And the gold medal goes to . . . Crowley Foods.
There's no doubt that when J.K. Crowley purchased his dairy in 1904 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and founded the Crowley Dairy Company, he had great ambitions. Today he must be very proud, as the company, now known as Crowley Foods, and headquartered in Binghamton, N.Y., broke its own record at the 2005 Great New York State Fair, winning five gold medals and seven silver medals in the fair's prestigious dairy foods competition. In 2004, Crowley Foods set a record by winning 10 medals in the competition.