Families with little ones and plenty of folks with an appetite for delicious ice cream turned out for the 20th-anniversary celebration at Woodside Farm Creamery on Sunday. Hockessin’s favorite ice cream purveyor offered special games, face painting, a raffle drawing and free slices of an enormous anniversary cake (with ice cream, of course) to anyone who dropped by. There was even a huge ice cream pinata made for the occasion, with dozens of bubble gum pink “scoops” of ice cream. For many, the joy licking their first cone of the season was enough to illicit a smile.
Seems hard to believe that the nearly 200-year-old farm has been serving up creamy, homemade ice cream since only 1998. Jim Mitchell is the seventh generation of Mitchells to call Woodside Farm home. Originally a dairy farm, Woodside expanded starting in 1962, producing various crops, eggs, poultry, sheep, beef, flowers, and pumpkins. But in 1995, dairy cows again became the primary focus, and three years later, Jim, sister Debbie and wife Janet introduced the Woodside Farm Creamery and their first assortment of homemade ice creams.
Photos courtesy of Woodside Farm Creamery