This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Dairy Wagon! It was common practice in Maine for dairy farmers to deliver milk from their own cows to homes and business in their local area – usually seven days a week. This wagon began being used in the early 1900s.
At first they used tin containers, then glass bottles with cardboard caps. Today it is rare to find such a dairy as the farmer’s milk is sold in bulk to commercial plants. The milk was neither pasteurized nor homogenized and contained no additives (the term for such milk is “raw”).