Blanchard's Creamery in Edgecomb was established in September of 2020. While it's founder, Mary Blanchard, resides in Boston, MA, her Maine dairy roots date back to over 50 years ago.
Mary was born in Damariscotta in 1969. Her father, Mac Blanchard, ran Blanchard’s Dairy with his father, Everett Blanchard, in Dover-Foxcroft, ME in the 1940’s. Blanchard's Dairy inspired Mac to run Damariscotta’s Round Top Dairy in the the 1960’s.
Mary searched for an existing ice cream shop to run for two years but was unable to find one. This led her to the conclusion that she simply had to learn how to make her own ice cream. For the past two years, Mary has taught herself how to make homemade ice cream with a small Wynter 1 quart machine. After much experimenting and feeding family and friends, she arrived at enough flavors to feel she could open a shop.
During the COVID pandemic, and on a chance bike ride on the Boothbay Road, Mary discovered the barn at 660 Boothbay Road in Edgecomb. She realized her dream of opening an ice cream business the moment she stepped into the historic 1800’s barn. Dating back to the early 1800s, the barn housed dairy cows, horses, and then in its most recent history, a fabric store beloved by the community. The vacant barn, with its original wood and beautiful post and beam structure, seemed to be waiting for new life, a perfect home for Blanchard's Creamery.
Blanchard opened her doors officially Memorial Day weekend in May, 2021. Since its opening, Mary has welcomed guests and patrons from near and far. She has received exceptionally warm support from local neighbors and natives of the area and greatly appreciates the positivity and well wishes for Blanchard's Creamery.