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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June 2014: Whoopie Pie of the Month- Strawberry

At Hershey Farm, we kind of have a reputation for making delicious whoopie pies, after all, we ARE the official Bakery of the Whoopie Pie Festival. We love to offer the classics like homemade chocolate, red velvet, and pumpkin year round but we REALLY love the fun feature flavors we offer each month.

June’s whoopie pie of the month is a flavor close to our hearts, strawberry!
Jane, a Hershey Farm Bakery says, “I grew up picking fresh strawberries in Lancaster County every summer. There is nothing like them.”

At Hershey Farm we make our whoopie pies in small batches using the best ingredients. The result? Delicious strawberry whoopie pies that melt in your mouth and give you a taste of Lancaster County goodness.

We think you’ll love our delicious strawberry whoopie pies. This flavor is only be available in June, so come on by or shop online today!

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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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Hot Pretzel Sticks Combinations

Make Your Mouth Water…

We love talking to our customers and hearing their stories. Many of them, especially the locals, become friends, and one of our regulars, Sarah, recently shared how much she loves our freshly baked, hand rolled soft pretzels.

“I often bring family members and friends to Hershey Farm. I know we’ll have great service and really good food. Of the many options, my favorite food is a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty: handmade soft pretzel sticks. The chefs work the dough, roll the pretzels and bake them in an oven behind the food line. These hot, fresh and delicious soft pretzels are so good that I combine them with many of the smorgasbord selections. Here are a few of my favorite combos.

Pretzels1. Dipped in Sauces

Although I appreciate eating plain, hot pretzel sticks right from the oven, I also enjoy dipping them in many of the smorgasbord sauces like:
• Melted cheese
Garlic, cinnamon or apple butter
Sweet bread icing
Chicken gravy
The sauce of any dish on the smorgasbord
(I’m looking at you, lasagna, Chicken Pot Pie & Chicken Monterey!)

2. Crouton and Breadstick Substitutes

Every salad needs a few tasty croutons on top or a breadstick on the side, and macaroni and cheese tastes better dished out with a side of freshly baked, hand rolled dough. I can think of no better solution than a pretzel stick. It’s hot, buttery and salty enough to complement every chef, Caesar or garden salad combination I put on my plate, too. Try one with any item (dessert too!) on the smorgasbord. You won’t regret it.

3. Soup Toppings

Hershey Farm prepares homemade soups from scratch every day. I anticipate guessing which flavors I’ll get to enjoy when I arrive for lunch or dinner, and I always taste at least one bowl. I also look forward to pulling the pretzel sticks (or cutting them, for those more civilized than I) into small pieces and tossing them on top of every bowl of soup I enjoy. I can say from experience that pretzel sticks make the perfect topping for vegetable soup, chili, corn chowder and noodle soup.

4. Smothered in Dessert

When I’m at Hershey Farm, I always leave room for whoopie pies and other scrumptious desserts. Hello, they’re baked in-house! Each tastes great on its own, but (if you haven’t noticed a theme here, I don’t know what to say) I love a hot pretzel stick smothered with pudding, jello and ice cream. I also dip pretzels in chocolate cake, apple crisp and cheesecake. What a delicious way to end a meal!”

Craving a soft pretzel? So are we! Don’t forget to look for Sarah around the hot pretzel sticks section of our smorgasbord!

 

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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