It has been an eventful season in the Twin Cities, and after being a part of so many great events the Grand Ole Creamery and Grand Pizza will end the season for 2015. We have had an exciting, busy year. Although we will miss our old friends and our new ones, too, we will spend the fall and winter months concocting new flavors to entice your taste buds when we see you again. This will be our last blog for the year, so let’s look back on the events that we had the pleasure to be a part of.
The Season in St. Paul
First we geared up our staff to get in the swing of things to start offering catering from our stores. Then it was time for Grand Ole Creamery to open the season in March, and we did it by offering Irish coffee and Irish cream flavors of premium ice cream just in time for St. Patty’s day. Our first big event didn’t come until June when St. Paul’s Grand Old Day officially opened the festival season. As the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, it was well attended. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Another undertaking was the addition of selling Grand Ole ice cream in pints at Kowalski’s Market. So although we are closing for the season, now you can stock your freezer with pints of Cookie Monster, Black Hills Gold and Peppermint Bon Bon, just to mention a few. You can enjoy our premium ice cream flavors through fall and winter. Isn’t that great?
Market Fest at White Bear Lake on Thursday nights from mid-June to late July offered music, food, crafts and games for the whole family. Manitou days overlapped with the Market fest, which ran from Market Fest’s beginning to July Fourth. Plan to come see us next year and spend the weekend at beautiful White Bear Lake.
Our last event of the season, the Minnesota State Fair, is also the biggest event of the season. With midway rides and games, new food vendors, animal exhibits and new events, this year’s fair had more to offer than in years past. We set up shop at the Farmer’s Market and offered our newest flavors “Mocha Bars” and “Chai on a Stick,” which were created in collaboration with J & S Coffee. They were a hit, and so were our Mango Bar and Black Hills Gold flavors of premium ice cream on a stick.
We thank you!
To all of our customers, we want to thank you for another great year. It has been our pleasure to serve you at Market Fest, our shop on Grand avenue in St. Paul, our shop in Minneapolis and the Minnesota State Fair. This has been our 31st year offering premium ice cream to the St. Paul community, and we hope to serve you for many years to come. It has been a great year and we wish you and your family health and happiness until we meet again!