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Heartland Creamery to be sold to Wisconsin family

Photo courtesy of Sharpe Holdings

In the next several weeks, the sale of Heartland Creamery will take place and will be aquired by the LaClare family of Wisconsin.

LaClare Family Creamery of Malone, Wisconsin will acquire all of the Heartland Creamery assets.

The terms of this transaction were undisclosed.

Heartland Creamery's affiliate Sharpe Holdings sold the assets of Heartland Dairy to LaBelle Dairy of LaBelle, Missouri earlier this year.

Products include cow and goat cheese and milk products that are distributed through the Tri-States and beyond.

"The Heartland Community's commitment to continue to assist those who need help escaping life-controlling issues is stronger than ever," said Dave Melton, Vice President of Sharpe Holdings. "While our business emphasis has changed, our commitment to ministry has not. Sharpe Holdings will continue with its crop operations, a non-dairy related cattle business, and service industries serving Heartland and its surrounding communities."

Heartland Creamery was founded in 2005 by Charlie Sharpe, a native of northeast Missouri and the Creamery was the natural extension of his family’s original 600-acre homestead near LaBelle.

He expanded it into an 18,000 acre farm spanning three northeast Missouri counties, largely to provided work for people in the recovery programs he founded.

Mr. Sharpe died back in February and also founded the Heartland Community, which includes children's homes, men's and women's recovery programs, Heartland Community Church, CNS International Ministries, Inc., Heartland Christian Academy and Heartland Christian College.

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