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Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 09/29 at 07:20 AM
While the weather in recent days has been more like summer, the changing leaves are a definite sign that it is autumn and gardening season is coming to a close. While much of central Pennsylvania hasn’t seen the first frost as yet, that soon will change. It’s definitely frost season.
Posted by Steve Spanelli on 09/26 at 01:31 PM
It’s the final week to share your favorite eggplant recipe for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Mount Nittany Winery! Still looking for inspiration? Check out this sweet, sour, and slightly spicy recipe.
Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/23 at 01:18 PM
There’s a lot happening at Mount Nittany Winery over the next several weeks ... picking, crushing, stomping ... and their first ever Harvest Photo Contest.
Posted by James Eisenstein on 09/21 at 01:12 PM
Your chances of identifying this mystery crop increase in direct proportion to how far south you grew up. These plants like really hot weather. In fact, they are not supposed to grow very well in central Pennsylvania. But that doesn’t stop my son, John.
Posted by Whitney on 09/19 at 01:18 PM
The Great Allegheny Passage, the PA Maple Festival, the rich railroad history and more could all be featured in the next installment of WPSU’s “Our Town” series when we visit Meyersdale, PA in Somerset Co. WPSU is looking for 20-25 community members to share their stories about Meyersdale as part of the program for public television. No experience required, no age restrictions, and no cost to participate…just enthusiasm for your hometown! Want to learn more? Join us for the community meeting on Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m. in the Meyersdale Area High School large group instruction room.
Posted by Kim Tait on 09/19 at 10:17 AM
The unusually wet and cool weather of mid-September must be a prelude to a fabulous Indian Summer coming our way. Nature has its signals in every season, and the fall is no exception. The dizzying activity of insects and migrating birds, the prolific blooming of goldenrod and asters, and the breathtaking color transformation of the native Sumac all confirm the change that is in the air. And even though the tomatoes are slowly slipping away, the abundant greens, hearty squashes, pears and more, are ready to make their debut and step in where the others are leaving off. Oh, how lucky we are!
Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 09/16 at 09:52 AM
Just 20 years ago, the selection of produce was nothing like it is today. Iceberg lettuce, round red tomatoes, green bell peppers, regular orange carrots, and plain potatoes ruled the supermarket shelves.
However, today the expansion of the American palate is quite evident. Sushi is found in supermarkets. An imitation of a latte can be found at a convenience store. Ethnic restaurants such as Indian, Thai, Austrian, and Korean can be found in central Pennsylvania. And the broadening selections for the home chef have expanded culinary horizons, as well.
Posted by Kristine A. on 09/15 at 12:20 PM
Join us Friday at 12 noon on WPSU-FM for a Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra Season Preview on WPSU, with music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mozart and more.
Posted by James Eisenstein on 09/14 at 10:38 AM
We have lots of customers who buy lettuce, onions, carrots, and beets. Then there are many who merely stroll by and say, “Everything looks beautiful.” True Fact: People who say, ”Everything looks beautiful” really mean, “I’m not going to buy a single thing.”
What is this wonderful, under-appreciated vegetable?
Posted by Tony Ricci on 09/13 at 10:23 AM
Last week’s flooding was an adventure—one that I would prefer not repeating once every 15 years or so. We got off easy by some accounts. Most of our crops are still in the ground, although about a third of our lane was redistributed to the entrance of our house.
Living on a slope has its advantages and as long as the water keeps flowing through the basement, we’re doing OK. Getting off the farm in a flood is the tough part.
Posted by Steve Spanelli on 09/12 at 10:11 AM
Eggplant is delicious hot or cold and can be enjoyed marinated, stuffed, roasted, grilled, fried, baked in a casserole or stewed. How do you like to prepare it? Share your favorite recipe this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Mount Nittany Winery.
Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 09/09 at 12:12 PM
Okay, you got some fantastic heirloom tomatoes, among the best you’ve ever had. You may have bought them at a farmers market or received them in a CSA box, or perhaps they were gifted to you by a friend. But you’re not sure of the variety so you can’t buy the seeds, right? No worries—saving tomato seeds is actually quite simple.
Posted by Tony Ricci on 09/07 at 12:58 PM
The season is tilting decidedly toward fall, and the crops are shifting toward soup ingredients and fall fruit.
Posted by James Eisenstein on 09/06 at 12:55 PM
I suspect that my faithful followers have been distracted from their routine activities wondering how the various “name this crop” vegetables are doing. Fear not! I have a few updates for you.
Posted by Jessica on 09/02 at 10:31 AM
Here at WPSU, we are very excited to premiere the 62nd episode of the “Our Town” series, “Our Town: Kane & Mt. Jewett” LIVE on Thursday, September 8th at 8pm! We’re thrilled to be able to share stories told by some familiar faces—your friends and neighbors, the people of Kane and Mt. Jewett! Cable customers should be sure to tune in to WPSU-TV to watch the program. Satellite customers who don’t receive WPSU can still watch the show live at the Barrel House Restaurant & Tavern (8946 Route 6, Kane, PA). The show will also be streamed live on the web at wpsu.org/live, so be sure to let out-of-town family and friends know that they can watch, too! Mark you calendars and join us for a celebration of the Black Cherry Capital of the World!
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