Pennsylvania moves up in 2013 Locavore Index

Pennsylvania moves up in 2013 Locavore Index

The Vermont-based local food advocacy Strolling of the Heifers, has released its second annual Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index, ranking all 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of commitment to local food. Where does Pennsylvania rank?

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 04/10, 2013 at 07:38 AM

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Tasting spring with grilled chicken with lemon-garlic arugula

Tasting spring with grilled chicken with lemon-garlic arugula

Well, what do you know. During the last several days the weather finally began to resemble spring after what was a pretty cold March, followed by a chilly start to April. Yesterday was especially nice and really got me thinking spring, a time of year that I just plain love.

There are two local-food related things that I love about spring time—the first fresh greens of the year and breaking out the grill. While a spring greens salad with a grill burger made from local beef is a nice way to kick off the spring season, I decided yesterday to try to combine greens and grilled meat in one dish.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 04/08, 2013 at 09:00 AM

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Newly incorporated Friends & Farmers to hold local food potluck April 16

Newly incorporated Friends & Farmers to hold local food potluck April 16

Some good news to report for those looking for more local food sources. Friends & Farmers, a food cooperative in State College committed to showcasing the best local products in support of a strong local economy, has taken several important steps toward opening a member-owned community grocery store that is open to the public, seven days a week.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 04/05, 2013 at 12:20 PM

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Check your garden temperature before sowing (even after it finally gets warm!)

Check your garden temperature before sowing (even after it finally gets warm!)

Even though winter is hanging around this week like a lazy brother-in-law who just won’t get off the couch, those of us who garden turn our thoughts to planting seeds. While many gardeners have already started seeds indoors in trays under artificial light, we are really one warm spell away from being able to plant seeds outside.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 04/03, 2013 at 01:30 PM

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