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The Ten Dollar Solution

Posted by Harrison's Fresh + Local on 11/29 at 04:18 PM

Pennsylvania Buy Fresh Buy Local has proposed an interesting Ten Dollar Solution that we would like to share and encourage all Local Food Journey readers to consider supporting.

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Turkey Croquettes

Posted by Steve Spanelli on 11/25 at 03:55 PM

Most of us will admit that one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Here is a favorite recipe for creating another delicious meal from the turkey that might be left on the platter at the end of your annual feast.

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Turkey with Marsala Gravy over Rosemary Belgian Waffles

Posted by Kristin Camplese on 11/25 at 09:00 AM

Looking for a tasty way to use those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers? This dish takes a savory, rosemary-infused Belgian Waffle and tops it with turkey stewed in marsala-laced and butter-rich gravy.

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First National Thanksgiving and York County Filling

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 11/22 at 03:35 PM

I grew up in York, PA. Christmas and Easter were at my grandma’s, but Thanksgiving was at my parents’ house. There was typically a crowd of 12-15 relatives, but it always felt to me, as a kid, like 50 people because my childhood home is pretty small.

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Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Posted by Emily Wiley on 11/21 at 03:31 PM

This thick and creamy soup is full of some of the season’s best flavors and would make any Thanksgiving table a more festive one.

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Countdown to Thanksgiving

Posted by Emily Wiley on 11/18 at 02:17 PM

Less than a week to go until Thanksgiving Day—a holiday created for foodies! What do you plan to place on your table this year? Check back next week for some of our favorite recipes and ideas to take care of those turkey leftovers. Until then, take advantage of holiday specials offered by some of your favorite local shops.

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Sowing the Seeds of a Great Marriage

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 11/16 at 10:00 AM

Going to go a bit off-topic here, but I had to share this story with everyone who reads this blog. Gardening is something that often is done together by couples and who knows how many relationships are sparked at a plant sale or garden center. However, gardening is not really thought of something as romantic, per se.

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Fall Garlic Fun on the Farm

Posted by James Eisenstein on 11/14 at 10:00 AM

It is now late fall on the farm, and the last vegetables have been harvested. Time to sit by the fire, do our nails, and dream of spring, right? Yes? Shows how much you know about life on an organic vegetable farm.

Now is the time to plant next year’s garlic. Notice the nifty planting grid our intrepid intern Hannah is using to make sure the cloves are properly spaced. If you squint and look at the front of the wooden form, you’ll discover both some intact garlic bulbs and some individual cloves ready to stick into the soil. 

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Field Notes: Rainbow Carrots in November

Posted by Erin McKinney on 11/10 at 10:00 AM

I had never belonged to a CSA before I came to Tait Farm. I read about them, knew of some, and had friends and coworkers who picked up their shares weekly and absolutely loved being a part of it. We, however, were lucky enough to have a plot of land large enough to grow more than enough of our own produce.

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Apple Muffins

Posted by Steve Spanelli on 11/08 at 10:00 AM

Honeycrisp apples are crisp and sweet and ideal for fresh eating, as well as for cooking and baking. Our friends at Way Fruit Farm harvest Honeycrisp apples each year and may still have some left this season. For hours and directions to Way Fruit Farm, visit their website. Then enjoy this recipe for Apple Muffins. They can’t be beat served warm with a glass of milk.

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Field Notes - Early November

Posted by Erin McKinney on 11/03 at 09:30 AM

There is an impatient feeling in the chilly, Fall air here in the fields. The heavy, wet snow that came down on Saturday had us curiously waiting to see how all the crops carried the weight.

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Winner of the Butternut Squash Recipe Contest

Posted by Local Food Journey on 11/02 at 09:08 AM

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s butternut squash recipe contest! Congratulations to Ashley of State College and her Butternut Squash Risotto recipe. She is the recipient of a $25 gift certificate to Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering

Continue reading to see all of the submitted recipes. Enjoy!

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