What makes milk from Guernsey cows so special?
Special attributes of our Guernsey cow milk are sealed into every pint of ice cream we make. Guernsey milk contains 12% more protein, 30% more cream, 33% more vitamin D, 25% more vitamin A and 15% more calcium than average milk. It's also higher in beta carotene and A2 proteins, which have been shown to have special health benefits.
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Where can I find Ayars Family Farm ice cream?
We're constantly adding new locations. Call or text us at 937-284-1358 to find locations near you, or to arrange an on-farm pickup for your order!
How do you make your ice cream?
Our ice cream is made in a special room, right on our farm. With assistance from the dairy division of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, we designed our facility to attach to one of our larger barns.
Our entry faces a driveway, and you can view the cows through one of the windows. All our ice cream is made in small batches and is hand-packed by Lucas, our youngest son and only ice cream maker! It takes additional time to incorporate this process, but we feel the extra effort is worth it.
Are the cows on the container real?
Absolutely! The picture was taken during the month of July on one of our pastures. We spent a good deal of time designing our carton. It was never in doubt that we would use a picture of our cows, but the colors and copy location went through many revisions. At one point, we even printed a proof, taped it to a blank container, and set it on a grocery store shelf to see how it looked!
Why did you choose Ayars Family Farm as the name of your ice cream?
If you drive by our farm, you will see a sign that says "Land of Living". Nearly 80 years ago, Jack and Gladys Ayars moved from the dust bowl of Kansas to begin their life in Ohio. It was in the spring of the year, and they felt that Ohio truly looked like the land of living things compared to their roots in Kansas. That farm name has stood the test of time and the values they demonstrated in their farm, the cows, and service to the community. We believe that those same principles are alive in the succeeding generations here on the farm. However, we felt that our ice cream should have a name that included our last name - a name that summed up who we were without having to tell the story. "Ayars Family Farm" simply says it all!