Ice Cream Trail Stop #16 – Lapp Valley Farms, New Holland, PA

July 16, 2020 Heading further west, we arrived at Lapp Valley Farms in around 45 minutes. This is a small Mennonite working dairy farm. The well-manicured grounds were peaceful and inviting. Their creamery has a large wrap-around porch with plenty of comfortable seating. It was relaxing to sit and eat our ice cream outside. GreggContinue reading “Ice Cream Trail Stop #16 – Lapp Valley Farms, New Holland, PA”

Ice Cream Trail (Sightseeing and) Stop #15 – Franklin Fountain, Philadelphia, PA

July 16, 2020 Fueled up, we were off to find the Liberty Bell. We passed many historic buildings and saw cool murals painted on buildings. The Liberty Bell is inside a building which is not open to the public now (none of the sights were open if they were inside a building.) We could seeContinue reading “Ice Cream Trail (Sightseeing and) Stop #15 – Franklin Fountain, Philadelphia, PA”

Ice Cream Trail (Breakfast and) Stop #14 – Bassetts Ice Cream inside Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA

July 16, 2020 Happy 98th birthday to my precious Great Aunt Lillian in Wisconsin! I love her and thank God for her. She is a gift to our family via marriage. ♡ Although I know that the world has slowed down for COVID-19, the lack of traffic at 8:15 a.m. in downtown Philly was surprising.Continue reading “Ice Cream Trail (Breakfast and) Stop #14 – Bassetts Ice Cream inside Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA”

Ice Cream Trail Stop #13 – Merrymead Farm, Lansdale, PA

July 15, 2020 A seven-minute drive took us to Merrymead Farm. They have a small store with baked goods, jams, chips including Charles Chips, Beeman’s chewing gum (although not teaberry flavor), and more. They are selling their scooped ice cream only through the outside window. I almost splurged and picked Moo Latte Explosion – coffeeContinue reading “Ice Cream Trail Stop #13 – Merrymead Farm, Lansdale, PA”

Ice Cream Trail Stop #12 – Freddy Hill Farms, Lansdale, PA

July 15, 2020 We are beginning to get out of rural PA as we continue heading towards Philadelphia. Freddy Hill Farms is in a suburban town. It has a small store along with the ice cream bar. They also have putt putt, batting cages, and a playground. Interestingly, they sell their scooped ice cream byContinue reading “Ice Cream Trail Stop #12 – Freddy Hill Farms, Lansdale, PA”

Ice Cream Trail Stop – NOT #12 – The Nesting Box, Kempton, PA – closed today

July 15, 2020 Well, Google was correct on this one. The Nesting Box is closed today. This appears to be a small, family farm that sells eggs with ice cream as a side business. It reminded us of Footprints Farm close to our PA home. The proprietor came out to see why I was takingContinue reading “Ice Cream Trail Stop – NOT #12 – The Nesting Box, Kempton, PA – closed today”

Ice Cream Trail Stop #11 – Crystal Springs Farm, Schnecksville, PA

July 15, 2020 Crystal Springs Farm was a 40 minute drive, just long enough for me to post. The creamery after Crystal Springs is half an hour away, although Google thinks they are closed. We will double check it ourselves. Exiting the car, my nose was filled with the confirmation that there were, indeed, cowsContinue reading “Ice Cream Trail Stop #11 – Crystal Springs Farm, Schnecksville, PA”

Ice Cream Trail Stop #10 – Klein Farms Dairy and Creamery, Happy Holstein Ice Cream, Easton, PA

July 15, 2020 The trip from The Lands at Hillside Farms to our next stop was an hour and a quarter. This took us through the Poconos, where Gregg and I honeymooned 32 years ago. Two thumbs up for Happy Holstein Ice Cream! This is a working farm, open for families to play on aContinue reading “Ice Cream Trail Stop #10 – Klein Farms Dairy and Creamery, Happy Holstein Ice Cream, Easton, PA”

Ice Cream Trail Stop #9 – The Lands at Hillside Farms, Shavertown, PA

July 15, 2020 Thirty minutes after leaving the Milkhouse Creamery, we arrived at Lands at Hillside Farms. It is a non-profit foundation of local community folks who are working to keep farming alive. They have training, educational, and retail areas. It is on a large acreage. The store is quaint. Sadly for us, we arrivedContinue reading “Ice Cream Trail Stop #9 – The Lands at Hillside Farms, Shavertown, PA”

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