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Southern Craft Creamery doing all things ice cream, locally

Published: Dec. 3, 2020 at 4:12 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - After a long, stressful day grabbing some ice cream is a great way to wind down. Especially with ice cream made from all things local.

After starting in the dairy business in 1994, Dale Eade and his family were ready to expand the uses of their milk.

“We’ve been in the dairy business a long time and have always wanted and dreamed about having a value-added product that allowed the community to kind of see us and know us,” said Dale Eade – Owner of Southern Craft Creamery.

Which lead them into the land of ice cream making with Southern Craft Creamery. After months of experimenting to get the perfect texture and flavors to give the public, their dream came true.

“It is important to have as good as product that you have because we put our name on it and we don’t want you to spend your hard earned dollars on an ice cream that’s anything less than our best,” said Eade.

Southern Craft Creamery also wants to bring together the farming community and general public through their business.

“Farming is difficult and there are times when we as farms regardless of the commodity or type of farm need a community and we wanted to bring to light the relationship between a farm in a community and the community itself,” said Eade.

All by incorporating familiar flavors from locally grown products

“Then capture kind of the essence of the Panhandle or the Wiregrass and the combination of those so that the ice cream kind of screams this is a southern ice cream from this area,” said Eade.

When asked what sets Southern Craft Creamery apart from everyone else, Dale says not only is the milk used in their ice cream non-homogenized.

“You can talk to the people here that delivered the calf who grew up to be a cow and milked the cow the morning before we spun it into ice cream,” said Eade.

As for the future for the creamery, there are some plans to further their ice cream business but expansion is going to be left up to the younger generations.

Southern Craft Creamery also serves coffee from Amavida, a roaster from Santa Rosa Beach. You can find the address and hours through the Facebook or learn more about the creamery on their website.

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