The Graves Family History

The Graves Family History

Since 1894

Morning Fresh Dairy is family owned and has been operating in the same location since 1894.

1900

Black and white photograph of the Bellvue School, district 50, formed in 1886 from division of District 7, Pleasant Valley School, on Graves farm.

1911

Black and white photograph of the Pleasant Valley School (Still standing on Graves Farm) District # 7, Larimer County, Colorado.

1913

Fort Collins High School basketball team in 1913. Top row left to right is W. Hall, John Barry Cahill, H. Atherton. Bottom row left to right is R. Cummings, G. Akin, C. Graves.

1925

Shovel digging trench for Bingham Hill Reservoir pipeline in very rocky area on Graves Dairy land, a part of the Fort Collins Municipal Water system.

1931

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Graves, Jr. and Millah at Graves ranch house.

1937

Millah Graves, Robert Graves, Max Hancock and James Hoffman on cow.

1945

William Charles Graves Jr. on Grave's Dairy Ranch.

1950

In the 1950's we milked 4 cows at a time twice a day. There were only about 80 cows being milked during this time.

1950

Helen Graves (Mrs. William C. Graves) filling bottles of milk.

1956

William C. Graves checking the herd. William ran the dairy until 1956.

1968

This was our high-tech production plant in the 1960's. Things have sure grown over the years...

1969

From field to cube in 30 minutes.

1969

Dr. Robert Graves running hay through a dehydrator and through a stationary cuber.

1976

Bob and Sherry Graves with their family. Laura, Sarah, Christine, and Rob. ©1976 John Clark Photography

1982

Bob Graves with his son Rob enjoying a laugh together.

1987

Article in Bridges St. Paul Red Cross Magazine. A Harvest of Hope. Colorado Farmer, Dr. Robert Graves, Sows the Seeds for the First National Registry of Bone Marrow Donors.

1990

Aerial view of Morning Fresh Dairy Farm.

1992

Rob with his son Bryan overseeing the cows.

1997

Sherry Graves out on the farm.

2000

Sherry with her son Rob enjoying 4th of July.

2006

Our mascot Clover the cow was born. Her image is used on our marketing materials like milk labels, delivery trucks, and posters.

2006

Sherry Graves with her son Rob and grandkids. Bryan, Allyx, Jack, Amber, Skylar, Lauren, and Kelsey.

2009

Noosa Yoghurt receives the green light from our friends at the Colorado State Health Department. Noosa Yoghurt hits the shelves in 2010, bring it on!

2010

400 cows are milked three times a day producing 10 gallons for each cow.

2012

Morning Fresh Dairy aims for zero emissions with electric delivery trucks.

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(970) 482-5789

5821 W County Road 54E
Bellvue, Colorado 80512

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