Douglas Wade, Owner of Wade’s Dairy, to Participate In CT Challenge

We are excited to announce our owner, Douglas Wade will be riding in the 17th annual CT challenge the weekend of July 30th, 2021. The CT challenge is the main source of funding for the nonprofit organization, Mission. This incredible organization helps the 16.9 million cancer survivors living in CT and around the United States. Mission helps rebuild, improve and prolong survivors’ lives through exercise, nutrition, mind-body health, and community-building support programs.

Doug will join 500 to 600 other cyclists on the CT Challenge’s iconic New England routes which span anywhere from 10 to 100 miles long. All funds raised go to support the game-changing programs for cancer survivors provided by Mission.

Join us in cheering Doug on as he hits the road for a great cause!

Wade’s Dairy Presented with the School Nutrition Association Award

We are excited and proud to note that Doug Wade of Wade’s Dairy has been recognized as the 2021 Industry Person of the Year by the non-profit School Nutrition Association of Connecticut (SNACT). The award recognizes the efforts of an industry member who has demonstrated exemplary support to SNACT members, engages in the sale of products or services to members and has made especially outstanding contributions to the advancement of the child nutrition profession. Wade’s Dairy was also a winner in 2020, thanks to their hard work and dedication to the community.

“Doug and his team at Wade’s Dairy have demonstrated a level of commitment to SNACT members and been a true partner and asset to school nutrition programs in the state,” said SNACT President Erica Biagetti, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Cheshire Public Schools.  Read more about the SNACT awards in The Patch!

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Wade’s Dairy Wraps up Home Delivery Service at the End 2020


Contact: Doug Wade | doug@wadesdairy.com

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (November 29, 2020) – Family owned and operated Wade’s Dairy, Inc. located in Bridgeport, CT had become one of the good news stories of the Pandemic in 2019. The Wade family decided to resurrect their long-shuttered home delivery service at the end of April 2019 to help the community through COVID 19 challenges.

With folks getting back to school and work and with the numerous food delivery services now available, Wade’s has determined to turn their focus back to their core wholesale business and will end the Home Delivery division on December 4, 2020. Read More

Top Workplaces 2019 – The Connecticut Post

Wade’s Dairy was recently recognized as one of the top 50 workplaces in CT at the 9th annual Hearst Connecticut Media Top Workplaces awards!

Here are some of the employees that helped decide the top workplaces: “These Top Workplaces employees really love their jobs.” The awards are given based on employee surveys, and Doug Wade was thrilled and honored to accept this award!

See below Doug Wade accepting an award for Wade’s dairy. For more information about this award, visit this article on The Connecticut Post.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Wade’s Dairy’s New Solar-Powered Warehouse

We’re so excited that the day is finally here! Below is the video from our ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of our refrigerated warehouse and solar energy project. We, at Wade’s Dairy, are now generating 196 KW of clean solar-powered electricity and operating out of a state-of-the-art refrigerated warehouse.

This accomplishment means keeping your food supply cold while also keeping the environment clean!

Wade’s Dairy was recently named a Celebrate CT honoree

Wade’s Dairy was recently named a Celebrate CT honoree by CERC (Connecticut Economic Resource Center)! CERC is CT’s leading nonprofit provider of economic development resources – making CT a more competitive business environment. CERC works with state, regional, local and utility partners to promote Connecticut as a prime business location. They assist in promoting real estate and linking clients to extensive public and private resources and industry clusters.

To boot, it was this past Decemer that we were also recognized by CERC with this honor. We are so thrilled to receive this honor from Celebrate CT!  We promise to continue our support and always promote our wonderful state of Connecticut.

Check out the below interview with Doug Wade:

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Tour Wade’s Dairy!

We’re thrilled to share that Wade’s Dairy had a special event at the dairy on this past Monday, March 25th.  Our State Senator Marilyn Moore brought David Lehman to the dairy to tour our facility. There he learned about how we have hired an additional forty additional employees over the past 30 months since we received financial assistance from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development which David Lehman is now the Commissioner of.  The DECD loan that we received allowed us to build a new warehouse facility that spurred our dramatic increase in sales revenue and hiring. We’re honored to be involved with such a great local government that allows us to service the wonderful community around us!

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Tour Wade's Dairy!