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History

The history of Benson’s Homemade Ice Cream leads us back to Katherine Perley, who ran a farm stand at the current location on route 133. In order to lure more customers to the farm, an ice cream stand was opened in 1932, ran out of the side porch. Today, four generations later, Katherine’s great, Tina, continues to run the family owned business now in its 80th year. The stand opens in the early Spring, and closes for the season in October. Throughout the season, customers come by to enjoy the friendly family atmosphere, the old-fashioned ice cream stand nostalgia, and the homemade ice cream only found at Benson’s. Many of the customers are regulars, returning every season for the same ice cream they enjoyed growing up, passing the experience onto their own children. Others are passer bys, realizing that if the line is so long there must be something worth the wait! So what are you waiting for? Come to Benson’s today! You’ll be happy you did!


Employment

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Please send a letter of interest to:

Benson’s Homemade Ice Cream, Attn: Tina Benson, PO Box 13, West Boxford, MA 01885

The letter should include your name, grade level in school, any past work experience and a list of your availability in the Spring, Summer and Fall, including vacation time and sports commitments. We hire based on the applicants availability during the season, and the first received letters are the first considered.


Press

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"If Benson’s Homemade Ice Cream in West Boxford isn’t the best place on the planet to order an ice cream cone, we need to move to another solar system. This is the ideal spot on a hot summer day or a steamy evening when the only thing that matters is homemade ice cream and lots of it. Pick from a variety of flavors and then sit at a shaded picnic table and enjoy your prize. Be sure to check out the reverse chocolate chip—you won’t be sorry." Northshore Magazine August 2010.

Our Fresh Native Red Raspberry Ice Cream was featured on the cover of the 2009 Aug/Sept issue of Northshore magazine. Benson’s was awarded Best Ice Cream North of Boston in the 2004 Best of Boston issue of Boston Magazine.

“Passing the Scoop” Article featured in the Eagle Tribune, July 2007. Read article

“Just Peachy” Article in the Boston Globe from August 2006. Read Article

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