Hastings Creamery, more than a century old, closes after milk leak in city's wastewater
August 22, 2023
Hastings Creamery closed its doors Friday, ending a 110-year run as a vital outlet for Minnesota and Wisconsin dairy farmers, at least for now.
The company confirmed the closure Monday without specifying a reason.
In June, the Met Council disconnected the creamery from the sewer system after it leaked thousands of gallons of raw milk and cream into the city's wastewater plant. The creamery had been trucking wastewater to St. Paul while addressing the recurring issues, all while milk prices plummeted to a multi-year low amid excess supply.