Saturday farmers markets still going strong into fall

Saturday farmers markets still going strong into fall

You can certainly measure the seasons by what you see at our local farmers markets. The spring onions, greens, radishes, etc. transition to things like green beans, summer squash, tomatoes, corn, and peppers. And now, we begin the shift to fall produce, like pumpkins, apples, and winter squash.

There is nothing quite like going to a farmers market on a relaxing Saturday. Everyone seems to be in a good mood, there’s always something new to find, and you just can’t beat local food.

Here’s a list of local Saturday markets…maybe there’s one on this list you’ve never been to before?:

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 09/01, 2017 at 07:51 AM

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How to help the Texas local food community recover from Harvey

How to help the Texas local food community recover from Harvey

Hurricane Harvey will go down in history as one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the United States. By now you’ve seen the images of flooded homes, of people with what possessions they can save on boats looking for shelter, and of highways under 15 feet of water.

While the human cost is great, much of it has been focused on urban areas. Meanwhile, farmers in southeast Texas and Louisiana have suffered greatly and can use our help.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 08/30, 2017 at 03:11 PM

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Plenty of things happening for the wine lover this autumn

Plenty of things happening for the wine lover this autumn

Do you love wine, autumn, pizza, jazz, and…running? Then here’s some good news!

Check out the upcoming events at Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery for September through October:

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{name} Posted by Linda Weaver on 08/24, 2017 at 07:30 AM

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Planting fall crops at Jade Family Farm

Planting fall crops at Jade Family Farm

Now is the time to plant seeds for fall crops. No seeding, no fall crops, less fall income, and painful mortgage payment woes.  So on July 20, John invited yours truly the Unpaid Field Hand, daughter Evelyn, and nephew Matthew to plant 47 flats worth of seeds on his list. Each flat has 128 cells, and my calculator tells me 128 times 47 comes to 6,016 seeds.

It took the three of us working hard about three hours to go through the process. We used organically certified seed starting mix to which we addd organic fertilizer and mixed in a big tub. Each of the 47 flats needs to be filled loosely to the top of each cell, putting one flat on top of the other and pressing down so there is room to put in the seed, inserting the seed, making a marker with the date and variety for each flat, filling the cells in the seed flats loosely to the top, and watering the seeded flats.

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{name} Posted by James Eisenstein on 08/16, 2017 at 09:17 AM

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