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Edaleen Dairy opens store in Ferndale

Marsha Bradshaw, left, and her granddaughter Katie Bradshaw, 6, laugh while eating ice cream at the new Edaleen Dairy store on Second Avenue and Portal Way in Ferndale on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The Ferndale store is the fifth Edaleen shop in Whatcom County.
Marsha Bradshaw, left, and her granddaughter Katie Bradshaw, 6, laugh while eating ice cream at the new Edaleen Dairy store on Second Avenue and Portal Way in Ferndale on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The Ferndale store is the fifth Edaleen shop in Whatcom County. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Edaleen Dairy opened its fifth store in Whatcom County this week, becoming the newsest tenant at the new retail center Ferndale Crossings on Second Avenue and Portal Way, just west of Interstate 5.

Along with two stores in Lynden, the company has shops in Blaine and Sumas, all selling a wide variety of dairy products, including ice cream, milk, cheese and butter. The first store opened on Guide Meridian in 1975, the year Ed and Aileen Brandsma started what was then a small family business.

The ice cream is made using milk from Edaleen’s Holstein cows. The company has developed more than 50 flavors but typically has more than a dozen rotating through cases in its stores, where you can buy by the cone or the quart.

The Ferndale Crossings retail center has now filled up 8,000 square feet in phase one of the project, with another 20,000 square feet slated to be developed based on market demand, listing agent Neal Swanson said.

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