Made in Frederick: Dairy Made Dairy

In The City of Frederick, many local businesses make and manufacture their own products. From distilled spirits to dog treats, tools to truffles, companies are choosing Frederick as a place to make their products and do business.  

Made in Frederick is a feature that showcases these businesses and their products. 

Originally opened in 1894 as The Excelsior Sanitary Dairy, the dairy was purchased by Joseph Vona in 1946, When Mr. Vona returned from serving in the army, in WWII he was looking for a business opportunity when he answered a one and a half by one inch ad in the Frederick News-Post. Perhaps he took it as a good sign when he learned the “business opportunity” for sale was a proven quantity: The Excelsior Sanitary Dairy, the oldest in Frederick; renamed Dairy Maid Dairy in 1965.  

Tell us about your product/products? Dairy Maid produces a variety of quality fluid milk and Juices. Dairy Maid is known for their great tasting Buttermilk, Half & Half, whipping cream, our awesome Double Chocolate Milk and everyone’s seasonal favorite Dairy Maid Egg Nog. Dairy Maid also carries an array of other products for their customers including eggs, ice cream mixes, cottage cheeses and sour creams.

 What makes your product different? Dairy Maid is Fresh Great Tasting Maryland milk. Our quality is our success with the old-fashioned taste of yesteryear. When you try our quality products you will taste the difference. 

 What do you want your customers to know about your product? Dairy Maid Dairy is Frederick’s Maryland’s oldest dairy; our facility has been putting great tasting milk on families’ tables since 1894! A fact that we are so very proud of! Our family takes such pride and has so much passion for delivering the best tasting, nutritious milks and juices to your family’s table.
All our milk products contain the rBST pledge! Our local Dairy Farmers pledge not to use Artificial Growth Hormones on their cows. 100% of all our milk is antibiotic free with every drop tested to insure we meet/exceed all regulatory agencies requirements and to insure we meet our own expectations.

What does Frederick offer a company like yours? Frederick is a perfect location, centrally located with easy access to major highways. While still growing itself, Frederick offers the great feeling of a small town with incredible people.

A final thought from Dairy Made Dairy....Not only is our Farmer/Owners investing in Dairy Maids future with our recent ground breaking of a $12.5 million plant expansion, they are also investing in Frederick's future with our recently completed state of the art water treatment facility.