Winner of the Gift Certificate to Nature’s Pantry

Winner of the Gift Certificate to Nature’s Pantry

Congratulations to Kristin of Millheim, winner of a $25 gift certificate to Nature’s Pantry! She can’t wait for the chives to come up this spring. Others are looking forward to peaches, strawberries, tomatoes, and peppers.

Thank you to all who participated in the contest. Stay tuned for details of upcoming opportunities to win gift certificates to your favorite local establishments.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 04/03, 2012 at 10:25 AM

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Winner of the Radishes Recipe Contest

Winner of the Radishes Recipe Contest

Congratulations to Jude Griswold of Mt. Jewett! She is the winner of our March radishes recipe contest and the recipient of a $25 gift certificate to Mt. Nittany Winery.

Stay tuned for the start of our April recipe contest. Details to come!

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 04/02, 2012 at 09:12 PM

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Farm Diary: Pruning in March

Farm Diary: Pruning in March

Most people know that pruning does not consist of attaching prunes to fruit trees and bushes, despite what Amelia Bedelia understood it to mean. But beyond that, I’ll wager that most folks who read Unpaid Field Hand only know that it involves some sort of cutting and thinning of fruit trees and canes.

Of course, you can learn all about it by going on the web and googling “fruit pruning.” But even after reading the 7,280,000 results available, you might be forgiven for still not knowing just how to do it. And for good reason. That’s because even the most knowledgeable experts sometimes give contradictory advice. Even Michael Phillips, whose book The Apple Grower is considered an authority to many apple cultivators, confesses that he hopes to know how to do it by the time he is eighty.

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{name} Posted by James Eisenstein on 03/30, 2012 at 10:13 AM

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Vignoles Cake

Vignoles Cake

This weekend Mount Nittany Winery is concluding its month-long celebration of our local wine trail with a special desserts offering.

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{name} Posted by Linda Weaver on 03/28, 2012 at 09:18 PM

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