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Old 10-15-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Prescott
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Default Young's Farm Ice Cream

I was walking on Whiskey Row yesterday, and noticed one of the shops advertises homeade youngs farm ice cream. I thought they closed.

Tell me more about Young's Farm.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: In the North Idaho woods, still surrounded by terriers
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Young's Farm did, indeed, close, but it used to be one of the great fun places in Yavapai County. They had a general store where one could buy all sorts of home grown stuff, from freshveggies and turkeys to jam to homespun clothing! Also farm animals to see and pet, a haybarn with a big, long slide, a pond one could play and boat in...lots of family fun.There were numerous festivals during the year, culminating with a big harvest Pumpkin Festival in October. It's sad to see it gone, we had many, many hours of family fun there, eating, shopping, listening to music...it was an iconic place and will be sorely missed. I used to love their home made pumpkin ice cream!!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Yup, Young's Farm was an Arizona treasure. . . quoting a part of a song by my friend Lon Austin

Let's all go rattlesnake dreaming,
Up where the stars touch the sky.
We'll stop and Youngs Farm, for a story or song
and maybe some good pumpkin pie. . . .

Youngs farm will be long missed!
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Every time I drive by the old Young's Farm location, I just want to cry. It's gone from being that quintessential old-fashioned family farm/general store to just being an eyesore of overgrown weeds and abandoned buildings.

How sad that this happened to a true Arizona landmark!
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Prescott
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Does this mean they still are making ice cream somewhere?
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: In the North Idaho woods, still surrounded by terriers
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I don't know...but if they are using the name, then they must be. Do they serve pumpkin?????
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Prescott
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I didn't go into the shop. I will have to check it out for you.
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin's great north woods
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I read something a while back that the Young brothers moved the operation to Paulina, Oregon (they were pressured into selling to developers). I know they are ranching cattle there, but as to ice cream? If they do have anything to do with it, you can bet it's good stuff!

Now is about the time they would be having their pumpkin festival. What a shame. Another Arizona icon (Young's Farm, Legend City etc) put to rest. Hope they are doing well up in Oregon.
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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They sold small farm equipment and they let you test drive it. That was fun,
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:40 PM
 
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I was there once back in 2004 when I was visiting my sister and her family who lives in Prescott Valley.

Here is the info: Welcome to Young's Farm (http://www.youngsfarminc.com/SaveFarm/SaveIndex.asp - broken link)
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