Made with organic milk from their neighbor’s farm.
Location: Walpole, NH
Distance from the Market: 45 miles
Walpole Creamery is one of the few ice-cream makers in the country that can truly call their ice cream super premium and all-natural. Their ice cream is over 16% milk fat with 30% overrun (which means it’s more dense, less airy) and meets the non-GMO standards set by the State of Vermont.
“Our award-winning ice-cream starts with local fresh milk from Crescent Farm, located three miles down the road in Walpole, New Hampshire,” they explain on their website. “Together we are trying to create an ice-cream that is a throwback to an era when each batch of ice cream was made the same day from fresh all-natural ingredients.”
Last summer Jon Megas-Russell at the Brattleboro Co-op posted a really interesting article about Walpole Creamery. If you’d like to learn more about their ice-cream making process, from cow to cone, we recommend checking it out.
Why We Love It: Unlike many “homemade” ice-cream companies, Walpole Creamery makes their base mix from scratch, using local, hormone-free and antibiotic-free milk and cream, real cane sugar, and other all-natural ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible.
We’re also proud to support a veteran-owned company. Owner Rob Kasper was in the Navy for 30 years, and many of his employees also served our country as members of the military.
According to Megas Russell’s article, Walpole consistently scores 100 on their health inspection, and Bobby, the plant manager, is committed to zero accidents and zero product loss in his facility. He also pays his suppliers fairly. For example, Walpole Creamery pays Crescent Farm twice as much for their milk as they’d receive from other producers.
Plus, their ice-cream is just plain delicious. Our customers think so, too, which is why it’s one of our top sellers.
To learn more: walpolecreamery.com.
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