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The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, known for those popular and famous milkshakes sold at the PA Farm Show and around the state, announces their NEW “Milkshakes On The Moo-ve” Food Truck and ribbon cutting, along with FREE milkshakes for frontline healthcare heroes thanks to a partnership with Modjeski and Masters, Inc. and several upcoming outdoor Pop-Up Milkshake events for all to enjoy, plus Calving Corner news, in celebration of this year’s virtual 2021 PA Farm Show.

In addition, their specialty premium ice cream called “Cowabunga” is still available while supplies last. The pint-sized ice cream comes in two delicious and creamy flavors: Vanilla Cowabunga and Chocolate Cowabunga. The collaboration is with Karns Foods, Stauffers of Kissel Hill Fresh Foods and area businesses including Cornerstone Coffeehouse and Lancaster Brewing Company Restaurants.



WHO: Dave Smith, Executive Director of PA Dairymen’s Association

Andrea Karns, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Karns Foods

Fae Snyder, Valley Grange volunteer who has served milkshakes at PA Farm Show for decades

Mike Britt, President/CEO, Modjeski and Masters, Inc.

WHERE: Karns Foods, 4870 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA, Parking Lot.

“We’re on the moo-ve bringing PA Dairymen’s joy to Central Pennsylvanians with special attention to our extraordinary healthcare heroes who are on the frontlines saving lives. We are excited to offer our delicious milkshakes to those individuals and to all of our fans, and to share our fun new food truck to kick off this year’s festivities,” said Dave Smith, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association. “While we are all heartbroken we can’t gather at the PA Farm Show this year due to the pandemic, we are pleased to offer our delicious milkshakes, and new Cowabunga ice cream to the public as they are grocery shopping in celebration of our incredible dairy industry, dedicated dairy farmers and virtual PA Farm Show. We remain grateful to the Karns family, Stauffers of Kissel Hill, and the area businesses and restaurants for supporting our state’s dairy and agricultural industries, as well as all of our philanthropic endeavors. As you shop for groceries, we hope milkshake fans pick up our newest dairy treat to enjoy, and take home our legen-DAIRY milkshakes that support PA ag programs and many meaningful causes. And, we want to support our friends at the PA Co-Operative Potato Growers by grabbing a dozen of their wonderful, powdered potato donuts. Also, we want everyone to upload and share their dairy photos with us by our new, entertaining milkshake truck to help spread milkshake smiles across social media,” he added.

Smith noted 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.

The PA Dairymen’s milkshake is one of the most sought-after favorites during the PA Farm Show. People and businesses have reached out in record numbers asking where they can get the famous milkshakes this year. 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 or for Employee Day recognitions 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.


WHEN: Friday, January 8, 2021, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.

WHERE: Karns Foods, 4870 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA

***Hospital & Nursing Home Healthcare Heroes FREE milkshake w/ID (Outdoor Parking Lot)

WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.

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

***Hospital & Nursing Home Healthcare Heroes FREE milkshake w/ID (Outdoor Parking Lot)

WHEN: Sunday, January 10, 2021, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.

WHERE: Karns Foods, 1706 Spring Road, Carlisle, PA

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

Grocery Store locations carrying the ice cream pints include:

Karns Foods:

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


CALVING CORNER: Presented by Pennsylvania’s Dairy industry, is traditionally featured during the PA Farm Show. In its fourth year, the Calving Corner was created to provide the public with a unique, behind-the-scenes look at Pennsylvania family dairy farms, and offer an opportunity to learn more about how food is grown and where it comes from, in addition to watching the miracle of live birth of a dairy calf.

The Calving Corner is pleased to offer a virtual experience in 2021 – on Tuesday, January 12, the Bollinger family – a 4th generation dairy farm family – will live stream from Meadow Spring Farm in Lititz, Lancaster County starting at 10 am; on Tuesday, January 19 the Calving Corner will live stream from Brook Corner Holsteins, the Hoover Family from Lebanon PA. In addition, interactive STEM activities will be presented by educators from Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts.

Sign up for text messages to receive #CalvingCorner updates. Simply text calvingcorner to 833-985-1834. Follow the “moos” on Twitter @CalvingCorner, Facebook @TheCalvingCorner, Instagram @thecalvingcornerpa or YouTube. Learn more at the

PA DAIRY PRINCESS AND PROMOTION SERVICES, INC.: will share recipes, cooking, crafts, farm visits, demonstrations and read stories on their Facebook page for families to follow along or try their dairy activities at home. Information at or on

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


  • Milk is the official beverage of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Pennsylvania is home to more than 5,730 dairy farm families.
  • Dairy contributes to $12.6 billion in annual revenue for Pennsylvania.
  • Dairy production and associated businesses create more than 52,000 jobs in Pennsylvania.
  • PA ranks 2nd in the nation for number of dairy farms and 7th in total milk production nationally.
  • One 8-ounce serving of whole milk delivers 9 essential nutrients including 8 grams of protein.
  • A glass of milk contains three of the four nutrients the USDA says are under-consumed by most Americans—calcium, vitamin D and potassium.
  • According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, individuals ages 9 and older should consume three servings of milk, cheese or yogurt each day; those ages 4-8 should consume 2½ cups per day.
  • Every one cow supports $24,000 in annual economic revenue in Pa.
  • Every 10 cows support one job in the state.