Creamery Team Spotlight: Brian O’Keefe

Brian O’Keefe has been working in the make room of the creamery since the beginning. As Dan’s nephew, he is part of both the Takes family and our Creamery family. Brian moved from St. Louis to Ely almost two years ago to help us bring farm-fresh dairy to this Iowa community, and has been a […]
  • Posted by Abbie Takes
  • On November 13, 2017
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Homemade whipped cream with Dan and Debbie’s Heavy Cream

A homemade whipped cream, tastes infinitely better than any aerosol can or  tubs of fake “whipped topping.” This simple recipe can add a completely different delicious dollop to your holiday desserts.   Dan and Debbie’s Homemade Whipped Cream Ingredients: 1 pint   |    Dan and Debbie’s heavy cream 2 tbsp   |   sugar 1 tsp   |  […]
  • Posted by Josie Rozum
  • On November 10, 2017
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Brian O’Keefe receives certification in FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Foods

Our entire team at Dan and Debbie’s Creamery  is proud to announce that Brian O’Keefe, a production team member at the creamery was awarded certification for completion of the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance’s Preventative Controls for Human Food. The Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance (FSPCA) is a certification program that is recognized by the FDA as […]
  • Posted by Josie Rozum
  • On November 8, 2017
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Winter hours at the creamery

As the weather gets colder our creamery store hours will change slightly. Effective today, Dan and Debbie’s Creamery store hours will adjust to the winter season.  We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day this holiday season. “As the holiday approaches, we hop that people will think to support local as they purchase […]
  • Posted by Josie Rozum
  • On November 7, 2017
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The Gazette: Dan and Debbie’s Creamery in Ely Marks 20 Years

As read in an article in The Gazette written by retired journalist George C. Ford, “Dan and Debbie’s Creamery in Ely Marks 20 Years.” “Every morning and evening, Dan and Debbie Takes milk their 150 cows.It’s a process that takes seven hours each day. But building up their operation on their family farm outside of Ely has been a long time […]
  • Posted by Abbie Takes
  • On October 30, 2017
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Celebrating twenty years milking our cows

Today, we celebrate 20 years of milking cows! We are not sure how 20 years have come and gone, but do recall the day we started milking cows. We had only 24 heifers when we first began milking. It took us longer to clean up the milking parlor than it did to milk those 24 […]
  • Posted by Josie Rozum
  • On October 29, 2017
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Make plans to attend Iowa Rural Summit

As read in an article in the Gazette from guest colonist, Bill Menner, USDA state director for rural development. “A few weeks ago, a friend who knows I have traveled rural Iowa extensively asked if I had any recommendations in Ely. She was headed there. “You’ve got to go to Dan & Debbie’s Creamery!” I exclaimed. […]
  • Posted by Josie Rozum
  • On October 25, 2017
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WMT Radio – Winners of the Renew Rural Iowa Award

“ELY, Iowa (WMT Radio)- Today is Renew Rural Iowa Award day. We have some very special folks here who do their farming and business not too far from Cedar Rapids under the tower of WMT.” “Nothing tastes better on a hot afternoon than a big bowl of ice cream… let me start over. Nothing tastes better anytime […]
  • Posted by Abbie Takes
  • On October 5, 2017
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