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 arrived at 10:30 and they don’t begin scooping ice cream until 11:30. So, after browsing and a clean indoor bio-break (AKA bathroom,) we bought half a gallon of Orange Pineapple on the recommendation of a fellow customer.
Grabbing spoons, we headed outdoors to a shady picnic table next to the peacock pen and ate some ice cream. It was refreshing. And the peacocks were beautiful.
We are trying out the new pro-tip on transporting ice cream. Most of the half-gallon container is now in a brown bag, inside a small soft-side cooler, covered with beach towels inside a larger cooler. Even if we never get around to eating it, it is a good experiment. Not to mention, half a gallon cost less than 2 scoops.
Ratings on a scale of -5 to 5:
- Creativity: 0 (their one creative flavor was called Chicken Scratch which had sprinkles blended into the ice cream)
- Flavor: 3
- Texture: 3
- Temperature: 5
- Selection: 2
- Type we tried: Half gallon
- Worth the Drive? 0 – unless you have kids and are already in the area