Ice cream shop helps local farm

Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream (WTNH/ Tina Detelj)

SALEM, Conn. (WTNH)– This is the the seventh year for this annual fundraiser and they’re hoping to scoop a lot of ice cream. That’s because the more they scoop the more money is raised for Ray of Light Farm.

State Representative Melissa Ziobran got some last minute training before the orders started coming in at Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream.

Ziobran says, “I’m really hoping I can keep it on the cone. That’s my whole goal today is to make sure the ice cream stays on the cone.”

100 percent of the proceeds from this Columbus Day sale goes to the Ray of Light Farm in East Haddam which rescues and rehabilitates animals. Jane Scaccioferro owner of Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream also boards a rescued horse at the farm.

She says, “in some cases it’s not even a rescue as much as the owners are no longer able to care for them but they also believe in matching people with animals.”

The money raised will help the non-profit pay it’s forty year mortgage. Along with the chilly treats there’s also nail and face painting and a hay ride.

Scaccioferro’s son Michael says, “all the money goes to the horses.” We ask, “so it makes it taste even better, huh?” He answers, “yeah.”

If you didn’t get to Salem Valley Farms for this fundraiser don’t worry there’s still more ice cream to be had. This ice cream shop is open for another two weekends.

You can also help out Ray of Light Farm throughout the year especially next weekend at its Halloween fundraiser.

Visit the East Haddam farm’s website and Facebook page for more information


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