Five local food items for your Memorial Day Weekend cookout table

Five local food items for your Memorial Day Weekend cookout table

Memorial Day is the kickoff for summer, and many of us will be hosting or attending cookouts. Our local food bounty deserves a place at your cookout table, and here’s five items you can find at our regional Friday and Saturday farmers markets. Seek them out, and support your local food community.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/25, 2017 at 10:57 AM

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WPSU brings new tasting fest to the Park

WPSU brings new tasting fest to the Park

Make plans on Saturday, May 20 for an afternoon of food and fun at the first ever “A Taste of Innovation” presented by WPSU Penn State. The event will take place from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the Outreach Building.
This family-friendly, festival-style gathering will offer tastings of a wide variety of local foods, wines and craft beverages as well as live entertainment, all benefiting WPSU-FM.

Guests will enjoy food samples from some of the area’s local chefs and food vendors, including Otto’s Pub and Brewery, World’s Fare Catering and DelGrosso Foods. Wine, craft beer and hard cider tastings will also be available to anyone 21 or older with valid identification.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/19, 2017 at 08:33 AM

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Local Food Notes for May 12

Local Food Notes for May 12

Lots of things to enjoy this Mother’s Day weekend that has to do with local food. Read on…

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/12, 2017 at 11:57 AM

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Some of what you need to know about rhubarb but didn’t think to ask

Some of what you need to know about rhubarb but didn’t think to ask

When I was just a lad, I arranged a field trip for my environmental politics class to visit Tait Farm.  I’ll never forget one young lass’s amazement upon learning that carrots do not appear magically at the supermarket, the product of spontaneous generation in a cellophane bag.  She learned that they grow in the ground!  You can even pull them up, brush off the soil, and eat them.
So it’s no wonder I am curious about how much some of our farmers market customers know about where rhubarb comes from.  Obviously, it must be from our farm, and it sure looks like a stalk.  What might not be so clear is what goes into growing it.  So I’ll show you thanks to the magic of pictures.

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{name} Posted by James Eisenstein on 05/10, 2017 at 08:45 AM

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