Fresh Mint Chocolate Ice Cream  photo credit: Matt Dayak

Fresh Mint Chocolate Ice Cream
photo credit: Matt Dayak

Mother's Day is this Sunday!

It's a fact that mothers love ice cream.  Celebrate the awesome mamas in your life with the gift of a sweet frozen treat.  Find Leona's near you:  http://www.leonaspgh.com/findleonas/

  A drip line in one of our four mint beds destined to become ice cream.

A drip line in one of our four mint beds destined to become ice cream.

Here at the kitchen, we've been working hard to get our Ice Cream Garden ready for the season. We grow our own mint for our Fresh Mint Ice Cream plus huckleberries and cucumbers for two of our speciality flavors.  We also have strawberries and blueberries and oh so many flowers planted to make our little spot along Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg a colorful, bee hopping hub of brightness.  

Our most exciting garden update this year is an irrigation system connected to our water cooled ice cream machine.  When the machine is done using the water, it gets pumped to a holding tank in the garden. We then use that water in a drip irrigation system to carefully and efficiently water our raised beds.  While we make ice cream we can also water the garden, saving us hours and hours of hand watering time. It’s awesome! Sometimes the little things are so HUGE!


Katie and Christa

New Store Alert!!
Derailleur Bike Shop Cafe

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Located right on the Butler-Freeport Community Trail in a beautiful historic building built in 1886 sits the Derailleur Bike Shop Cafe, our most recent Leona's retailer.  You can take a break from your long bike ride and enjoy a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, tamales, on the go snacks, or an ice cream sandwich!  Check it out!!!

 http://www.derailleurbsc.com/index.html

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