Farm Life

Q. Do you have a question about life on the farm?
A. Write in to info@hopkinsfarmcreamery.com
OR
Use the comment box on our contact page and we'll post the answer here!

Ice Cream

Q. Want to know more about our ice cream?
A. Write in to info@hopkinsfarmcreamery.com
OR
Use the comment box on our contact page and we'll post the answer here!
Q. Do you make the ice cream here on the farm?
A. YES, YES, YES! Although our raw milk is shipped off the farm for processing, we buy our unflavored ice cream base from the same dairy facility that processes our milk. All of the flavors are made ON-SITE with the best, freshest ingredients we can find. So you can be sure that each and every flavor is made right here on the farm with our uniquely crafted recipes!

Farm Life

Q. How long is the gestation period of a cow?
A. Like humans, cows are pregnant for about nine months. At Green Acres Farm, when pregnant cows (called "Springers") begin their last two months of gestation, they are sent on vacation into a special pasture across Dairy Farm Road.
Q. What is with the Cow Crossing sign?
A. In the State of Delaware, all animals have the "right of way" on roads, and vehicles must wait for them to pass across the road before proceeding.

Ice Cream

Q. Do you have gift cards available?
A. Yes, we do. Our gift cards are available in amounts from $5 up to $500 and are reloadable! Plus, no maintenance fees and they never expire!
Q. Do you sell your ice cream wholesale for other retailers?
A. As of January 2014, YES!! Please contact our store manager, Paula Pepper, for details at info@hopkinsfarmcreamery.com.
Q. What sizes do you sell of your ice cream?
A. For our hand-dipped ice cream, we offer: kid scoop (3 oz), single scoop (4.5 oz), double scoop (9 oz) and triple scoop (13.5 oz).
For ice cream on the go, we offer pints (16 oz) and quarts (32 oz).
Special orders for events include pints, quarts or our 2.5 gallon tubs of any flavor are available. Please call the store for details.

Farm Life

Q. Do you offer tours of your farm?
A. Every May, we work with Cooperative Extension of the University of Delaware to provide school tours for K-2nd graders. Local groups must be pre-registered through the Carvel extension office. However, we do not offer private tours of the farm at this time.
Q. What are "Dairy Days"?
A. "Dairy Days" started in 2010 as a fundraising opportunity for the Delaware Junior Holstein Association. It was a great event where the Junior Holstein Association members set up stations like making butter, learn about milking, and other games to help educate the public about life on the dairy farm. We hope to see this event continue in the years to come!

Ice Cream

Q. Are there fundraising opportunities with Hopkins Farm Creamery?
A. Of course! If your group is interested in working with us for a fundraiser, please email info@hopkinsfarmcreamery.com for more details.
Q. Can we watch the ice cream being made?
A. Our ice cream shop consists of walk-up windows only, but usually our ice cream makers are going non-stop so if you peek through the pick-up windows, you could catch a glimpse of our flavor crafters at work!
Q. How do I order tubs of ice cream for my next event?
A. Please call the store, (302)645-7163, to request a manager to contact you about your upcoming special event OR e-mail us at info@hopkinsfarmcreamery.com.
Q. What ice cream products do you offer?
A. Hopkins Farm Creamery offers farm made, hand scooped cups or cones, milkshakes, banana splits, sundaes, root beer floats, and malts. As of January 2014, we are also offering ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes and ice cream pies.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. We also happily accept smiles and kind words of encouragement as tips!
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We seek to provide our farm visitors and customers with the freshest ice cream made from the finest milk and cream ingredients on all of Delmarva Peninsula. We seek to constantly reinforce the importance of the agricultural underpinnings of our State and national economy in our efforts to further the farm and food processing education of the youth communities we serve. We seek to maintain the core values of family, community, service, and the protection of rights for the animals that sustain and enhance human life.