Like all months, June has many little known holidays associated with it, including Aquarium Month, Candy Month and Rose Month. But the most important holiday to us at Figi’s and the rest of Wisconsin as well, is the designation of National Dairy Month.
Dairy Month first began as National Milk Month in 1937 in an attempt to promote the importance of drinking milk. The name was changed to National Dairy Month two years later once the National Dairy Council began promoting the cause. Today, it celebrates the many contributions the dairy industry has made to the world including feeding consumers, contributing to communities and enriching both the state and local economy. Did you know 90 percent of Wisconsin cheese is sold outside the state in major markets all over the country, bringing millions of dollars back into our economy? Learn more about the great impacts of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry.
Many cities in Wisconsin commemorate the month with a local dairy breakfast. On June 1, Marshfield hosted one of the Wisconsin’s largest dairy breakfasts at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. An anxious and hungry crowd was already waiting at the doors by 5 am. Breakfast featured fresh cheese curds and “secret recipe” scrambled eggs.
It was estimated that approximately 1800 people had come through by 8:30 am.
The entire state is celebrating Dairy Month with dozens more dairy breakfasts happening all month long. If you’re in one of the areas, we encourage you to take your family down to the farm for a hearty breakfast that is sure to appeal to your taste buds!