June 25, 2016

FARM MAID WELCOMES YOU BOOKLET


While the Weaver Street site is no longer the home of Detroit Pure Milk Company which produced Farm Maid for many decades, a new plant framed upon the old steel houses VernDale Products, a dairy which makes dry milk for chocolate products. They also own the former Twin Pines Dairy.

Founded circa 1920 the company was later purchased by Borman Foods, operators of the Farmer Jack chain of grocery stores, in the 1960s before being sold off in the '80s.

This booklet appears to be from the 1950s or '60s and shows the operations of the plant's machinery, the laboratory along with workers on the job. On the back cover deliveryman and truck owner George LaPointe posing with a crate of dairy products in the early hours while on his route.

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