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Northshore June/July 2023

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114 maker—which releases a weekly menu and allows only online ordering—is a sweet spot with an appetite for the new and different. Three flavors are dropped per week (some recent offerings include a pretzel-infused malted & salted; a Rice Krispie Treat, made with marshmallow ice cream; and a mint- green 100 percent Sicilian pistachio), and orders are picked up at 10 Garden Street in Danvers, where customers can occupy themselves while they wait by playing retro arcade games. Flavors sell out quickly, but the creamery offers an opportunity for online notification, for those who hope to beat the madding crowd to the punch (or pint, as it were). Churn & Co. Creamery, 10 Garden Street, Danvers,, Friday, 6–7 p.m. pickup, Saturday, 12–1 p.m. pickup. DownRiver Ice Cream Joe and Amy Ahearn opened DownRiver Ice Cream, in Essex, in 2009, focusing on just five ingredients. The shop is fastidious about sourcing its flavorings: Honey comes from local farms, organic producers provide the maple syrup, and chocolate is dark and Belgian. DownRiver's ice cream is still produced in small batches and represents a true artisanal sensibility. Flavors enjoy playful and unique names (instead of French Down River Ice Cream in Essex has been in business since 2009. Owners Joe and Amy Ahearn focus on 5 ingredients. Opposite page, Cherry Farm Creamery opened in 1976 and is one of North Shore's most iconic ice cream shops.

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