Greendale Dairy hosting farm breakfast
By Stephen Groessel
The Greendale Dairy, Kiel, is the site of the 2012 Manitowoc County Breakfast on the Farm, Sunday, June 10. The dairy farm is owned and operated by the Schuler and Schoenberger families. From left are Theresa (holding Deidre) and Mike Schuler. Right of Big Red, the Holstein cow, are (front) Bryce, Ann Marie; (middle) Nicole, Christopher, Christine, and (back) Nic Schoenberger.

Giving the general public the opportunity to enjoy breakfast on the farm and get a close-up look at a typical dairy operation is the intent of the Manitowoc County 2012 Breakfast on the Farm, an event that has taken place for a lot of years at different dairy farms in Manitowoc County bridging the urban with the rural population.

This year’s Manitowoc County 2012 Breakfast on the Farm is taking place at Greendale Dairy, 9605 Greendale Rd., Kiel. Folks from Kiel can get there by taking STH 67 north to CTH X. Turn east on CTH X to CTH A. Turn north on CTH A for two miles to Town Line Road. Turn west on Town Line Road to Greendale Road. Turn north on Greendale Road. Parking will take place in an adjacent hay field.

In the event of a steady rain, visitors to the farm are asked to park in the lot at Miller St. Nazianz located at 511 E. Main St., St. Nazianz. Buses will transport visitors to and from the farm.

The breakfast menu consists of ham and cheese omelet, sausage, a variety of cheeses and yogurt, cinnamon bread and donut holes, milk, orange juice and coffee plus ice cream sundaes. Adults pay $7; children (ages 5-10) $4, and ages 4 and younger eat free.

Greendale Dairy LLC is owned and operated by the Mike and Theresa Schuler and the Nic and Christine Schoenberger families. A brochure prepared for the event speaks of its history, its employees, management system, waste management and cows.

“Greendale Dairy LLC was formed in 2004 when Mike Schuler and brother-in-law Nic Schoenberger and wife Christine purchased the farm from Mike and Christine’s parents, Dale and Betty Schuler and Uncle Roy and Aunt Sharon Schuler.

“At the time they purchased Schuler Dairy, they milked 240 cows in a double eight herringbone that was built in 1979. In 2006 construction began on a new

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