Company History



Four generations of the Blackwell’s family have operated the dairy with the same high standards as the original founder, Milton Blackwell.  His grandson Ted Blackwell owns the farm, while great grandson, Rob Blackwell manages the dairy processing plant with a staff of nineteen dedicated employees.

The Blackwells are very involved in their community, sponsoring a 15K run through Barnhartvale.  Organized by the Kamloops Ridge Runners, the Dairy provides the milk, chocolate milk and whipped cream for the pancake breakfast.  As well, Blackwell Dairy Farm Inc. is teamed up with Tim Hortons in support of the TRU Wolf Pack Kids club. 

Believing strongly that milk is an essential part of childrens’ diets, we supply both 2% and chocolate milk to many childrens’ activities such as soccer, hockey ,swimming and 4H.  The local dietician recommends our chocolate milk as a sports recovery drink. 

This year we have sponsored many dry grads, the K.I.B. Pow Wow,  The Shriners, The Harper Mountain downhill bicycle racing, The Falkland Senior Home fundraiser and many silent auctions just to mention a few.

Blackwell Family

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Kamloops is home to one of B.C.’s finest dairies. Blackwell Dairy has been maintaining a tradition of excellence for almost one hundred years. 

Back in 1913, Milton Blackwell purchased a farm east of Barnhartvale and started a dairy farm.  By the spring of 1914, he was selling his cream and butter at the Farmer’s Market in Kamloops and distributing milk through a home delivery service.  In 1983, the Blackwell’s built their own processing plant on their farm.  From that point onwards they began to produce a full line of fluid milk products. 

In addition to the milk produced by their own cows, Blackwell Dairy also receives milk from dairy farmers in the North Thompson and Shuswap Okanagan for processing and in turn distributes milk back to those regions.

Blackwell Dairy prides itself on providing first-rate product and service.  The Blackwell product is traditional, of high quality and eagerly sought throughout the interior of BC.  It can be found in stores as far south as Keremeos, east to Revelstoke, west to Boston Bar, north to 108 Mile and all places in between.