Young’s Farm has been in our family since my grandfather, Elmer Young,
ventured out to Dewey-Humboldt in 1946. Since that time we have been proud
of what we have grown and so grateful to all of the people who have shared
our farm with us over the years, especially during the fall. Over the past
four years we have made every effort to preserve the uniqueness of this
land and the traditions it has offered to our family and yours.
Unfortunately, our endeavor did not end with the success we had hoped for
and we have decided to sell the farm. We wanted to provide you with as much
information as we can at this time.
So who’s going to buy the farm?
It has been our goal since January of 2005, when we began entertaining
offers from potential buyers, to find a company that will preserve as much
of the history and traditions of the farm as possible. LIke many of you, we
have happy memories of Young’s Farm. We’ve seen our children and some of
yours, grow up here. We have looked for the right organization to develop
the farm into something where families will live, the community, both local
and state, will continue to have access, and so the town of Dewey-Humboldt
will continue to benefit. It is a little early to give out specifics, but
please believe that the legacy we leave is as important to us as we know it
is to you.
How long will the current farm stay open?
The good news is that Young’s Farm as you know it will enjoy two more fall
seasons. The farm will stay operational through December of 2006 offering
pumpkin festivals, turkeys and lots of family fun to our customers. We
hope you will continue to visit the farm during this time and enjoy our many
When will we be able to update you on plans for the farm?
During our campaign to Save Young’s Farm we have worked hard to keep all of
our customers, friends and the local community informed of the status of
Young’s Farm. That won’t change. Our goal is to let you know as soon as
possible when plans are firm and changes are ready to be implemented. The
Young’s Farm website is updated regularly with new
farm information and will remain current with information regarding the sale
of the farm and the future of the Young's. We offer a free e-mail newsletter
which is sent every month publicizing farm updates and special events and
discounts. You can subscribe at no charge on our website. We also publish a
quarterly newsletter titled "The Country Corner" with farm and community
stories, updates and customer letters. Subscriptions are available for $3.
Look to your local newspaper and other media sources for updates as well.
On behalf of the Young Family we want to thank you for your continued
support over the years. We hope to offer fresh Young’s Farm poultry through
your local grocer or butcher shop as well as quality products through the
Young’s Farm online store.