The story of Butterball Farms, Inc.®

A history that’s as rich as our butter.

At Butterball® Farms, we Imagine Butter Differently. We are passionate about our role in producing artisan-quality, embossed tabletop and flavored butters that will create a sophisticated customer experience.


We believe strongly that those that support our passion for producing our butters are the key to our success. At Butterball® Farms, we know we couldn’t do what we do without our employees, neighbors, and community partnerships. We follow these guiding principles:


  • Have integrity in all interactions.
  • Anticipate and address customer needs.
  • Diligently pursue excellence.
  • Promote continuous learning and innovation.
  • Make the workplace an enjoyable and integrated part of life.
  • Communicate openly and honestly to promote effective teamwork.


To understand Butterball® Farms, it also helps to know where we’ve been.


Our History

Butterball® Farms began over sixty years ago and developed a great reputation as a company. That’s why founder Leo Peters made sure to retain the rights to the Butterball name when he sold the turkey patents. The obvious new venture for a company called Butterball was to create butter. But not just any butter. Premium butter. Specialty butter. Quality butter.

Butterball® Farms has long been known for its Butterball® Butter Premium Balls®, trademarked butter roses, and custom logo butter, but it has also taken a keen interest in creating specialized, exclusive, flavored butter. The foodservice industry and independent chefs come to Butterball® Farms to develop flavor profiles exclusively for them.

We’ve worked on hundreds of butter recipes and are always open to working with customers to create their desired gourmet butter products. We are masters of butter innovation. When you need customized butter, flavored butter, or even one of Butterball® Farms’ already existing flavor profiles, we encourage you to contact us. We want to make your desired flavor a reality.