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Jacksonville by Neighborhood => Urban Neighborhoods => Riverside/Avondale => Topic started by: Metro Jacksonville on September 24, 2013, 06:54:04 AM

Title: Video: Inside Riverside's Foremost Dairies, Inc.
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on September 24, 2013, 06:54:04 AM
Video: Inside Riverside's Foremost Dairies, Inc.

(http://photos.metrojacksonville.com/photos/2787214130_rFJCwGq-M.jpg)

Milk Production: "Triple Goodness". A 1948 video featuring an inside tour of milk and ice cream production in Riverside's famed Foremost Dairies processing plant.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-sep-video-inside-riversides-foremost-dairies-inc
Title: Re: Video: Inside Riverside's Foremost Dairies, Inc.
Post by: billy on September 24, 2013, 10:55:55 AM
There is another former Foremost building, identical to the garage (Metro) structure, on Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta, just north of the MARTA tracks.
Title: Re: Video: Inside Riverside's Foremost Dairies, Inc.
Post by: DjDonnyD on September 24, 2013, 01:43:55 PM
Thanks sooo much for the video! I remember to bottles from when I was a kid on the southside in the 1970's. Thanks again!
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Post by: joshuataylor on September 24, 2013, 02:03:08 PM
Gee, willikers! That sure was swell!
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Post by: TheGeo35 on September 24, 2013, 02:26:37 PM
In the early 1980s, I went there on a school fieldtrip when it was called the Flav-O-Rich Dairy. We took the tour and then were given Ice Cream Sandwiches to eat right outside the dairy on the sidewalk before we got back on the bus...
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Post by: Charles Hunter on September 24, 2013, 06:13:48 PM
I took what was probably the same tour in elementary school in the 1960s when it was still known as Foremost.  Don't remember if we got ice cream sandwiches or those little cups of ice cream at the end of the tour.  Seem to remember the field trip to a dairy farm somewhere in the far westside (probably that dairy that used to be on Blanding near Townsend) to see cows.
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Post by: Ocklawaha on September 24, 2013, 07:09:17 PM
Charles wasn't that Scaff's? Or something like that? Thomas and Moses went to school with me and Thomas was killed hanging out the window of a car while joy riding... I heard a telephone pole removed his head. Moses was always a nice and much more quiet guy. There was also Gustafson's Dairy Farm and Skinners.
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Post by: Charles Hunter on September 24, 2013, 08:03:40 PM
Ock, I think you are right about the name of dairy.
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Post by: thelakelander on September 24, 2013, 08:35:05 PM
Gustafson's Dairy announced they are closing their 105-year dairy in Green Cove today.

http://members.jacksonville.com/business/premium-business/2013-09-24/story/historic-gustafsons-dairy-farm-closing-green-cove-springs
Title: Re: Video: Inside Riverside's Foremost Dairies, Inc.
Post by: Charles Hunter on September 24, 2013, 08:50:23 PM
Development planned in conjunction with the First Coast Expressway (fka Outer Beltway).
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Post by: PATSY/AUTUMN on September 26, 2013, 10:47:37 PM
Back in the mid 60's my husband worked night shift in the freezer at Foremost.  He was a sight to see in the clothing they provided:  a pair of insulated pants and a parka. Boots that inflated which they called "Mickey Mouse" boots.socks under the boots.  Can't remember if there was anything else.
There were a few pranksters that would remove the employees street clothes from their lockers and put them on the blowers.  When they were frozen, they would drop them on the floor to see them break.  I never realized clothes could break.
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Post by: BackinJax05 on November 30, 2013, 03:17:50 PM
Remember when Ray Stevens was the pitchman for Farm Best, and later Fla-Vo-Rich? (descendants of Foremost) I can stil hear him singing the jingle: Fa-ARM Best...Freshness to our FA-mi-LEE to yours! When Farm Best became Fla-Vo-Rich, he sang: Fla-VO-Rich... Freshness to our FA-mi-LEE to yours! OK, I admit it: I watched alot of TV back in the day.
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Post by: PATSY/AUTUMN on December 01, 2013, 05:46:19 PM
Strange, I can't remember that.   I remember he ones with Eddie Arnold.