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What the Locals Really Think of Crescent Ridge Dairy in Sharon, Massachusetts

Orange pineapple ice cream from Crescent Ridge Dairy in Sharon, Massachusetts
by Eric Hurwitz. Page created on 4/20/17.

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Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar in Sharon, Massachusetts is considered the "Ice Cream of the Crop" when it comes to delicious homemade ice cream in New England.

Earning more local, national and international awards than most of the other ice cream stands combined in the six-state region. For starters, National Geographic twice named Crescent Ridge one of the 10 Best Ice Creams in the World in its "The 10 Best of Everything: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers." Men's Journal ranked Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar as one of the  27 Best Ice Cream Shops in America in 2014.

Those accolades all well and fine, but what do the locals think of Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar -- that is, the people who know their local ice cream stands so well, including good ones that rarely get any press at all?

I live about 15 minutes from Crescent Ridge and can tell you that most ice cream fans in this region consider Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar the "go to" place for ice cream.  Nothing scientific, mind you, although this observation can be validated by the crowds lining up outside the ordering windows virtually every day in the summer, as well as the conversations that take place amongst local families and friends about great ice cream.

While crowds and conversations strongly hint at something fabulous, it is ultimately the ice cream that reveals the whole story. Amply-sized, farm-fresh (the cows are within view), flavorful and with a creamy texture, Crescent Ridge ice cream is just pure magic. I personally love the orange pineapple (pictured above), black raspberry, ginger, chocolate ripple, Graham Central Station (pictured below, chocolate and graham cracker flavors) and the basics -- vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.

Graham Central Station from Crescent Ridge Dairy in Sharon MA

In the dairy business since 1932 and with beautiful farmland to further create a wonderful, pastoral, all-around ice cream stand experience, Crescent Ridge is a must-visit for any locals or travelers in the Boston area loving farm-fresh, homemade ice cream with a top, worldwide ranking!

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar is located at 355 Bay Rd., Sharon, MA. Tel. (781) 784- 2740. Open year-round!

Be sure to check out the Crescent Ridge Dairy web site for more information on the Dairy Bar and Farm that also sells milk, meats and breads. Also, log onto the Crescent Ridge Facebook fan page for updates and great photos and posts!

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar, Sharon, Massachusetts
Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar ordering windows.

Upcoming Crescent Ridge Dairy events:
-          May 27 – Boston Public Market “Sundaes on Saturday” with Taza Chocolate at the BPM Kitchen https://www.facebook.com/events/710351932503568/
-          June 10 – Farmers’ Market starts at Dairy Bar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Special note: the dairy bar is open at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, good time to come early and get your milk/ ice cream! Continues every Saturday through October.
-          July 9 then seven more Sundays after – Bird Park summer Sundays events, 3-5 p.m. with Crescent Ridge ice cream truck on the premises.
-          August 5 – Crescent Ridge 85th anniversary party, big party on the farm in Sharon! More info to come!

 

Editor's note: VisitingNewEngland business partnerships started on Jan. 30, 2017, and differ than feature articles previously posted on VisitingNewEngland. Businesses pay a small, one-time fee to have pages like this appear, and first must be accepted by VisitingNewEngland.com editor and publisher, Eric Hurwitz, as a business he approves as part of "real New England travel" to keep the integrity of the site. Businesses that sign up for business partnerships receive priority by receiving more social media exposure and link placement on VisitingNewEngland.com. Contact me if interested in forming a business partnership.

Related article:

The best ice cream stands in New England

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