What to do with all those strawberries

What to do with all those strawberries

All the local berry farms like Bee Tree Berry Farm and Way Fruit Farm are in full strawberry mode. You can find great deals at these farms via “U-pick” specials, where you go out and do all the harvesting work.

It’s a great way to get delicious local strawberries that are so much better than the ones in the supermarket in December. Of course, your eyes are bigger than your stomach when out in the field picking strawberries, so you might overdo it and have lots of leftover strawberries. So what to do if you have extras?

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/07, 2017 at 12:47 PM

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Local Food Notes for June 2

Local Food Notes for June 2

Local Food Notes for June 2 include the Happy Valley Music Festival, the Bellefonte Children’s Fair, Friday Night Music at Happy Valley Winery, and Elk Creek has a pop-up beer truck!

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/02, 2017 at 11:00 AM

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Five tips for gardening success in late spring/early summer

Five tips for gardening success in late spring/early summer

Gardening season is off to a little bit of a rocky start. Cool temperatures in May have put a damper on planting, as soil temperatures have hovered in the 40s to mid-50s, too low for germination and growth for many plants. A very wet month has also caused its own set of issues (State College has set a record for most days with rain in a spring).

Regardless of the weather, many of us have kicked off the summer gardening season and have plants in the ground. This early stage, when the plant is small, is vital for later gardening success. You need to protect the plant as much as possible, and keep in mind some things that will help ensure your garden is bountiful later this summer. Here’s five tips for early season gardening success.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/31, 2017 at 09:57 AM

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Five local food items for your Memorial Day Weekend cookout table

Five local food items for your Memorial Day Weekend cookout table

Memorial Day is the kickoff for summer, and many of us will be hosting or attending cookouts. Our local food bounty deserves a place at your cookout table, and here’s five items you can find at our regional Friday and Saturday farmers markets. Seek them out, and support your local food community.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/25, 2017 at 10:57 AM

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