What would Summer be without ice cream trucks? Farmville's coolest ( eh, eh- get it) new addition is Waldy's Ice Cream truck! Their grand opening was just last week and they are already scheduled to be at different events and venues throughout the season.
While their ice cream is sweet, the story behind it is even sweeter. Waldy's Ice Cream was created by one of my dear friends and her family as a way to bring awareness to Down Syndrome and Autism after her son, that sweet little face in the logo, was diagnosed with both.
I know that RVA has a serious love of yummy food and a good cause, so I wanted to bring my friend Chelsea on the blog.
I know that you guys are located in Farmville, but do you have any plans to visit Richmond this summer?
We do not have any plans as of yet, but are certainly hoping to come visit RVA this Summer!!
(Let's make this happen!!)
I love the name Waldy's Ice Cream - where did that come from?
The name "Waldy" is one of Landon’s many nicknames. So when the whole family was together one evening and we were trying to come up with a name for the ice cream truck, we thought his nickname “Waldy” would fit perfectly!
I know that raising awareness for Down Syndrome Autism is very important to you all, how do you plan on doing this?
Our mission is to be the best local ice cream food truck. To show love and support to those with Down Syndrome and Autism. To glorify God by working together as a family and by being faithful stewards of all that He has entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all we serve.
Check out their Facebook page to stay updated on where they will be next.
Sometimes you need to get out of the city and explore! Just 30 minutes outside of Richmond is Hobby Hill Farm, a store that offers café style dining ,a bakery, culinary classes, and much more. If you are looking for a fun way to spend your afternoon, head here! Come enjoy some shopping, eat at their award winning café, and finish it off with an amazing bakery item.
Meet Sharon, the woman behind all of the magic of Hobby Hill Farm! Sharon was at one of our recent Girl's Night Out events and I was so thrilled to be able to ask her a few questions about this hub of fun.
Hobby Hill Farm offers everything from Equine products to baked goods, how did it all start?
Hobby Hill was the name of our subdivision in Richmond. We moved to Powhatan in 2001 and started our Farmette of 12 acres. I have always wanted to live on acreage with horses. They are not only livestock but family. My Mother and I sew and in 205 we started our business Hobby Hill Farm. We specialize in embroidery, leather totes and purses,and cooling products for people, horses and pets. Our foods division started in 2008 when the economy took and turn and most of the customers we had started purchasing foods, It was at this time that we started focusing on foods such as bread, cheese, cookies and cakes. Additionally, we started offering classes on cheese making and canning via Goochland County Parks and Recs. Now a bakery, retail store and training facility in the heart of Powhatan.
I've heard a lot about how fun your classes are. What kind of classes do you offer?
Our most popular class has been our Mozzarella and Ricotta, We know time is precious and in todays world customers want products right away. We have specialized in making Mozzarella and Ricotta, Artisan Breads, Cinnamon Buns and Eclairs & Profiteroles.
All of your bakery items look AMAZING. Do you do custom cakes? If so, how can people order one ? Hobby Hill Farm does Custom Cakes and Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies. We have hired several new kitchen helpers with the baking and decorating experience to bring your favorite cakes and cookies to a whole new WOW factor. Please check our website, Facebook and Instagram accounts for photos. We are also Linkedin and have been very active on Google.
Thank you to all the ladies that came out for our first event with Richmond Housewives, We had a blast and look forward to meeting you at future events.
If you are like my husband and I, every week we kind of go back and forth about what we should do for date night and often settle on a movie and dinner **yawn**. Until last Friday night that is! We were so thrilled to spend the evening at The Virginia Axe Company honing (or just beginning in my case) our axe throwing skills.
The newly opened The Virginia Axe Company is located a few minutes outside of Short Pump and it is THE place for date nights, girl’s night outs, parties, and corporate events. Also, worth noting, if you are looking for a way to score cool points with your teenagers, this will do it. I often think of settings like this as having a bar like atmosphere, but this was completely family friendly. Think you will get bored just throwing axes at a target? No way. There are two targets in each axe throwing pit, one for each thrower. Every group has an axe coach there to teach you the right (and safe) way to throw. The coaches are so fun and are true experts, being experienced in axe and knife throwing competitively for years. This is a true art and can take a few tries to get down, but once you do it just comes naturally. After you get the throwing down, you can progress to competing against your fellow throwers with fun games. When you go, do not forget to try out the knife throwing. There is nothing that will make you feel tougher than hurling a knife at a target.
Are you ready to schedule your first session? Just book your session online at www.thevirginiaaxecompany.com.
Important things to know:
-Participants must be 12 and older.
-Each hour and a half long session is $30
-Closed toed shoes should be worn in the facility (lest you chop off a toe- kidding! Kind of)
-There is currently no alcohol being served on premises, but light snacks and drinks are sold.
Welcome! I’m Dannah.
I’m a full-time working mom of two young kids and a fur mom to a Boxer and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I’m a multi-passionate entrepreneur with my main focus being on creating community for the women of RVA. I can’t wait to meet you at an upcoming event!