SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Wednesday said that it 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. Weis representatives including dietitian Beth Stark and deli and food service merchant Regina McCarthy McKay will provide cooking techniques and demonstrations.
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“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,” said Brian Holt, Weis Markets’ vice president, marketing. “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.”
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