Upstate Farms


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Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., owned by dairy farmers in the Western New York State area, is a food and beverage cooperative that has made high-quality dairy products since 1965. We market a wide variety of innovative products including milk, dip, ice cream mix, yogurt, and flavored milk-based beverages, under the Upstate Farms®, Bison®, and IntenseTM brands.

In 1983, Upstate Niagara acquired the Bison Foods Company. Cottage cheese, sour cream, dip, and yogurt are manufactured at the company's new state-of-the-art cultured products plant in Buffalo. The Bison and Upstate Farms brands, as well as private label products, are manufactured and sold to customers in the retail, food service, and industrial sectors.

Upstate Niagara operates milk processing and distribution centers in Buffalo, and Rochester, a cultured products plant in Buffalo, and distribution centers in Syracuse and Watertown, NY. Our well-maintained fleet of vehicles has a sweeping presence on New York State roads and highways, bringing product in a wide range of shapes and sizes that have served people for over 40 years.

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is committed to producing the highest quality food and beverage products. Our commitment to quality extends to every stage of production, from the farm to the consumer.

Made by a well-trained and dedicated work force using fresh, wholesome ingredients, all our Upstate Farms, Bison, and Intense products are gluten-free and Kosher-Certified by the Orthodox Union. Our quality process includes rigorous testing to ensure that our products continuously meet and exceed the very highest of our industry’s standards.


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