When Dan and Marybeth Scriven bought the Farmer’s Daughter Ice Cream stand, they knew it was going to be a learning process.
New to the ice cream business and both working full time, the Scrivens were looking for something to do on the side, according to Georgianna Timmerman, the unofficial spokesperson for the business.
“They were looking for something to, a little business that they could do,” she said. “Just a nice, little summer business.”
Now open, Farmer’s Daughter, located on Route 20 in between Ripley and Westfield, features an assortment of Perry’s ice cream, soft-serve custard, sundaes, milkshakes, floats and flurries. The restaurant also carries a variety of sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili-cheese hot dogs, nachos and curly fries, amongst other items.
“Everyone remembers Farmer’s Daughter growing up,” Mrs. Timmerman said. “It was just sad to see it sitting here and not being open. We all miss getting together here with friends and family.”
Mrs. Timmerman said, since the business is just starting out, the owners are always looking for suggestions about what to improve, change or to try.
“It’s just starting out small and maybe not with everything people might be used to, but I think they’ve got a really good menu,” she said. “Right now, it’ll be a summer ice cream store just like it always has been.”
Farmer’s Daughter to will also help to promote the west end of Westfield, Mrs. Timmerman said, which already includes Johnson Estate Winery, Timmerman’s Fruit and Vegetable Stand and, in the future, a grape museum.
“It’s nice to have this,” she said. “It’s just going to make the west end of Westfield just so much more appealing to people.’
Currently, Mrs. Timmerman said the owners plan to stay open until the end of October, although they may close early if the weather turns bad.
“They’re hoping for the end of October because we get some awfully nice falls around here,” she said. “It’ll depend on the weather this year.”
While it took some time to touch up on things which needed attention, Mrs. Timmerman said the owners hope their new venture is successful.
“This is all new to them, so it’s a learning process. They’re just really getting on board here,” she said. “I hope everybody comes out and tries them again and gets back into this. They’ve worked real hard to get it back open.”
The Farmer’s Daughter is located on Route 20 in-between Ripley and Westfield. The establishment is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and features a variety of ice cream products, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and other items.
The Farmer’s Daughter, located on Route 20 between Ripley and Westfield, is now open. The shop features a variety of ice cream products and food items.