This is the view from behind The Burrito Stand in Red Hook, NY.
One of the best things about spending a month in upstate New York comes in the form of a simple ice cream shop. In this case, that shop is called Holy Cow Ice Cream and it’s located at the end of a strip center in Red Hook, about 100 miles north of New York City.
The inside of the shop is very basic with a few freezer cases, a menu, and various ice cream machines, but no seating; that’s outside in the form of picnic tables. Offerings include hard ice cream, soft-serve, flavor burst (soft-serve with the gel flavor edges..), Razzles (think McFlurry or Blizzard), egg creams, floats, malts, milkshakes, and probably other things I’m forgetting.
Up until a couple weekends ago, I hadn’t ever even seen pre-picked blueberries. However, it just so happens that my temporary summer location is 3.5 miles away from a pick-your-own farm, and the blueberries are currently in season! So yes, I took a billion pictures to document the occasion.
When you arrive, there’s a little hut at which you pick up a plastic bucket for filling to your heart’s desire.
Alright so blueberry bushes? They’re way bigger than I thought they would be and there were so many of them! The berries themselves were also the biggest I’d seen, which had pretty much only been the kind in pints at grocery stores. (I haven’t seen them at farmers markets in Texas before maybe because it’s too hot?) Continue reading