A look at Friends & Farmers Coop’s upcoming online market

A look at Friends & Farmers Coop’s upcoming online market

Local food lovers in the Central Pennsylvania area have many options when their weekly (or possibly more frequent) grocery trips roll around. In addition to various local food vendors that occupy downtown locales, farmers’ markets like the Downtown Farmers’ Market and the North Atherton Farmers’ Market take advantage of the (relatively) nice fall, spring, and summer weather to offer an even wider selection of local foods. Recently, the newly formed Friends & Farmers Cooperative has sought to add another option to the mix: an online farmers’ market.

According to their mission statement, Friends & Farmers “aims to open a member-owned, cooperative grocery store in State College, Pennsylvania that will specialize in local, sustainably produced products.” By gathering farmers’ products and putting them all into one convenient location, Friends & Farmers hope to make local food even more accessible, especially for those who for any number of reasons are unable to attend the various farmers’ markets held in the area. 

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{name} Posted by Anna Lombardo on 10/31, 2014 at 08:00 AM

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Mt. Nittany Winery to hold Harvest Dinner Nov. 8

Mt. Nittany Winery to hold Harvest Dinner Nov. 8

Winery owners Joe and Betty Carroll invite you to an intimate evening with your friends at the Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery. Our Winemaker’s Harvest Dinner, catered by Brown Dog Catering, is an opportunity to enjoy the fruits of the harvest and the company of fellow wine lovers at our beautiful setting on the side of Mt. Nittany. We have selected wines to accompany each course and will discuss the pairings as the evening progresses–hope you will join us!

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{name} Posted by Linda Weaver on 10/29, 2014 at 08:00 AM

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Support local food by supporting WPSU? Absolutely!

Support local food by supporting WPSU? Absolutely!

As I write this we are in the last hours of the fall pledge drive at WPSU. My wife and I renewed our membership this morning (I am not in fact, a greyhound, and if you were listening around 6:30 a.m. you’ll get that). The local food scene and WPSU run parallel to each other…each offer outstanding stuff produced right here in Central Pennsylvania. I think it makes sense to support both.

The similarities run deeper than that, to the point where we support each other. Local food businesses have been underwriters of WPSU and of course, WPSU offers you this very blog. Recently, WPSU’s Anna Foley produced a radio feature that told the story of that amazing El Gringo Taco Truck that serves up remarkable renditions of Mexican classics at area farmers markets. If you’ve had one of Ben Stanley’s delicious creations, chances are you’ve become hooked. But, as you found out by listening to Anna’s story, how El Gringo came about is as interesting as his food is good.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 10/24, 2014 at 10:28 AM

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Mt. Nittany Winery’s Harvest Photo Contest captures beauty of autumn at the Winery

Mt. Nittany Winery’s Harvest Photo Contest captures beauty of autumn at the Winery

Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery received many entries for their annual Harvest Photo Contest. The First Place winner, receiving a $50 gift certificate, was Tom Gari, and his wife, Dawn Gari, was Runner-Up receiving a $25 gift certificate. There were several Honorable Mentions, all receiving a certificate for a Winery Tour and Wine & Cheese Tasting for Four.

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{name} Posted by Linda Weaver on 10/24, 2014 at 09:58 AM

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