The Local Dairy

Dean’s has been Illinois & Wisconsin’s local dairy brand for nearly a century.

Dairy has been nourishing people for more than 10,000 years, and Dean’s products have been around for nearly that long – give or take a few years! Actually, the Dean’s brand began in 1925 when Samuel E. Dean Sr. purchased the Pecatonica Marketing Company, an evaporated milk processing facility located in northwestern Illinois. Since then, the Dean’s brand has been responsible for hundreds of delicious dairy products and has fed millions of families across Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Dean’s products are so fresh-tasting because they are made from milk sourced only from local farms. All of the farms are located in Illinois and Wisconsin, all within 150 miles of  where the products are produced. In fact, it only takes 3 days for Dean’s dairy products to go from farm to fridge! This local sourcing is good for the environment, good for the local economy, and good for you. The Dean’s brand is committed to offering dairy that starts farm fresh and stays farm fresh for your peace of mind. 


As your favorite local dairy brand, Dean’s always delivers freshness:


Farms are located within 150 miles of our processing facilities


Standards exceed USDA guidelines


Products only take 3 days to go from farm to fridge

®Dean’s is a registered trademark of DFA Dairy Brands IP, LLC. Used by NDSM Holdings, LLC under license. This website and products discussed herein relate only to Dean’s brand products made by NDSM Holdings, LLC at its facilities located in Illinois and Wisconsin. © NDSM Holdings, LLC