State Rep. James Arciero kicked off summer alongside United States Senator Ed Markey with a visit to a regional institution, Kimball Farm, Monday afternoon.
Arciero shared a cone of Kimball’s well-known ice cream with Sen. Edward Markey, who is engaged in a state-wide tour to visit local businesses and state agencies to celebrate the impact of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the state’s fight against climate change. Markey also visited a pair of laboratories in Billerica and Chelmsford, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional 1 Lab in Chelmsford — a lab where scientist monitor and analyze environmental conditions, determine compliance with environmental laws and regulations and identify emerging threats.
“It was a pleasure to catch up and talk to Sen. Markey about Massachusetts’s continued support for local businesses that have been so deeply impacted by the pandemic,” Arciero said. “The work Massachusetts has done to support local businesses with PPP loans and federal assistance was critical to keeping the state’s economy from crashing and future federal-state cooperation will be essential to our future recovery.”
Kimball Farm in Westford, on 400 Littleton Road, opened its doors in 1939 and currently has three other locations including Lancaster, Carlisle and Jaffrey, New Hampshire. It has been a pit stop for numerous Massachusetts politicians and well-known public figures including Governor Charlie Baker and U.S. Congresswoman Lori Trahan.
The 50-acre farm offers over 50 flavors of famous, homemade ice cream and includes an outdoor grill and seafood shack and a recreational space for fun, family activates.
“I’m at Kimball Farm Ice Cream in Westford, Massachusetts with Jill Curran and Jim Arciero, State Representative. This is it!” Markey said in a video alongside Arciero. “You want high-quality, mint chocolate chip ice cream… This is it. They have 100 young people working in here. Summer begins at Kimball Farm’s Ice Cream. It’s official, we are into the summer and this ice cream is fantastic and people are lining up.”
Westford’s Kimball Farm includes bumper boats, mini-golf, batting cages, zip-lines and live- animals to see. There’s no admission fee for the Westford location. Tickets for activities are sold on-site individually at https://kimballfarm.com.