Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast set for Saturday in Brighton

Like any other product you buy at the grocery store, the price of dairy products like milk and cheese can fluctuate depending on the market. But what happens to the price of a gallon of milk when a dairy-producing state produces more or less milk than expected? Leonard Polzin is the dairy markets and policy advocacy specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He says getting dairy products onto store shelves requires a balancing act.

Thousands of area residents and visitors are expected to participate in the wildly popular Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast and associated festivities Saturday morning in Brighton.

The event presented by Kenosha County Dairy Promotion takes place at Crane Grain Farms, 3930 288th Ave., from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per person and children 6 and under are free. Tickets are only available on site.

Finn Wichman, 12, left, and Camryn Weitzel, 11, flip pancakes at the Kenosha County Newspaper Breakfast held at Daniels Dairy Farm II in Brighton in 2023.


The annual event is designed for families. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, pancakes, muffins, yogurt, juice and ice cream. It will also include a vendor tent with items to purchase, games for children and an educational tent.

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The Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast will be held Saturday in Brighton and will be held at Crane Grain Farms. Owner Michael Daniels shows off one of the structures where tables will be set up for attendees to eat.

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This year is the first time Crane Grain Farms has hosted the event.

“This is the first time a non-dairy farm has had breakfast,” said owner Michael Daniels. “As dairy farms are declining in Kenosha County, they asked me if we would do it. We grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa and have about 20 beef cows.”

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Daniels said he was inspired to host the breakfast this year because “if you don’t do some of these things, no one else will and when it’s gone, it’s gone.”

Daniels, a Kenosha native, grew up on a dairy farm.

“I hope people come and see what we’re doing,” Daniels said. “It’s nice and it’s good for the community.”

He hopes people who are unfamiliar with agricultural operations will learn about the work needed to feed the community.

“It’s a very small group of people growing the food,” he said.

There is plenty of on-site parking at the farm. Off-site parking with bus transportation to the farm is also available that morning. Participants can take shuttles from Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St. in Bristol; Brighton Elementary School, 1200 248th Ave. in Kansasville; and Westosha Central High School, 24617 75th St. in Salem.

The Kenosha County Dairy Promotion is an educational and promotional organization aimed at raising awareness of the local dairy industry.

Bike ride to dairy breakfast

The Dairy Air Bike Ride concludes Kenosha County’s Bike to Work Weeks effort.

The event is a free, organized ride from Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave., to the Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast.

The group ride will begin at 7 a.m., with a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department patrol car following the rear of the pack for safety. The runners will then regroup at 9 a.m. to return to the park. The trip is 26 miles round trip.

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