Preserve a Farm: Your donations helped us reach our goal!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on January 31st, 2017


Preserve a FarmYou may remember our previous blog entry about our “Preserve a Farm” program, which sought to raise money to preserve a 63-acre pumpkin farm in Lancaster County. The year-long effort set out to raise $85,000 in celebration of Turkey Hill’s 85th anniversary — half from fans and half matched by Turkey Hill.

We’re very happy to announce that our goal has been reached, and we’ve ended with a final donation of $90,378, thanks mainly to the many kind and generous donations from our fans!

The fundraising effort was conducted in partnership with the Lancaster Farmland Trust, a private, nonprofit land trust that has preserved more than 29,000 acres of Lancaster County farmland since 1988. The Preserve a Farm campaign — and the foundation for Turkey Hill’s longstanding relationship with the Lancaster Farmland Trust — is rooted in our own farming history.

The East Lampeter Township farm is currently maintained by three generations of family members, and the funds raised will be used to help transition the farm to the youngest generation.

How important are programs like Preserve a Farm and how valuable are the donations we received? Turkey Hill’s own president, John Cox, put it best:

“The farms here in Lancaster County are important to us for many reasons. They not only provide ingredients used in our products, but they’re our neighbors. Those farms are a big part of who we are as a community, and when we lose farms, we lose part of what makes Lancaster County so great.”

Karen Martynick, the executive director of Lancaster Farmland Trust, also summed it up when she said “The Trust is grateful to Turkey Hill Dairy for their steadfast support of farmland preservation efforts.”

Lancaster County is home to nearly 6,000 farms, 99 percent of which are family-owned. The farms employ more than 51,000 men and women and contribute more than $4 billion to the local economy.

Over the past two decades, Turkey Hill has donated more than $500,000 to the Lancaster Farmland Trust. Though that money has been used to preserve countless Lancaster County farms, this was the first campaign by Turkey Hill to preserve a specific farm.

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Are you a Turkey Hill fan? Then join our new Turkey Hill Nation!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on January 21st, 2017


Are you a Turkey Hill fan? Then join our new Turkey Hill Nation!

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Turkey Hill has some of the most passionate and loyal fans any ice cream and iced tea brand could ask for. For that, we are eternally thankful, but we’ve long felt that we needed some way for those fans to come together and be recognized

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Facebook highlights: What’s your 2017 resolution (and are you sticking to it)?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on January 18th, 2017


Facebook highlights: What’s your 2017 resolution (and are you sticking to it)?

The new year is only a few weeks old, but we’ve already been plenty busy. We had fun at the Pennsylvania Farm Show (did anyone go?) AND we’ve add a new social media channel to our list of ways to stay in touch with us

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Second Scoop: How they serve ice cream sandwiches in Singapore

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on January 9th, 2017


Second Scoop: How they serve ice cream sandwiches in Singapore

Before we get to today’s blog entry, we just wanted to give a quick announcement about one of our favorite events of the year — the Pennsylvania Farm Show. If you’re going to the show, stop by the Turkey Hill sampling booth in the Weis

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January prize: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on January 3rd, 2017


January prize: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

january-3-prizeThe new year has arrived and we don’t about you, but we’re pretty excited about what 2017 has in store. Like we said in our last blog entry, 2016 was an eventful year, thanks to the launch of Haymakers, our 85th anniversary celebration and our

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A look back at 2016: What was the highlight of your year?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 30th, 2016


A look back at 2016: What was the highlight of your year?

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

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12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 12) – Our final 12 Days prize and our most colorful!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 23rd, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 12) – Our final 12 Days prize and our most colorful!

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Just because something is old, that doesn’t mean it can’t be colorful. That’s the lesson to be learned with our final 12 Days of Turkey Hill prize, which is a set of SEVEN of the colorful bowls you see above. The age? We’re guessing late

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12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 11) – Where would you hang this sign?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 22nd, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 11) – Where would you hang this sign?

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Two days left in our 12 Days of Ice Cream celebration (counting today) means only three days left until Christmas! Hopefully everyone has their shopping done and has their Christmas day dinner plans in a good place.

And, while you’re wrapping up your shopping (and, by

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12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 10) – Our oldest 12 Days prize yet!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 21st, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 10) – Our oldest 12 Days prize yet!

 

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The ice cream scoop was invented in 1897 by a man named Alfred Cralle. Now, you may be asking yourself, “Invented the ice cream scoop? How is that any different from a spoon?”

Well, if you’ve ever tried to dish up ice cream with a spoon

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12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 9) – How colorful are your glasses?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 20th, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 9) – How colorful are your glasses?

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Everything’s better when you add a little color to it, right? Colorful socks? Better! Colorful sunsets? Better! Colorful drinking glasses? Definitely better. That’s exactly what you’ll get with today’s 12 Days of Turkey Hill prize.

We’re giving away a set of the vintage glasses you see

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