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Broguiere's Fat Free Milk Quart
Family owned & operated since 1920. Ernest Broguiere, a French immigrant from the Alps, began the dairy by purchasing a lemon grove on Maple Avenue. When the lemon business failed to take off, he bought a Holstein cow and several hundred glass bottles and started selling milk. With his horse-drawn wagon painted with the dairy logo, he delivered milk to doorsteps, and his business expanded.
In 1965, Ernest's son, Ray Broguiere Sr., took over the business and made a few changes, including the painful decision to get rid of the cows. "He kept the bottles, thank God," says Ray Broguiere Jr., who took over for his father in 1975 and plans to pass on the business to his son, Chris. Monique Broguiere, Ray's daughter, is the business manager.
All the glass bottles carry the dairy's friendly logo of a cartoon cow saying, "Milk so Fresh, the Cow Doesn't Know it's Missing." Why glass? Most will agree it makes the milk colder, fresher, more natural, maybe a little thicker. Or just plain better-tasting!