Friday, 5 July 2013

Celebrate Ice Cream Month at Mitchells

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, so since it’s official, what better month to dig into your favourite flavours at Mitchells Dairy!

Even though it’s an American tradition, we don’t think anyone will mind that we’re going to celebrate ice cream throughout the month of July - do you?

Made using Aberdeenshire grown ingredients in partnership with Rizza's of Huntly, Mitchells ice cream is available in 3 delicious flavours – Luxury Dairy, Crannachan and Blueberries & Cream.

Our hugely popular Blueberries & Cream ice cream is made using Castleton Farm Shop’s delicious blueberries, and incidentally, we have been selected by Castleton Farm Shop as their supplier of the month for July!

If you can’t choose between the flavours (we can't blame you...) we are currently running a competition on Facebook where you can win all three!

All you have to do is log onto the Mitchells Dairy Facebook page and guess how many red, white and blue balloons were on display in our window to celebrate Inverurie4u’s Independent Retailers Day.

Although our current range is Luxury Dairy, Crannachan and Blueberries & Cream, we did recently experiment in the kitchen at home with something a little more unusual.

After we got chatting to Fi Bird at Taste of Grampian, we made some sea lettuce ice cream from her book The Forager's Kitchen!

Now, we’re not sure whether it will ever become a Mitchells flavour, but if it proves popular, you just never know...

Have you ever tried any other unusual ice cream flavours? If so, what’s your favourite? Let us know by commenting on this post below, or by getting in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

And if you would like to stock Mitchells ice cream or find out more, please phone 01467 621 389.
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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Inverurie4u Independent Retailers Day

In Inverurie, we are immensely proud of the range of independent shops and businesses still on our high streets, so, inspired by Independent Retailer Month, the members of Inverurie4u are holding a showcase late night shopping event to help people 'open their eyes to Inverurie'.

Taking place on Thursday 4 July, Inverurie4u Independent Retailers Day will highlight the important role that local, independent retailers play in Inverurie and help make people aware of how buying locally can boost our local economy.

To tie in with Independence Day in America, member businesses will decorate their shop windows in red, white and blue, helping you to identify the shops and businesses who work together to promote Inverurie as a great destination to shop, dine and spend time.

Local Olympian, swimmer Hannah Miley, will open the event in the town square, just outside our shop at 4pm, and there will be lots of family fun going on, including a treasure hunt around the town and live music from local music groups.

Here at Mitchells Dairy, we will have a 'guess how many balloons are in the window' competition and the Shop and Tearoom will both be open until 8pm.

There will also be tastings to sample in the shop including some delicious products at the Downies Fish counter, and in the Tearoom we are sticking with the Independence Day theme and selling hot dogs and thick shakes (made, of course, with yummy Mitchells ice cream) as well as snacks, home bakes, tea and coffees to revive you during all the fun!

What a great way to kick start the school holidays (well, the children will only have one more day of school after this!) with a bit of fun at Inverurie’s inaugural Independent Retailers Day.

Come along and open YOUR eyes to Inverurie - there really is something for everyone here!

If you want to find out more about Inverurie4u Independent Retailers Day, you can like Inverurie4u on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

And remember - you can pick up an Inverurie4u I LOVE LOCAL card in any participating business to claim your exclusive offers. Check out the Inverurie4u website for more information. 

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