Open Gates creates value and enhances lives by developing businesses that strengthen families and rural communities.
To help our community's farmers, we built a creamery and then 10 other food industry related businesses. Today, we help source, produce, sell & transport Midwestern products to 3,500+ stores nationwide.
Founded in 2004 to help small family farms survive, Farmers Creamery now produces dozens of organic dairy products for Kalona SuperNatural and bulk ingredients for other national brands.
Kalona Organics brings to market organic brands including Kalona SuperNatural (KSN) now sold in 3,500+ stores nationwide. Kalona organic dairy products are from grass-fed cows, pasture-grazed on small family farms and are uniquely batch-pasteurized and non-homogenized.
Beloved by those who have moved away from Iowa and those who are discovering our corner of the world for the first time, Kalona Creamery produces squeaky cheese curds, handmade fudge, ice cream, and other delicious delights now sold-online and shipped to 48 states. Our store and production facilities are a must stop for locals and tourists alike.
Awesome Refrigerated Transit & Logistics
Awesome Refrigerated Transit of Iowa was created to provide reliable transportation for Kalona SuperNatural products but now serves dozens of other companies additionally through brokerage, logistics, warehousing and cross-docking services.
Provision Ingredients has been supplying manufacturers with high quality, organic, bulk dairy ingredients since 2012. As an organic dairy ingredient supply company, we offer an extensive line of organic bulk milk, organic buttermilk, organic bulk butter, organic non-fat dry milk, and more.
Kalona Direct is an Iowa-based distribution company delivering dozens of Midwest products to Midwest people! Kalona Direct also helps food entrepreneurs and small and mid-sized companies develop their brands and assists with marketing and sales support.
Small Farm Program
SFP team serves as the critical link connecting manufacturers with America’s small, traditional Amish and Mennonite farms. We handle the daily logistics surrounding the flow of milk, allowing farmers to focus on farming, and providing manufacturers with convenient access to sustainably-sourced, high-quality milk..
Frytown Warehouse & Distribution
Frytown Properties, located just outside of Kalona, Iowa, includes a distribution center for all Kalona SuperNatural products, a cross-dock for ARTI customers, and additional production capabilities. Electricity is provided by a solar farm located next to our buildings.