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Deborah LeRiche Named Partner of batch Ice Cream
A resident of New Braintree MA, LeRiche brings more than three decades' experience in the health care industry to this new venture. A registered nurse for thirty year, LeRiche is certified in PeriAnesthesia and Critical Care Nursing. She currently is on staff in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.
Originally from Blythedale PA, LeRiche earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University. She is a supporter and member of the Board of Directors of Camp Putnam in New Braintree, MA. LeRiche enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and exploring new adventures. Between them the LeRiches have five children and two grandchildren who will play a role in the company as their business expands.
LeRiche and her husband David purchased batch® ice cream from founders Susie Parish and Veronica Janssens of Boston, effective May 7, 2018. The ice cream is crafted from scratch using only real ingredients. There are no lab-developed additives, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or even corn syrup. With flavors including Carmelized Banana & Walnuts, Salted Caramel, Ginger, Mocha Chip, Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate, Mexican Chili and Roasted Almonds, the pint-sized products are available throughout a number of locations in New England. And now, the new owners plan to take the product and the concept even further.
"David and I are proud to be able to bring this delicious ice cream to a new audience," said Deborah LeRiche, co-owner and Partner of the batch® Ice Cream. "As a health care professional I know the value of food that does not contain unnecessary additives. People understand and value pure local ingredients and the ice cream has received great reviews."
batch® Ice Cream currently works with an ice cream manufacturing establishment in Southeastern Massachusetts to create the products to the owners' specifications. LeRiche says that as the product expands nationally, they may utilize an additional facility elsewhere in the United States. For now, though, everything is made here in Massachusetts.
Another item atop the news owners' "to do" list is work to develop additional flavors for the popular product.
About batch® Ice Cream
Since 2009 batch® has been creating pure, premium ice cream using only natural ingredients that are locally sourced and fairly traded. Known as the purest pint on the shelf, each flavor of ice cream is crafted without the use of gums, stabilizers, artificial flavors and colors or corn syrup. Ingredients include dairy fresh local cream, milk, egg yolks and organic cane sugar. batch® has nine natural flavors which come from ingredients that include free trade coffee beans, vanilla bean and chocolate. The husband and wife team of Deb and Dave LeRiche fell in love with the creamy all-natural treat and bought the company in 2018 with a commitment to continue the founders' dream of ice cream made with local, free-trade and minimal ingredients. The company is headquartered in New Braintree, MA, and will continue to expand its distribution and add new flavors. MassLive Media recently named the batch® Dark Chocolate the region's number one ice cream and the Vanilla Bean was named number three.