Small Dairies Create Market For Entrepreneurs
The growing demand for local products in the United States has opened the door for many small, independent dairy farmers to make a living. Due to the sudden boom, many farms are searching for equipment small enough to be utilized for their specific endeavors, which is where entrepreneurs like Frank Kipe come in.
Frank Kipe thought he had everything he needed to launch a business selling what he described as the world's most expensive ice cream: two Jersey cows, a 10-acre farm and an old barn.
Then he found out that he would have to pasteurize his milk before making his ice cream. Equipment for commercial farms was bulky and cost tens of thousands of dollars, so he built his own pasteurizer. Then he built more to sell. His pasteurizer business boomed, and the ice cream was forgotten.