Destination: Pittsford Dairy

By Matthew Molinaro staff writer

Looking for to sharpen your sweet tooth before Halloween?  Well, look no further than Pittsford Farms Dairy & Bakery. Located down the road from campus, Pittsford Dairy offers a wide selection of treats for you and your friends.

Doubly sweet treat of a chocolate cookie with chocolate milk. (Photo by Matthew Molinaro)

Located at the center of the village of Pittsford, Pittsford Dairy was founded by Samuel Hildreth, operating under a stagecoach.  In the late 1880s, businessman and politician Jarvis Lord purchased the land Hildreth owned. Lord then acquired three farms and combined them into a giant dairy operation center.  From the late 1900s to today, Pittsford Dairy has operated a modern processing plant and retail store.

When you first see the store front, you suddenly get a feel that you are at a farm in rural New York.  When you arrive inside, you get the smell of baked pastries and breads that will rain thoughts of hunger in your mind.  

Down the center of the room, you will encounter a large table filled with baked goods.  Those goods include muffins, breads, syrup, and cookies (everything is made in house!). Surrounding the back of the store are coolers full of the flagship merchandise, dairy products.

You can purchase a wide variety of milks, sorbets, cheese, ice creams and butter.  You can also purchase several locally made coffees and teas.

I purchased a small pint of chocolate milk along with a double chocolate chip cookie.  I must say, for $3.25, you will get a bang for your buck.

After you make your favorite purchase, there are places outside and inside where you can eat. Inside is a large table with chairs made from metal milk containers.  There are also four small tables where a group of four can sit. Outside features long benches where you can enjoy the sweet smells of pastries.

Pittsford Farms Dairy & Bakery, 44 N Main St., is a great place where I recommend Fisher students to grab a small snack during the week.  The retail store is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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