HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show has ended, and so has the “East Meets West” dairy tailgate party featuring three of Pennsylvania’s most beloved, buttery sports mascots — the Philadelphia Eagles’ Swoop, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steely McBeam and Philadelphia Flyers’ Gritty.
The butter is not going to waste.
American Dairy Association North East, in conjunction with Reinford Farms and Dauphin County 4-H, dismantled the 1,000-pound sculpture Jan. 12 at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. The inedible butter went to Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Juniata County, where it will be recycled in the farm’s methane digester and converted into renewable energy to power the dairy farm.
Reinford Farms has been recognized for achievements in sustainability and community partnerships to divert food waste from local landfills.