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Heartland Creamery to be Sold to LaClare Family Creamery of Malone, Wisconsin

Heartland Creamery to be Sold to LaClare Family Creamery of Malone, Wisconsin

For Release November 16, 2017

Heartland Creamery to be Sold to LaClare Family Creamery of Malone, Wisconsin

Newark, MO – LaClare Family Creamery of Malone, Wisconsin is acquiring the assets of Heartland Creamery in a sale scheduled to be completed in the next several weeks. The terms of the transaction between Heartland and LaClare were undisclosed. Heartland Creamery products have included cow and goat cheese and milk products distributed throughout the tri-state area and beyond.

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

“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. Heartland 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 (who died in February of this year) was also the founder of 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. Both in his for-profit and not-for-profit endeavors, Mr. Sharpe’s optimism is best summed up in two of his favorite phrases: “You can make a difference” and “Jesus is the answer!”

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Contact:
David R. Melton
General Counsel and Vice President
Sharpe Holdings, Inc.
Direct: 816.559.4232
Fax: 816.842.7482