HARRISBURG, PA (WHTM) – The 2023 Farm Show is officially underway! With so much to see, pet and eat, it’s easy to miss something – here are some of the different businesses and associations that were formed at the January 17th Farm Show. August 2023.
Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (PAOBA):
On Day 2 of the PA 2023 Farm Show, members of the Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (PAOBA) were seen weaving alpaca wool into various shapes and sizes in their fiber art demonstration. There are two types of alpaca, classified according to the appearance of the wool. While there are two different types of wool, there is only one type of alpaca. These two types of wool are called:
- Huacaya Wool – Fluffy, dense and often referred to as a teddy bear.
- Suri wool – Less dense, silky and common compared to dreadlocks.
Susquehanna Woodturners Club:
The Susquehanna Woodturners Club had a live broadcast and event on Day 2 of the Farm Show and they are running a small demonstration project to show the public how to safely and properly practice the art of woodturning. The Susquehanna Woodturners Club is a chapter of the American Woodturners Association.
The famous Lancastrian company Stroopie Co. was on Day 2 of the Farm Show and saw these delicious “Authentic Dutch Stroopwaffles” being made firsthand!
Lancaster cast iron:
Launched in 2018, Lancaster Cast Iron had a big reveal on day two of the 2023 Farm Show. Lancaster Cast Iron offers a wide variety of handcrafted, top-of-the-line products, from cast iron skillets to wooden flatware, wooden cutting boards and serving plates, and more!
King View Mead & Brother Monk Cider Works:
All that walking around on Day 2 of the 2023 Farm Show might make you feel a little thirsty — Pennsylvania-based King View Mead and Brother Monk Ciderworks might have what you need to quench your thirst (adults). King View Mead started in 2011 and started competing their mead in 2015. Mead is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages around – King View Mead offers dozens of flavors and options. Founded in 2017, Brother Monk Ciderworks is an established business. They specialize in making high-quality, handcrafted hard ciders, wines and meads – all of their apple products are made using Pennsylvania-grown apples from their own orchard of over 2,000 apple tree composition.
Pennsylvania Cooperative Potato Growers:
The nonprofit Pennsylvania Cooperative Potato Growers was on Day 2 of the 2023 Farm Show, highlighting the diverse potato farms in Pennsylvania — specifically, honoring Pennsylvania farmers who make it possible for us all to enjoy some Our favorite chips! Collectively, the Pennsylvania Cooperative Potato Growers are an important link between potato growers and buyers.
National Museum of Industrial History:
The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is giving Farm Show attendees a chance to travel through time while helping them better understand where we are now. A vintage steam engine is on display while attendees try out their vintage printing presses.
To see both exhibits, watch the video below!
abc27 has full coverage of the PA Farm Show on our website. There, you’ll find a full schedule of events for the week-long festivities, new and free events this year, menus from the food court, and a full list of animal events you can enjoy.
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