Our History & Our Mission


Dairy Market traces its local roots to 1912 with the formation of the Monticello Ice Cream Company, which purchased cream and other raw materials from the Colthurst Farm on Barracks Road. In those days ice cream was delivered throughout the city on a horse and buggy. By the 1930’s the company had grown to produce milk, butter and cheese and was renamed Monticello Dairy, Inc. In 1936 famed local architect Elmer Burruss was commissioned to design and construct the historic Monticello Dairy building which became an iconic community gathering place – popular with locals for it’s ice cream parlor and event room. Dairy Market will build on this iconic local brand and continue the farm to table tradition begun in the early days of the facility.

Today, the Dairy Market champions small and local entrepreneurs by partnering with diverse merchants in an authentic space. We are passionate about creating an inclusive and engaging place for ALL to enjoy. The Dairy Market will be intentional in partnering with its community through programming and offering world-class service. No matter what you’re here for, the Dairy Market is here for you!