our humble beginnings
Klein Farms has been a dairy farm since Roy Klein moved here in 1935 with his family from the mid-west.
For the nearly 70 years that followed, Roy and his local wife, Ruth, raised a family and gave themselves to keeping the farm growing; always mindful to the simple country ways they were raised with. Their son, Layne, married local girl, Beth, in 1979 and together they eventually took over the farm operations while raising their own family.
changes in 2002
An accident in 2002 made the Klein’s look at their current situation and caused them to make some changes that resulted in the business they have today.
A sick cow rolled on Layne’s leg, breaking it and dislocating his foot, needing surgery and many months rest. A decision was made to sell just the milking cows and raise the young stock while stepping back and see where all this would lead. During the following year, bones healed, young cows delivering babies needed to be milked and they found themselves in the dairy business again. Needing to find a better way to sustain the farm, Layne and Beth experimented with the idea of making cheese from their milk. The idea blossomed into the business of cheese making and eventually, yogurt.
dairy story opening
The Dairy Store opened in October 2004. Not long after that they were selling their first batches of cheese.
2016 and beyond
where we are today
On April 30, 2016, we moved to our new facility located near to the entrance of the farm’s driveway.
Visitors can now buy fresh products in our new Dairy Store, and may also enjoy their favorite flavor of homemade Ice Cream. Happy Holstein Ice Cream offers over 20 flavors of Ice Cream, all made in our new building, crafted with the best of ingredients. Deciding which flavor to indulge in may be your most difficult decision. Come and sit a spell, enjoy a cone, and visit the Farm.