A Local Food Fantasy

Farm work can enrich your fantasy life. While weeding our new currant and gooseberry patch the other day, I let my mind wonder …

How close could we get to a truly local food system here in central Pennsylvania? Could we become one of the leading centers of the local food movement in the United States?

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{name} Posted by James Eisenstein on 08/22, 2011 at 11:36 AM

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Plant Now for Garden-Fresh Fall Harvest

Please welcome Jamie Oberdick to the Local Food Journey! Jamie is an enthusiastic home gardener who grows a variety of plants from around the world in his Centre County backyard. Take it away, Jamie!

A lot of people think of vegetable gardening as a spring/summer thing, and you shut it down in the fall with the exception of the last pumpkins. Actually, there are plenty of different vegetables that thrive in the cooler conditions we have in fall in central Pennsylvania.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 08/19, 2011 at 12:40 PM

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Community at the Farmers Markets

Area farmers markets provide an opportunity for locals to directly support farmers and local food purveyors. Here at Harrison’s, many of those who sell at the local markets are the friends we welcome at our back door each week with delicious seasonal ingredients that we use throughout the year.

For the consumer, a farmers market is a chance to meet the person who grows the food you eat. Rather than the old adage, “matching a name with a face,” we think of it as “matching a food with a farmer!” 

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{name} Posted by Harrison's Fresh + Local on 08/18, 2011 at 10:09 AM

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Local Chefs Compete for the Golden Basket

You can always find farmers at the Boalsburg Farmers Market. And butchers and bakers and cheese makers. But there were a few new faces to see yesterday afternoon.

Chefs who typically work their magic behind the scenes of our favorite local restaurants sharpened their knives, packed their frying pans and portable stoves, and came out to compete in a cooking competition. Contestants included: Jamsion Steffan and Gus Aranguiz from The American Ale House, Mark Johnson from Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks, Harrison Schailey from Harrison’s Wine Grill, Sean Kelly from Kelly’s, Pete Herncane from Otto’s, and Andrew Monk from The Sustainable Kitchen. Their task was to prepare two dishes using ingredients found at the market. The dishes were then judged on creativity, taste, and presentation.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 08/17, 2011 at 10:42 AM

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