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The Farm Show may be virtual, but the milkshakes sure aren’t

The PA Dairymen’s Association unveiled their new food truck on Friday.

With the PA Farm Show going virtual this year, due to the pandemic, people were left wondering—what about the food?

On Friday, the PA Dairymen’s Association rolled out a new way to taste a farm show favorite—their milkshakes. Making their first stop at Karns Foods Store in Mechanicsburg, the crew showed off their “Milkshakes on the Moo-ve” food truck.

“Our goal is to serve customers even though the farm show is virtual,” said Dave Smith, executive director of the PA Dairymen’s.

They kicked off the virtual Farm Show by giving free milkshakes to healthcare workers and providing milkshakes for purchase to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The truck will make stops at Karns stores in Paxton Square and Carlisle on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, Smith said.

Other Farm Show favorites, potato donuts and COWABUNGA ice cream are available at Karns.

Smith said that they are still planning where they will travel after this weekend’s stops, but he has already gotten many requests.

“This will allow us to go to remote locations to serve milkshakes to people that never had a chance to try one,” he said.

The PA Dairymen’s Association is a nonprofit that raises money for agricultural scholarships, youth programs and educational programs across the state. This is their 65th year serving milkshakes for the Farm Show.

Fae Snyder has been there since the very first year. Although this year is her first on wheels.

“I think it’s a great thing,” Snyder said. “I still get to taste the milkshakes!”

The Dairymen’s Association survives through selling milkshakes, so when the Farm Show went virtual, they had to get creative, Smith said.

However, he already sees the “Milkshakes on the Moo-ve” extending beyond the pandemic.

For more information on the PA Dairymen’s Association and the “Milkshakes on the Moo-ve” food truck or to request a pop-up event, visit their website.

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