Farmers Market Preview: Tuesday State College and Boalsburg Farmers Market

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/03, 2016 at 01:27 PM

Farmers Market Preview: Tuesday State College and Boalsburg Farmers Market

While there are several farmers markets in this area that run year-round, the first day of outdoor farmers market season is always a reason for celebration. While the first few market sessions may be on the chilly side, it’s the promise of warmer days ahead and the great produce it brings that is a big reason for optimism. Two markets kick off their outdoor season today, the Tuesday Downtown State College one, and the Boalsburg version.

The Boalsburg Farmers Market moves out to the grounds of the Boalsburg Military Museum today from 2:00-6:00 p.m. With plenty of free parking in a pretty convenient location, this market offers a great variety of local food. Today they will have rhubarb, asparagus, spinach, kale, spring mix, spicy greens, hot house tomatoes, radishes, meals to go, local wines and more. There will also be cooking demo with local cooking instructor and Local Food Journey contributor LaCreta Holland of Happy Valley Learn to Cook, who will demonstrate simple and creative ways to prepare nutritious, local vegetables and fruits. Recipes, nutrition information, and free samples will be included. Be sure to stop by from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for this special event.

Other cooking demos will happen at the market on June 14, July 12, and August 9. Local Foods week is July 31-August 6, and part of the celebration will be the Golden Basket Chef Competition on August 2.

Meanwhile, the Tuesday Downtown State College Farmers Market is kicking things off on Locust Lane in State College. Among the items being sold are spring vegetables, fresh dairy products, garden plants, and tasty prepared items made with local ingredients.

Hours for the Downtown State College market are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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