ACP History

A.C. Petersen Farms has been a central Connecticut institution since the early 1900s. Andrew C. Petersen started the business with one milk delivery route in 1914 and expanded that opportunity into farming, milk and dairy production, and restaurant operations. The Petersen name has always been synonymous with quality. The business grew rapidly through the years. There were four farms in Bloomfield, the milk and dairy production plant in West Hartford, and numerous restaurants in the greater Hartford area.

In 2002, the Petersens retired from the dairy business. The flagship property on Park Road in West Hartford was purchased by long-time West Hartford resident Catherine Denton, who today carries on the Petersen mission of providing high-quality food and dairy products to the greater Hartford Community.

If you have any photos or memorabilia you’d like to contribute please send an email to Catherine@acpetersenfarms.com!