Rocky Point Creamery, Timonium, Maryland.
Located just outside of Timonium, Maryland, is a dairy farm. But this is not your ordinary dairy farm. It houses the nearly 200 cows that make the milk used to create the amazing ice cream at Rocky Point Creamery. Fun for the whole family, Rocky Point Creamery has become a destination in Maryland and for good reason. It’s one of my favorite places to go on a summer evening and I decided to write a little bit about this piece of heaven.
A view of the farm.
Some of the hardest working members of the Rocky Point Creamery staff.
Rocky Point Farm spans 1,500 acres and has been continuously farmed by the family that owns it since 1883. Because of this heritage it has been designated as one of Maryland’s Century Farms. They decided to add ice cream to their dairy farming business and became a part of Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail. The Trail is just one of the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s promotions that also include Farmer’s Markets and CSAs that attempt to bring food straight from the farm to the consumer. These types of promotions also help to inspire younger would-be farmers as they can see first-hand that farming can be a viable business opportunity for those willing to work hard, be creative and stay flexible and open to new ideas.
Just a sampling of the ice cream flavors available at Rocky Point Creamery.
It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t write a little about the ice cream itself. The evening we visited the flavors ranged from Cherry Vanilla to Java Chip and also included sorbet and no sugar added options. Different types of cones are offered including freshly baked waffle cones, and a variety of toppings can be added to your sweet treat. If you’re in a hurry they even have a drive-thru option!
Field of sunflowers. For a $1 donation to St. Jude's Hospital, you can cut one to take home.
Even the bees have a treat at Rocky Point Creamery ...
... and the butterflies, too!
The view from the porch of the building during the summer includes a sea of sunflowers. The sunflowers are pick-your-own for a $1 donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Rocky Point matches the donations. Since sunflowers are my favorite flower I make sure to “purchase” a few each time I go and they are in bloom. Each visit to Rocky Point Creamery is enjoyable, and I am glad that these generational farmers have found a new way to prosper from all of their hard work.
Let the kids play on the Farmall playground.
Another fun playground area.
Enjoy the view from one of the "cowches."