With 2017 upon us, we thought we’d take a few minutes to look back at the year that was 2016. To call it a busy year would be an understatement. But it a good kind of busy, filled with fun events and new products. Here’s a recap of the fun we had over the past 12 months:
WE CELEBRATED AN ANNIVERSARY!
To be exact, we celebrated our 85th anniversary! That’s right, Turkey Hill turned 85 this year, but we don’t feel (or look) a day over 50, right? To celebrate eight-and-a-half decades, we gave away vintage prizes here on the blog and had some fun throughout the year on our Facebook page. Next up is our 90th anniversary and then the “big one” — 100 years in 2031!
Over the past two decades years, Turkey Hill has donated more than $500,000 to the Lancaster Farmland Trust. In 2016, we were proud to take that fundraising relationship to a new level with our “Preserve a Farm” program. Your donations will help us preserve a specific farm right here in Lancaster County. Stay tuned for an update about this program in January!
WE LAUNCHED A NEW PRODUCT
One of Turkey Hill’s most notable new products in 2016 is a line of thirst-quenching drinks called Haymakers. Ask a wise farmer about thirst-quenching beverages, and you’re likely to hear a story passed down through the generations about a thirst-quenching recipe known as switchel. That legendary drink is the inspiration behind our new Haymakers ciders, punches, and teas.
The drinks are made with authentic ingredients like ginger, molasses, honey and apple cider vinegar. We even created a TV commercial about the new drinks, which you can check out below. (And, yes, the Haymakers lineup will be expanding with some new flavors in 2017, so stay tuned for announcements about that!)
So what does 2017 have in store for Turkey Hill? In short, plenty, and we’ll be sure to share all of the highlights with you right here on the Ice Cream Journal. Stay tuned, and Happy New Year!