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Attention all bakers: Way Fruit Farm Apple Pie Contest is this Saturday

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/26 at 10:59 AM

Time to dust off that amazing apple pie recipe you have stashed away for special occasions, because Way Fruit Farm is hosting its annual Apple Pie Contest on Saturday. Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Entries may be dropped off at Way Fruit Farm on Friday during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Saturday by 10 a.m. The event is sponsored by First National Bank.

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Sure celeriac’s ugly…but it’s also delicious

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/19 at 09:59 AM

Never judge a book by its cover. And never judge a vegetable by its exterior.

A great example of this is celeriac. You may have seen it at the grocery store or farmers’ market. Its rough, brown, kind of hairy exterior causes a lot of people to scrunch up their face and move on.

But ignoring the celeriac based on looks means you are missing out on a delicious vegetable.

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Fall festivals abound this weekend

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/13 at 10:59 AM

The leaves are changing, even if the weather has been feeling like August lately. If you are a fan of fall festivals, this weekend is your time.

The choices this weekend are plentiful, so get ready to stroll among the leaves and check out the crafts, live music, people, and of course, local food that makes a Central Pennsylvania fall festival so much fun. Here’s a list of local fall fests to help you plan your festival time, and make a day of it.

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Pumpkins: More than just pies and jack-o-lanterns

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/11 at 01:16 PM

The pumpkin is a ubiquitous symbol during this time of year. Pumpkins, both the plastic and real kind, are everywhere, and yet at the same time are underrated. There seems to be just a few uses for pumpkins in our national psyche…jack-o-lanterns, pies, and maybe soup.

And no, I don’t count pumpkin spice products. Those are often just something with nutmeg and cinnamon in them to make them taste sort of like a pumpkin pie with zero actual pumpkin.

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Interview with owners of Feel Goodery Foods

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/04 at 10:59 AM

Feel Goodery Foods is a prepared meal service, using local ingredients to create weekly seasonal menus.  It is owned and operated by State College locals Laura Zaino and Melanie Rosenberger. WPSU Local Food Journey recently interviewed the owners of one of the newest additions to central Pennsylvania’s local food scene.

- How long has your business been in existence?

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