Same Milk, New Family

New ownership for Munroe Dairy


Since 1881, Munroe Dairy has delivered farm-fresh milk in glass bottles to front doorsteps across the region. After 137 years of service, Munroe still specializes in small-batch milk and reusable vessels. After generations of ownership by the Armstrong family (who purchased the dairy from the Munroes in 1936), an alliance of local families has jointly purchased the company. The dairy will move forward with Tracy and Bill Daugherty of Barrington as the new managing partners.

Much of the company’s traditional operations will remain intact. Customers can still expect to see the charming cow-spotted delivery trucks traveling about town, and the dairy will retain all of its 72 employees. The Daughertys will continue to grow the business and invest in new products, services, and equipment, including a mobile app and a commercial kitchen, which is tentatively slated to open this spring. The dairy will also explore new partnerships with local food and beverage outfits and expand Sacred Cow, its line of baked goods.