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The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, known for its famous milkshakes sold at the PA Farm Show and around the state, is proud to announce a NEW specialty premium ice cream called “Cowabunga.” The pint-sized ice cream comes in two delicious and creamy flavors: Vanilla Cowabunga and Chocolate Cowabunga. The rollout is 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. Today’s special milkshake celebration included the new PA Dairy Princesses.

“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. 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,” he added.

Smith noted that the NEW “Cowbunga” 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.

Earlier this year, the PA Department of Agriculture announced that the upcoming 2021 PA Farm Show will be virtual due to the pandemic. One of the most popular attractions is the Farm Show Food Court drawing hundreds of thousands of fans. Since, the PA Dairymen’s milkshake is one of the most sought after favorites, people have reached out in record numbers asking where they can get the famous milkshakes. Businesses and community groups have stepped up to help support Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers, the philanthropic endeavors of the PA Dairymen’s Association 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,” says 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 at Karns Food Stores at nine locations. In addition, Stauffers of Kissel Hill Fresh Foods is offering the ice cream at two of its stores. Camp Hill’s Cornerstone Coffeehouse will feature it for hand dipped cones, dishes and milkshakes and Lancaster Brewing Company will include it at all four of their Lancaster and Harrisburg locations. The community partnerships and locations can be found at Additional outdoor Milkshake Pop Ups will also take place at Karns Foods and Stauffers of Kissel Hill Fresh Foods stores throughout Central PA in November, December and during PA Farm Show week in January.

Grocery Store locations carrying the ice cream pints include:

Karns Food:

Boiling Springs— 413 Forge Road, Boiling Springs, PA

Carlisle— 1706 Spring Road, Carlisle, PA

Hershey— 731 Cherry Drive, Hershey, PA

Lemoyne— 1023 State Street, Lemoyne, PA

Mechanicsburg— 4870 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA

Middletown —101 South Union Street, Middletown, PA

New Bloomfield— 35 Centre Drive, New Bloomfield, PA

Paxton Square— 6001 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, PA

Etters – Newberry— 10 Newberry Commons, Goldsboro, PA

Stauffers of Kissel Hill Fresh Foods:

Lancaster 301 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster

Lititz 1050 Lititz Pike, Lititz

Restaurant locations serving the ice cream on their menus:

Cornerstone Coffeehouse:

2133 Market Street, Camp Hill

Lancaster Brewing Company:

469 Eisenhower Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA

302 North Plum Street, Lancaster, PA

Tap Room, 2323 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster, PA

Gibraltar Restaurant, 488 Royer Drive #101, Lancaster


WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

WHERE: Karns Foods, West Shore Plaza, State Street, 1023 State Street, Lemoyne, PA

***Meet new PA Dairy Princesses (Outdoor Parking Lot)

WHEN: Friday, November 13, 2020 from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

WHERE: Karns Foods, Paxton Square, 6001 Allentown Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA

***Meet new PA Dairy Princesses (Outdoor Parking Lot)


WHEN: ONLY Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M.

WHERE: PA Farm Show Complex North Parking Lot, Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA

Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association: The Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association is the oldest dairy group in Pennsylvania. The Dairymen’s Milkshake is the top-selling food item at the Food Court. The Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association has been supporting "Fill a Glass with Hope®" with agriculture partners, Feeding PA, American Dairy Association North East, corporate partners and food banks since 2015. Over the past three years, the PA Dairymen have donated more than $1.4 million to programs including The Calving Corner; agricultural and educational projects; initiatives and scholarships; the Fill A Glass with Hope® fresh milk campaign for neighbors in need; the Choose PA Dairy consumer education and awareness campaign;

the PA Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Education Lab that travels to schools; and the PA Dairy Princess and Promotion Program. Their philanthropic efforts build a brighter future for all Pennsylvanians. For more information, visit

Karns Quality Foods: Also known as Karns Prime & Fancy Food, is a locally owned supermarket chain in Central Pennsylvania. Karns Quality Foods was founded in 1959 by David Karns and has been operated continuously by the Karns family since then. Karns operates nine stores in central Pennsylvania: Lower Paxton Township, Lemoyne, Hampden Township, Boiling Springs, New Bloomfield, Middletown, Carlisle, Newberry Township, and Hershey. For store locations, hours and more information go to


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