My Local Food Fantasy Revisited Part IV

My Local Food Fantasy Revisited Part IV

I’ve been revisiting my 2011 “Local Food Fantasy” piece describing how much of what we eat could be produced locally. The last installment described how the growing demand for local food can be accelerated. Here I want to explore the question of how supplies might rise to meet increasing demand.

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{name} Posted by James Eisenstein on 08/19, 2013 at 08:00 AM

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Your Local Food Weekend for August 17-18

Your Local Food Weekend for August 17-18

It’s mid-August already? Don’t lament that we are this late in the summer, celebrate that we are in what I think is the peak period for local food. And there’s lots to do that has a local food angle this week! Go celebrate tomatoes at Tait Farm, attract butterflies at Rose Franklin’s Perennials, get artsy/crafty in Bellefonte, learn how to survive The End with really local food, and/or have a tasty cold one at the State College Brew Fest. Keep on reading…

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 08/16, 2013 at 10:35 AM

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Here’s two recipes to give you something to do with all those zucchinis

Here’s two recipes to give you something to do with all those zucchinis

When I was a young lad I was in Sicily in the city of Palermo doing the tourist thing checking out the castles. After much walking around viewing the sights my tired feet and grumbling stomach reminded me I had not had lunch. I stopped in a small ristorante and had a dish similar to the recipe below. Years later I remembered the dish and recreated it from what I remembered. This recipe comes from a lot of trial and error, mostly error, until I got it to the point it closely matched my memory of the dish.

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{name} Posted by James Sechrengost on 08/15, 2013 at 09:19 AM

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Something for everyone at Ag Progress Days

Something for everyone at Ag Progress Days

Billed as one of the largest outdoor farm-related shows in the East, Ag Progress Days continues today and tomorrow out at the Russell E. Larson Agriculture Research Center on State Route 45 near Rock Spring. The festival of farming runs opens today and tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. Today the show runs until 8:00 p.m., giving those of us with a day job an opportunity to head out after work and perhaps have supper at one of the food vendors at the event.

While some may have the idea that it’s just for farmers and farm machinery enthusiasts looking for a Tractorpalooza, Ag Progress Days has something for everyone, including kids’ activities. The event is put on by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 08/14, 2013 at 08:57 AM

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