Local Food Video: The Piper’s Peck offers a year-round fresh flavor

Local Food Video: The Piper’s Peck offers a year-round fresh flavor

Janet Robinson talks about how she went from teaching to growing hot peppers in her backyard. The Piper’s Peck uses local produce to make jellies and salsas that provide the tastes of ripeness year-round.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Paholsky on 07/12, 2013 at 08:26 AM

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Preview of Local Food Weeks Farm Tour, Part 2

Preview of Local Food Weeks Farm Tour, Part 2

This is part II of the Centre County Farm Tour preview, by Maya Althouse, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture intern

As Local Foods Week gets closer, it’s time to mark your calendars for August 10th and plan where you want to stop on the Centre County Farm Tour! There are seventeen farms on the Tour, all of which are eager to welcome you to their world and share their livelihood with you. Since most people make it to only four or five farms depending on how long they spend at each location, it’s good to look ahead in order to make the most of the day. To help you out, here is a preview of the next four farms on the tour—check back next week to read about more!

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My Local Food Fantasy Revisited, Part III: Increasing the Demand for Local Food

My Local Food Fantasy Revisited, Part III: Increasing the Demand for Local Food

This year I’ve revisited my 2011 local food fantasy by describing recent developments that are moving us to a vibrant local food system and sketching the outlines of what it could be like given the variety (but limited quantities) of locally produced food already available. To become a reality, the demand for local food here must grow, but some formidable obstacles loom. Part III identifies the major obstacles and sketches ways to overcome.

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Video: Hogs Galore—Processing pork locally for holidays and all days

Video: Hogs Galore—Processing pork locally for holidays and all days

Garfield Mathis talks about the tradition of local farming in Centre County. Hogs Galore, a family-run business, has continued this tradition in the meat industry for more than three decades.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Paholsky on 07/05, 2013 at 08:00 AM

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