Known for its famous milkshakes sold at the PA Farm Show and around the state, Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association will now also be recognizable in local retail stores. The association recently announced a new specialty premium ice cream called “Cowabunga” in two pint-sized delicious and creamy flavors. Vanilla Cowabunga and Chocolate Cowabunga are rolling out through a partnership with Karns Foods, Stauffers of Kissel Hill Fresh Foods, and other area businesses in Central Pennsylvania. Milkshake Pop-Ups are also taking place in the coming days and weeks for milkshake fans.
“Imagine a PA Dairymen’s milkshake ‘by the scoop’ and you’ll understand why this creamy ice cream is a must-have,” said Dave Smith, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association. “We are thrilled to share some fun news and our newest PA dairy product with everyone in celebration of our world-class dairy industry, hardworking dairy farmers, and the upcoming holiday season and 2021 virtual PA Farm Show.”
Smith noted in the press release that the new “Cowabunga” ice cream was produced in honor of the 2021 PA Farm Show and will have limited availability, while supplies last at locations throughout Central Pennsylvania. Proceeds from ice cream sales will support Pennsylvania agricultural, education, farming, and hunger prevention programs and projects.
“We are extremely grateful to the Karns family, Stauffers of Kissel Hill, and the other area businesses and restaurants for supporting our state’s dairy and agricultural industries, as well as all of our Pennsylvania philanthropic efforts. We hope that as everyone shops for their groceries, they will purchase our newest dairy treat and take home a few of our delicious milkshakes to help so many great PA ag programs and meaningful causes,” Smith added.
Earlier this year, the PA Department of Agriculture announced that the upcoming 2021 PA Farm Show will be virtual due to the pandemic. Businesses and community groups have stepped up to help support Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers and request Milkshake Pop-Ups in communities since sale proceeds benefit Pennsylvania ag-related charities, along with Feeding PA’s Fill A Glass With Hope© fresh milk program for families in need.
“We are excited to partner with the PA Dairymen’s Association to bring those famous milkshakes and this new specialty ice cream to our customers throughout Central Pennsylvania in the coming weeks,” said Andrea Karns, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Karns Foods. “Stop by and enjoy a delicious milkshake treat outdoors before or after you shop or take a few home and remember to grab this wonderful new Pennsylvania produced ice cream for the holidays and for your families. And remember together, we can support our agricultural community, dedicated farmers, amazing dairy industry, hunger prevention programs, and educational scholarships with every milkshake and ice cream purchase.”
The new specialty ice cream is available while supplies last. For the full list of locations, click here for the full press release.
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