National Doughnut Day at Smolak Farms this Weekend!

With days set aside to honor everything from fudge to peanut butter and jelly, you may ask yourself what’s the point of one more nominal food day? While National Doughnut Day (a.k.a Donut) may seem trite, the actual history behind the nationally recognized, and often over-looked, food holiday originated from an interesting time in history. In celebration of National Doughnut Day Smolak Farms located in picturesque North Andover, Massachusetts will be holding their second annual, weekend-long Doughnut Day Festival from Friday, June 3rd, 2011 through Sunday, June 5th, 2011.

In honor of the holiday’s founders, Smolak Farms will be donating a portion of the festivals proceeds to The Salvation Army. National Doughnut Day was officially established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds post depression, and to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army volunteers. During World War I, The Salvation Army set up small provision stations for U.S. serviceman that included writing supplies, sewing materials, hot coffee and yes, doughnuts to bring comfort to the soldiers. The doughnuts were a huge hit with the serviceman and became an important part of providing comfort and morale for soldiers.

To kick off the celebration on Friday, June 3rd, the farm will be offering a free ½ dozen doughnuts with the purchase of a dozen of their famous cider doughnuts, available in plain, sugared and cinnamon sugar. All veterans, a.k.a. “doughboys,” will receive 1 free doughnut!

All weekend long, from Friday, June 3rd to Sunday, June 5th,families will have a chance to get creative at Smolak Farms’ free doughnut decorating stand located in the Greenhouse. From 9:00AM to 1:00PM guests will be able to dunk their own doughnuts into all sorts of yummy toppings. Free with the purchase of a doughnut.

And that’s not all! Smolak Farms is offering free hayrides from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, all weekend long!

Schedule of Activities (Friday, Saturday and Sunday):

9:00AM to 1:00PM: Doughnut Decorating – buy a doughnut and decorate for free!

9:00AM to 1:00PM: Free Hayrides!

About Smolak Farms:

Smolak Farms of North Andover, Massachusetts combines agriculture, education, and entertainment in a very special way. The land was carved by glaciers, settled by prehistoric Indian tribes, colonized by English settlers and now farmed by the product of the wave of European Immigrants. Parts of the historic homestead are about 300 years old. Today the descendants of Martin and Magdalenna Smolak and their son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Helen Smolak, continue to farm one of the most progressive and beautiful farms nestled in the hills of northeastern Massachusetts. In 1982 the Smolak Family preserved 107 of the 160 acres in cooperation with the State of Massachusetts Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program, insuring that this area would forever remain open land, never to be developed.  For the past 35 plus years, H. Michael Smolak, grandson of Martin Smolak, has overseen the development of the farm from a dairy farm to the extraordinary farm that it has now become.

Today, visitors come to pick fruit from our orchards and shop at the farm stand and bakery. Children can go on one of the many types of educational or entertaining hayrides, have a birthday party, attend our summer programs and visit the animals.  Families come to our festivals from metropolitan Boston and beyond throughout the year. Our pine grove area and site on Orchard Hill are the perfect place for a function. Mostly, people come to relax and enjoy the beauty of the land and nature! For more information, email them at or call (978) 682-6332.

Smolak Farms

315 S Bradford St

North Andover, MA 01845

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