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2014/06/23 23:35:23 (permalink)

Farm Ice Cream Shops

One of the real treats of summer is driving in a semi-rural area and coming across a farm that sells ice cream cones made from its own cows! They usually have been around for years and are real summer traditions.
 
Last week I was up in Damariscotta Maine and discover Round Top Farms, which has won awards:
https://www.facebook.com/...-Plant/126585437396642
I've hear University of Connecticut has its own dairy in Storrs, Ct with good IC.
http://www.dairybar.uconn.edu
In Pennsylvania, I've liked 
Goodnoes Farm (Newtown, Bucks County)
http://www.goodnoe.com
http://www.goodnoe.com/aboutus.htm
Longacre Farm, Barto, PA (Berks County)
Milky Way Farm in Cester Springs PA
http://www.milkywayfarm.com/creamery/flavors/
In Hockessin, Delawarre, there's Woodside Farms
http://www.woodsidefarmcreamery.com
and Hopkins Farm in Lewes, DE
http://www.hopkinsfarmcreamery.com
What's near you? When's the last time you've visited?
 
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    mjambro
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/24 18:14:05 (permalink)
    Was at the UCONN dairy bar about two weeks ago.  Excellent as always.  Their toasted almond amaretto is amazingly outstanding.
     
    Collins Creamery in Enfield, CT is another outstanding source for ice cream (farm setting).   Their toasted almond is comparable to the UCONN product.  http://www.thecollinscreamery.com/index.htm
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/25 06:02:04 (permalink)
    Lapp Valley Farms, south of New Holland Pa in Lancaster County
     Their ice cream is made from milk from their own Jersey Cows (the breed with the highest butterfat content in their milk).
    very creamy, with old school flavors
     The maple walnut and black raspberry are my personal favorites.
     Mennonite owned.
     No website, but plenty of reviews on Yelp and Trip Advsior
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/25 08:27:52 (permalink)
    The ultimate Roadfood Ice Cream guide can be found here: http://www.roadfood.com/T.Best/NewEnglandIceCream/
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/25 12:35:08 (permalink)
      
      
    Just south of Springfield, OH is Young's dairy farm.  Roz and I have visited it several times.  All their ice cream is made from the cream of jersey cows.  It is extremely creamy and the farm is a lot of fun to visit.  I think BB visited there not long ago??  Great burgers also.
     
    http://youngsdairy.com/
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/25 14:20:12 (permalink)
    There's one a few miles NW of Allentown PA called Crystal Springs farm. I go there about every two weeks for the best pepper cabbage and cherry crumb pie in the area and lusciously fresh milk. I can't speak for the ice cream because I rarely buy it, although the ice cream bar seems to be very popular by the number of customers.

    No website but they do have a Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/...g-Farm/149395491753022
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/25 14:25:06 (permalink)
    RubyRose-
    I was just in Allentown last weekend.  Sure do wish I had known about Crystal Springs, because it sounds like a definite stop!
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/25 14:31:21 (permalink)
    NYNM One of the real treats of summer is driving in a semi-rural area and coming across a farm that sells ice cream cones made from its own cows!

    That's impressive. Do the cones come with ice cream?
     
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/25 15:45:49 (permalink)
    NYNM 

    and Hopkins Farm in Lewes, DE
    http://www.hopkinsfarmcreamery.com

    I liked Hopkins Farm Creamery so much, I wrote a Roadfood review.  It is really good!
     
    Near Pittsburgh, I can only think of one place that you could call a farm ice cream shop and that is Kerber's Dairy in Irwin and frankly, they aren't very good.

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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/25 19:28:45 (permalink)
    Today, I stopped at Pearson's in my home town of Millbury, Mass. No scoop shop. Bring a spoon and eat a pint in your car, or take it home. They are probably most famous for their egg nog though. Folks drive up from New York City to buy it in the holiday season. They have to put some aside (along with cream) for the local year round customers. You can see the small 1 person processing room from a window in the walk in closet sized store.
     
    I have never been to Richardson's, also in Mass, but I get their product at scoop shops each summer. They are one of the very oldest companies in the country, going back to the 1600s. The on farm experience is supposed to be great.
     
    There is also  a very small place   in New Hampshire, The Sandwich Creamery, that I plan to visit this summer. They actually no longer rate a place on this list. They still have 2 retired cows, but buy in the cream from a friend now. All of their production came from only 4 cows, when they milked their own.  They don't have a scoop shop either, so bring a spoon.
     
    Wright's Dairy Farm in RI is best known for their bakery, with all the low cost, high butterfat, wonderful products. For about a year now they have been making ice cream in pints and quarts. They have no scoop shop, so bring spoons. They have a picnic table, and you can watch the cows being milked. It doesn't get fresher. A new sign in the bakery says,"Manure is no longer free....pay here", so you can buy a strawberry shortcake, some ice cream, and a bushel of moo goo for the garden, all in one trip.
    post edited by tmiles - 2014/06/26 09:54:43
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/26 10:04:05 (permalink)
    I am curious if these farm ice cream shops exist all over US or just Northeast in New England, NY PA, Ohio, DE?
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/26 10:11:02 (permalink)
    NYNM-
    I was wondering the same thing.  There is no reason it couldn't be all over the country, but it doesn't seem to happen.  I wonder why.
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/26 14:05:10 (permalink)
    Alive and well in the mid south.
    Chaney's Dairy Barn in Bowling Green, Ky.
    post edited by Poverty Pete - 2014/06/26 14:06:20
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/06/26 22:56:35 (permalink)
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    Re:Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/07/01 21:35:10 (permalink)
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    Re: Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/07/02 22:03:27 (permalink)
    NYNM
    One of the real treats of summer is driving in a semi-rural area and coming across a farm that sells ice cream cones made from its own cows! They usually have been around for years and are real summer traditions.
    In Pennsylvania, I've liked 
    Goodnoes Farm (Newtown, Bucks County)
    http://www.goodnoe.com
    http://www.goodnoe.com/aboutus.htm



    Another place that's not far from Goodnoes is Tanner Brothers Dairy Farm in Richboro, also in Bucks County. They have a store next to the farm where they sell their own produce and dairy products and an ice cream counter with a large selection of flavors on one side of the store. They also have a great selection of packaged snacks (chips, cheese curls, pretzels, etc.).
     
    The place can be mobbed on nice weekends.  I grew up not far from them. They've been around for a very long time.
    http://www.tannerbrothersdairy.com/
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    Re: Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/07/03 09:32:05 (permalink)
    Wow farm ice cream and pretzels. How very Pennsylvania!
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    Re: Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/07/03 16:40:28 (permalink)
    Saw the NY Times article (in fact I would have posted it yesterday but for some reason the RF site was down all day.....)
     
    Coincidentally I was just at Longacre Dairy in Barto PA last week as part of a day trip. Excellent ice cream, throwback ambiance, and a view of the countryside, it doesn't get much better than that.
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    Re: Farm Ice Cream Shops 2014/07/18 20:28:36 (permalink)
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    On this family run dairy farm, we manufacture and retail ice cream



    Stolen from http://www.wallingsfarm.co.uk/
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