The work involved getting that great local restaurant food on your fork

The work involved getting that great local restaurant food on your fork

Editors Note: This article was originally written for inclusion in Passages, a journal of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.

So, you’re at your favorite farm-to-table/local food hotspot, awaiting your meal. Let’s say you ordered grilled rainbow trout, raised at a fish farm 15 miles down the road. On the side, you got garlic smashed potatoes made with ingredients that first sprouted at a farm 11 miles away, and a mixed sauteed vegetable dish that features veggies from a farmette just five miles down the road.

Sounds good and now you’re hungry, right?

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/18, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Tags: Localfood | farmtotable | Millworks |

Fall festivals aplenty this weekend in central Pennsylvania

Fall festivals aplenty this weekend in central Pennsylvania

One of the best things about autumn is the fall festival. This weekend, there’s plenty of them to choose from. So many, one could do spend an entire day doing a “festival crawl” of sorts.

To help you figure out which one (or which two, three, or four) to check out, we put together a handy list of them:

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/14, 2016 at 10:00 AM

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Fall garden edition of WPSU’s Conversations Live offers up some helpful tips

Fall garden edition of WPSU’s Conversations Live offers up some helpful tips

For some of us, the frost this morning ended the garden season. For others who covered or grow cold hardy vegetables, things are still going but drawing to a close.

WPSU’s Conversations Live recently had an episode where host Patty Satalia was joined by Tom Butzler, a Penn State extension horticulture educator; Rob Crassweller, a horticulture professor at Penn State; and Carla Hass, a member of Penn State’s Master Gardener program and senior lecturer in Penn State’s Eberly College of Science. The four of them discussed how to get your garden ready for fall.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/11, 2016 at 09:20 AM

Tags: WPSU | fall | gardening | ConversationsLive |

Fall wine and food pairings

Fall wine and food pairings

Before we know it, the harvest is in, the grapes have been pressed, and we’re raking grape leaves!  We are also spending a little more time indoors and pulling out those favorite fall recipes.  What follows are several seasonal wine and food pairing suggestions.

In all wine and food pairings, there are four basic components to consider: sweet, sour, salt, and bitter. The trick is to find one component in the dish and then either find a wine that contrasts or emulates it. Here goes, and enjoy!

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{name} Posted by Linda Weaver on 10/05, 2016 at 08:00 AM

Tags: autumn | wine |

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