It is our mission to provide our community with farm fresh, exceptionally-made dairy products; all while adding value to our family dairy farm with sustainability, innovation and animal welfare in mind.
“In the small eastern Iowa town of Ely, Dan and Debbie’s Creamery proudly sits on the town’s quaint and flag-lined Main Street. The shop’s corner location provides a welcoming embrace. With rustic, antique milk cans flanking the entrance customers know they have arrived at a special place.
Dan and Debbie Takes established the creamery just 4 miles from the family’s farm in 2016. From selling cheese curds and milk to ice cream and butter, Dan and Debbie’s Creamery has become a destination for farm-fresh, wholesome dairy products. It also serves up a farm-life experience that quenches curiosity.”
— Fresh Pickings Magazine | Ann Thelen
Dan and Debbie’s Creamery is an extension of our family dairy farm. We have been milking cows for nearly twenty five years. We take great pride in our farm and want to be able to create a sustainable way of dairy farming that will live on for generations to come. Taking our milk and turning into high quality dairy products and selling it direct allows us to maintain control over all aspects from farm to table.
At Dan and Debbie’s creamery you will find a store front that is packed with fresh dairy, aged cheddars, ice cream sold by the scoop and many other local goods like jams, honey, soaps and granola. Our store is connected to our production facility where customers can enter a viewing area that overlooks the make room where our small, but remarkable team work five to six days a week making and packaging products.
Our products can be purchase at our creamery store. You an also find our products at many local grocery stores and specialty shops in Eastern Iowa. We’ve also just begun offering milk delivery that includes home delivery of our dairy products and other local goods.
We have spend many years perfecting our recipes to make the perfect products that are unique, high quality and different from others. Make it a point to spend the afternoon at the creamery on a day when we are making fresh cheese curds. They don’t call them squeaky cheese for nothing!
The milkman is back and he’s delivering more than just farm fresh milk. He’s bringing other local goods as well. Be sure to check to see if we offer home delivery to your neighboorhood. We would love to make supporting local convenient, easy and fun for the whole family.