Mayfield Dairy Farms® Story
Jesse Mayfield settles in McMinn County, Tennessee in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.
T.B. Mayfield Sr. starts a small family farm, raising and selling Jersey cows.
T.B. Jr. follows in his father’s footsteps. He purchases 45 Jersey cows and begins selling milk to local residents.
Mayfield opens the first plant in the area capable of pasteurizing milk.
T.B. Jr. and his wife purchase a ten-gallon ice cream freezer and name their business Mayfield Creamery.
Mayfield opens a new production facility in Athens, Tennessee. They help pioneer the Aro-Vac system, which helps make milk taste exceptionally pure and fresh.
Tom Mayfield develops the first zipper opening for an ice cream carton.
Mayfield ice cream enters the Atlanta and North Georgia markets through the purchase of Aristocrat Ice Cream Company.
Time magazine names Mayfield “World’s Best Ice Cream.” What a sweet honor!
Mayfield introduces its iconic yellow jug. The new opaque jug helps block harmful light rays, protecting the flavor and nutrients in milk.
Snow Cream® frozen dessert debuts in Mayfield markets and quickly becomes a best-selling flavor.
Mayfield introduces Nurture Milk, with active cultures that support immune health and aid in digestion.
Maggie the Cow, the Official Mascot since the 1970s, becomes the spokescow to promote limited edition flavors. Maggie is also a fixture in the community and attends local events.
Mayfield becomes the Official Ice Cream of the Atlanta Braves. Scottie Mayfield throws out the first pitch at the home opener.
In August, Mayfield Visitor Center celebrated its 25th anniversary. Over one million visitors have stopped by since the doors opened.
Purchased by Dairy Farmers of America, a dairy farms cooperative that includes family farms in the community.