May 28th, 2012
Rustic Acres Farm, Home of Rehoboth Dairy, Farm Fresh Ice Cream, Local Produce, Opens Daily at 11:00 a.m., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches
Why wait until the Farmers Markets open once a week when you can visit Rustic Acres Farm Market every day? That’s right, as of this week, they will be opening at 11 a.m.
Rustic Acres Farm is the home of Rehoboth Dairy. I wrote a post on this farm on January 17, 2012. To see the post with pictures, all you have to do is click on the month of January, 2012, on the left hand of this website, and scroll down to the 17th.
Rustic Acres Farm is located at 37217 Rustic Acres Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Just a few miles north of Rehoboth Beach. As you leave Rehoboth Beach, on Rt. 1, take the very next right, Hollands Glade Rd., after Tomato Sunshine. Then, go about 8/10 of a mile. The farm will be on your left.
If your are driving south then make a U-turn at the intersection of Shuttle Rd. and Rt. 1, then, turn on Hollands Glade Rd., right after Tomato Sunshine.
Earl and Mary Ann Warren own this farm. If you have any questions, please call them at 302-245-8308.
Ever since I found it, I have been going every week for the best milk, eggs, butter and scrapple, among other things.
The milk from their cows is produced, pasteurized and bottled at their dairy and served in the traditional glass bottles.
Their livestock is raised in the farm. No antibiotics, or hormones.
My friends, Jim and Basil, were in Rehoboth for the week. So, we decided that while all visitors were at the beaches frying themselves in the hot sun, we would take off for the farm. Only a few minutes away from Downtown Rehoboth Beach.
Jim surprised me and wore his scrapple t-shirt which was very appropriate since Rustic Acres Farm has great delicious scrapple.
New for this 2012 Summer Season. You will find ice cream at the farm. Earl is going to be making a flavor of the week soon. But, the different varieties of ice cream every day come from Chesapeake Bay Farms. This farm is the last remaining farm in Worcester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. You can read more about it at www.chesapeakebaycheese.com. Their ice cream is completely void of growth hormones, antibiotics, or chemical compounds.
They have very interesting flavors like coconut joy, peanut butter cup, birthday Smurf, princess pink, sweet cream, Bavarian chocolate, beans and cream, and a few more.
So there we were, checking the farm over. Mary Ann was going to give us the tour.
The first thing we did was to walk over to check some of the cows. Mary Ann explained the milking process at the farm. We were touching and taking pictures of the cows. You could not resist them, especially after Mary Ann was calling them by their individual names. She showed us the milk house, as well.
From there we went to see the bigger cows. When one of the bulls came through there was a definite size difference. Gigantic!!
Walking to see a new calf was the highlight of the visit. It had been born the day before. He was just the cutest thing. He finally got up; big legs and clumsy. The longest eyelashes you will ever see. We stayed there awhile, not wanting to leave such a sweet creature.
A little older calves got our attention, as well. They were just as beautiful. May Ann and Earl have a full time job taking car of this farm. Their sons help and summer help will be much welcomed soon.
We really appreciated the tour; knowing that they usually do not give tours.
We left the farm with smiles on our faces and off to Lewes we went, where we walked and tour the Zwaanendael Museum, ate King’s Ice Cream, visited the Ryves Holt House built in 1665, walked around the Lewes Historical Complex, tour the Lighthouse Overfalls, walked by the Cannonball House, drove to the City Dock and by the University of Delaware College of Marine Sciences, and a drive around Rehoboth Country Club where the view of Rehoboth Bay is so nice.
A great day for sightseeing!!
My evening was not over. I left marinating my babybacks. Then, a made up dry rub while the coals were doing their thing. On the grill and served with my own roasted beets, which had been pickled, topped with jumbo lump.
Ice Cream from Rustic Acres Farm….not so fast. It was not for me. It was my husband’s dessert.
Friends!! A great thing to have. Talk to you later…
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