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Cucumber-Tomato Salsa

Posted by Emily Wiley on 08/31 at 09:57 AM

Today is the final day to share your favorite tomato recipe! Submit it now for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks in Millheim. A winner will be randomly selected and announced by noon tomorrow. Good luck!

Continue reading for a seasonal salsa recipe from Steve Spanelli of Tait Farm.

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When Natural Disasters Strike

Posted by Tony Ricci on 08/29 at 11:07 AM

The week wouldn’t be complete without a natural disaster. Last week we hit the jackpot with two – an earthquake and a hurricane – although it was our eastern neighbors who were most affected.

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Classical Music Friday, August 26 on WPSU-FM

Posted by Kristine A. on 08/26 at 10:01 AM

Join us Friday at 12 noon for a special hour-long preview of the Centre for the Performing Arts 2011-2012 Season at Penn State!

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Mothersbaugh Farm in Spring Mills

Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 08/26 at 10:00 AM

Chuck Mothersbaugh is a staple at the Friday market in downtown State College. It’s easy to spot his buckets of beautiful sunflowers on Locust Lane. Of course, he also sells a wide variety of produce—from cucumbers to tomatoes to onions to squash. Watch this short video interview to learn more.

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Garlicky Bread Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Sweet Corn

Posted by Kristin Camplese on 08/25 at 03:22 PM

Tomatoes of all shapes and colors are still in abundance at the local markets. Pick up a box and let us know how you use them! Share your recipe by August 31st for your chance to win a $25 gift Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks in Millheim.

Continue reading for one of Kristin’s favorite simple late summer recipes.

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Classical Music Thursday, August 25 on WPSU-FM

Posted by Kristine A. on 08/24 at 02:16 PM

Highlights of Thursday’s classical music from 9:00am to 3:00pm on WPSU include Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, hauntingly beautiful music by Peter Maxwell Davies, and Handel’s Harp Concerto.

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Little League World Series Challenger Game to Air on WPSU

Posted by Emily Wiley on 08/24 at 10:37 AM

WPSU will air the Little League World Series Challenger Exhibition Game live from Williamsport on Saturday, August 27 at 10:30am.

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Classical Music Wednesday, August 24 on WPSU-FM

Posted by Kristine A. on 08/23 at 05:37 PM

Highlights of Wednesday’s classical music from 9:00am to 3:00pm on WPSU include Three Preludes for orchestra by Claude Debussy, a Mozart Symphony, and a Keyboard Concerto by Bach.

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Virginia Earthquake Measured at Penn State Dubois

Posted by Kristine A. on 08/23 at 04:18 PM

Here’s an image and description of the earthquake measurement in Dubois, thanks to Richard Brazier, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Penn State Dubois, and Charles Ammon, Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University Park.

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Useful Beauty

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 08/23 at 01:29 PM

Home vegetable gardens are an ideal and super-local way to get fresh, delicious produce, but they can also be a beautiful addition to your yard. Many vegetable plants not only taste great, they look great, too—and not just on a plate.

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Classical Music Tuesday, August 23 on WPSU-FM

Posted by Kristine A. on 08/22 at 02:39 PM

Highlights of Tuesday’s classical music from 9:00am to 3:00pm on WPSU include a Beethoven Symphony and a beautiful late-romantic harp concerto.

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A Local Food Fantasy

Posted by James Eisenstein on 08/22 at 12:36 PM

Farm work can enrich your fantasy life. While weeding our new currant and gooseberry patch the other day, I let my mind wonder …

How close could we get to a truly local food system here in central Pennsylvania? Could we become one of the leading centers of the local food movement in the United States?

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Plant Now for Garden-Fresh Fall Harvest

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 08/19 at 01:40 PM

Please welcome Jamie Oberdick to the Local Food Journey! Jamie is an enthusiastic home gardener who grows a variety of plants from around the world in his Centre County backyard. Take it away, Jamie!

A lot of people think of vegetable gardening as a spring/summer thing, and you shut it down in the fall with the exception of the last pumpkins. Actually, there are plenty of different vegetables that thrive in the cooler conditions we have in fall in central Pennsylvania.

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Community at the Farmers Markets

Posted by Harrison's Fresh + Local on 08/18 at 11:09 AM

Area farmers markets provide an opportunity for locals to directly support farmers and local food purveyors. Here at Harrison’s, many of those who sell at the local markets are the friends we welcome at our back door each week with delicious seasonal ingredients that we use throughout the year.

For the consumer, a farmers market is a chance to meet the person who grows the food you eat. Rather than the old adage, “matching a name with a face,” we think of it as “matching a food with a farmer!” 

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Local Chefs Compete for the Golden Basket

Posted by Emily Wiley on 08/17 at 11:42 AM

You can always find farmers at the Boalsburg Farmers Market. And butchers and bakers and cheese makers. But there were a few new faces to see yesterday afternoon.

Chefs who typically work their magic behind the scenes of our favorite local restaurants sharpened their knives, packed their frying pans and portable stoves, and came out to compete in a cooking competition. Contestants included: Jamsion Steffan and Gus Aranguiz from The American Ale House, Mark Johnson from Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks, Harrison Schailey from Harrison’s Wine Grill, Sean Kelly from Kelly’s, Pete Herncane from Otto’s, and Andrew Monk from The Sustainable Kitchen. Their task was to prepare two dishes using ingredients found at the market. The dishes were then judged on creativity, taste, and presentation.

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