will hold a grand opening for its new ice cream stand today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The ice cream stand is the final stage of Volante Farms' recent renovations and will feature hand-scooped, locally made Crescent Ridge ice cream and frozen yogurt.
"The crew has been training all week, learning the ropes of scooping, jimmies vs. sprinkles, sugar vs. waffle. All the important stuff," Volante Farms Field and Marketing Manager Ryan Conroy wrote in a blog posted Tuesday on the farm website.
To start with, the ice cream stand will offer 20 flavors, including classics such as vanilla, choclate, chocolate chip and strawberry as well as specialties such as rum raisin, grapenut and butter pecan. For a full list of flavors, visit volantefarms.wordpress.com. The stand also offers a variety of cones, cups, sundaes and frappes—including the classic Black Cow, made with Tower Root Beer from Somerville.
"Ice cream store hours will extend beyond the regular farmstand hours, and frozen treats will be available from two storefront windows from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week," Conroy said in a press release sent out this week.
A fourth generation family-owned and -operated farm, Volante Farms has specialized in homegrown produce and locally grown plants since 1917.
"Beginning with the 2012 spring season, we are a year-round farm stand that offers seasonal local homegrown produce, handcrafted sandwiches, prepared foods and baked goods, Crescent Ridge ice cream and fine locally produced grocery items," Conroy said.
Volante Farms is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.