Farmland Dairies was founded in 1914 in Fairlawn, New Jersey. With 10 cows and a wagon, a young farmer and his family sold fresh milk by the ladle, house to house, in Fairlawn. By the 1930's, the family had built their first milk plant. In the 1970's, they built a state-of-the-art facility in Wallington, NJ and attained wider acclaim in 1986 by becoming the first outside dairy granted a license to sell milk in New York City in 70 years. "Big Apple" consumers immediately embraced Farmland and enjoy quality milk at lower prices to this day.
With the creation of Special Request milk in the 1990's, Farmland gained national recognition for quality, fat-free milk with great taste. Special Request was one of the first milk products with a "no added rBST hormone" pledge. It also provided nutritional benefits superior to regular or lower fat milks. Consumers once again recognized Farmland's leadership, making Special Request the top selling milk in the NYC metro area. Proud of the traditions of our first 90 years, we continue to build upon the legacies of quality and innovation with new and improved products.
Farmland Dairies remains the markets leader of milk and milk products in New York, New Jersey, New England and the Southeast with our Skim Plus brand. Our state-of-the-art, HACCP approved production facility in Wallington, New Jersey is proud to provide nutritious, high quality products to our consumers and customers. In 2009, Farmland Dairies was purchased by Grupo LALA and is now part of the LALA-National Dairy Group.