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    • Mother’s Day Meal

      Mother’s Day Meal

      Sunday May 14th Take your mother out to a delicious buffet at The Golden Jersey Inn this year. We’ll even clean up the dishes.
    • Memorial Day Weekend

      Memorial Day Weekend

      May 25th-29th Celebrate Memorial Day with us. You show up, we’ll supply the fun.
    • Young’s Farmstead Cheese 8th Anniversary Week

      Young’s Farmstead Cheese 8th Anniversary Week

      June 5th – 11th Taste, enjoy & learn about Young’s Farmstead Cheese
    • Father’s Day Meal

      Father’s Day Meal

      June 18th Take care of your dad this Father’s Day. Take him to The Golden Jersey Inn for a great meal (without doing the dishes).
    • Independence Day Family Value Week

      Independence Day Family Value Week

      June 28th - July 4th Take advantage of a special value wristband good for all day, unlimited family fun at Young’s this Independence Day Week.
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The Young Family

We are often asked – “Is Young’s family owned?”  the answer is yes!  We can trace our history to 1869, when relatives of the Young family established the farm and built the red barn you see when visiting.  Hap Young bought the 60-acre farm and house shortly after the end of World War II. For the next 10 years, Hap and his three sons Carl, Bob, and Bill farmed the 60 acres, plus up to 500 additional rented acres. They grew grain, raised hogs, and milked cows.

In 1958, the Young Family decided to try to sell our Jersey milk directly to the public. The first sales room was a modest operation. We built a 10′ by 10′ room onto the end of the milk room. The equipment was also modest – some glass jugs, a refrigerator, a cash drawer, and the honor system.  Young’s Customers would drive up, open the refrigerator, get a gallon of milk, leave an empty jug and the money, and drive away.

Now, of the 320 total people that work at Young’s, there are a lot of Young family members here every day!  Bill, Dan, Cathy, Ben, Deb, Lee, Stuart, Jill, Jay, Kelly and Rob are here most of the time.  Chase and Kyle help out when not in school.  Cousins and second cousins and such include Judy, Beth, Chuck, Cierra, Bill (another Bill!), Cody & Brady.  Other Young’s that help on events and other projects include John, Kelly (another Kelly!), Hunter, Pam, Julie, Jesse and Katie.  Young’s that have worked on the farm in the past include Hap & Mildred, Carl (who runs the Christmas tree farm), Bob, Jo, Marilyn, Rita, Blair and Brian.

So…yes, we are family owned and operated!  Anytime you visit Young’s, most likely there is at least one and probably several Young family members here.

We always appreciate your family visiting our farm – and look forward to serving you on your next visit.

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