Looking Glass Creamery, owned by Jennifer and Andy Perkins, is expanding to Polk County. The company’s original facility, in Fairview, will be renovated for retail, light food service, classes, and better parking. The new facility will be located at the historic Harmon Dairy, owned by brothers Doug and Alan. The Harmons wanted to keep their 226-acre legacy a working farm after their retirement, so after eight months of negotiations, they have agreed to transfer control to the Perkins family. After looking two years for a suitable expansion site, the Perkinses determined cheesemaking would fit the growing farm-to-table tourism in Polk County. According to the agreement, the Harmons will mentor the Perkinses on running the farm. That way, they can control the entire supply chain from milking cows to serving cheese. Once permits are secured, construction will take only six to nine months. Then, the Harmons will formally exit the business. The Perkinses envision a destination allowing tourists to visit underground cheese aging caves and view the cheesemaking processes through windows. Expansion will include broadening the inventory to include ice cream and a variety of blue cheeses. Financing was made available from the National Capital Investment Fund, which supports entrepreneurial conservation initiatives.