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History

2003

Open Gates Business Development Corporation was founded

2004

Farmers Creamery was founded

2005

Kalona Organics® was created to provide marketing and sales support for Farmers Creamery and Kalona SuperNatural™ products

2010

Kalona Farms was formed to source, buy and sell milk.

2012

Provision Ingredients was created to handle industrial/bulk sales.

2013

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.  

2014

Frytown Warehouse & Distribution was created to manage the warehousing activities

Awesome Logistics was created to broker truck loads for other companies.

2015

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.

2016

The new Kalona Farms receiving started receiving milk!

2017

Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli, formerly Twin County Dairy, opened it’s doors in January.