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.