Garelick Farms is a division of Dean Foods, one of the leading food and beverage companies in the United States. Dean Foods primarily processes and distributes milk and other dairy products to customers throughout the world. It operates more than 110 plants in the United States, Spain, Portugal and Great Britain. Garelick processes more than a half-million gallons of milk each day making it one of the largest dairy operations east of the Mississippi River. Garelick was acquired by Dean Foods in 1997 and is located in Franklin, Mass. The company was originally founded in 1937 as West Lynn Creamery. Its product line includes milk, cream, juices, spring water and a variety of similar resale items.