The Millerville Co-op Creamery is a member owned cooperative. When you become a member, you not only join a welcoming community, you also get access to member perks including:
1) Cash-back dividends
2) A voting voice in the affairs of the cooperative
3) A personal investment back into the community
Co-op Brings Joy to Man with Alzheimer’s
During a visit, Mark (left) immediately recognized my father-in-law, Herb Steffl (right). Herb retired from Land-O-Lakes as the Alexandria plant manager and was a LOL field rep. He used to call on the Millerville Creamery! He also worked for the USDA grading butter and Mark’s brother, Philip, worked for Herb at the Alex plant!
Mark was kind, respectful and took time to show us the Millerville butter making process. Herb loved it! As we were departing Herb thanked Mark and let him know he has dementia. He really enjoyed his time at the creamery. I snapped the picture of the two of them and Mark took one of Herb to send to his brother. I bought two pounds of butter and Herb informed Mark he was going to grade it when he got home!
Membership Gifts with Family Roots
That might seem like an odd gift, but it’s the heritage behind the gift that means so much to her. Years ago, her parents were MCCA co-op members and hard working dairy farmers. Back then the milk truck would stop at their farm to pick up milk and deliver it to the creamery to be made into Millerville Butter.
Now her kids get to be a part of something that ties them back to their grandparents and their Millerville roots.