Come and eat very special Guernsey ice cream at an old fashioned ice cream social on Father’s Day, Sunday afternoon, June 18th, 2017, 2:00 PM.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
See and meet the “Guernsey Girls”, Guernsey cows from the last 100% Guernsey herd in Pennsylvania which will be visiting historic Harriton for the week. The ice cream to be served will be Yoder’s Ice Cream, made in Lancaster County from rich Guernsey milk and cream.
Don’t miss it! $6.00 per person, $30.00 for families of 6 or more (Dad’s eat free!) From 1909 until almost 1930, Harriton was known as the Harriton Guernsey Dairy. This farm, which provided rich milk and cream to the neighborhood, was an active and important participant in a flourishing dairy industry in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Today we are familiar with concerns about our food supply and the debates over pesticides, growth hormones, and unpronouncable chemical names listed as ingredients in what we eat. This is not the first time that the American public has become aware of what is in our food.
You may remember reading Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle when you were in high school. The growth and quality of Pennsylvania’s modern dairy industry is directly related to similar concerns for milk at the turn of the 20th century, and the Harriton Guernsey Dairy was part of that evolution.
We will explore through programs and an exhibit the early 20th century dairies in and near Lower Merion Township, including herd types, estates, and a collection of embossed milk bottles from 35 dairies – only one of which still sells milk today (can you guess which one?). We will have programs for children, a trip to a dairy farm, Guernsey cows visiting the Harriton park, a small exhibit of old milk bottles and dairy equipment, and the ice cream social. Reservations required. Please e-mail us at HarritonHouse@aol.com, or phone us at 610 525 0201.