As the weather gets warmer, please be aware that we often run out of café fare in the late afternoon, so don’t count on eating dinner. We will always have ice cream, but your favorite flavor may not be available at all times. Thank you for your patience!
What We Offer
We offer other Harford County agricultural products as well as some specialty items in addition to our own old fashioned hand dipped ice cream made right on the farm. We've made well over 100 flavors, but only 12-18 are served at a time and vary daily.
Broom’s Bloom Cheese: An artisan cheddar made from our milk (several varieties available).
Broom’s Bloom Pork sausage: A lean and flavorful country sausage (several varieties available).
Woolsey Farm Lamb: Mild and succulent. A real treat that Kate’s brother Worley produces on the Umbarger farm in Churchville. Many cuts available.
Woolsey Farm Beef from the Umbarger Family of Churchville: Aged and Tender. Many cuts available.
Rose Veal: Calves not in confinement.
Granova's Chicken: Free Range, All Natural Chicken raised with love in Forest Hill.
Pequa Valley Farm: All natural Yogurt.
Trickling Springs: Naturally produced Buttermilk, Half and Half, Butter and Yogurt. Milk in glass bottles or plastic.
Kilby Cream: Milk in glass bottles, butter.
Cybee's: locally produced honey.
Golden Grains Bread: Beautifully handcrafted loaves and rolls made locally from whole grain.
Local Produce: Seasonal fruits and vegetables straight from Harford County Farms.
Also available: Local spices and salsas, beautiful cut flowers, Broom’s Bloom Milk and Olive Oil Soap, and a variety of hand-made pottery, greeting cards and jewelry.
Current places to find Broom's Bloom Cheese and Pork Sausage, Woolsey Farm Lamb and Level Farm Beef:
Bel Air Farmer's Market: Saturdays 7-11 ; April through Oct. Bond and Thomas Streets Bel Air
Waverly's 32nd St. Farmer's Market: Saturdays 7-12 : YEAR ROUND Barclay and 32nd Street Baltimore City
We do offer wholesale pricing on bulk ice cream and cheese orders. We also offer seasonal ice cream pies and cakes but please call 410-399-2697 for availability and pricing as it is subject to change.
We can accomodate your next group outing or business luncheon. Our back room can be reserved for larger groups up to 20, but please call at least a week in advance to schedule.
About Our Name
Our name originates from the colonial land grant for the area along with the original owner of the land, John Broom. The ‘Bloom’ refers to crops flourishing and providing for the tenants, hence the name, “Broom’s Bloom Dairy."
Broom’s Bloom is an interesting mix of ancestral history and new beginnings. The farm and house dates back to the early 1700's and is supporting its 9th generation of the Dallam family. The farm is named after the colonial land grant for the area. In 1997, David and Kate Dallam started milking 65 cows on the farm and even more recently they started making and selling old fashioned ice cream, farmstead cheese and pork sausage. Our animals are fed a natural diet of grains and forages and we do not use artificial growth hormones.
Labor Day through Memorial Day
Tuesday-Thursday : 11 am - 8 pm
Friday & Saturday : 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday : 12 pm - 8 pm
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Tuesday-Saturday : 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday : 12 pm - 9 pm
We are located at 1700 South Fountain Green Road in Bel Air, Maryland.
From I-95: Take Exit 80/MD543 off I-95. Head toward Churchville off the exit. We are about 4 miles from the exit. Continue on MD543, cross Route 136 and we are on the left. Look for our sign. If you go as far as the light for Wheel Road you've gone too far.
From Rt. 22: We are 2.6 miles south on MD543 from the Route 22 Fountain Green intersection. On the right, below Wheel Road. Just 10 minutes from Bel Air, Churchville, and Abingdon.
Broom's Bloom offers more than just award-winning ice cream and homemade lunches. We offer special events such as live music, group tours, and seasonal happenings such as Christopher's Train Garden.Live Music
From late Spring until early November, we offer live music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. When the weather gets colder, we have musicians play on Saturday and/or Sunday if the weather is nice.Tours
We offer educational tours of the barn and store between the months of September and May. Tours for school groups are generally held on Wednesday mornings and tours for private groups are held on Thursday evenings. Our tours consist of information about the crops grown to feed our cows, how we take care of cows and calves, and how they produce milk. School tour groups learn about how ice cream is made along with reading an age-appropriate book and finish with a game concerning food categories. For more information or scheduling, please call 410-399-2697.
We do offer fundraising events, please call 410-399-2697 for further information and scheduling.Christopher's Train Garden
Our annual train garden in memory of Christopher Cooper, a little boy who loved trains and Christmas. The train garden opens the day after Thanksgiving and runs through the first of January. The garden opens at noon and closes at 8 pm. Free admission, but donations collected go towards improving the garden.
As rated in the Washington, DC / Baltimore 2014 Zagat Restaurants Guide, "Its awesome homemade ice cream is best enjoyed with a view of the cows who contributed at this friendly, family-owned country cafe in idyllic rural Harford County that's ranked as Greater Baltimore's No. 1 Bang for the Buck; in addition to the relaxing farm atmosphere, simple soups and sandwiches give many I-95 drivers the energy to continue on their road trips."
Here at Broom's Bloom, we are proud to receive such honorary awards. Come taste why we have been voted:
No. 1 Small Company: Baltimore's Top Workplaces 2014 by The Baltimore Sun
Fifth in the nation according to Tripadvisor's Top 10 Ice Cream Shops in the U.S.
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011-2014
Harford County's Best Ice Cream 9 years in a row
City Paper's Best Place to Get Ice Cream 2007
Baltimore Magazine's Best Cheese of Baltimore 2007
Finest Ice Cream in Baltimore Region 2011-2013, Maryland Life Readers Poll
Zagat Rated "Excellent" or better since 2007
The Baltimore Business Journal has ranked us #17 on their list of Restaurants with top rated food in the Baltimore area.