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Dutch Farms History

It all started with Cornelius……

Cornelius Boomsma started the family business in 1929, as a local produce distributor on Chicago’s South Side. While the early days consisted of mostly selling produce in Roseland, the business quickly grew into Boomsma Wholesale Eggs, ran by his son “Archie” and his brothers. For the next fifty years or so, the egg business flourished. Soon 10,000, then 50,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space just weren’t enough! The demand for farm-fresh dairy products had expanded into Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri.

What Archie Boomsma grew and nurtured into a thriving egg business paved the way for his sons Brian and Bruce to start what is now known as Dutch Farms (est.1987).

In the 1990’s, Dutch Farms moved to our current facility in Chicago. We began delivering farm-fresh cheese, dairy, meat and deli products throughout the U.S. And today, our mission remains unchanged. We are dedicated to bringing quality dairy products to your table at a fair price.

It is with great pride, faith and sacrifice Brian Boomsma and his brother Bruce Boomsma devoted their lives to building a family business. Now into the 4th Generation of the family business, we look forward to serving you for many generations to come.