 AM or earlier on the day that they are needed.
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Introducing Donut Minis!
Washtenaw Dairy is now offering delicious donut minis. Try our plain, cinnamon, or powdered sugar donut holes. Or treat yourself to our special red velvet. You don’t even need to pretend that it’s your birthday!
Sundae Bars are a perfect addition to any party!
We provide you with everything you need to make Washtenaw Dairy-quality ice cream sundaes right at your own event. Our Sundae Bars can be tailored around your needs and budget, picked up or delivered. You can choose ice cream flavors from our list of over 50, including sugar free/fat free flavors. We will provide ice cream, the toppings, spoons and napkins.
Sundae bars are now $3 per person for packaged hand-dipped ice creams (not including toppings) and full bars (all toppings included) are $4/person.
You can have hot fudge (we'll lend you the machine), caramel, strawberry, raspberry, and chocolate syrup. Then the fun begins...
Top your sundaes with:
Then top it all off with whipped cream, and a cherry and you have a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
To order a sundae bar call us at (734) 662-3244 and let us go to work helping you plan the excitement!
ICE CREAM FLAVORS
Our Many Ice Cream Flavors
And now the moment you've all been waiting for, the big list of ice cream flavors!
NOTE: We do not regularly stock every flavor on this list. Please call us to check current availability and to place an order for any flavor that we are not currently carrying.
Our scooped ice cream, some of which is packaged as gluten free, may contain stray gluten due to our scoopers scooping many, many ice cream orders (gluten free and full of gluten) in a rapid fashion. So, if it is critical that your diet is gluten free - and you know who you are - please refrain from trying the scooped ice cream. Please partake in our packaged ice cream products that guarantee their sans gluten purity. And, while we’re at it, anyone who has a peanut or tree nut allergy should follow this same advice. Thank you for your understanding.
Washtenaw Dairy Ice Cream Flavor Master List
Lemon Custard Ice Cream*
Raspberry Sorbet **
Rainbow Sherbet **
Strawberry Yogurt ***
Carmel Pretzel Crunch **
Black Cherry *
Bumpy Cake **
Mint Chocolate Chip *
Cookies and Cream *
Milky Way *
Golden Vanilla *
French Vanilla **
Michigan Black Bear *
Birthday Cake *
Strawberry Cheesecake **
Orange Pineapple **
Mackinaw Island Fudge *
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough *
Moose Tracks *
Peanut Butter Moose Tracks *
NSA Butter Pecan **
Praline Pecan *
Almond Joy *
Triple Chocolate Overload *
Chocolate Almond *
Butter Pecan *
Chocolate Peanut Butter ***
Bear Claw **
Lemon Sorbet **
Black Raspberry ***
Peachy Peach *
Blueberry Waffle Cone **
Coffee Lovers Dream ***
Sea Salt Caramel Cheesecake **
Vanilla Yogurt **
NSA Vanilla **
NSA Black Raspberry **
Blue Moon **
NSA = No Sugar Added
* Dipped every day
** Rotational flavor (Sold/stocked in 3 gal tubs), please call to see if we’re dipping it today
*** Special order flavor
Note: Nearly all Prairie Farm/Deans/Hudson flavors can be special ordered with
at least 2 week notice.
Wholesale & Deliveries