Our History

When Joseph Vona decided to buy a dairy plant in 1946, he figured he’d have to roll up his sleves. In addition to having to engage in fierce competition with at least half-a-dozen dairies in the county, Mr. Vona had a handicap, he had no experience in the dairy industry!

When he returned from serving in the army in WWII he was looking for a business opportunity when he answered a one and a half by one inch ad in the Frederick News-Post. Perhaps he took it as a good sign when he learned the “business opportunity” for sale was a proven quantity: The Excelsior Sanitary Dairy, the oldest in Frederick, founded in 1894.