Fifty flavors of ice cream Manning Farm Dairy, Dalton, must pass true taste test: family tastebuds.
“We have 15 grandchildren and they are the testers,” said matriarch Jean Manning, of Manning Farm Dairy, which has been located in in Dalton since 1920.
“Kenneth Manning loved ice cream so the farm started producing ice cream in 1964,” said Jean Manning. She and her husband Paul, Kenneth’s son, opened the Clarks Summit store in the 1970s. It was the first store opened outside the farm.
All Paul and Jean’s six children Michelle, Traci, Brian, Kenneth, Kevin and Casey, have worked on the farm and in the store. Three sons still work at the farm.
Manning’s is open year round and features about 50 flavors at the height of the summer; flavors change with the seasons. They also sell milk and frozen yogurt.
Recently, the question as to their favorite flavor was posed to several employees and Jean Manning.
“I am a lover of peanut butter. So anything with peanut butter,” Jean said.
Katie Grow of Clarks Green said she enjoys Jamocha Chip and for Allie Harris of Clarks Green, the favorite is Cookie Dough. Paula Feduchal of Taylor, manager of the Clarks Summit store enjoys Black Raspberry. Kim Madensky of Clarks Summit loves Almond Joy.
Manning’s locations include: