FRAMINGHAM – Eastleigh Farm owner has decided to close the farm and the ice cream operations, for the season. Avenue C, a fabulous store at the farm, is still open.
“After much consideration, I have decided to close down operations that have been open to the public for the past few years at Eastleigh Farm. Eastleigh Ice Cream, The Moo Bus and access to farm animals will now be closed to the public, effective immediately. Eastleigh is first and foremost a farm, in operation to raise, care for, and protect fabulous animals that have been a part of me my whole life,” said owner Doug Stephan.
“Please know that the operation of Avenue C Design is not affected by the changes on the actual farm. It remains open as our flagship. The shop, so full of fabulous artisan treasures and a real credit to the farm and owner Suze Caso, will stay open year round Thursdays-Sundays from 10-5. When you stop in there, who knows, you may be able to take a peek at some of the nearby animals who will always want to greet you,” said Stephan.
“We opened the farm and our ice cream Moo Bus this year to give folks something fun to do during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of visitors have come here this summer to see the new calves, cows, chickens, goats, ducks and have great ice cream treats. The response since that first day has been overwhelming. Thank you to our customers for your support this year, especially for your support of a small business here in Framingham. As we are reaching the middle of August, Eastleigh Farm is wrapping up for the 2020 season,” said the owner on social media.
“Eastleigh is first and foremost a farm, in operation to raise, care for, and protect fabulous animals that have been a part of me my whole life. I am, and will always be, dedicated to their well being first. It was my thought that many folks would like to share in that experience, especially here in Framingham. The animals will continue to live here and thrive,” posted the owner.
“Thus, the change. Who knows what the future may bring. We shall see,” said Stephan.