Ice Cream Down On the Farm and Oh So Close To Baltimore!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Broom's Bloom Dairy

 

After a full day of work or play...Here's a delightful way to get Ice Cream Down On the Farm and Oh So Close To Baltimore!  You can be out into the country without traveling very far from Baltimore. Nearby Bel Air in Harford County, just north and east of Baltimore, is home to Broom's Bloom Farm.

You get out in the fresh country air and at the same time go back in time to when things were simple, hand made, and came with a good sense of humor. You knew it was good by the long line waiting to try one of the delicious flavors. Watching the people, of all ages, decide on what size was a real treat.

Dairy Road SignFarm Buildings Tall Corn

From the road there is no question this is a working farm. Pull in to a parking space and you'll be so close to the tall corn that you could actually pick an ear or two from your car.

The farm and house date all the way back to the early 1700's - David and Kate Dallam are the 9thgeneration of that family to live and work here. Since 1997 the Dallams have had 65 milking cows and they recently started making and selling old fashioned ice cream, cheese, and pork sausage. They feed their animals a natural diet and don't use any artificial growth hormones. Just another good reason to enjoy their fresh foods!

Cow and chickens statue

A Plump Wife Sign

 

The décor is definitely "Down on the Farm" style with cows and chickens and bits of humor all around. When it came to choosing an ice cream flavor from that long list, it was no problem – chocolate cake batter for me! Choosing a size was harder – those dips were really big.

Ice cream flavors sign board

Size samples

 

Agricultural Land Preservation SignIt's nice to know that this farm will not become a shopping mall some day. An Agricultural Land Preservation Easement assures that the Broom's Bloom Farm will be preserved forever. We'll certainly be back for more delicious ice cream! 

When will you be having Ice Cream Down on the Farm and So Close to Baltimore ?

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Rainmaker
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Joetta Fort
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I remember a little place like that near my grandparents house in Idaho.  Now I need to hunt around for one near here!

Jul 31, 2009 04:12 PM #7
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Chris Olsen
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Hi Margaret -- There is nothing better than a local (and storied in this case with quite a rich history) ice cream shoppe.  I love how the flavors are presented on the handwritten board.

Jul 31, 2009 04:28 PM #8
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Local color...don't you love it....? e have some orchard and farm based stores here that are soo much fun with homade jam...marinades and fresh vegetables...I think I feel a local blog coming on ...enjoy !

Jul 31, 2009 11:22 PM #9
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Sandy Fenton
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Sounds fabulous!

We had occasion to visit Univ of Conn (we're "college shopping") and had occasion to visit their Dairy Bar (part of their Animal Science curriculum) where you can buy their delicious ice cream that they make from the cows they have.  I don't eat ice cream all that often and this was truly a real treat. 

Aug 01, 2009 05:03 AM #10
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Sandy, Wish you had photographed and shared with us.

Aug 01, 2009 05:20 AM #11
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Sandy Fenton
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Oh darn!!!  Now that you bring it up - I wish I had thought to bring the camera.  I will make a note to bring it during our Fall trips.  Thanks for the suggestion.  :-)

Aug 01, 2009 05:41 AM #12
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Sandy, I am never without a camera! Yesterday I had to be in court as a witness and was "relieved" of my phone AND camera. That is the longest we have been separated in many years!

Aug 01, 2009 05:55 AM #13
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Margaret, What a wonderful place, the kind your parents take you to and you then take your children to!  I love these places that have been around forever because they are so good!

Aug 01, 2009 06:05 AM #14
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Christine O'Shea
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I will have to stop there on my way to NJ from Baltimore, next trip.  You are bringing up all kinds of memories in you localism blog posts, remember Cloverland Farms?

Aug 01, 2009 08:51 AM #15
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Carole, The beauty of this place was the long lines and there were all ages. It was a feel good scene!

Christine, Please call, maybe we can meet up. We could even have lunch there before our ice cream treat.

 

Aug 01, 2009 10:49 AM #16
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Hi Margaret!  I'll have a cup of Mocha Chip, please!  This place would be right up my alley!  Excellent Localism focus and your photos are wonderful as well.

Have a wonderful week...

Aug 02, 2009 02:18 PM #17
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When you come up North, we will visit these places together. This place is right up all of our alleys.

Aug 02, 2009 02:22 PM #18
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Hannah Williams
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Oh dear ..Ice Cream ..I will have the cake batter ..if they are out of that the butter pecan will do..Xtra small..please..

HELPFULHANNAH your friend in Philadelphia

Aug 02, 2009 02:28 PM #19
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Hannah,

Yep, I did the extra small chocolate cake batter. Our friend did the medium butter pecan.

Aug 02, 2009 03:42 PM #20
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Baltimore has always amazed me me.  You don't have to go very far out of the city to find beautiful landscape and scenery.

Aug 02, 2009 04:59 PM #21
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Cindy, That is one of the wonderful things about Baltimore. Within a very short time you can be in the country, by the water or in our inner harbor.

Aug 02, 2009 10:18 PM #22
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Margaret - North and East?  They need one in a more southerly direction heading to Northern Virginia :)  Karen

Aug 04, 2009 08:23 AM #23
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Karen, It would make a nice day trip for you. Let me know when and I will meet you.

Aug 04, 2009 10:29 AM #24
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Margaret  I forgot - The Kruschka Maps  are done by my husband - he made a master and just moves the locator star and text box around .  Making the master was the hard part for him - not me  :) Karen

Aug 05, 2009 02:45 AM #25
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You have a very creative and sharing husband. Thanks for the link.

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