Austin Family

Austin Family

Meghan & Brad Austin

Cindale Farms, located in Marianna, FL, began in 1994 by first-generation dairy farmers, Dale & Cindy Eade. The dairy is now managed by their daughter and son-in-law Meghan & Brad Austin, who milk jersey & jersey cross cows in a pasture-based system.

Care for and improvement of the farm's cattle and diverse ecosystems are of primary importance. In 2017, they were awarded the Ag Commissioner's Agriculture Environmental Leadership Award. Dale and Cindy now manage the farm's creamery, Southern Craft Creamery, where they produce artisanal ice cream and bottle milk from the farm. The creamery has received national recognition, having won Garden & Gun Magazine's 'Overall' Made in the South Award in 2012 and been featured in multiple other national publications, such as Southern Living.

Father watching daughter petting cow's head while it's eating grass.

Austin Family Dairy Cows

Southern Craft Creamery

  • The Eade & Austin families of Southern Craft Creamery believe in making ice cream that showcases the milk from their farm. As a family, their fondest memories and strongest bonds were formed while sharing great food.
  • The families of Southern Craft Creamery grew up in the South – where great food is common and ingredients are abundant. They believe simple ingredients can be transformed into something amazing – layered with flavors to create something as deep & complex as our relationships./li>