NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — How many places in Northborough can you get homemade ice cream? According to Trombetta's Farm owner Laura Barsamian, there's only one.
After spending the summers of the last two and a half years selling ice cream out of a trailer in the parking lot at 277 Main St., Trombetta's owners now have a building of their own, which they opened April 14.
"We are officially in, and we're here to stay," Barsamian said. "It's much nicer to actually work in a building."
The refurbished 1950's-era ranch now houses the farm stand's popular ice cream operation.
The opening, Barsamian said, was "fabulous," especially because they didn't advertise beforehand, instead going for a "cold opening" approach.
"People are already asking for peach ice cream," she said. They'll have to wait for that, though, until peaches are in season. Trombetta's buys many of its fruit ingredients fresh from local farmers, at which point Laura's brother, Tony, makes the ice cream himself.
But until then, customers can still enjoy many ice cream flavors while browsing through the array of plants, bushes and herbs on display next to the new building.
"It's a fun business," Barsamian said. "Everyone's in a good mood when they come to the window."
Trombetta's is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.