After years spent meaning to go to the Pennsylvania Farm Show, I got to spend two whole days there earlier this week. In between my canning demos and book signings, Scott and I wandered around the show. We ate a vast array of fried foods, gawked at the rows of cattle, and admired the chickens, rabbits, and ducks. The photos below are just some of the ones I took while there. The full set of images can be found here.
Fried broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and onion rings, served with a horseradish dipping sauce. One of the most delicious things I’ve eaten in recent memory.
All milkshakes should be half chocolate and half vanilla.
Ducklings are delightful, but they don’t like to go on the slide.
I am most definitely a cider lover.
At the Fillmore Container Preservation Station.
These breaded and fried button mushrooms were delicious!
Just some of the canned foods entered into the competition.
I loved how these two were standing in the same position.
Nice examples of pressure canned green beans.
From the looks of it, the food was wonderful and there was lots to see and what a array of canned goods.
Them little ducklings are adorable.
Thanks for sharing these pictures . Enjoyed seeing each and every one of them
I think having a farm show in JANUARY is a GREAT idea! Ahhh…
When our kids are a bit older I think we would enjoy a trip to the Farm Show (we live in SW PA). Looks like a lot of fun. Did you see the giant butter sculpture?
Yes! It was crazy!
Wish I was close enough to attend one of your seminars. I’ve searched and found podcasts of interviews with you and they are so informative. Demonstrations would be all the better.
Hope your book sales at the show are thru the roof.
This just proves that I didn’t get to enough fairs this past summer. The fried vegetable medley has long been my favorite fair food, and I don’t think I had any this year! Must remember to remedy that in 2014.
What a wonderful event to start the New Year with, made my day!
I can’t believe i missed you! I was at the Farm Show wednesday, to compete in the Sheep to Shawl competition. I made my way around to the canned food sections beforehand and spied your book with the lovely ladies from Fillmore. I also tasted the delicious vanilla pear jam you made, holy moly! I do hope you share the recipe for those of us who missed you at the Farm Show!
So sorry I missed you, Emily! That pear vanilla jam is actually from the archives and the recipe is right here: https://foodinjars.com/2011/02/pear-vanilla-jam/
I went on Wednesday also, but to watch the Sheep to Shawl competition! It was so much fun to watch, I’d love to find a way to get involved!
I was also really impressed with the canned food competition section at the show. And, speaking of food, I haven’t tried them yet, but my uncle highly recommends the fried mozzarella balls (I found them in the main hall, but I was too full from other goodies by the time I got there)
Katie W – if you want to email me, i could answer some basic questions about sheep to shawl. ekephart gmail com
The picture and caption of the baby ducks is cute! You would have never guessed they didn’t like the slide considering the line waiting to go down!! LOL
Even when I lived in Pennsylvania I never went to the Farm Show Arena for the Farm Show, just the indoor Arena cross event Motorama…I really should have gone to the farm show.
forgot to mention breaded mushrooms are ALWAYS amazing, since moving to Wisconsin I’ve started making my own.
Oh no! You missed the butter sculpture!
Wish we had farm shows close to where I live. I love canning and looking forward to learning more in 2014
The food looks delicious and the milk shakes are tempting. Chickens, rabbits and ducks, especially the ducklings look adorable.These pictures really gave the feeling of actually attending this fun show.