(Need more info Walter Hermanson). Leonard and his father started dairy farming in 1918 with only 12 cows. By 1957, Woodland Dairy's herd was 100 holsteins strong and producing enough milk to adapt(change word) milk delivery routes through Story City and Ames, Iowa. Originally, dairy deliveries were transported on a horse drawn cart. One might wonder how items like milk and cream were kept refrigerated on a simple horse-drawn cart. Every morning, canvas bags brimming with ice were placed on the cart just before the milk man left for his daily route. This helped keep the dairy products chilled until even the last delivery of the day was made.
Eventually (get date), Woodland Dairy exchanged their horse drawn carriage for a refrigerated delivery truck. This ended the need for bagged ice and ensured that Woodland dairy products would arrive fresh at every doorstep!
Instead of paying for milk with a credit card, customers would buy a book of tokens at the beginning of every month and then exchange them for dairy products as they needed. Although it was still possible to purchase milk with cash, the token system was an easy way for families to budget their grocery spending for the month, and did not force the milk man to bring large amounts of bills with him on the route. Single families would usually purchase a pint of milk, while places such as restaurants or fraternity houses would purchase gallons.
ICE CREAM FOR ALL
Woodland Farms not only bottled milk, but retailed ice cream and even opened a creamery (ice cream parlor?) in Ames. Customers could stop in and order sandwiches, soda, and all the ice cream imaginable(fix sentence)! Milk bottling and retail productions continued for 30 years before ending production in 1951.