Morning Fresh Dairy is family owned and has been operating in the same location since 1894.
Black and white photograph of the Bellvue School, district 50, formed in 1886 from division of District 7, Pleasant Valley School, on Graves farm.
Black and white photograph of the Pleasant Valley School (Still standing on Graves Farm) District # 7, Larimer County, Colorado.
Fort Collins High School basketball team in 1913. Top row left to right is W. Hall, John Barry Cahill, H. Atherton. Bottom row left to right is R. Cummings, G. Akin, C. Graves.
Shovel digging trench for Bingham Hill Reservoir pipeline in very rocky area on Graves Dairy land, a part of the Fort Collins Municipal Water system.
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Graves, Jr. and Millah at Graves ranch house.
Millah Graves, Robert Graves, Max Hancock and James Hoffman on cow.
William Charles Graves Jr. on Graves Dairy Ranch.
In the 1950's we milked 4 cows at a time twice a day. There were only about 80 cows being milked during this time.
Helen Graves (Mrs. William C. Graves) filling bottles of milk.
William C. Graves checking the herd. William ran the dairy until 1956.
This was our high-tech production plant in the 1960's. Things have sure grown over the years...
From field to cube in 30 minutes.
Dr. Robert Graves running hay through a dehydrator and through a stationary cuber.
Bob and Sherry Graves with their family. Laura, Sarah, Christine, and Rob. ©1976 John Clark Photography
Bob Graves with his son Rob enjoying a laugh together.
Article in Bridges St. Paul Red Cross Magazine. A Harvest of Hope. Colorado Farmer, Dr. Robert Graves, Sows the Seeds for the First National Registry of Bone Marrow Donors.
Aerial view of Morning Fresh Dairy Farm.
Rob with his son Bryan overseeing the cows.
Sherry Graves out on the farm.
Sherry with her son Rob enjoying 4th of July.
Our mascot Clover the cow was born. Her image is used on our marketing materials like milk labels, delivery trucks, and posters.
Sherry Graves with her son Rob and grandkids. Bryan, Allyx, Jack, Amber, Skylar, Lauren, and Kelsey.
Noosa Yoghurt receives the green light from our friends at the Colorado State Health Department. Noosa Yoghurt hits the shelves in 2010, bring it on!
400 cows are milked three times a day producing 10 gallons for each cow.
Morning Fresh Dairy aims for zero emissions with electric delivery trucks.
Lori opens the Howling Cow Café as a charming destination and meeting place for neighbors, employees, bikers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers.
Farmer Rob installs a rotary milking parlour as a state-of-the-art way to milk our cows. Our happy cows are even happier when they get to see their friends while riding their "Dairy-Go-Round."
2017, 2018, 2020
The next generation of the Graves Family is born; Allyx Graves welcomes sons Dalton and Heath to the family, and Bryan Graves welcomes his daughter Genevieve. More helping hands for the future of the farm!
The public is invited to tour the farm! Guests learn about farm history from our friendly tour guides, pet the adorable calves, and sample our milk and noosa yoghurt. A delightful way to spend the day.
A bigger, better bottling plant updates our milk production process. The bottling plant is now part of our farm tour, where guests are educated on homogenization, pasteurization, filling, and washing processes.