Since 1930, AE Dairy has made fresh, delicious dairy products right here in Iowa. Even Annie & Eric value our weekly Taste Test to ensure the highest quality in our beloved products.
We have always been a different kind of dairy, and that begins with our roots. My grandfather, Iver Erickson, started AE Dairy in 1930 during the Depression (not a great time to open business). And the competition was pretty stiff — there were 150 dairies in Des Moines with operating permits. For all of these years, our family has immersed ourselves in all things dairy because dairy products have a way of bringing people together.
It delights us to hear stories of how your family shares a passion for AE Dairy products. We love reading your comments on our Facebook page.
Our passion is creating great-tasting dairy in flavors that people love, because we think dairy products should not only be part of a healthy diet — they should taste incredible too. Everything we do is all about great taste, so we do lots of tasting and testing before we introduce new flavors. Sometimes it takes months or years to get a flavor just right. It’s one of the reasons we continue the tradition started in 1930 of taste-testing every product we make every week.
While great taste is our goal, an unyielding focus on quality is our requirement. We are constantly challenging ourselves to be the best at dairying. All of our milk comes from Iowa family farms and is tested and retested (more times than you could imagine) for purity. All AE milk is free from antibiotics, pesticides and added growth hormones.
We aren’t the biggest dairy out there, but we don’t want to be. We just want you to be delighted. And we’ve got lots of ideas and are already working on creating the next best thing. So thanks for inviting AE Dairy into your fridge. We promise to share our love of dairy with you.
Miriam Erickson Brown
President / CEO, Anderson Erickson Dairy