flayvors of cook farm / hadley, ma
After my grandfather’s funeral and a large buffet dinner with the family, my mom and I left with my aunts (my mom’s sisters) to head to Southhampton, MA (which is on the western side of MA) while my dad stayed with his family for another night. The next day my cousins took me out for a little afternoon joyride and took me to see cows (!!) and get ice cream. YES.
[pretty trees in my aunt’s backyard]
[looking down into my aunt’s backyard from the house – SO MUCH SPACE]
This is the outside window for ordering but no one seemed to be taking orders at this window that day (at least, not until later). Anyone want to split an El Gordo with me? It’s only seven scoops…
Also: a “Frappe” is really what we call a “Milkshake”. If you order a milkshake in this part of the country, they will give you shaken milk (like chocolate milk). No joke.
Flavors at Flayvors!
Handmade signs for various other treats. I would totally have bought Maya a “Woofer” if she had been with me.
I seriously wished I had tried all of these flavors in retrospect, but I did not. I have no idea what “Debby’s Downfall” is. I bet it involves chocolate.
But I did try this… the “Hadley’s Grass” aka asparagus ice cream. It’s like a lemon-lime color and it was incredibly stringy and tasted very earthy. I could sort of taste the flavor of asparagus mingled with grass along with sweetness. It was creamy once you got past the stringy part but one little taste was honestly enough for me. I should have tried this LAST so I wouldn’t have been discouraged to try more. Or maybe I was excited about seeing cows… who knows.
More flavors! In addition to ice cream they also serve lunch and also sell raw milk.
These are the scoops my cousins and I got.
This is mine. The top is called “Sally’s Coffee Grounds” which is coffee ice cream with crushed cookies in it. It was delicious! I loved the coffee flavor (which was strong) mixed with the crunch of the cookies.
Underneath is “Caramel Me” a caramel ice cream that I thought was just okay. The flavor was a little on the weaker side and it was a little too much on the sweet side for me. It needed some sea salt in my opinion!
This is my cousin’s Black Raspberry Chip (I don’t remember if she got something else under it).
And my other cousin got Chocolate Peanut Butter which I was immensely jealous of after I ate all of my coffee grounds and only had the dumb caramel left. Why oh why didn’t I get Chocolate Peanut Butter, my favorite flavor of all time?! Because I was trying to do something new. Damn me!
My cousin snapped a couple of photos of me with the cows on the dairy farm before we went and ate all of our ice cream. Then, MORE COWS!
This cow licked me. It felt like sandpaper, like when a cat or a dog licks you. But like… way more tongue. It was kind of gross and sort of fascinating all at once.
The cow seemed to like my petting.
The ice cream stand is right next to the dairy farm, which is a real honest to goodness working farm. Many cows!
Baby cow is like, “Hey, chicken, get me out of here! Why do you get to walk around free and I don’t?! This it total BS!”
And then I totally thought of Cow and Chicken. Heh heh.
Here is one more cow who is definitely NOT a horse (Faye).
Apparently he had an itchy head.
I loved going to Flayvors and checking out the farm, the cows, and eating deliciously creamy ice cream! Thanks to my cousins Kathleen and EJ for taking me out to visit cows and see farm land. Yay!
Flayvors of Cook Farm
129 S Maple St.
Hadley, MA 01035