Founded in June 2009 by Mark & Stephanie Patches & Family, come visit the Patches Family Creamery for fresh milk and homemade ice cream. Taste the farm fresh difference. Eat your ice cream right in the store or sit on the porch and enjoy the animals grazing nearby. Inside the creamery, there are large viewing windows where you can take a view of our processing plant.
Fox Meadows Creamery is a farm-to-table creamery surrounded by beautiful Lancaster County farmland. The Fox family focuses on creating hand-crafted ice cream made on-site with milk from the family's small dairy farm just across the field. Stop by for a chance to watch the magic take place. On many days, guests enjoy watching ice cream in the making through a large viewing window. Beyond hand-dipped ice cream and hand-crafted food served on its lunch menu, Fox Meadows’ signature ice cream treats include the Baked Fox, Custom Milkshakes, Glass Bottle Floats and Affogatos.
In 1952, Mr. and Mrs. Earl D. Hurst purchased a farm located along 272 in the Village of Oregon, PA. Mom and Pop Hurst had a dream of serving their neighbors and friends by selling fresh products from their farm. Their dream became a reality in 1974 when they built and operated a small dairy store from which they sold fresh milk, eggs, produce and Oregon Dairy Ice Cream! A new store was completed in 1979, and the Hurst family continues to sell Oregon Dairy Ice Cream in the Market at Oregon Dairy and now in The Milkhouse Ice Cream Shoppe that offers over 25 flavors of delicious hand-dipped ice cream, signature sundaes, milkshakes and floats.
Perrydell Farm is a working and fully self-sufficient dairy farm. The Perry family owns 170 acres of land and rent an additional 180 acres, where they plant and harvest almost everything they need to feed their cows. The farm was bought in 1923 by Howard Perry. His two sons, George and Roger, eventually took over the farm and started bottling their own milk in 1963. Because of this approach, the farm now supports four families from the milk of only 130 cows. The farm is now owned and operated by George's sons, Tom, Greg, and Chip. Everyone in the family stays involved in the farm, since there is always work to be done.
Lapp Valley Farm is known and appreciated for its handcrafted small-batch ice cream, made from the rich butterfat of their Jersey cows. Lapp Valley Farm has become a favorite destination for those who have discovered the fresh goodness and delicious taste of its ice cream, milk, and butter. While enjoying ice cream on freshly made waffle cones, guests can view the Jersey cows and pet the calves.
Way-Har Farm, home to 300 cows, is a third-generation, family-owned business. In 1970, the Lesher family opened the Way-Har Farm Market as a retail dairy store to sell milk directly from their own cows. Today, the market is a popular destination for ice cream and milkshakes, which customers can purchase from the ice cream wagon. Delicious homemade baked goods round out the market’s offerings.
Located in Perry County, Hall’s Ice Cream is made in micro-batches with only 10 gallons at a time. Using a hands-on ice cream making process, Hall’s offers rich, creamy and decadent ice cream using real fruit and local milk. With indoor and outdoor seating, along with more than 40 flavors, Hall’s Ice Cream is a must-visit ice cream shop that’s adjacent to their family’s original dairy farm.
Sweet Treats & More is a popular destination in Elizabethville. Old fashion country candy store meets ice cream parlor makes for a sweet tooth’s dream come true. Their ice cream is made onsite with fresh milk from Leiby’s Family Farm. Enjoy a scoop inside the colorful shop or outside on their rustic porch.
Located in downtown Harrisburg, Urban Churn produces unique ice cream using natural ingredients, churned traditionally. Forget the common flavors like Rocky Road or Cookies and Cream, Urban Churn makes ice cream flavors you can’t find anywhere else. Along with premium Vanilla, Smooth Chocolate, Real Strawberry and other traditional creamy treats, they make unique flavors like Wasabi, Cucumber and Melon, and Mango Habanero, to name a few.
Across the street from the scenic Children’s Lake, The Sugar Shack of Boiling Springs specializes in hand-dipped and soft serve ice cream. With more than 100 flavors available, the Sugar Shack can find something for any visitor. From seasonal flavors like Pumpkin Pie and Root Beer to creative confections like Salted Caramel Banana Foster and Roadrunner Raspberry, ice cream connoisseurs have many great options from which to choose.
In operation since 2008, Windy Knoll Farm Market & Creamery has made a big impact, winning the Golden Scoop Award for Best Ice Cream four years in a row. With a big selection of ice cream flavors and a convenient location, Windy Knoll has made guests smile for more than a decade and counting.
Pine View Dairy has been a part of the Lancaster County community since 1971. Originally owned by the Hess family, the family-owned farm and store are now owned by the Charles family. Visitors may watch the cows being milked, see the calves, and finish their visit to the farm by enjoying a premium homemade hand dipped ice cream treat or milkshake on the front porch or patio. Other local products, staples and treats are also available for purchase at the farm store. Fresh milk and ice cream are the twin pillars that have made Pine View Dairy a local favorite for more than 40 years, providing a “shop local on the farm” experience.
Known for its high-quality, cage-free brown eggs, the Nesting Box now offers homemade ice cream as part of its farm fresh offerings. The farm’s newly expanded market and creamery offers handcrafted artisan ice cream that echoes the traditional ice cream texture and flavor of past times. Customers also can purchase locally produced foods and goods from nearby farms, including milk, cheese, meat, jams and honey.