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Local Food Journey

It’s the Busiest Time of the Year

Posted by Tony Ricci on 09/26 at 07:13 PM

It’s official. The “we’ve crossed the threshold of the autumn equinox and stepped into what should be a leisurely stroll towards winter.”

Most people think this is the end of the growing season, but for farmers, it’s really the busiest time of year.

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Our Town

Thank you Ridgway!

Posted by Jessica on 09/18 at 02:34 PM

I think that it is safe to say that Our Town: Ridgway’s 2012 edition was a success! What a fantastic night we had in the studio on 9/13. We had a total of 226 people call in with their pledges of support to WPSU. We also had special challenges from the Elks, the Moose, and Cullys, as well as a special promotion happening through Fox’s Pizza, which added additional funds to our total.

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Local Food Journey

Boalsburg Farmers Market to Sponsor First Annual “Plow to Plate” Harvest Dinner

Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/18 at 01:48 PM

Fall in central Pennsylvania brings with it the bounty, beauty, and variety of the harvest. To celebrate the fall harvest, the Boalsburg Farmers Market is sponsoring a dinner on Wednesday, October 10th featuring the best of late summer and early fall, including eggplant, peppers, okra, butternut squash, pumpkins, kale, and apples.

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Local Food Journey

The Great Cilantro Debate

Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/14 at 01:07 PM

Love it or hate it? The great cilantro debate heats up as scientists start pinpointing cilantrophobe genes. Read more on NPR’s food blog.

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Local Food Journey

Apple Recipe Contest

Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/11 at 12:46 PM

Apple season has arrived! How do you like to eat the early fall fruit? Share your favorite recipe by October 1st for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery.

Continue reading for some of our favorite apple recipes.

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Local Food Journey

Harvesting Tomatoes

Posted by James Eisenstein on 09/04 at 02:30 PM

I’ll wager that when most folks buy green beans, radishes, tomatoes, or nearly any other vegetable, they don’t think much about how they were harvested. Gardeners, of course, know better, but even they can forget that almost every vegetable is harvested by hand, usually one at a time.

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