” Tulip Tree Creamery was founded in 2014 by Fons Smits and Laura Davenport (with the help of other helpful advisors click here to meet our team)

  • Fons (orignally from the Netherlands) has traveled all over the world consulting with and developing dairy plants – focusing on small to medium scale facilities

  • Other recognized creameries in which he’s worked include:  Cowgirl Creamery (CA), Traders Point Creamery (IN), Teton Valley Creamery (ID), Ludwig Farmstead Creamery (IL)

  • Fons’ main focus is cheese making/production.

  • Laura has a background in public health and biology where she worked as an adult educator in hospital settings and for a health-related software company before moving over into the dairy world in 2004.

  • Other creameries she’s worked with include Traders Point Creamery (IN), Ludwig Farmestead Creamery (IL).

  • Laura’s main focus is sales, marketing, and education.

  • Milk is purchased from Lot Hill Dairy Farm, Seymour, Indiana
    • The milking herd is owned by Jon Claycamp
    • He raises Holstein cows on this family farm – they currently milk about 40-50 cows – we purchase some milk and they sell the rest to a local co-op
    • They grow their hay and silage for their animals using only NON-GMO crops
    • They do not use antibiotics or growth hormones on their milking herd
    • They are in the process of becoming Animal Welfare Certified
  • Tulip Tree Creamery is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis, IN
    • We are currently working in a shared space facility and looking to move in to our own facility within the next year
    • We have 3 full-time employees (including our owner) and about 5-part time staff who help us with farmers markets and with packaging”.

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