Warm up with homemade soups and freshly baked potatoes
Winter has arrived! And while Winter brings frost and freezing temperatures, here at Hershey Farm, it also brings the simple joy of a hot bowl of homemade soup and a perfectly baked potato.
The all- you- can-eat Soup, Salad, Bread, and Baked Potato Bar at Hershey Farm (order alone or as part of the Grand Smorgasbord) is a fun way to enjoy lunch and get creative.
Top your homemade soup or freshly baked spud with any combination of chopped bacon, melted cheeses (maybe a scoop of cottage cheese), steamed or raw broccoli, cauliflower, onions, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, seasoned croutons, Asian noodles, or any of the many options available.
The point is to have fun, get creative, and enjoy your meal. Oh, and to warm up!
We hope to see you soon!Pin It
Celebrate Fall With October’s Whoopie Pie of the Month
Orange leaves, orange pumpkins and orange sunsets. Are you seeing a pattern here? With the arrival of fall, there’s no shortage of this vibrant color here in Lancaster, PA. It only makes sense that orange is the inspiration for our October Whoopie Pie of the Month.
Our orange whoopie pie with chocolate filling starts with flavorful yellow cake, then, our innovative bakers add eggs and orange juice to the batter. The result? Beautiful orange cakes that are reminiscent of fall.
We’re not done yet, though. Next, the bakery prepares rich chocolate whipped filling and layers it between two cakes. Rich chocolate paired with orange cake makes a dessert exploding with color and flavor.
We invite you to stop by and pick up October’s Orange Chocolate Whoopie Pie.
Or order online and have your very own dozen delivered to your door.
More than a Smorgasbord- Menu Dining Options
The 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.Pin It
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.
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.Pin It
Fall at the Shops at Hershey Farm
Chocolate Raspberry: September Whoopie Pie of the Month
September’s Whoopie Pie of the Month is Chocolate Raspberry!
For September 2014 only you can order a dozen Chocolate Raspberry whoopie pies online by stopping by the Bakery at Hershey Farm today.Pin It
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.
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!
Thank you for your support.Pin It
Confetti Cake: August Whoopie Pie of the Month
It’s party time for you and your 10,000 friends! Okay, maybe not friends, but you’ll definitely want to invite your thousands of taste buds!
This delicious treat combines two bright confetti cakes with fresh whipped chocolate filling. The whole thing melts in your mouth and gets your taste buds popping.
Don’t wait to try this tasty treat. Order a dozen online or stop in to pick up the August Whoopie Pie of the Month today. Then, you’re ready to party!Pin It
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.
Need an Amish postcard, hard candy or other Lancaster, Pa souvenir? Find the perfect item in our Country Store.
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.
Love sports? Find your favorite team’s memorabilia in our Sports Zone.
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.
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!
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.Pin It