The members of the Button Family pride themselves on their history of making things from scratch. They first built their dairy farm in 1975 using timber grown on the land and an old sawmill to mill the lumber.
As the farm grew, the family started selling hay and silage, and raising and marketing dairy and beef cattle, all using the land’s timber to build their structures. In October 1997, they constructed their first ice cream stand, which opened on May 14, 1998.
Continuing the tradition of building things from scratch, they make their ice cream and waffle cones using old recipes, premium ingredients, and lots of practice. They feature traditional flavors such as Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Vanilla, but they also have seasonal flavors like Pumpkin, Pistachio, and Strawberry.
Two of their more unique creations are the Purple Cow, which is black raspberry ice cream with white chocolate chips, and Butter Brickle, which has a sweet buttery flavor with butter brickle candles.
While eating fresh ice cream on the Buttonwood Farm, you can enjoy the scenic country views and fresh air. The farm also offers a 7-acre corn maze, farm animals, a pumpkin patch, and a full acre of sunflowers.
By Jessica May Tang for PeterGreenberg.com