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A prominent billboard on Rte. 1 crows about Halo Farm: “World’s Largest Micro-Dairy!” Huh? Is the copywriter’s tongue-planted-in-cheek, or is this “non-claim, claim” a post-millennium echo of Watergate’s “non-denial, denial”?
Whatever, the place itself is pretty good.
Halo Farm reminds us of an era when most milk products were distributed by local dairies. Then, some time in the 1960s, supermarkets invested in refrigerated bins, while refrigerated tanker-trucks enabled long-distance transport of fresh milk. By the 1970s, the local milkman delivering to your door had virtually disappeared.
Halo has survived by offering good quality dairy products (including all different varieties of milk, including lactose free, plus orange juice, iced team, lemonade, eggs, and importantly ICE CREAM) at warehouse prices.
The “Seventh Heaven” ice cream is worth special mention. There are a couple of dozen flavors that come in pint containers, and a few (standard) flavors that come in gallon tubs. It’s not quite the butterfat content of a super-premium ice cream like Hagen Daz, but it’s still darn tasty ice cream at half the price.
Halo Farm is the place to go if you’re catering a kid’s event (like a team picnic, or a 4th of July party). It’s also a fun outing with the kids, especially if the packaging line is running. The kids will be fascinated watching the machinery filling and sealing carton after carton of dairy product.
If you’re bringing the kids, you might want to call ahead to find out if the line is in operation. Halo Farm is directly next door to the Trenton Farmer’s Market. Together they make a fascinating, quick outing with the kids.