PA Dutch Smorgasbords: 6 Tips

The options on a PA Dutch Smorgasbord can be intimidating. Here are 6 tips for getting the most out of your meal.

1. Scope out the salad bar first for local freshness and potential topping for other dishes (shredded cheese, sour cream, etc.)

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2. Ask your server for their personal favorites and for regional favorites. Who knew that Lancaster County, Pa had its own take on chicken pot pie (noodles in the sauce, no crust) or was famous for its hand rolled soft pretzels?


3. Sample the soups. All. Of.The. Soups. How often do you get the opportunity to try 4 different homemade soups at once? Remember tip number 1 and add any desired toppings to your bowl. Suggestion: red onion on top of chili.


4. Try the regional dishes first, before you fill up on the classics. You may find a new favorite in the ham balls with sweet glaze or Amish filling.


5. Indulge your cravings. With seemingly endless options in front of you, take the opportunity to get a bit creative. French fries and ice cream? Yes! Chicken nuggets on pizza? Go for it! Mac & Cheese on a baked potato? Yum! Fried chicken and homemade gravy? Great idea! You get where I am going with this.


6. Save room for dessert. If you are lucky enough to find yourself at a smorgasbord that boasts its own Bakery (lucky you- you’re at Hershey Farm). Layered parfaits, apple crumb coffee cake, banana bread, ice creams, cookies, freshly baked cakes, cupcakes, and ice cream are just the beginning. If you do nothing else on this list, follow number 5.


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Bread and Butter. Seriously.

butter_jelly12At Hershey Farm we take our bread and butter seriously. Our light and fluffy honey wheat rolls, white rolls, and breads are baked fresh daily in our own bakery.  And if you like breads you’ll be excited to hear that our butter isn’t just an afterthought. In addition to Lancaster County, Pa classics like homemade apple butter and sweet vanilla icing (for that raisin bread ,of course), Hershey Farm takes real butter and whips it with cinnamon and sugar or garlic and chives for some truly memorable spreads.
Not in the area? Here is how you can share a little Hershey Farm charm at your next meal.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Butter

In a food processor, blend one stick (4oz.) of room temperature salted butter with the following ingredients for a unique take on one of the seasons bests tastes!

1bsp. canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1tbsp. light brown sugar (packed)
½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice



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Whoopie Pie Pam

Whoopie-Pie-Pam_transparentThe annual Whoopie Pie Festival keeps getting better and better! For the 2014 Festival on Saturday, September 6, 2014 we are excited to announce that Whoopie Pie Pam of Whoopie Pie Place will be attending.

Several of your favorite best-selling Amish Fiction authors including Sarah Price, Elizabeth Byler Younts, Kelly Long, and non-fiction author Marlene Miller will be attending the Festival with Whoopie Pie Pam.

Visit the Whoopie Pie Place tent at the Whoopie Pie Festival to chat with the authors, purchase books and receive autographs.

Yet another reason to not to miss the Most Delicious Day in Lancaster County!



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Bridges for Boobies!


Hershey Farm is proud to be a part of the 1st Bridges for Boobies event happening at Strasburg’s own Strasburg Scooters on October 1, 2013 only.

In addition to the guided tour through the back roads of Lancaster County Bridges for Boobies Tour riders will receive a gift bag valued at over $100, including a limited edition pink Breast Cancer Awareness Strasburg Scooters t-shirt.

Strasburg Scooter’s is holding this special event to make a difference for the almost 1 in 8 women in the U.S. alone who will develop invasive breast cancer in the course of their life. This is a one-day event to support breast cancer awareness. All proceeds from the tours on October 1, 2013 will be donated to breast cancer charities.

Book your tour today!


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2013 Whoopie Pie Festival


The 2013 Whoopie Pie Festival is just a few weeks away and we’re already drooling over some of the whoopie pie flavors that are scheduled to be available.



Strawberry Creme:


Chocolate Chunk:


Just to name a few. We hope to see you at this year’s Whoopie Pie Festival! Held September 7, 2013 from 11:00am-4:00pm right in our backyard!

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Whoopie Pie of the Month- July


We are in the heart of summer. Summer means days by the pool, family picnics and roasting marshmallows by the campfire.

Summer at the Bakery at Hershey Farm means S’more whoopie pies! July’s feature  whoopie pie flavor of the month is S’mores. Our S’more whoopie pie combines a thick graham cracker cake and sweet chocolate drizzle sandwich with whipped marshmallow filling.

We think it is perfect. With or without the fire!

Oh and just so you know the whoopie pies from the Bakery at Hershey Farm have been voted Lancaster’s #1 whoopie pie after a blind taste test held by the Lancaster Newspaper, Intelligencer Journal. Learn more about how we earned the honor of Lancaster’s #1 whoopie pie. 

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Planning a Fundraiser?

The Bakery can help!


Need to raise some cash for your athletic team, club, church, or school?

Hershey Farm is committed to assisting organizations that are looking for raise funds for a worthy cause. Our mouth-watering treats are sure to make any fundraiser a success! High-quality, local ingredients are an integral part of our baked goods.

View a sample of the Bakery fresh treats available for fundraisers below.

Hershey Farm’s Famous Shoo-Fly Pie 9″

Hershey Farm’s Famous Regular 6oz Whoopie Pie

Fresh Baked Apple Pie 10″

12-pack of Our Assorted Cookies

Additional items available upon request.

Please contact Hershey Farm at: (800) 827-8635 x713 or with questions or for more information.

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