More than a Smorgasbord!

burger classicThe Restaurant Hershey Farm is more than just a Smorgasbord dining experience. Sure, we have the all-you-can-eat home style favorites and modern flavors available on our Smorgasbord, but did you know that they are available, ‘off the menu’ as well?

Single plate portions of your Hershey Farm favorites like freshly fried chicken, roasted turkey, ham balls, liver and onions and more are available for those with smaller appetites or specific cravings.

I could go on and on about the juicy, made-to-order hamburgers and original recipe sauerkraut and pork, a traditional Lancaster County dish that are available on the menu. I could also write a lot more than anyone would care to read about the perfect side dishes to choose from like creamy macaroni and cheese or made from scratch mashed potatoes.
So remember, the next time you’re thinking of eating out with family and friends think of the Hershey Farm menu options too!

We look forward to serving you and your family soon.

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Gobble, gobble! It’s starting to sound like Thanksgiving at Hershey Farm.

The gobble you hear around Hershey Farm comes from our three resident turkeys. These three are neat additions to the farm animals found at Hershey Farm and we’ve gotten quite a few questions about them. Here, we take a moment to answer the most common questions we hear about our new residents.

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Where did the turkeys come from?
As a species, turkeys originated in the Americas and Mexico. While they can fly up to 45 mph and run up to 25 mph, our turkeys didn’t walk or fly from Mexico. We purchased them from a local farm.

How old are they?
As of today, our newest residents are about six months old.

How can you tell the males and females apart?
Look at an adult turkey, and you can easily tell the males and females apart: the males are larger and more colorful than the females, and they have a distinctive wattle, a red piece of flesh that hangs from the top of their beak.
Since our turkeys are about six months old, you can’t yet tell them apart by looking at them. However, our experienced animal handlers share that we have both male and female turkeys here at Hershey Farm.

What do turkeys eat?
Our turkeys are fed specially-formulated turkey food. And since turkeys like to eat insects, you’ll find them foraging their enclosure for bugs and other treats.

How big will they grow?
Once our turkeys are full-grown, they can stand as tall as 3.5 feet and might weigh as much as 20 pounds. They’ll also have a wing span of 4 to 5 feet.

Where can we find them?
Visit Hersey Farm, and you’ll find the turkeys in a specially-built enclosure at the back red barn by the pond.

We welcome you to stop in any time and see our newest additions.

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Fall at the Shops at Hershey Farm

Fall merchandise is blowing in to the Shops at Hershey Farm! Be sure to visit the Boutique, Country Store, Bakery and Outdoor market for the latest home and style fashions.

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Vote for The Whoopie Pie Festival

Do you like whoopie pies? You know, those perfect rounds of cake sandwiching rich whipped icing in the middle. Whoopie pies are the PA Dutch equivalent of Oreos.
According to food historians, industrious Amish women would bake these delicious desserts with leftover cake batter and icing and would put them in farmers’ lunchboxes. When farmers would find these treats in their lunch, they would shout “Whoopie!”
The recipe for whoopie pies has its origins with the Amish, and in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, it is not uncommon to find roadside farm stands offering these desserts.

This year, like every year, Lancaster County, PA is proud to host the annual Whoopie Pie Festival September 6, 2014.

But this year, unlike previous years, we need your help.

The Whoopie Pie Festival has been nominated by USA Today as a Top 10 Best Specialty Food Festival for 2014.
This honor is huge! And we need your help us get us to the number one spot!

How can you help? VOTE. Vote daily.

You only need to invest a few seconds of your time to vote for the Whoopie Pie Festival. Please vote for the Whoopie Pie Festival today and every day until September 1, 2014.

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To vote:
1. Click the image above.
2. This will take you to the Whoopie Pie Festival – Strasburg, Pa page.
3. Scroll down the page and click the blue button that says ‘Vote’.
4. Vote for our fun festival once a day until September 1, 2014.
5. Share this post with everyone you know.
Did you vote? Thank you! Did you share? Thank you again!

We’re currently #4 on the list, but we know your help will propel us to the top spot in no time! And that’s a good thing because we want to share our Whoopie Pie pride with the country!

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The Shops at Hershey Farm

Shopping in Lancaster County? We know there are a lot of options to choose from. However, we know that The Shops at Hershey Farm will soon become one of your top shopping destinations. Haven’t heard of us yet? Let us introduce ourselves.

In The Shops, browse through over 4,500 square feet of enjoyable shopping and find a wide assortment of items that are perfect for any occasion.

Interested in purchasing a trendy yet affordable outfit, scarf or jewelry? Start your search at The Boutiques.

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Need an Amish postcard, hard candy or other Lancaster, Pa souvenir? Find the perfect item in our Country Store.
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Want to send someone special a thoughtful card or need a book for light weekend reading? Browse our Inspirational section.

Looking for toys that will please kids of all ages? We know you won’t be able to resist visiting the Toy Zone and playing with the trains, stuffed animals, unique board games and more.
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Want plants, local seasonal produce and garden décor for your home? Explore our Outdoor Market.

And of course, a trip to Hershey Farm isn’t complete until you visit the Kitchen section for the latest gadgets.
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And we don’t think we have to remind you about the Bakery. There you will find tasty breads, pies, whoopie pies, and seasonal treats baked fresh daily in our on-site Bakery!
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Now that you know us a little better, come on in! Our friendly staff is here to offer product recommendations and assist you in finding exactly what you need. Plus, you can shop online.

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Kid-Friendly Hershey Farm

What are your kids most excited about when they visit Lancaster, PA? Maybe they can’t wait for the rides and water play at Dutch Wonderland. Or they might be eager to ride an authentic Amish buggy, visit the Strasburg Railroad or watch a Sight and Sound show.
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Lancaster is definitely a kid-friendly destination and Hershey Farm is no exception.
We welcome kids of all ages. Bring your children to our 23-acres and let them romp for the afternoon in our two play areas. Or they can burn off steam before bed on the walking, running and biking trail.

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Don’t forget the petting zoo and the playful goats, too.

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And when they’re ready to relax, we welcome you and your kids to hang out by the fishing pond or in the kiddie pool.

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Almost a mile.

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Nestled on over 23 acres of scenic Lancaster County land, the walking trails at Hershey Farm are some of the most beautiful paths to walk or run.

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Stretching almost a full mile around the property the walking trails are well maintained and free from debris, offer scenic views of neighboring farms, calming greenery, blooming flowers and plenty of opportunities to visit the friendly farm animals you’ll pass along the way.

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Adventurous guests never regret the stroll to Sight & Sound or a full exploration of the trails.

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We welcome you to do the same!
A note to make that post walk smile even wider- walking is widely recommended for its health benefits! Feel free to pat yourself on the back.

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Amos the Amishman

Wilkum! My name is Amos. But most people call me Amos the Amishman. I live at Hershey Farm and I have the best job in the world. What is it, you ask? I get to welcome visitors from across the globe to Lancaster County, Pa.

Since I moving here in 2003 from Zinn’s Diner in Adamstown, I’ve watched visitors enjoy home-cooked meals, shop at the boutique, and stroll (or run) around the property on the walking trails.

Besides welcoming visitors, my absolute favorite thing is having my picture taken. All 15 feet of me, from my bare feet to my pre-industrial rake, are very photogenic.

The next time you’re in the area, please stop by and say hello. I’m looking forward to it!
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The Breakfast Smorgasbord

Fuels Your Day in Lancaster, PA

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Our guests appreciate the full breakfast smorgasbord that is included with their reservation. Who wouldn’t appreciate waking up to dozens of delicious food options, including a waffle station, omelet bar, homemade whoopie pies and much more?

While we welcome you to book an overnight stay today so that you can enjoy a hot and delicious breakfast, feel free to stop in and indulge even if you’re just visiting Lancaster for the day. We prepare and serve breakfast every day of the week, and we love when our neighbors visit. Like you, they want to start the day with friends and full bellies. In addition to enjoying the delicious food and fun fellowship, though, they know an insider’s tip. The smorgasbord fuels you for a full day of sightseeing and other Lancaster County activities.

What can you enjoy doing close to Hershey Farm?

Don’t those activities sound like fun? We think so. That’s why we invite you to stop in today for the homemade, hot and delicious breakfast smorgasbord that fuels your day in Lancaster, PA.

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