SMITHSBURG — Betsy Herbst said her husband’s grandparents arrived at their farm in a horse-drawn wagon on a snowy Saturday in 1918.
With another generation of the family now taking up their duties at Misty Meadow Farm, the family broadened its business by adding a creamery — selling ice cream made from the milk and cream produced by the farm’s dairy herd.
On Wednesday, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Buddy Hance stopped by to sample some of the two dozen flavors offered at Misty Meadow Farm Creamery.
“Granny’s Crumbs ... especially with the caramel sauce,” he said when asked which one he favored.
That’s a biscotto-flavored concoction that other customers find to their taste, David Herbst said. The creamery also serves up sandwiches with beef and pork raised on the farm, he said.
Hance was on the road promoting Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail, a collection of seven Maryland farms that operate on-site creameries. Misty Meadow is the westernmost, and Hance was on his way to South Mountain Creamery in neighboring Frederick County after his stop in the Smithsburg area.