As part of a Town of Hillsboro initiative, Moo-Thru Creamery has set up shop on the grounds of the historic Old Stone School, dishing out scoops of award-winning ice cream from the Cool Lawn Dairy Farm in Fauquier County.
Cool Lawn Farm is a fourth-generation dairy farm. “We decided to expand our operations out of the retail business so we decided to create Moo-Thru six years ago. It was an interesting concept that took three years to get going, but we have been growing every year, thanks to our devoted customers,” owner Ken Smith said.
His daughter, Amy Smith Ressler, lives in Hillsboro and helps run the family’s Moo-Thru’s Creamery near Remington. “We expect to be very successful in bringing our fresh and delicious dairy products to Hillsboro, a very farm-friendly community that is oriented to the farm-to-table movement,” she said. “And we are very happy to have this opportunity at what is a prime Loudoun location in Hillsboro.”
Moo-Thru’s Hillsboro operation is part of the town’s pilot program to bring food vendors to the Old Stone School grounds several days a week and a “Peoples Pop-up Market” every Friday evening.
“We could not be happier about having Moo-Thru in Hillsboro all summer. The response from local residents and visitors has been overwhelming,” Mayor Roger Vance said.
The Moo-Thru truck will be open Thursdays 2-8 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 2-9 p.m. The Friday markets begin at 2 p.m. and lead into the free Music Under the Stars in the Gap concerts throughout the summer.