Pamela and Richard Lilburn are the owners of Brookvale Farm, a
100-year old family farm that has been taking County Down by storm
after they installed a milk vending machine just a few months
It’s where I get my milk, it’s the best milk I’ve ever tasted in
Northern Ireland if you like a bit of nostalgia, it even
comes in a reusable glass bottle, which you can come back to the
farm and fill-up yourself with either creamy whole milk or a
wide-range of Brookvale milkshakes from their vending
The most fun part about their farm is that they’ve opened it up to
the general public, so you can go and visit the cows, calves and Mr
T the horse with your friends and family while you
In today’s episode we talk about:
How an accountant ended up marrying a dairy farmer
Why store-bought milk "isn't really milk"
And what happens when 1000’s of people start queuing outside your
house for milk!
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