Weis Markets has entered into a five-year agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as a top sponsor of its Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center’s Exposition Hall. The company is a major contributor at this week’s 97th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, which is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits.
During this year’s festivities, Weis Markets is the lead sponsor of the Farm Show’s PA Preferred Culinary Connection, where local celebrities, chefs and commodity producers create dishes from Pennsylvania-sourced products. Weis Markets will supply ingredients for all chef demonstrations during the week, including the 250 samples offered to visitors during each cooking session. Additionally, during the weeklong event, Weis Markets’ Corporate Dietitian Beth Stark will demonstrate healthy cooking techniques and Regina McCartney McKay, Weis Markets’ Deli and Food Service Merchant, will provide a live cooking demonstration.
“Participating in the Farm Show’s PA Preferred Culinary Connection is one of the highlights of our year-round sponsorship. As a locally-focused company, we are one of the single largest purchasers of Pennsylvania agricultural and processed products,” says Brian Holt, vice president, marketing for Weis Markets. “We are also proud to be the exclusive supplier for the Culinary Connection’s cooking demos and look forward to being part of one of our state’s iconic events for the next five years.”
“The Pennsylvania Farm Show is proud to partner with Weis Markets, a local company that supports local agriculture,” says Patrick Kerwin, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. “The PA Preferred Culinary Connection is a showcase of Pennsylvania agriculture products, and this partnership will help increase awareness of the diversity of the state’s agriculture industry.”
Farm Show attendees can visit the Weis Markets’ booth at the Culinary Connection to sample the Weis Quality ice cream, produced locally in Sunbury, PA. The booth will also host some of Weis Markets’ PA Preferred suppliers and will offer samples of their products throughout the week.