The Barn's story begins in Switzerland in the late 1930's. Edgar Cosman, a proud and determined textile manufacturer, sent his 22 year-old son, Dieter, to work in the family's parachute cord factory in New Bedford, Massachusettes.
When Edgar came to the States for a visit with a ticket to return on the cruise ship Normandy, World War II broke out and the Normandy was commandeered into service for the military.
Edgar found himself stranded in New York and decided to buy a dairy farm on Long Island. By the late 1940's, his son Dieter had developed the Oak Tree Farm Dairy into a thriving wholesale milk business. The first Dairy Barn store opened in 1961, as the first drive-through convenience store of it's kind.
As time went on, the family knew that consistent innovation and variety would be required to carry on the values that the Dairy Barn established, so the torch was passed on to Mike and Aegina Angeliades, a father and daughter duo with deep rooted Long Island pride! Together, they carry on the tradition of the original Dairy Barn to this day.
The Barn is open 7 days a week and has 25+ locations throughout Long Island and Connecticut. We strive to carry all the household and grocery essentials that our neighbors ask for, all with the convenience of never having to leave their car. Come on by and check us out!