How it works
- There are no contracts or membership fees.
- Delivery is FREE* and our prices are similar to those found at your neighborhood grocery store.
- Customers establish a standing order to receive the same products each week.
- You may change your standing order at any time.
- Your insulated porch box is included in your initial delivery at no charge but remains Smith Brothers Farms’ property.
- Your delivery day and time is based on your address and will be determined by your milkman.
To receive milkman home delivery, just click the "sign up for service" button below, fill out the form, and one of our friendly representatives will contact you to take your initial order and set up your delivery schedule. You may also call us toll free at 1-877-MILKMAN (1-877-645-5626), Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (PST).
*Delivery is FREE with a $10 minimum order. For orders under $10, there is a $1.29 delivery fee.
Number of milkmen: 48
Number of milkwomen: 2
Number of routes driven every week: 50
A typical day begins at: 4 a.m.
Most routes are complete by: 11 a.m.
Average number of stops per milkman, per day: 150-200
Number of households served per day: 8,000
Number of households served per week: 40,000
Rob Frederick, Delivery Route #124
“My grandpa worked here at the farm for 50 years,” says Rob Frederick, who has been helping on the farm since he was 8 years old. “I used to play around with the cows and act like I was helping out, then my grandpa started letting me actually help out. I used to love to spend the night at his house and get up early with him to go on his route.” He still likes to hear “the old timers” share stories about the farm, like the time the big barn burned down: “Not many people had insurance then, but luckily Dan Smith (one of the original Smith Brothers) dug up an old policy he had almost forgotten about, and Smith Brothers Farms was saved.”
Rob grew up in Renton with a sister and four adopted siblings. In high school he worked at a hardware store, then did a little construction, but continued to help out at Smith Brothers Farms. When he turned 18, he spent the summer as a relief driver for one of the milkmen who went on
vacation while he figured out what he wanted to do as a career. “That was 22 years ago,” he laughs. “That’s how life happens. The job has been great,though. I love the families I serve and seeing smiles on kids’ faces when I show up. Some of the kids I used to deliver to are now grown up with kids of their own, and I’m still their milkman.”
On the truck, Rob likes to listen to the ballgame (in baseball season) or other sports the rest of the year. He’s proud to have never missed a delivery due to inclement weather. He even slept on the truck one time during Christmas week when his truck got stuck and he didn’t want to let his customers down. “People count on you as a milkman. This isn’t just a job for me. I have a responsibility and feel like I’m a part of people’s family.”
His immediate family includes a wife, two sons, and a daughter. When Rob isn’t on the milk truck, he says his life pretty much revolves around them. “My kids take the place of a lot of things I used to do, but we still get out. I like to take them off-road, four-wheel driving,” he says. They often ride on the historic Naches Trail in Lewis and Clark territory, known for being the very first wagon trail early settlers used to pass through the Cascade Mountains. He also likes to hunt in that same area. "In October, we set up a deer camp for six weeks every year. It's a fourth-generation tradition. I’ve been doing it since I was 10 years old, and now I take my boys." In the summer, he and all his kids like to wakeboard on Lake Tapps in Pierce County, close to where he lives. His advice for staying fit and active? "Drink your milk."