Penn State Student Farm grows awareness of sustainability, local food

Penn State Student Farm grows awareness of sustainability, local food

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One of Penn State’s best kept secrets is the fact that the University has a student-run farm. Located near where Fox Hollow Road runs under US 322, this summer is the first growing season for the Student Farm Club.

This season marks the return of the student run farm after a few decades, as the previous student farm was transferred to a faculty-led program in 1989. The farm features tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, basil, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 07/20, 2016 at 09:52 AM

Tags: farming | PennState | StudentFarm | sustainability |

Five mid-season gardening tips

Five mid-season gardening tips

Early July is sort of a gardening doldrums period for many. We’re right on the edge of harvesting a lot of vegetables, such as corn, tomatoes, peppers, etc. But we’re not quite there yet, so we wait.

While things may seem slow, this is an extremely important time for gardening, a key period where if you are too lax, issues can arise in your garden that cut down on production. Here are five tips to help your garden roar through the doldrums to a big finish for the season:

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 07/06, 2016 at 09:36 AM

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Friends & Farmers Cooperative finds out how the cheese is made

Friends & Farmers Cooperative finds out how the cheese is made

You might love cheese, but do you know how it’s made? Ever wonder how the process goes that changes milk into delicious cheese, and how that process is done safely?

Our local food pals over at Friends & Farmers Cooperative recently visited Clover Creek Cheese Cellar LLC down in Morrison’s Cove region of Blair County, and posted a photo essay that gives you a behind-the-scenes peek of the cheese making process from cow to counter.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/28, 2016 at 08:53 AM

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Local Food Notes for June 24

Local Food Notes for June 24

Pick-your-own raspberries and strawberries, Tait Farm Foods cocktail session, Caitlin’s Smiles benefit at Big Springs Spirits, and Elk Creek’s Sunday music series, all in this week’s Local Food Notes

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/24, 2016 at 08:34 AM

Tags: LocalFoodNotes | strawberries | raspberries | TaitFarm | ElkCreek | BigSpring |

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