Smithills Milk and Ice Creamery has taken an order from their 2,000th delivery customer.

The milk, eggs, butter, juice, and ice cream from the team behind Smithills Open Farm has been delivered to homes across the borough since January 21, 2019.

Carl Grimshaw, owner of Smithills Farm, said: “It’s been mega busy, mega hard work but really enjoyable.

“We started delivering about 14 months ago and it’s just snowballed and snowballed since we started up.

“The great thing for us is the support we get from everybody – all the local people who are looking to reduce the amount of plastic they use with our glass bottles, and the people who just want to support their local businesses.

“Some people just get milk, some just eggs, and even just ice cream from us, we deliver a bit of everything.”

To celebrate the incredible milestone, one lucky customer as given a tub of homemade ice cream.

Little Jessica and her granddad Gordon were pictured with the special gift to mark the growth of the venture.

Deliveries are made across Bolton, stretching across to Kearsley, Farnworth, Over Hulton, Westhoughton, Hadlington, and Horwich.

BL8, BL9, and BL0 postcodes are currently not delivered to but the team hopes to continue expanding across the borough.

Deliveries are made on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with Wednesday and Friday deliveries available in some areas.

Each one litre bottle has a screw top lid, and the empty bottles are collected and reused by the dairy.

Orange, Apple, Cranberry, Pineapple, Grapefruit, and Tropical fruit juices are available in glass pint bottles.

Ice cream deliveries are made on Wednesday evenings, with customers able to grab tubs of all the traditional flavours –– vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, raspberry ripple, mint choc chip, and rum and raisin.

Flavours and prices can be viewed at

To enquire about placing an order and delivery days in your area, call 07885 764381.