Farmer’s Mar­ket vis­i­tors en­joy sun­daes on Satur­day

The Advance of Bucks County - - NEWTOWN AREA - By Jeff Werner

tRfdHTSTltN – ft doesn’t get much bet­ter than a heap­ing dish of ice cream on a hot guly day.

lf course, when you add the nu­tri­tional value of dairy prod­ucts and top it off with some fresh whipped cream and a cherry, it’s noth­ing short of perfection.

sisi­tors to the tright­stown carmer’s jar­ket on Satur­day IRuNG WKDW RuW fiRVW KDNG DV Bucks County’s own Dairy Princess Ni­cole En­der spent a good part of the morn­ing build­ing and then shar­ing a gi­ant vanilla sun­dae, topped with a river of choco­late syrup, plenty of jim­mies and a mound of fresh whipped cream.

ft was all part of dairy day at the mar­ket, which also in­cluded a mini-pet­ting zoo with baby dairy goats and a calf, cheese and yo­gurt smooth­ies from grass fed cows and goats, mu­sic by Eco-jan and but­ter-mak­ing.

Help­ing En­der make the gi­ant sun­dae – a high­light of the day - were mem­bers of the Royal Court, in­clud­ing Dairy jiss Anna Brom­ley of Pipersville, Dairy Ambassador Niall dell­son of Doylestown and al­ter­nate Dairy Princess San­dra hron of coun­tainville.

Also join­ing the fun was Amanda Saut­ner, the 2011-12 Bucks County dairy princess and the daugh­ter of Carol and Rob Saut­ner of tar­ring­ton.

En­der laughed when asked how much ice cream she had scooped. “Prob­a­bly 24 – maybe more,” she said, grasp­ing for a num­ber. “This LV Py fiRVW JLDNW VuNGDH. ,W’V pretty cool,” she said.

En­der was there to pro­mote the dairy in­dus­try in Bucks County, to spread the word about the nu­tri­tional value of dairy prod­ucts in the diet and to cel­e­brate guly as National fce Cream jonth.

“ft’s im­por­tant for peo­ple to know they need to have three serv­ings of milk a day,” said En­der. “And the dairy in­dus­try is big in Penn­syl­va­nia. Peo­ple don’t re­al­ize how much money and jobs it brings into the state.”

Send­ing her scoop deep into the mound of frozen dairy good­ness, En­der ran into a tem­po­rary glitch when her scoop broke in half.

ft didn’t stop her for long. She quickly found an­other scoop and con­tin­ued the process, much to the de­light of the vis­i­tors lin­ing up in the hot sun for the free sun­dae treats.

En­der, who will be a se­nior at Coun­cil Rock High School North in the fall, heard about the princess pro­gram through her 4-H group in New gersey and de­cided to com­pete.

fn jay, the can­di­dates com­peted for the ti­tle by giv­ing speeches, pre­sent­ing skits and tak­ing part in in­ter­views. then it was over, En­der was wear­ing the prized tiara.

Since then, the tash­ing­ton Cross­ing res­i­dent has been non­stop, spend­ing much of her free time pro­mot­ing the dairy in­dus­try through­out the county’s farmer’s mar­kets, nurs­ing homes and preschools. She’ll also be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance at the jid­dle­town drange cair in Au­gust.

And in Septem­ber, she’ll com­pete for the ti­tle of Penn­syl­va­nia Dairy Princess at the Radis­son Ho­tel in Har­ris­burg.

“f’m ba­si­cally pro­mot­ing the dairy in­dus­try for the farm­ers be­cause they’re work­ing on the farm all day long,” she said.

En­der, whose long term plans in­clude at­tend­ing colOHJH DNG fiNGLNJ D MRE LN WKH an­i­mal sciences – maybe as a vet­eri­nar­ian - re­cently made a trip to the state capi­tol in Har­ris­burg to speak with leg­is­la­tors about the nu­tri­tional val­ues of milk. The event fea­tured a gi­ant milk shake.

And En­der knows what she’s talk­ing about, right down to the cows in the barn.

fn ad­di­tion to her royal GuWLHV, VKH fiNGV WLPH LN KHR sched­ule to tend to her pride and joy - three holsteins – doldilocks, Dakota and Paris - which she boards at culper carm in iambertville, N.g.

“te all love cows,” said Ruthann joyer of Doylestown, who has men­tored Dairy Princesses for years in Bucks County and who co­or­di­nated Satur­day’s sun­dae-cre­at­ing event. “That’s what con­nects us all.”

joyer, who grew up on a dairy farm in Bucks County, is fol­low­ing in her fa­ther’s foot­steps in pro­mot­ing dairy good­ness here. He al­ways in­vited chil­dren to the fam­ily farm to ed­u­cate and pro­mote them about agri­cul­ture.

“te have two very ca­pa­ble girls this year who are work­ing to­gether as a team. f ex­pect a lot of pos­i­tive things from them through­out the year,” said joyer.

Help­ing to men­tor En­der in her new royal du­ties is for- mer Dairy Princess Amanda Saut­ner, who will be study­ing an­i­mal sciences at North Carolina State.

“Be­ing a dairy princess has so many dif­fer­ent as­pects. You re­ally get to see how the dairy in­dus­try func­tions and how im­por­tant it is for the state and for the coun­try,” said Saut­ner. “You also learn lead­er­ship and pub­lic speak­ing skills. f can speak on my feet any­where.

“The abil­ity to speak, to hold your­self with poise and de­liver your mes­sage and in­ter­act with all ages, it’s all im­por­tant,” she said.

Saut­ner’s mes­sage to En­der is sim­ple.

“ft’s im­por­tant to get the mes­sage across be­cause the in­dus­try meets a lot of crit­i­cism and it’s im­por­tant to have the girls be elo­quent and rep­re­sent the dairy in­dus­try well,” said Saut­ner.

“And the farm­ers

need some­one to ad­vo­cate for them,” adds Saut­ner’s mother, Carol.

En­der agrees and has jumped into the po­si­tion feet fiRVW.

“ft’s im­por­tant that kids get their three serv­ings of milk and dairy each day,” she said. “And it’s im­por­tant for par­ents to know that milk is very safe.”

ft’s checked over 17 times from the cow to the shelf and it never touches hu­man hands, adds Saut­ner. “And the farm­ers are very care­ful. They’re care­ful with their cows. f know on my farm they take care of their cows bet­ter than they take care of them­selves some­times. They’re up at 4 in the morn­ing and the cows get to nap all day.

“jilk is one of the most nearly per­fect bev­er­ages,” she con­tin­ues. “ft’s very safe for you.”

From left: al­ter­nate Dairy Princess San­dra Kron of Foun­tainville, Carol Saut­ner, Dairy Miss Anna Brom­ley of Pipersville, Dairy Princess Ni­cole En­der of Wash­ing­ton Cross­ing, Ruthann Moyer of Doylestown, for­mer Dairy Princess Amanda Saut­ner and Dairy Ambassador Niall Gell­son of Doylestown.

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