Tuesday, May 5, 2009
As I remember, back in the 50's and 60's, there were three main dairies servicing the Portland area: Oakhurst, Hood and Old Tavern Farm. We always got our deliveries on the back step, in the insulated milk box, from Old Tavern Farm. Starting out in the 1921 with two horse-drawn milk wagons, Oakhurst Dairy began peddling the 'Natural Goodness of Maine' from an oak grove on Woodfords Street. Within a few months, Stanley T. Bennett moved his company to its present location on Forest Avenue. Today, it still is the most prominent dairy in Maine with its colorful trucks everywhere.