Kinmount frozen yogurt truck brings cool treats to village

By Roderick Benns

There's still lots of time to stop by for a yogurt treat. Photo: Roderick Benns.

A new frozen yogurt truck parked in downtown Kinmount has been offering up cool treats to locals and tourists all summer.

Violet’s Frozen Yogurt is run by Violet Bacon and her mother, Brenda Lee Swinson, a new small business that Bacon says will be open until about Thanksgiving for this calendar year.

“We blend vanilla frozen yogurt with a variety of frozen fruits. We also use eco friendly cups and spoons,” she tells the Advocate.

The former Burnt River resident and alumni of St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Lindsay now has a small cottage in Kinmount for the warmer months and an apartment in downtown Toronto.

Violet’s Frozen Yogurt has three new fall flavours, and next year they’re hoping to add Belgian waffles so they can be topped with frozen yogurt. There are plans to open as early as May.

“We are also looking into a diabetic friendly option,” says Bacon, who notes they already have a vegan choice. 

Bacon’s family worked at the Kinmount Fair for years, so her roots are deep in the area.

“My grandmother, Goldie Dudman, even ran the fair queen pageant and the parade at one time,” she says.

Bacon says her family spent “many wonderful years at the Kinmount Fair with family and friends and I have such great memories from that time.”

“So it  only seemed natural to open up our business here to support the community that brought us so much excitement and happiness as a kid.” 

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