Hygeia Dairy

Hygeia® Dairy was named for the Greek Goddess of Health and has provided healthy, high quality dairy products for over 85 years.  The company was founded by Harvey Richards in 1927 when he purchased a small creamery in Harlingen Texas.  Over the years Hygeia expanded across South Texas moving from the Rio Grande Valley into Corpus Christi in the late 1960’s and then into Laredo in the early 1970’s.

In the late 1980’s Hygeia Dairy began bottling milk products in their distinctive yellow bottles.  The yellow bottles block harmful light rays to protect the quality and freshness of milk.

Hygeia Dairy joined Dean Foods in December 1999 and continues to offer a full line of dairy products to retail stores and the food service industry.


Our commitment to excellence

At Dean Foods, we aim to be the most trusted source of wholesome, delicious dairy products for every occasion. We never forget how fortunate we are to be invited into your home. And we earn our place by holding ourselves to the highest standards.

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