We love finding wonderful local suppliers who make great products. Here we talk with Randy Fyock, who founded Marcie’s Homemade Ice Cream in 1981 and has grown the company into an impressive wholesale ice cream manufacturing business based in Crawford County. Their ice cream is delicious, hand made from the freshest ingredients and cream supplied by dairies from the Tri-County area. Stop in and pick up a pint of their ice cream, we think you’ll love it - and support a great local business!
F&M: How did you get started?
Randy: We couldn’t find any old fashioned homemade ice cream to sell at our Fairgrounds store so we decided to make ice cream ourselves.
F&M: Where did the name come from?
Randy: From a special girl in our lives, our daughter Marcie.
F&M: What makes Marcie’s different or better?
Randy: It is the love we put into the process, seriously. We have the highest butter fat available, low over-run natural ice cream with local milk and the finest ingredients we can find to include in our ice cream.
F&M: What are you most passionate about?
Randy: Providing the best ice cream products for our customers so they can serve the best products in turn to their customers. Also, providing what we believe is lost in many businesses today, that personal customer service.
On a lighter note…
F&M: Are you a cat or a dog person?
Randy: Cat, her name is Lilly. You should see some of the nap time pictures of us. Also, the night isn’t complete for Lilly without her scoop of vanilla ice cream. (Marcie’s Homemade of course!)
F&M: Favourite Music on your iPod?
Randy: What’s an iPod? I’m old school, still use cassette and CDs. So many good musicians hard to have a favorite, but mostly anything oldies and oldies country music.
F&M: If you were allowed one luxury to take with you if you were stranded on a desert island, what would it be?
Randy: A supply of Marcie’s Homemade Ice Cream of course!
check out Marcie’s Homemade Ice Cream at Frankie & May, or see their website at marcieshomemadeicecream.com