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Stressful week? I wholeheartedly believe that the best cure is ice cream!

After this whirlwind couple of days, I’m hoping to make some time over the long weekend to turn off the TV and Twitter and get off campus to do something fun. I think Flayvors of Cook Farm would be a great place to start!

Flayvors is an ice cream shop situated on a dairy farm in Hadley. It’s only a few minutes away from UMass, but the fields and mountains surrounding it feel a world away from campus. All the ice cream is homemade on the dairy farm. There’s an assortment of classic and unusual flavors, like “cookie monster” (blue ice cream with oreos and cookie dough) and “cow spots” (vanilla ice cream with fudge swirl and mini peanut butter cups.) Flayvors even has my all-time favorite flavor of ice cream, coffee oreo, which they call “coffee grounds.”

I visited a few weeks ago with my roommate, and we had a great time checking out the farm and gift shop, and saying hello to the cows outside. The only thing better than homemade ice cream is homemade ice cream on a beautiful farm with fields, mountains, and cute cows in the background. Have a great long weekend! 

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