Thursday, February 28, 2013

LaClare Farms Purchases Sunshine Farms Distribution Goat Milk Bottling Operation

February 28, 2013
Contact: Larry Hedrich,

PIPE, Wis. – LaClare Farms today announces it has purchased the Sunshine Farms Distribution fluid goat milk operation to add to the growing line-up of LaClare Farms products.

After March 5, customers may expect a new LaClare Farms label on all former Sunshine Farms bottled goat milk products. The high quality goat milk will come from the same farms, as the milk is already supplied and hauled by LaClare Farms and the Quality Dairy Goat Producers Cooperative of Wisconsin. Milk will continue to be available in quarts of Lowfat and Whole Milk as well as half gallons of Whole Milk.

“We are excited to expand our growing Wisconsin farmstead dairy operation by offering this well-regarded and established line of quality bottled goat milk,” said Greg Hedrich, LaClare Farms Business Manager. 

LaClare Farms already offers a wide array of goat’s milk and mixed milk cheeses, including Evalon, Fresh Chevre, Cheddar, Raw Cheddar, Fondy Jack and American Originals crafted by Katie Hedrich, the reigning U.S. Championship Cheesemaker. The new LaClare Farms bottled goat milk is distributed by Vern’s Cheese, Chilton; Trust Local Foods, Little Chute; and Natural Direct in Oswego, Illinois and is available at retail locations throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.  

Owned by the Larry and Clara Hedrich family of Chilton, Wis., LaClare Farms is currently building a new dairy processing facility on State Hwy 151, north of the village of Pipe. The facility will include a state-of-the-art dairy plant, retail store and café, as well as a milking parlor and housing for 600 milking goats. The under-construction facility will also be capable of aging cheese in curing rooms, as well as producing cultured products and bottled milk. It is scheduled to begin limited operation in May 2013 and be fully completed in June 2013. 

For more information, visit or call Larry Hedrich at 920-849-2926.

[where: Sustainable Food, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Minnesota]

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