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The original creamery was located in a two-story brick and stone building at First and Tyler streets. Tyler is one block east of Ramsey, which is pictured approaching the levee in this 1936 photo. Photo courtesy of the Hastings Pioneer Room

Celebrating 100 years - Hastings creamery started downtown, making butter

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A lot can change in 100 years. The Hastings Cooperative Creamery Association, which last week celebrated its 100th anniversary, has seen several changes of its own, but one thing has remained at its core.


"We seek to benefit our farmers," said Dave Zwart, the plant manager.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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