Charles Leo Leonard opened Clover Farms Dairy in Norwalk, Conn. in 1921. It was a state-of-the-art dairy, and Charles delivered glass-bottled milk in a horse and buggy to his customers. When Stew Leonard took over his father’s route in the 1950s, he delivered freshly bottled milk daily in a Divco truck that was adorned with a decorative, life-sized cow head that mooed for the neighborhood children! Families could even get their Clover Farms milk from vending machines located around town. In 1969, the dairy grew into Stew Leonard’s farm-fresh food store.
While the name might have changed, the Leonard family’s commitment to fresh, local milk never did. To celebrate 100 years, Stew Leonard’s is selling a Limited Edition, Collectible, Glass, half-gallon jug of our farm fresh milk for $6.99 ea., just like the one Stew Sr. delivered on his route all those years ago!
If you or anyone in your family has memories of Clover Farms Dairy – whether it was milk delivered to your home or if you purchased milk from a vending machine in town – Stew wants to hear about it! Tag a photo or video with #cloverfarms100 on social media and include a few lines about your Clover Farms or Stew Leonard's milk memories. Stew will share these on Stew Leonard's social media in the coming weeks.