Ice cream from the grocery store is OK for a quick fix, but even the specialty ice cream like Ben and Jerry’s changes somehow after being in a freezer for a while. If we all had our way, we would have a Ben and Jerry’s fresh creamery in town, but if you are not in Vermont, this is not going to happen. If you live in Connecticut, you are in luck.
Rich Farm Ice Cream has been called the “Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream of Connecticut by the good people of Yelp ratings. I say it is close, but believe it or not, Rich comes in first in the freshness, flavors, texture, and taste.
Rich Farm was named “Best Ice Cream in Connecticut for 2010” by Connecticut Magazine. If you know anything about Connecticut Magazine, they have a very good reputation for picking just the best.
Connecticut is home to many posh eateries, restaurants, and ice cream shops, so to be chosen the best by Connecticut Magazine, you really have to have the best product in your category. With all the competition, best in Connecticut means out of this world taste!
This dairy farm on Route 67 in Oxford, Connecticut makes 30 different flavors of ice cream daily. The ice cream is made to sell at their ice cream shop, it is not made in batches to be shipped all over the United States. Only the locals are lucky enough to have this creamery in their back yard. Of course you are considered a local once you drive into town!
This means that each and every item you get was just made. It has not been sitting in a freezer for weeks on end. You get the ice cream at the exact moment the taste is at it’s best. You couldn’t get ice cream any fresher even if you made it at home.
Ice cream is no longer a main staple in life like it use to be. For decades this delicious food was used as a dessert after every dinner. It is a treat today, so when you go for that treat, why not make it the best! Rich Farm has the best ice cream you will ever taste, and people come from miles around for that very reason.
Another added plus to your trip to get ice cream at Rich Farm is you get to take in the surroundings of a real dairy farm. It is like stepping back decades into a Connecticut era when farms peppered the scenery of Connecticut’s country side. Your fall foliage ride would not be complete without the pumpkin ice cream that Rich Farm serves from September to Thanksgiving.
The dairy cows graze as the leaves flutter off the trees and the crisp fall air makes this the best time for a hayride, which is another thing to do at Rich Farm. This farm offers group hayrides and the best part is that the ice cream at the end of the ride doubles the treat!
Pumpkins and corn stalks are also sold at Rich Farm during the fall season.
Rich Farm is open year round, with a brand new grand room which was just built to enjoy your ice cream any time of the year. You can sit by their new beautiful inside fireplace when the weather gets cold and watch the colorful chilly days of fall and the snowy days of winter against the background of the farm.
The farm is owned by a wonderful couple, David and Dawn Rich, who work hard at making this Connecticut’s favorite creamery. This entails getting up at the wee hours of the morning to start the process of getting this ice cream made in time for their customers. You will often see their kids help out in this family business. A new generation is in the works with Dave and Jennifer Rich expecting their first child. Jenn and Dave can be seen working the farm which is something they did since they were teens. The farm has been in the Rich family for three generations. Oh, I almost forgot, The service is A+.too, I should know, I have been stopping there after a Sunday drive for years!
Rich Farm is open 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 9 pm
Rich Farm Ice Cream Shop
691 Oxford Road
References; Rich Farm, Connecticut Magazine, Yelp Ratings