June 30, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009.
It's warm and slightly humid outside with a chance of rain. But it's cool inside and I went straight comfort food.
Today's plate includes:
Hershey Farm's own slow roasted pot roast (with carrots and celery and tender chunks of roast)
Green Beans (again, I try to be good!)
Mashed Potatoes (what do you eat with your pot roast?)
I also splurged today and picked up two oatmeal raisin cookies. Soft and chewy they finished off my meal perfectly. In fact, I could go for another one...
June 29, 2009
It's Monday, June 29, 2009.
Today's plate includes:
Garden Salad (from the salad bar, I combined lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, purple cabbage, hard boiled egg, cheddar and mozz cheese, and croutons, YUM)
Roast Turkey with gravy
Brown Buttered Noodles
All in all I say this plate is a perfect way to say HI to Monday!
June 26, 2009
The Hershey Farm Plate A Day for Friday, June 26, 2009, comes from Julianne. Julianne is a server assistant here at Hershey Farm.
Julianne's Plate Includes:
A Slice of Ham
Fried Chicken Leg
Mashed Potatoes with beef gravy (it seems that everyone tops their potatoes differently, doesn't it?)
Corn Fritters (with no powdered sugar)
A glass of milk
June 25, 2009
The Heritage Society operates two large events each year, The Secret Gardens Tour and the Heritage Days Celebration.
The Secret Gardens Tour, held on June 27 & 28th, 2009. See local "secret gardens", art exhibits, community park, and at the museum grounds enjoy lunch, drinks, music, garden item vendors and free Master Gardeners' programs. Tickets are good for both days.
Tickets are $10 in advance- call 717-687-8188 to reserve tickets. You may pick them up at the museum on the day of the tour or purchase them from a Strasburg square business. Tickets may also be purchased for $12 on the day of tour at the Heritage Museum, 124 S. Decatur Street.
The Heritage Day Celebration, held on September 12, 2009, at the corner of Franklin and South Funk Streets, just west of the square.
Dealers and vendors in antiques, quality handmade crafts, food, plus demonstrations of ways things used to be made, plus entertainment. For more information call 717-687-8816.
Plate A Day for Thursday, June 25, 2009.
Our Bakery Manager, Krystal, shares her lunch with us for today's Plate a Day.
Krystal's Plate Includes:
Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing (her favorite)
Hershey Farm's Famous Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes (Krystal added only pepper to hers as Hershey Farm makes real mashed potatoes in true PA Dutch fashion- with no pepper added)
Cold Coca Cola
June 24, 2009
Today's Plate A Day for Wednesday, June 24, 2009.
Real Mashed Potatoes (I just noticed that my helping of mashed potatoes takes up 1/3 of the plate. What can I say? I like potatoes)
Fresh Broccoli (I try to be good!)
As you can see I added a bit of butter to the potatoes. I could have saved my time though, they didnt need any. The broccoli was perfect and not over cooked. I havent enjoyed our meatloaf in a while but I know I will soon. It was juicy with tons of flavor. Yum.
June 23, 2009
As an employee I eat lunch at Hershey Farm Restaurant 5 times a week. While filling my plate one day last week I wondered how many different lunches it is possible to make from the more than 100 delicious items featured on the Grand Smorgasbord, Soup, Salad and Bread Bar, not forgetting the Full Dessert Bar.
I invite suggestions and comments as I begin what I feel will be a lengthy (and tasty) endeavor.
Starting Tuesday, June 23, 2009, I chose all of my personal favorites that could fit on one plate (as good a place to start as any, I think).
Here is what I came up with:
A crisp and juicy piece of Hershey Farm's Famous Fried Chicken
Fresh green beans
Baked sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping (who needs dessert? I'll take a second helping of these please)
Stay Tuned for the next 'Plate A Day' Lunch!
Farm Fresh To Go Menu
Famous Fried Chicken
Our Famous Fried chicken is hand breaded and pressure fried to lock in juices while creating its signature crispy outside!
Each Bucket includes 4 Southern Style Biscuits.
#1 12 piece Home-style Bucket (4 white, 4 legs, 4 thighs) $9.99
#2 10 piece Home-style Bucket (all white meat) $12.99
#3 12 piece Honey BBQ Bucket (4 white, 4 legs, 4 thighs) $12.99
#4 10 piece Honey BBQ Bucket (all white meat) $15.99
#5 12 piece 1/2 Home-style/ 1/2 Honey BBQ (4 white, 4 legs, 4 thighs) $11.99
Add On: Thigh or Drumstick: $.99, Breast: $1.29
(sides feed approximately 4 people)
Homemade Mashed Potatoes $2.49
Creamy Macaroni & Cheese $2.49
Cole Slaw $2.49
(prices are per quart)
Traditional Chicken Corn $6.95
Creamy Potato $6.95
Call 717-687-8635 x716 to place your order.
Tax not included in pricing. Large orders may require extra time. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express. No personal checks. No Restaurant Meal discounts apply to To-Go orders. Add on chicken is only available with bucket purchase. Prices and items are subject to change.
June 19, 2009
At the Bakery at Hershey Farm you can find freshly baked breads (here is a picture of freshly baked white loaves. you wouldn't believe how fantastic they smell!) including cheese, iced apple, and white and whole wheat loaves.
The Bakery's quickbreads are delicious as a dessert with a side of ice cream or griddled with melted butter for a breakfast treat. Quickbreads are available in a variety of flavors including (but not limited to) Triple Berry, Zucchini, Shoofly, and my personal favorite, Cinnamon.
The Bakery at Hershey Farm also boasts the best whoopie pies in the area. Really, these whoopie pies were voted the #1 Whoopie Pies in Lancaster County. Available in chocolate, red velvet (shown) and pumpkin.
Hershey Farm offers a selection of their freshly baked Bakery items on the dessert bar including soft cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, sugar) and a wide selection of pies and cakes.
Favorites, including apple pie and Lancaster Co's traditional wet bottom shoofly pie (shown), are available for purchase in the Bakery as well as online.
Visit the Bakery at Hershey Farm and you'll be smiling on your way home!
June 11, 2009
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FREE admission to huge fireworks display
Hot Breakfast Buffet
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