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Murdock Dairy Bar

Since 1964 a favorite sign of approaching summer in Winchendon has been the opening of the Murdock Farm Dairy Bar, selling local farm-made ice cream. Each year the ice cream stand brings thousands of people out to the farm, on the border between the country and the town, surrounded by sloping fields farmed for over a century. The brothers began working with Mount Grace to protect the farm in 2007, protecting 99 acres with an APR and 72 acres with a CR in 2009.

Henry Girouard bought Murdock Farm in 1959. His sons, Ray, Frank and Ken, no longer raise cows but still hay the fields, and serve ice cream from May to September (weather dependent).