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Ice Cream Week: Delicious Snack, Great Memories

By Ben Parker, WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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Peaceful Meadows in Whitman

Peaceful Meadows in Whitman

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BOSTON (CBS) – One of the joys of heading out for an ice cream is, of course, the treat itself. But for some, it’s fond memories and it’s worth a long trip to recapture those memories. At Farfars Ice Cream in Duxbury we found Kerry and her husband. She’s originally from Duxbury but lives in Virginia, and made a long trip that had to include Farfars.

“The Strawberry Cheesecake is the best you can get anywhere,” she said. “I think it’s richer than anywhere else and it’s just a tradition.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Ben Parker reports

In Sharon, on Bay Road, at Crescent Ridge Ice Cream, it’s of course about the ice cream and some interesting flavors but at Crescent Ridge there’s something extra, cows.

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”We have the dairy cows which we’ve had every summer,” said Kevin Richard. “We actually just added a few new animals this summer. We added a few mini horses and goats for display too.”

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One customer brought her daughter for ice cream and the added attraction.

“I think it’s more of the setting then the ice cream really, going to see the cows and all the animals,” she said.

And sometimes the memories forged by a trip to the ice cream stand are as rich as the ice cream itself. Ice cream brings families together.

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At Peaceful Meadows on Route 18 in Whitman, there’s ice cream, there are cows and many families enjoying time together.

Denise Gabriele is one of Peaceful Meadows managers and explains the secret to the great ice cream.

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“We make our ice cream here daily, and we use premium ingredients and it is just absolutely delicious, you have to taste it to believe it,” said Gabriele.

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But what about the cows? Denise says kids of all ages love ‘em!

“They come to see the cows and especially the children who live in cities and don’t see pastures with cows… it’s very, very exciting for them,” she said.

Ben Parker’s series can be heard all this week on WBZ NewsRadio 1030. He’ll look at the area’s favorite ice cream places.

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