Produce Marketing Association representatives took part in The Farmer & The Chef, an annual fundraiser for the Delaware March of Dimes, Wilmington.

The Sept. 16 event promoted Delaware produce. PMA, a sponsor, is based in Newark, Del.

PMA president Bryan Silbermann, director of business development Dan Henderson and vice president of government relations and public affairs Kathy Means, among others, participated.

The Farmer & The Chef also attracted attendees from the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.

“PMA’s endorsement of this charitable event supports locally grown produce right in our own backyard,” Silbermann said in a news release. “An added benefit is the ability to enhance relationships with key policy decision-makers, furthering PMA’s strategic plan and daily work to collaborate with government officials, bringing our members’ experience to their public policy.”

A PMA exhibit at the event supplied resources including its study of the produce and floral industry’s economic effect nationally and by state.

PMA also provided recipes for the event cookbook and teamed up with the Produce for Better Health Foundation on giveaways and a raffle basket filled with children’s fruit- and vegetable-themed school supplies.

PMA supports Delaware produce

Courtesy Produce Marketing Association

Produce Marketing Association president Bryan Silbermann (from left) and vice president of government relations and public affairs Kathy Means join Chris Coons, candidate for U.S. Senate from Delaware, to support locally grown produce at The Farmer & The Chef event Sept. 16 in Wilmington, Del.