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February 13, 2020 - York, PA

Wolf Administration: Show Some Love to Pennsylvania Businesses on Valentine's Day

The Wolf Administration reminded Pennsylvanians to shop local in support of the commonwealth's many confectioners, florists, artists and small business owners on Valentine's Day 2020. During a tour of York County-based Wolfgang Confectioners, one of the nation's oldest confection companies, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver and Department of Agriculture (PDA) Deputy Secretary Cheryl Cook highlighted the strength of Pennsylvania's food processing industry.

"Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to support Pennsylvania's agriculture and food industry by exchanging locally made chocolate and confectionaries, enjoying our many wineries and breweries, or dining at a farm to table restaurant," said PDA Deputy Secretary Cook. "Buy local for your friends and loved ones, for the love of Pennsylvania's economy."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_01.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration reminds Pennsylvanians to shop local in support of the commonwealth's many confectioners, florists, artists, and small business owners for Valentine's Day, in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_02.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Steve Herbert, Plant Manager for Wolfgang Confectioners, gives a tour of the facility, which manufactures assorted chocolates and confections, in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_03.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Steve Herbert, Plant Manager for Wolfgang Confectioners, gives a tour of the facility, which manufactures assorted chocolates and confections, in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_04.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Employees at the Wolfgang Confectioners plant in York County prepare connections for shipment ahead of Valentine's Day, on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_05.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>DCED Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver (center right) tours the Wolfgang Confectioners plant in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_06.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Wolfgang Confectioners contributes to Pennsylvania's reputation as the "Snack Food Capital of the World," in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_08.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Patricia Stottlemyer of Wolfgang Confectioners inspects candy for imperfections before it is sent to packaging, in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_09.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>David Castillo of Wolfgang Confectioners prepares peanut butter for production, in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_10.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>An employee at Wolfgang Confectioners checks the quality of pretzels before they are coated in chocolate, in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_11.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania, often known as the "Snack Food Capital of the World" generates more than $5.1 billion in sales annually. Companies like Wolfgang Confectioners contribute to Pennsylvania's food economy, in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_12.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Members of the Wolf Administration tour Wolfgang Confectioners in York County, one of the nation's oldest confection companies, on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_13.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>DCED Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver tours the Wolfgang Confectioners plant in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_14.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Cheryl Cook learns about Wolfgang Confectioners' facility and the growth it has achieved over the past few years, in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_16.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Tabitha Munoz-Martinez of Wolfgang Confectioners checks for imperfections on the chocolate lines in York County on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_18.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Members of the Wolf Administration tour Wolfgang Confectioners in York County, one of the nation's oldest confection companies, on February 13, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17740_DCED_WOLFGANG_TOUR_CZ_19.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Anne Mounts of Wolfgang Confectioners processes ingredients for peanut butter candies, in York County on February 13, 2020.