For city-dwelling Ohioans, finding fun down on the farm may seem like a foreign concept, especially if it involves udders or cow patties. At Young’s Jersey Dairy near Yellow Springs, though, you can embrace your down-home roots and get a breath of fresh country air – muck boots not required.
The Young family started selling milk from their Jersey cows in 1958, and since then, they’ve added ice cream, cheese and other dairy products, as well as bakery items and a restaurant, to the family business. With items like Fresh Jersey Cheddar Curds, homemade cow patty ice cream, country stuffed Ohio chops and sweet potato casserole, it’s your own fault if you leave hungry. (And don’t worry; that’s chocolate in the cow patty ice cream!)
If you’re able to pry yourself away from all the delicious treats, there is a lot more to do at Young’s than eat. Young’s Cowlendar of Events will help keep your family entertained every day of the year, and upcoming autumn highlights include pumpkin picking, haunted wagon rides, the 36th Annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival and a Thanksgiving feast. My college friends and I always enjoyed celebrating autumn’s arrival with a trip through Cowvin’s Corny Maze and haunted wagon ride, complete with local storytellers spinning spooky tales. And who says sports and farms don’t mix? Hone your athletic skills at the Udders & Putters area, which boasts two miniature golf courses, a driving range, batting cage and more.
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