Dairy Farmers in Maryland Turn to Ice Cream
Some dairies in Maryland have converted part of their farms into ice cream shops, offering frozen treats made from their fresh milk. A Maryland Ice Cream Trail has helped to publicize and draw eager customers to try fresh ice cream as well as help keep the dairy farmers' businesses afloat.
Some enterprising dairy farmers in rural Maryland have found a new source of income — opening ice cream shops on their farms. This summer, seven of them have come together to form Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail, the nation's first farm-based ice cream trail. And the results so far seem pretty sweet.
On a hot Sunday afternoon in July, the lure of ice cream at Rocky Point Creamery in Frederick County, Md., is hard to resist. Morris Gladhill drives about 14 miles to the creamery once a week. Today he has come prepared with a small cooler. "Well, I needed to be able to take some home!" he says.