Thursday, May 11, 2017
Pictured (back row, l-r): Bruce VandenBerg, Andy Letham, Larry Hook, Tom Gellert; (front, l-r) Laurie Scott, Sharon VandenBerg, Elaine Flook, Paul Blake, Steve Dolson, Jamie Schmale.
Local, provincial and federal officials, along with 250 invited guests, joined the staff and the owners of Mariposa Dairy to celebrate the completion of the Lindsay, Ont., company’s new, state-of-the-art cheese making facility.
The new 50,000 sq.-ft. plant marks the second time Mariposa Dairy has moved into larger facilities since it was established in 1989 by Bruce and Sharon VandenBerg in an 800-sq.-ft. farmstead building. The dairy has occupied a 22,000-sq.-ft. facility in St. David since 2007.
Mariposa Dairy has partnered with Gaylea Foods (they draw from 120+ goat dairies) and Finica Food Specialties, which is part of the Gellert Group. Mariposa Dairy’s award-winning Celebrity brand chevre and Lenberg Farms brand artisan cheeses are sold throughout North America.