PRINCETON — One local business seeks to offer its patrons sweets and a home-town atmosphere.

Berkshire’s Custard located on Roger’s Street strives to make their customers feel at home when at the eatery. With the owners living and working in the community, it certainly is locally run and locally made.

Husband and wife, Kevin and Robin Garrett, have owned Berkshire’s for three years thus far and are looking forward to many more. Kevin is currently the baseball coach at Concord, and Robin works with the Mercer County School system.

Of their interest in purchasing the business, Robin said, “We were really good customers.

“We thought that if at one point the business ever came open we’d take a look at buying it,” Kevin said.

Since owning the business, the couple hasn’t changed much. Of the additions, Robin stated they’ve added a grilled cheese to the menu to appeal to the young customers. “They had a pretty good game plan with the menu already,” Kevin said.

The pair is focused on serving the community and giving them a safe place to enjoy themselves. With this focus in mind, Robin stated they have considered closing on Sunday but haven’t done so as families often frequent it after Sunday church services.

“I think once we’ve owned a small business we became aware of how important it is to help out community business leaders,” Kevin said. To further provide to the community, Kevin and Robin both purchase their products locally.

“If you can get that product here and put it back into the community here, it’s very important,” Kevin said.

Of their products and service to the community, Robin said, “We try to buy all of our things local and not just say it but do it.” Robin also said that they don’t purchase items from online if they can help it and instead get the money back into the local economy.

To further stay loyal to the community, the business seeks to employ local high school students. “It gives high school age kids the opportunity to have a job and learn how to mind their money,” Kevin said.

The business, ever seeking to give the community what they want, offers a different flavor specialty each week. To let people’s voices be heard, the Robin posts a poll annually, a few weeks prior to their seasonal opening.

Of their sweet treats, the cones are hand made each day to ensure freshness. Robin herself frequents this task she said. There are also a plethora of custard flavors. “We try to accommodate every customer’s sweet tooths,” Kevin said.

On the menu, customers can find items such as hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, grilled cheese, chips, drinks, custard by the pint and quart, custard cones and bowls, shakes and sundaes, iced coffee and frapes, and floats and smoothies.

They also offer meal deals which include several varieties of food combinations for a low price.

Berkshire’s business hours are 12 to 9, seven days a week.

For more information on Berkshire’s Frozen Custard, call at 304-487-8881 or find them on Facebook at @rogersstreetprinceton.

Contact Emily D. Coppola at ecoppola@bdtonline.com

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