Our Story

We are a fifth-generation dairy farm in South Florida that bottles our milk. We believe in caring for the cows and the land. We want to offer our customers communication, openness, and education.

Sutton Milk is a family-owned milk company started by Sutton and Kris Rucks and their children, Lindsey and Garrett. We bottle milk from our family dairy farm, Milking R.

While Sutton Milk is a new enterprise, the family has deep roots in the South Florida dairy industry dating back to 1923. Thomas Burel Rucks, a father of 16, moved to Florida to pursue his dream of dairy farming. In 1928, one of his sons, Emmett Rucks, and his brothers started their own farms. Throughout the Great Depression Emmett and his new bride, Glen Rebecca Sutton worked in the dairy industry and unsuccessfully attempted to bottle their milk.

In 1952, Emmett and Glen, along with their four teenage sons, bought a 350-acre farm in Deerfield Beach, Florida. In 1958 the family and the herd relocated to Okeechobee, Florida.

For over 60 years, the Rucks family has been dairy farming on Highway 98 in Okeechobee. Sutton Milk is truly a tribute to our families’ legacy -  past, present, and future.

Our Process

Hard Work

We are dedicated to cow care year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


We are passionate about producing quality dairy products and providing our cattle top-notch care and comfort.


We provide your family with superior quality, wholesome, all-natural dairy products.

Our Family


Sutton and Kris

Sutton is a fourth-generation dairy farmer and the driving force behind Sutton Milk. Sutton wanted to be a dairy farmer since he can remember and feels lucky to be living his dream. He and his wife Kris have been running the family business for over 30 years and couldn't imagine a life without cows. The couple's dairy farming passion, knowledge, teamwork, and determination have helped a successful family business continue to grow and thrive.


Lindsey is the "farmer's daughter." She is a 2012 graduate from the University of Florida, earning a degree in Agricultural Communications. Over the past year, Lindsey's role has shifted from overseeing cow care and delivering calves to managing and developing the line of homemade ice cream crafted at the farm. If you come to the farm, you will see her smiling away talking about cows and ice cream. She also spearheads marketing and social media for the family business. With a deep love of cows, Lindsey feels blessed to have the ability to educate everyone about the dairy industry and spread her passion with others!


Garrett is a fifth-generation dairy farmer and is heavily involved with everyday operations like cow care, crop production, and on-farm maintenance. Garrett understands the logistics of what goes on to make the farm work. He also oversees our family's beef cow operation, something he has been passionate about since he was a young boy. If you can't find him on a tractor, he's probably on a horse or hunting with his two German Shorthair Pointers, Moose and Huck! With farming running through his veins, he aims to use his knowledge to further progress Milking R Dairy and Sutton Milk and their heritage.

How to Find Sutton Milk

Our milk can be found on the farm and throughout South Florida at local markets and grocery stores.

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Interested in buying Sutton Milk for your fridge? Our milk is sold in numerous markets and local grocery stores in South Florida.
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