Life with Flavor: A Personal History of Herrs by Jim HerrEveryone loves a success story, especially when the main character is a likeable person who does good things. Jim Herr is a real-life Horatio Alger. He and his wife, Mim, built Herr Foods from a small one-kettle potato chip concern in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to one of the major snack food companies in the nation. Jim didnt even finish high school and had to borrow $1700 to begin the company. He worked hard and overcame many obstacles, including a devastating fire that threatened the lives of his young family and destroyed his business. Although he didnt start out to become an entrepreneur, his exemplary success certainly earned him the title. This publication is a an up-lifting book that proves good guys can finish on top.
FREE Tour of Herr's Potato Chips Factory Tourist Center & Gift Shop
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Took grandsons and they loved the factory and the potato chips. Had a group tour yesterday at the Herrs plant with Nancy as our guide. A wonderful tour and information provided on how all of their products are made. The plant was very clean and well organized. We had samplings of fresh potato chips that were
While most Americans consider all potato chips to be essentially the same, with only the flavor distinguishing the taste, those of us who live in Pennsylvania know better. The story goes that she grew tired of her son always buying chips from the Utz family stand at the local market and decided that she could make better potato chips. So she did, and the rest is history. Donning a hairnet to cover both my head and the scruff that I like to call a beard, I joined a group of seven other visitors and headed out for our tour of the factory. Our first stop was the potato unloading zone beside the factory. Three delivery trucks arrive at the factory every day, each carrying 50, pounds of fresh potatoes.
When we visit the surrounding area, we make a point to visit and load up on the variety of snacks.
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We have built a special glass enclosed observation gallery that looks down on our production process from beginning to end. You will be guided step-by-step with the aid of a push-to-talk audio program and closed-circuit TV monitors. - By John Fischer. From pristine apple orchards to world-famous Hershey's chocolate, Pennsylvania has a lot to offer when it comes to food.
There are a number of businesses around Lancaster County that offer factory or plant or behind the scenes tours. It can be fascinating to learn all that goes on behind the scenes. September Farm Cheese. Watch us make cheese! Also watch our cheese being cut and waxed in our packaging room. Shop our country market for some cheese to take home and many other locally made products.