How might GMO labeling affect our local food community?

How might GMO labeling affect our local food community?

On yesterday’s NPR show All Things Considered, correspondent Martin Kaste had a story on a food controversy that is growing—GMO labeling. This idea is growing steam especially in the Northeast, where Maine and Connecticut have already passed laws that require labeling on any foods that contain GMO (genetically modified organisms). From the story:

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/17, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Tags: GMO | NPR | AllThingsConsidered | foodlabeling |

Recipe: Spicy Pumpkin Patties offer a unique take on a classic fall flavor

Recipe: Spicy Pumpkin Patties offer a unique take on a classic fall flavor

Now, you probably shouldn’t ask how these patties came to be. It’s one of those stories that you only tell the people you really know won’t judge you. Let’s just say too much time+ abundance of produce + friends + late night hunger = Spicy Pumpkin Patties

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{name} Posted by James Sechrengost on 10/15, 2013 at 11:09 AM

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Your Local Food Weekend for Oct. 12-13

Your Local Food Weekend for Oct. 12-13

It’s fall festival time in Central Pennsylvania, and these events offer fantastic opportunities to sample local food and make some discoveries of new products. This weekend we have the Wasson Farm Fall Fest, Black Moshannon Cranberry Festival, and the Way Fruit Farm Fall Festival to tell you about. Keep reading for more…

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/11, 2013 at 08:28 AM

Tags: LocalFoodWeekend | autumn | fall | festival | cranberries |

Take advantage of extra time and plan now for killing frost

Take advantage of extra time and plan now for killing frost

We are getting an extended summer, with temperatures that feel more like August. Looks like our run of summer weather ends today, but the threat of a killing freeze that ends the growing season for tender plants still seems at least a week or more away as per the weather forecast, which is quite unusual for October. Of course, as any gardener in Central Pennsylvania knows, that will not last forever. So, here’s a list of tips to help you prepare for when the ground is coated in frost and your tomato plants finally succumb:

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/07, 2013 at 08:55 AM

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