Maryland has nine dairy farms that offer fresh ice cream made on site and, if you visit all nine by September 23, you could be named Maryland’s 2016 Ice Cream Trail Blazer.
Maryland’s Best, a program run by the state department of agriculture, has linked the nine farms together to make the Maryland Ice Cream Trail. Anyone who visits each of the nine farms and answers a trivia question to receive a stamp on their “trail passport” will be eligible for a prize drawing.
Prizes include a $50 gift certificate to the creamery of the winner’s choice, DVDs of the latest season of “Maryland Farm and Harvest,” a public television series that highlights agriculture in Maryland, and a copy of the cookbook “Dishing Up Maryland,” by Lucie Snodgrass—and, of course, the bragging rights of having tried ice cream from all over Maryland.
The nine creameries on the trail are:
• Baltimore County - Prigel Family Creamery, 4852 Long Green Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057
• Cecil County - Kilby Cream, 129 Strohmaier Lane, Rising Sun, MD 21911
• Frederick County - South Mountain Creamery, 8305 Bolivar Road, Middletown, MD 21769
• Frederick County - Rocky Point Creamery, 4323 Tuscarora Road, Tuscarora, MD 21790
• Harford County - Broom's Bloom Dairy, 1700 S. Fountain Green Road (MD 543), Bel Air, MD 21015
• Harford County - Keyes Creamery 3712 Aldino Road (Entrance On Hopewell Road), Aberdeen, MD 21001
• Montgomery County - Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard, 28600 Ridge Rd, Mt. Airy, MD, 21771
• Washington County - Misty Meadows Farm Creamery, 14325 Misty Meadow Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783
• Worcester County - Chesapeake Bay Farms Inc., 8905 Logtown Road, Berlin, MD 21811 -OR- 4111 Whitesburg Road, Pocomoke, MD 21851
No purchase is necessary to win. The trail passport can be downloaded from Maryland’s Best website, here. Submitted passports must be postmarked by September 26.