Cache Valley Food Tour


Schedule

Dates Location Hours Days
Jan 02 - Dec 31Caffe Ibis Roasting House 10:00 AM
1st Friday each month (Reservations Required)
Jan 02 - Dec 31Spirit Goat 10:00 AM
Fridays Only
Jan 02 - Dec 31Caffe Ibis Restaurant 7:00 PM- 7:30 PM
1st & 3rd Friday each month (Reservations Required)
Jan 02 - Dec 31Casper's Ice Cream 11:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Mondays thru Saturdays (Ask for presentation.)
Jan 02 - Dec 31Beehive Grill 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Tuesday & Fridays Only
May 01 - Sep 30* Cox Honeyland and Gifts 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Daily (Ask for Video Presentation)
May 26 - Sep 07* Bluebird Candy Company 11:00 AM- 11:15 AM
Monday - Wednesday
Jun 01 - Oct 31* Mt. Naomi Farms 7:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Monday - Saturday (Call ahead to see what's ripe)
Jun 06 - Oct 31* Rockhill Creamery 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Saturdays Only
Jun 08 - Aug 21* Aggie Ice Cream and True Blue Cheese 1:30 PM- 2:00 PM
Mon / Wed / Fri (Cheese Presentation) See below for information on ice cream tour.
Jul 15 - Sep 30* Weeks Berries of Paradise Call to arrangeBy Appointment (Times vary. Call ahead to see what's ripe.)
* indicates tours are seasonal

Food Tour Details


Chocolates


Bluebird Candy Company

75 West Center, Logan
(435) 753-3670
Daily Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tour: May 26 - Sep 07 : Monday - Wednesday
11:00 AM- 11:15 AM

Description: This behind-the-scenes tour varies according to production demands. Depending on the day, you’ll see employees mixing copper kettles full of candy, rolling out candy centers, or dipping chocolates. Space is limited.

The Bluebird Candy Company has been whipping up delightful confections since 1914. Each of their dozens of mouthwatering chocolates is made from scratch and hand dipped with care in historic downtown Logan. Local favorites include O’Aggie bars (named after Utah State University’s mascot)—milk chocolate wrapped around caramel and brazil nuts, and their Victorias—dark or milk chocolate with a rum-flavored center packed with chopped pecans.

Coffee


Caffe Ibis Restaurant

52 Federal Ave, Logan
(435) 753-4777
Daily Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tour: Jan 02 - Dec 31 : 1st & 3rd Friday each month (Reservations Required)
7:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Description: Learn about the cultivation of coffee—how it’s grown, harvested, stored, and roasted to ensure the ideal cup. Enjoy a sample of our daily brew.

Caffe Ibis is a 35-year-old award-winning green business and custom roasting house with a focus on Triple Certified, Organic, Fair Trade, and Smithsonian Shade Grown Bird-Friendly coffees from around the world. Their hand-selected coffees present the finest possible cup quality and the best possible scenario for a socially and environmentally sustainable future. This award winning gallery and café has been recognized in The New Yorker, Newsweek, and Organic Style magazines.

Caffe Ibis Roasting House

710 West 200 North, Logan
(435) 750-0193
Daily Hours:

Tour: Jan 02 - Dec 31 : 1st Friday each month (Reservations Required)
10:00 AM

Description: Roasting demonstrations will be held at our coffee roasting house the 1st Thurday of each month at 11 a.m. Groups of four to ten can schedule roasting house tours on other Thursdays with 24 hours advance notice.

Caffe Ibis is a 35-year-old award-winning green business and custom roasting house with a focus on Triple Certified, Organic, Fair Trade, and Smithsonian Shade Grown Bird-Friendly coffees from around the world. Their hand-selected coffees present the finest possible cup quality and the best possible scenario for a socially and environmentally sustainable future. This award winning gallery and café has been recognized in The New Yorker, Newsweek, and Organic Style magazines.

Dairy Products


Beehive Grill

255 South Main, Logan
(435) 753-2600
Daily Hours: Daily 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Tour: Jan 02 - Dec 31 : Tuesday & Fridays Only
12:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Description: Experience the art of making creamy gelato. This Italian ice cream, made on the premises, comes in many flavors and is guaranteed to melt in your mouth.

Aggie Ice Cream and True Blue Cheese

750 North 1200 East, Logan
(435) 797-2109
Daily Hours: May-Sept: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Oct.-Apr. same open, close 9 p.m.)

Tour: Jun 08 - Aug 21 : Mon / Wed / Fri (Cheese Presentation) See below for information on ice cream tour.
1:30 PM- 2:00 PM

Description: True Blue Aggie Cheese Tour -- View an 8-10 minute DVD on Aggie Cheese production and then sample a few cheese varieties. Lasts about 15 minutes.

2015 Ice Cream Factory Tours hourly from noon to 4 p.m. on June 20, July 18 and Aug 15. Call for details including costs.

Utah State University has been perfecting the art of making dairy products since the agricultural college was founded in 1888. Tempt your taste buds with 30 flavors of ice cream. Hand-crafted cheeses reflect local heritage and scenic beauty with varieties like Old Juniper Aged Cheddar, Old Ephraim Smoky Swiss, Aggiano Aged Parmesan, and Crimson Trail Jalapeno Cheddar

Casper's Ice Cream

11805 North 200 East, Richmond
(435) 258-5219
Daily Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tour: Jan 02 - Dec 31 : Mondays thru Saturdays (Ask for presentation.)
11:00 AM- 9:00 PM

Description: Casper's production plant provides a 15-minute video that takes you behind the scenes to discover the process of creating their famous confections, and to learn about their history.

Casper Merrill invented his signature giant vanilla Fat Boy square-shaped ice cream sandwich in 1925. The frozen treat is now available in a variety of flavors. Casper's is also famous for its Nut Sundae on a Stick featuring vanilla or the newest flavor and toffee crunch. You can purchase their products at most major grocery stores nationwide. Dive in to an old-fashioned sundae, milkshake, malt, banana split, or a scoop of one of their fabulous flavors of ice cream.

Rockhill Creamery

563 South State Street, Richmond

Daily Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. late May to mid-October

Tour: Jun 06 - Oct 31 : Saturdays Only
10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Description: Self-Guided Tour -- Sample and purchase farmstead cheese as well as fresh produce, crafts, and other items offered at Richmond’s Harvest Market at Rockhill. The historic farm makes for a wonderful backdrop to this small community market. Look around the impressive old granary and learn about the craft of cheesemaking, say hello to the farm’s six Brown Swiss cows, and then take a walk over to the newly completed “cave” where wheels of cheese age to perfection. Group and special tours may be arranged by emailing creamery@rockhillcheese.com

Fruit and U-Pick


Mt. Naomi Farms

1285 East 4500 North, Hyde Park
(435) 232-4525
Daily Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7:30 a.m.-Noon, May-Oct.

Tour: Jun 01 - Oct 31 : Monday - Saturday (Call ahead to see what's ripe)
7:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Description: Pick your own delicious, vine-ripened strawberries, blackberries, and grapes. We’re third-generation farmers and we know berries are best when Mother Nature says so.

We’re open when the fruit is at its finest so we strongly suggest you call ahead to see what's ripe.

Weeks Berries of Paradise

8560 South 800 East, Paradise
(435) 245-3377
Daily Hours: Hours by appointment

Tour: Jul 15 - Sep 30 : By Appointment (Times vary. Call ahead to see what's ripe.)
Please call to arrange

Description: U-Pick is available when berries are in season. The Weeks family has been growing outstanding raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries for more than 30 years. They’re the largest raspberry farm in Utah, the largest black currant grower in the western United States, and have also begun growing blueberries. The berry harvest goes from mid-July through the end of July and then again in September. Weeks’ juices, syrups, and jams are made fresh, just yards away from their berry patches.

By Appointment Only

Honey


Cox Honeyland and Gifts

1780 South U.S. Hwy. 89-91, Logan
(435) 752-3234
Daily Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tour: May 01 - Sep 30 : Daily (Ask for Video Presentation)
11:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Description: Come view our live working observation hive and see the bees busy at work as they fill their wax cells and make honey. Watch an informative video on bees and honey production. Sample our delicious honey and honey products. You'll see bee equipment on display and you can bring your own containers to be filled with honey from our giant tank.

The Cox family has been gathering honey and creating gourmet honey products for four generations. You’ll discover why Utah is known as the Beehive State and have a chance to see the busy bees at work in a glass observation hive. The gift shop features gourmet honey products, fudge, Utah gifts, and other unique gift items

Smells Good Enough to Eat


Spirit Goat

28 Federal Ave, Logan
(435) 512-9040
Daily Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tour: Jan 02 - Dec 31 : Fridays Only
10:00 AM

Description: Stop in and learn about the soap making process, smell the various flavors, and learn more about our business.

The Spirit Goat, established in 2002, is a family owned, local business that specializes in goat’s milk soaps, lotions, and many other skin-friendly products. Our store is also our “kitchen” where we formulate and create all of our products. We have over 80 varieties of soap and sell worldwide to other retail outlets. We are keeping the tradition of soap making alive in Cache Valley.

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The following food related businesses do not offer tours at this time, but their unique products and/or great prices make them well worth a visit.

Slide Ridge Honey

474 East 250 South, Mendon
(435) 752-4956
Daily Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call First

Description: We don't currently offer a tour, but fill your own containers at our honey house. Bring clean buckets, mason jars, or barrels. From Logan, take 200 North to 1900 West, turn left. Then turn right at 600 South (at the T), turn left on 5400 West, go to 1600 South, turn right, cross the tracks, and it’s the first building on the left. Look for the sign that says local honey.

Slide Ridge Honey is a family-owned business and our high altitude gourmet honey is produced by our own honeybees in Northern Utah. The amazing variety of texture, color, low moisture, and delightful flavors found in our honey are obtained by the altitude, flora, healthy bees, and mother nature. We also make wine and vinegar from our delicious raw honey. For more info visit slidgeridgehoney.com

Alvey's Candies

1300 North Main, North Logan
(435) 753-8888
Daily Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m.

Alvey’s Candies creates a delicious assortment of chocolates and candies and is located in the Cache Valley Mall. If you’re interested in seconds, you can buy them at the factory in Richmond where they’ve been making their chocolates since 1980: 63 East 300 South in Richmond, Mon.

Charlie's Supreme Ice Cream

1269 North Main, Logan
(435) 753-4355
Daily Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight

Hand-dipped locally made ice cream and malts.

Central Milling Company

122 East Center Street, Logan
(435) 752-6625
Daily Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Central Milling has been milling flour in Logan for more than a century. Pick up a bag of all purpose, whole wheat, or baker’s special flour, or try their organic unbleached and wheat bran flours. Other varieties upon request. Pancake and waffle mix and hot cereals too.

Gossner Foods, Inc.

1000 West 1000 North, Logan
(435) 752-9365
Daily Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Gossner Foods features a variety of cheeses at discount prices, as well as shelf-stable milk, whipping cream, cheese curd, and ice cream. They are one of the country’s leading producers of Swiss cheese. No public tours, but a large observation window allows you to watch the cheese being made.

Heart to Heart Foods, Inc.

142 West 3200 North, Logan
(435) 753-9602
Daily Hours: May-August Mon.-Fri. Noon-5 p.m.; Call first during winter months

Heart to Heart specializes in Premium brand ice cream bars on a stick and ice cream.

Lower Foods

700 South US Hwy 91, Richmond
(435) 258-3755
Daily Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Stop by for discounted sliced sandwich meats including French dip, prime rib, barbecue beef, pastrami, corned beef, turkey, and beef jerky. Their products are packaged under different brand names and sold in grocery stores across the country.

Pepperidge Farm

901 North 200 West, Richmond
(435) 258-2491, Ext. 2
Daily Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

You can purchase factory-fresh Pepperidge Farm products (a large variety of cookies and crackers) at discount prices.