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Mothersbaugh Farm in Spring Mills

Chuck Mothersbaugh is a staple at the Friday market in downtown State College. It’s easy to spot his buckets of beautiful sunflowers on Locust Lane. Of course, he also sells a wide variety of produce—from cucumbers to tomatoes to onions to squash. Watch this short video interview to learn more.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 08/26, 2011 at 10:00 AM

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Clan Stewart Farm in Huntingdon

Clan Stewart Farm is a 160-acre farm located in Huntingdon. The Stewart family came to Pennsylvania from Ireland in the 1700s and began farming the land in 1793. Now in its seventh generation, the family continues to work together to keep the farm alive.

Hear about their popular whole hog sausages—from andouille to spicy chorizo to mild Italian—in this video interview.

Find them at the Boalsburg Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 2-6pm and at the North Atherton Farmers Market on Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 08/15, 2011 at 02:54 PM

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Greenmore Gardens CSA

Greenmore Gardens CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is located in Port Matilda. The farm uses sustainable practices and recently became certified organic. Find out what they have available this month—from kale and cabbage to hummingbird cakes made with vegetables and honey—in this video interview.

Visit them at the North Atherton Farmers Market on Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 08/12, 2011 at 01:11 PM

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A Rainy Day on the Farm

Despite the rain, many community members came out on Saturday to support the 6th Annual Farm Tour sponsored by PASA and Buy Fresh Buy Local.

Student intern Katherine Grofic visited three farms on the soggy day and captured several photos from each. Continue reading to see the slideshow.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 08/08, 2011 at 03:09 PM

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Fruit Shrub from Tait Farm Foods

The fruit shrubs from Tait Farm Foods are a popular summertime drink. Tyler Kulp describes their origin and ingredients and offers cocktail suggestions in this video interview.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 07/14, 2011 at 02:54 PM

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Celebrate Local Food and Farms

The first annual Summer Solstice Celebration at Tait Farm was a success! Watch a video recap of the local event.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 06/24, 2011 at 03:38 PM

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Howard’s End CSA Farm

Do you belong to a CSA? Community-supported agriculture (CSA) connects farmers and consumers and offers advantages to both parties. Consumers purchase a share at the beginning of the season and receive a weekly box of fresh-from-the-farm produce. And because farmers receive payment early, they are able to more effectively manage their cash flow and their crops.

Addison Hoffman from Howard’s End CSA Farm, located about 1/2 hour outside of State College, runs a CSA. They offer everything from chickens and ducks to berries to honey and yogurt. You can also find him at the State College Farmers Market on Tuesdays.

Watch a video interview with Addison and learn more about CSA farms.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 06/17, 2011 at 11:21 AM

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Moser’s Garden Produce from Centre Hall

Moser’s Garden in Centre Hall is a family operation. It began in 1976 as a half-acre garden with a few dozen fruit trees and grape vines. Today it has grown in both variety and acreage producing over 150 varieties of tomatoes, as well as berries, peppers, and sweet corn.

Watch a video interview with Barry Moser and find his produce at the State College Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Fridays and at the North Atherton Market on Saturdays.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 06/15, 2011 at 03:23 PM

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Pasta Primavera

What is better than crisp vegetables, creamy dressing, and fluffy pasta? Primavera means “the season of spring,” and this recipe uses fresh vegetables that are grown locally during this time of year. The delicate dressing and pasta really highlight the diverse tastes, textures, and colors of the seasonal vegetables.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 06/08, 2011 at 09:56 AM

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Tuesday Farmers Market in State College

Spring has arrived, and summer is fast approaching, which means some of our favorite food items are now available at local farmers markets. Asparagus, arugula, radishes, and rhubarb are just a few of the items on stands this month. While tomatoes, berries, and sweet corn are on their way.

The State College Farmers Market opened on Locust Lane on May 6th, and the North Atherton Farmers Market set up in the Home Depot parking lot on May 14th.  The Tuesday Farmers Market in State College started just last week, and while it is the smallest of the three, it still attracts vendors and customers from across the region. 

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 05/25, 2011 at 02:06 PM

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