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Young’s Jersey Dairy Is a Family Tradition

Make This Short Road Trip, and Your Family Is Sure to Leave with Full Bellies and Fond Memories

Article by Katie Bray

Photography by Renae Denbow and Photography Provided

Originally published in Centerville Lifestyle

Just north of Centerville in Yellow Springs, Ohio, lies a historic family-run farm, Young’s Jersey Dairy. Besides being a working dairy farm that attracts more than 1.2 million guests annually, it houses an abundance of fun activities perfect for the whole family.

The farm was founded in 1869, by relatives of the Young family, and later purchased by the grandfather of current CEO Dan Young in 1948, following World War II.

“It’s a family tradition,” Dan says. “We’ve changed a lot. It’s been exciting moving from just an agricultural enterprise to adding entertainment, to create all the family memories that we’re able to provide to the public.”

Dan has been working for his family’s farm for more than 50 years and now jokingly prefers the title “chief ice cream dipper.”

Guest looking for a heartier snack can get a full meal at The Dairy Store.

But a major attraction is the homemade ice cream. “It’s a fairly high butterfat ice cream, so it’s pretty creamy,” Dan says. “The flavors are put in by hand or as it’s coming out of the machine.”

Guests can easily spend the majority of a day at Young’s Jersey Dairy, as there are so many activities for the whole family. These include two miniature golf courses, batting cages, a kids’ barrel ride around the farm, a giant slide, and a kiddie corral.

It’s easy to spend at least half a day at the farm, with all of the activities offered. And for an extended trip, the scenic and vibrant town of Yellow Springs lies just down the road. For bike lovers looking for an enjoyable excursion, the Little Miami Scenic Trail extends into Yellow Springs. Young’s Jersey Dairy is perfect for your next weekend family road trip.

6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, OH, 937.325.0629,