Local food part of Campus and Community Sustainability Expo on Dec. 7

Local food part of Campus and Community Sustainability Expo on Dec. 7

Penn State students will offer the public an opportunity to learn more about sustainability and its role in our local lives at the Campus and Community Sustainability Expo, to be held tomorrow, Dec. 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the State College Borough Building on 243 S. Allen St. in State College.

The event will feature poster sessions by student teams and will offer an opportunity for members of the public to learn about community sustainability initiatives and perhaps get involved themselves. Among subjects covered will be workforce recruitment strategies, water quality monitoring, climate messaging strategy, waste and recycling, and human health. Of interest to Local Food Journey readers, the event will also highlight local food, sustainable food systems, and community gardens.

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Local Food Notes for Dec. 1

Local Food Notes for Dec. 1

Lots of events to give you the holiday cheer in this week’s Local Food Notes.

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Get ready for Thanksgiving today at the Boalsburg Farmers Market

Get ready for Thanksgiving today at the Boalsburg Farmers Market

If you want to get something local (and delicious) to serve on Thanksgiving, today you can head out to the Boalsburg Farmers Market and find a holiday co-star for your table.

A few things the Boalsburg Market recommends include delicious pies from Ardry Farms, Nomad Kitchen’s soups (great starters for your meal!), and Katina Baklava. But, see below for the complete list of what you will find there today. The market is open in the winter months every Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the St. John’s United Church of Christ on 218 N. Church Street in Boalsburg.

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Recipe: Roasted Parsnips with Thyme

Recipe: Roasted Parsnips with Thyme

Parsnips are a highly underrated vegetable. When roasted, they are sweet, a little earthy, and even a bit spicy.

They are also an underrated example of why local food can be better than supermarket food. If you grow parsnips in your garden or buy them this time of year from a local farmer at say a Farmers Market or via Friends and Farmers Coop’s online market, they have a distinct advantage over the supermarket ones. Why? It’s simple…cold weather exposure.

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