Boalsburg Farmers Market seek administrator to implement key USDA grant

Boalsburg Farmers Market seek administrator to implement key USDA grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Boalsburg Farmers Market $28,171 to increase the sale of local agricultural products. The Farmers Market Promotion Program funds will be used to allow SNAP (food stamp) recipients to buy at the Boalsburg market, increase the number of cooking demonstrations there, expand its school outreach programs, and raise public awareness of the market and the health benefits of fresh local food through increased advertising. The market is seeking a part-time grant administrator, SNAP benefits program coordinator, and publicity director to implement the grant. Persons interested I the grant administrator position can contact the market’s Community Outreach Director, Jim Eisenstein, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/21, 2014 at 09:43 AM

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World Food Day speaker raises modern food issues

World Food Day speaker raises modern food issues

By LaCreta Holland

October 16, 2014, was “World Food Day,” a day for “action against hunger,” proclaimed by the United Nations.

On World Food Day, I attended a very interesting lecture by Bryan McDonald, assistant professor of history at Penn State. His lecture, “Dinner for Seven Billion:  Food Issues for the 21st Century,” was held as part of Schlow Library’s Research Unplugged series.

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{name} Posted by Local Food Journey on 10/20, 2014 at 09:46 AM

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This weekend, get your fill of fall festivals

This weekend, get your fill of fall festivals

If you like, this weekend you can do a mini fall festival tour around the Centre Region. Here’s four fun ones that will make for a nice autumn weekend:

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/17, 2014 at 10:55 AM

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Lots to discover at our farmers markets in autumn

Lots to discover at our farmers markets in autumn

Fall is officially upon us. The leaves are changing from a verdant green to the many warm shades of red and orange; temperatures are dropping steadily; and, perhaps most importantly, the Downtown State College Farmer’s Market, which is held every Tuesday and Friday afternoon from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the corner of Locust Lane and College Avenue, has revealed their many seasonal offerings. Those who are fond of decorating in the autumnal and Halloween-esque styles—and even those who just like a good squash—will be delighted to see what Locust Lane has in store on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in October.

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{name} Posted by Local Food Journey on 10/16, 2014 at 08:00 AM

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