Have I told you lately that I love you?
Let the love begin...
I SAW ICE CREAM SALT AT STUFFMART LAST NIGHT! Do you remember the hand churned ice cream from years ago? One favorite author wrote how he longed to become Baptist after observing their Sunday Picnics with all the different flavors of homemade ice cream available and that his church ver had vanilla!
Hand cranked ice cream - after turning that wheel you felt you had arms like Popeye and were more than ready to dive into that fresh ice cream. Well at Homestead Creamery what you see is what you get, from the cows grazing out behind the creamery to the delicious concoction sitting atop your cone - or on your spoon (especially if you buy a whole quart to yourself!)
Tony loves this ice cream as it is richer and more custard-like than the average chemically induced dairy or non dairy as the case may be - product you find at a fast food ice cream chain or the grocery store.
All the milk at Homestead Creamery comes from two local farms, both in their third and fourth generations of family ownership. The milk is free of all hormones and antibiotics, and because the milk is sold in recycled glass bottles it tastes fresher longer and is more environmentally friendly.
Homestead Creamy is a country drive up Route 122 toward Smith Mountain Lake from The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast. It is in Wirtz Virginia - just past the intersection in Burnt Chimney (yes those are real places, would I make this up?)
If you want to make an afternoon of it, first stopping at Homestead Creamery and then on to Booker T Washington National Monument (which was the Burroughs Tobacco Plantation) where they have a full farm like in the days of Booker T with trails to walk and a unique visitor's center with a video not to be missed on the young life of Booker T Washington pre the Amancipation Proclamation.
Homestead Creamery brings you a wide variety of fresh, homemade products prepared daily at our creamery. Old-fashioned glass bottled milk including whole, creamline, 2%, skim, half and half, buttermilk and flavored. Hand dipped ice cream, and fresh churned butter. See how our products are made...dairy farm and creamery tours available Monday-Friday. Call ahead for reservations (to take the tour). 540.721.2045
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 11:00AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Wednesday and Sunday
7254 Booker T. Washington Highway, Wirtz 24184 Phone: 540.721.2045
"Without ice cream life and fame are meaningless"
VIRGINIA IS FOR ICE CREAM YOU SCREAM WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM LOVERS
Life is too short for bad coffee... Shellie @ The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia http://www.claibornehouse.net/