April 24, 2014

Adams opens scoop shop

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Adams Farm Market owners Kim Antonioli (left) and Scott Adams  practiced their ice cream scooping skills on May 10 before opening their new ice cream counter and window on May 15. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

Adams Farm Market owners Kim Antonioli (left) and Scott Adams practiced their ice cream scooping skills on May 10 before opening their new ice cream counter and window on May 15. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

Williston residents have a new summertime option—a quintessential local scoop shop.

Adams Farm Market began scooping 10 flavors of locally made Kingdom Creamery hard ice cream at a newly constructed ice cream counter and window on May 15.

On May 19, the farm market will celebrate the new offering with a visit from a Kingdom Creamery representative and half-off cones from noon to 2 p.m.

Owner Scott Adams said his customers had been asking him for years to scoop ice cream, and he always said that when the town finished its bike path along Old Stage Road to Mountain View Road, he would “strongly consider” it.

With the long-awaited path completed, the time had come, Adams said.

“It’s a great activity for a family to ride bikes or walk down the bike path and enjoy a nice, refreshing treat,” Adams said.

The space, which formerly housed a walk-in cooler, kids’ play area and wooden toys for sale, now houses a marble counter, hot fudge machine and the all-important ice cream cooler—though the kids’ play area still exists.

Adams said the renovations cost approximately $3,000, including lowering a window.

Kingdom Creamery, located in Hardwick, is a family-owned and operated dairy farm specializing in ice cream and yogurt.

“It’s good ice cream, I like the flavors,” Adams said, noting that his favorites are maple and chocolate chocolate chip—often combined.

Owner Kim Antonioli, Adams’ sister, said they will try to make the new endeavor as close to zero-waste as possible, with compostable bowls and utensils.

Adams and Antonioli will also combine some of their other offerings with the ice cream—including pie, hot brownies and cut fruit toppings in season.

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