For a number of years, we have been talking about “what’s next?” What is the next thing we are going to do to offer our customers and visitors? While
we are always adding/growing new varieties of apples, planting new crops, and expanding our product lines in the farm market, we were looking to do something else. Something that fits in with the Farm Market that people will look forward to and enjoy coming.
As my sister and I have grown up watching the company evolve through the years, we have always asked ourselves, what is going to be our mark? What changes are we going to bring to the company? While we have a number of things in the works, some small but impactful, there have been a couple bigger ideas that we hope come to fruition (pun intended) within the next 5 years. While we continue to plan for some of those “other” things to happen, one plan is already underway and we are about to take-off!
A few years back we started making our own Ice Cream. We are making Ice Cream almost daily and have over 40 flavors that we sell by the quart in our Farm Market. One of the most popular ones being our “Fradiani Frenzy,” which we started making when Nick Fradiani from Guilford was competing and went on to win American Idol in 2015.
Since Ice Cream was already something that we were making, we figured, why not expand on that? And so, the idea was born! Many of our other farm colleagues around New England have expanded their offerings over the years to have Ice Cream stands on their farm. It seems to be a popular destination for people as they come to visit the farm, pick their own fruit, shop in the farm market and/or come for Ice Cream. Now we just had to figure out where we were going to do it. After all the brainstorming, we figured it would be best to build it into the existing farm market building and be able to offer it all year round!
We started construction at the end of May and we are just a couple weeks away from opening! We are putting in walk-up windows, an outdoor patio, and we have some new equipment coming to offer some fun Ice Cream treats! For those of you who have been shopping with us the last month and have seen the construction happening first hand, thank you for your cooperation and patience as we have moved things around on you!
We are excited to be making “our mark” and offering something that everyone loves! We will have something for everyone! We will have Hard and Soft Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Vegan Ice Cream (we want to make everyone happy), and other Ice Cream related treats as well! So, as the summer season kicks off, our Ice Cream stand will soon be open for business and ready to help you, your family, and friends to cool off with a sweet treat!
Make sure you follow us on Facebook and watch for out for our Grand Opening! We hope you come by and check it out, and then come back for more!