who we are
A heritage that is truly country fresh.
Throughout Michigan and nearby areas, we’ve been your trusted dairy brand for over 70 years. Dedicated to providing the freshest, most wholesome products for every day of the milk years, you can rely on Country Fresh to have everything your family needs to grow up strong.
On October 1, 1946, Grocer's Co-Operative Dairy of Grand Rapids, Michigan received its first load of milk. Delivered by truck from five local dairy farms to a state-of-the-art plant on Garden Street, the milk was pasteurized and delivered the next day to 43 customers across the city. It was truly country fresh milk. And so began a tradition, and a company, that has endured to today.
In the decades since our founding, Country Fresh has earned a reputation not only for fresh products, but also for fresh thinking.
From the introduction of our first half-gallon container in 1954, to the addition of our orange juice processing operation in 1983, the opening of a 3,000-pallet-capacity ice cream freezer in 2001, and countless other innovations, we have served our customers by leading our industry.
Throughout our history, we have been an organization of amazing people who strive to do all the little things right, and to deliver products of exceptional quality. While we've changed our industry, we haven't changed our approach to customers. From that first day in the fall of '46 to today, we've always been Country Fresh.
Country Fresh is proud to be the brand that has nourished your family for generations, and can’t wait to continue our deep commitment to you and yours throughout The Milk Years.
Country Fresh proudly distributes Stroh’s Premium Ice Cream, another Michigan born brand.
Learn about the history of the Stroh’s brand from brewery to creamery.