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Ice Cream Heaven- Charlemont Country Store

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wmassnative Jul 16, 2008 08:05 AM

Now that it is well into summer I've been thinking a lot about ice cream. The pioneer valley has plenty of good spots (I'm a big fan of Flayvors of Cook Farm in Hadley, MA) but the very best I've found is at the Country Store in Charlemont: there is a small farm just up the road that provides them with rich, creamy, and not too sweet ice cream from their Jersey cows. Mmm... I love the blueberry ice cream, which uses local berries too!

Charlemont isn't usually a foodie destination, but this place is worth stopping by. The fresh ricotta and goat cheeses are also wonderful.

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  1. trufflehound RE: wmassnative Jul 16, 2008 02:42 PM

    Is it on 9?

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      Harp00n RE: trufflehound Jul 16, 2008 06:11 PM

      It fronts on Rt. 2 W and Rt. 8A is the side street.

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        trufflehound RE: Harp00n Jul 17, 2008 03:21 PM

        That's the one. Great place.

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          Harp00n RE: trufflehound Jul 17, 2008 05:51 PM

          Great place to get your licks in, sorry, before the wonderful Mohawk Trail Concerts held in the Federated Church directly opposite.

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            trufflehound RE: Harp00n Jul 18, 2008 09:28 AM

            Don't forget, you can get biodiesel also.

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              Harp00n RE: trufflehound Jul 20, 2008 06:44 PM

              Oh no you don't, not on MY ice cream anyways.

    2. Bri RE: wmassnative Jul 18, 2008 06:20 AM

      Hey thanks for posting about this. I've driven by it for what, a couple of years now, on my way to Pittsfield and have never stopped in. I will definitely do so on my next trip through.

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