HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The 2023 Farm Show is officially underway! With so much to see, pet and eat, it’s really easy to miss something – here’s a look at some of the different businesses and associations set up at the Farm Show on 8th January 2023.
Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (PAOBA):
During Day 2 of the 2023 PA Farm Show, members of the Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (PAOBA) were seen weaving together alpaca fleece into various shapes and sizes during their Fiber Arts demonstration. There are two types of alpaca fleece that are categorized based on the appearance of the fleece. Although there are two different types of fleece, there is only one type of alpaca. The two types of fleece are called:
- Huacaya fleece – Puffy, dense, usually called a teddy bear.
- Suri Fleece – Less dense, silky and common compared to dreadlocks.
Susquehanna Carpenters Club:
The Susquehanna Woodturners Club was seen live and in action on Day 2 of the Farm Show, working on a small demonstration project to show the public how to practice the art of woodturning safely and properly. The Susquehanna Woodturners Club is a branch of the American Woodturners Association.
The famous company Stroopie Co. based in Lancaster was seen on Day 2 of the Farm Show giving a personal behind the scenes look at how those delicious ‘Authentic Dutch Stroopwaffles’ are made!
Lancaster cast iron:
Established in 2018, Lancaster Cast Iron was seen with a large display on Day 2 of the Farm Show 2023. Lancaster Cast Iron offers a wide range of handcrafted, premium products from cast iron pans to wooden cookware, wooden cutting boards and serving trays and more a lot of it!
Works by King View Mead & Brother Monk Cider:
All that walking on the second day of the 2023 Farm Show might make you feel thirsty—Pennsylvania-based King View Mead and Brother Monk Ciderworks might just have what you need to quench your (adult) thirst. King View Mead began operations in 2011 and began entering its meads into competitions back in 2015. Mead is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world – and King View Mead offers dozens of flavors and options to choose from. Brother Monk Ciderworks was founded in 2017 and is owned by veterans. They specialize in high-quality, hand-crafted hard ciders, wines and meads – all of their apple-based products are made from Pennsylvania-grown apples from their own orchard of over 2,000 apple trees.
Pennsylvania Potato Growers Cooperative:
The Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers, a non-profit organization, was seen on Day 2 of the 2023 Farm Show highlighting various Pennsylvania-based potato farms – specifically, recognizing the PA farmers who make it possible for all of us to enjoy some of our favorite potato chips! Overall, the Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers is a vital link between potato growers and customers.
National Museum of Industrial History:
The National Museum of Industrial History, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, gives Farm Show visitors a chance to walk through time while helping them appreciate where we are now. It showcases old steam-powered engines, while also letting participants try out their vintage printing press.
To see these two exhibits in action, check out the videos below!
abc27 has full coverage of the PA Farm Show on our website. There you can find a full schedule of events for the week-long festivities, see what’s new and free this year, restaurant menus and a full list of animal events to enjoy.
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