Beloved Oley Dairy Will Close

Posted on November 13, 2017 by

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The Oley Turnpike Dairy was established in June of 1970. In 1991, the zoo welcomed two baby calves.  Now, in 2017, the zoo contains sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, birds, and monkeys.

Today, the farm contains over 80 animals that welcome guests everyday. The Oley Dairy also offers the Fall Fest that started in the mid-1900s. When the Fall Fest just began, it only had a hayride and a small hand built maze. Now, the Fall Fest includes 20 acres for the hayride, a play area, corn maze, and, of course, the zoo.

The Oley Dairy farm also contains the Country Diner. The diner was established in the year 2000. The Country Diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  It also includes an ice cream parlor that has thirty different flavors for an afternoon treat.

The animals that are kept there are sweet and welcoming. As one walks in to visit the animals, the farm offers food so customers can feed certain animals. Also, as you leave the farm, there is a bottle of hand sanitizer so visitors can kill the germs from petting the animals.

Sadly, a former worker was  informed in October that the business will be closing down. According to reports, the owner has passed away, and no one will be taking her place. The animals will be sold.

This was very sad to hear, considering the Oley farm has been around for years, welcoming families from all around. The farm was near and dear to many people, and it will certainly be missed by many.

Posted in: Elyse Essick