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Sacramento City Council To Consider 'Farm-To-Scoop' Ice Cream Shop

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What's being called Sacramento's first "farm-to-scoop" ice cream shop may soon be opening across the street from the state capitol building in Downtown Sacramento.

Tonight the City Council will consider an agreement with the proposed shop, called Cornflower Creamery, to lease city-owned retail space at 10th and L streets. Cynthia Broughton is the business owner. 

"It'll be an artisan, house-made ice cream shop," explains Broughton. "And I'd like to feature a lot of the local ingredients and products that we have here in Sacramento."

"None of the existing ice cream shops have called themselves 'farm-to-scoop'," says Broughton. "However, I do believe that many do use local products and local ingredients and they have seasonal menus that change according to what's in harvest at the time and they do a good job of that."

If city council members approve the lease, Broughton says she hopes to open the shop by the end of August.

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