Open Gates Business Development Corporation was founded
Farmers Creamery was founded
Kalona Organics® was created to provide marketing and sales support for Farmers Creamery and Kalona SuperNatural™ products
Kalona Farms was formed to source, buy and sell milk.
Provision Ingredients was created to handle industrial/bulk sales.
Frytown Properties was purchased to warehouse Kalona SuperNatural™ products and to provide additional production capacity
Awesome Refrigerated Transit of Iowa (ARTI) was created to primarily provide transportation services for Kalona Organics® and Farmers Creamery, but also provides these services for other companies.
Frytown Warehouse & Distribution was created to manage the warehousing activities
Awesome Logistics was created to broker truck loads for other companies.
Open Gates Group begins to oversee and manage the family of companies and also provides them with accounting, human resources, training, and marketing support.
The former Twin County Dairy facility was purchased and Kalona Creamery was formed. Future plans potentially include production and a retail store.
The new Kalona Farms receiving started receiving milk!
Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli, formerly Twin County Dairy, opened it’s doors in January.
Kalona Creamery, began production of house-made ice cream and cheese curds
Kalona Direct was created to distribute Kalona Creamery cheese curds and other small local products around Iowa
Small Farm Program was created with a team of experienced farm professionals passionate about strengthening rural communities by cultivating America’s small family farms.