This is the old dairy in the center of Loleta that's closed and for sale. I wanted to get a view of all the many buildings - and this does the job - everything from the brick buildings at the far left (those are the main buildings with the glass bricks) - to this wooden building here at right - are all part of the old dairy. I love how this overlooks the many dairy farms that stretch out for miles beyond.
OK - first the bad news...
It really looks bad for this group of structures. The whole thing has been shut down since 1993, except the powdered milk operation which continued here until recently. That's why I thought the Cheese Company was working here. These buildings are in terrible condition. The most conservative estimate just to bring the structures to code is three million dollars. That's in addition to the price for the buildings and the land. (consult your nearest Caldwell-Banker Realtor).
Now the good news...
This was The Humboldt Creamery. It has relocated to a modern Facility in Ferndale, California - just a few kilometers away. So all of the jobs remain nearby. The Loleta Cheese Company has always processed their own products. I made full use of their tasting rooms and have two of their excellent cheeses at home right now. Yum.
More on Loleta Cheese - tomorrow.
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