Weather Woes

For most people, the weather gives us something to talk about besides religion and politics. Bad weather can produce gloom, glorious days joy, rainy spells inconvenience. But really, we live indoors and travel mostly in enclosed spaces, so life pretty much goes on regardless of the weather. Not so for folks who work outdoors. Bad weather means no work for roofers and tree trimmers. Rain means less pleasant work for garbage men and traffic police.

But for farmers, the state of the weather has profound consequences that most people are not even aware of. So read on and improve your comprehension of just what a huge impact the weather has on folks who grow your food.

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{name} Posted by James Eisenstein on 12/07, 2011 at 04:37 PM

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Orange Marsala Cranberry Sauce

‘Tis the season for cranberries! Share your favorite recipe this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks.

Continue reading to see Kristin’s recipe for Orange Marsala Cranberry Sauce.

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{name} Posted by Kristin Camplese on 12/05, 2011 at 05:28 PM

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Winner of the Pear Recipe Contest

Congratulations to Sarah Zappe of Port Matilda for her Cream Cheese and Pear Tart! She is the recipient of a $25 gift certificate to Fasta Ravioli Company.

Continue reading to see Sarah’s recipe, as well as Pamela’s Stewed Pears.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 12/01, 2011 at 02:40 PM

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The Ten Dollar Solution

Pennsylvania Buy Fresh Buy Local has proposed an interesting Ten Dollar Solution that we would like to share and encourage all Local Food Journey readers to consider supporting.

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{name} Posted by Harrison's Fresh + Local on 11/29, 2011 at 04:18 PM

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