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Yes, believe it or not, there are still local veggies/fruits ‘in season’

Yes, believe it or not, there are still local veggies/fruits ‘in season’

With winter in full swing across the area, it may come as a surprise to many that there are still vegetables and fruits that are “in season” and available via both CSA’s and local farmers markets. Here are some examples of vegetables that are available either due to being able to store them well or because they can be grown in greenhouses:

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 12/09, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Tags: farmersmarket | winter | rootvegetables | brassicas | apples |

Way Fruit Farm’s apple cider a real cold-weather treat

Way Fruit Farm’s apple cider a real cold-weather treat

Apple cider is one of those cold-weather favorites: steaming cups of the hot, fruity stuff bring back pleasant memories of many a childhood. I always associate it with my family’s annual Christmas tree outing to a local farm in my hometown, where the drink was made on the spot and given out to patrons free of charge (each subsequent refill costs you a quarter). You can find cider in almost any grocery store throughout the year, but there is absolutely nothing like a freshly poured mug of it to warm your hands (and soul).

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{name} Posted by Anna Lombardo on 10/23, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Tags: WayFruitFarm | apples | cider |

Local Food Notes for Sept. 12

Local Food Notes for Sept. 12

For this week’s Local Food Notes….honeycrisp apples are back, your chance to meet a sheep at the Millheim Farmers Market, Tait Farms Foods introduces a fall flavored shrub, and how to store that winter squash purchase you made at farmers market.

- Honeycrisp apples are back: Honeycrisp apples are a much-loved variety, due to their crisp texture, sweet flavor, and juicy mouth-feel. They are back now, and can be found at various Central Pennsylvania orchards, such as Harner Farm and Way Fruit Farm. Get them before the rest of the Honeyheads end up eating them all.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 09/12, 2014 at 08:13 AM

Tags: LocalFoodNotes | fall | apples | shrub | wintersquash |

Co-owner of Way Fruit Farm shares three favorite apple recipes

Co-owner of Way Fruit Farm shares three favorite apple recipes

Way Fruit Farm offers all sorts of things that are good to eat; from different types of fruit to a variety of local food products from places like Tait Farm Foods and Hogs Galore. But their bread and butter, what put them on the map, is of course apples.

As a big fan of Way Fruit Farm, I can tell you that I see a lot of people buying huge amounts of apples for all sorts of recipes. I met a woman there last year who was baking apple pies for recipes, planning on giving them as gifts…a total of 25 pies! Apple pies certainly are a great way to use Way’s apple bounty, but I recently had the opportunity to talk to Megan Coopey, who with her husband Jason are co-owners of Way Fruit Farm, about some other recipes for apples. Jason and Megan are two reasons to visit Way Fruit Farm, always friendly and helpful, and Megan was glad to help by giving me several fantastic recipes that would make a fantastic addition (or additions) to the Holiday table.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 12/05, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Tags: recipes | apples |

Recipe: Apple dumplings warm the autumn soul

Recipe: Apple dumplings warm the autumn soul

The first time I had apple dumplings I was seven. My uncle loved camping and this was the first time he asked me to go along. Now, he was my favorite uncle (shhhhh don’t tell the others) and getting to go with him had me excited for weeks before the trip. It was fall and the weather was turning colder so he wanted to get one last camping trip in before it started to snow. My uncle taught me all kinds of things about the woods and surviving and just enjoying nature. What I didn’t know was he had a favorite uncle too. Uncle Lloyd was old school and knew more about hunting and wood lore than I ever will and I’m a survival specialist. He did things around a camp without thinking that I never would have thought of to make life easier.

So when we went to go camping my uncle always made sure to stop off and visit with Lloyd before and after a camping trip to talk over where he was going and what he had seen. So we stopped off and they visited for an hour then we headed out to go camping. After a week in the woods I was ready to go home. I had learned a lot and had a lot of fun but the rock and twigs under my bed were winning and I wanted a real bed. So on our way home we stopped off to visit Lloyd. Now, I didn’t want to stop, I just wanted to go home. I didn’t want to not get invited back so I didn’t say anything but I fidgeted a lot, as kids will. Now his wife Dot noticed this and took me out to the kitchen for a bite.

What she sat before me was this large golden brown bowl of pure delight. APPLE DUMPLING! Why had I never seen one of these wonders before or even heard of them? I took my first bite and was hooked. The golden flaky pastry, the sweet glaze, the tender juicy apple and all the spices filled my mouth. Before I knew it my bowl was empty and like Oliver Twist I held out my bowl and said, “Please may I have another?” She laughed and put another in my bowl this time with a scoop of ice cream. How is it possible it was even better? Of course my uncle learned why I had never had one before. That much sweetness and an enclosed car combined with a long trip are not good combinations. I still love them and have included a recipe for them. Enjoy.

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{name} Posted by James Sechrengost on 11/12, 2013 at 08:35 AM

Tags: recipe | apples | dumpling |

Apple Festival at Way Fruit Farm

Apple Festival at Way Fruit Farm

The Saturday before last, Way Fruit Farm officially said “goodbye” to summer by launching into the fall season with the conclusion of the annual Apple Festival.

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{name} Posted by Brittany Smith on 10/31, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Tags: events | apples |

Apple Coleslaw: Tastebud Touchdown

Apple Coleslaw: Tastebud Touchdown

Second quarter, 30 seconds until the half, and the only thing standing between you and the end zone is your hungry belly. What better way to continue this season than by combining seasonal ingredients in a way sure to spike your taste buds

If you love fall and football as much as I do, check out this simple recipe for a sweet and tangy apple coleslaw that everyone will love. Serve it cold or atop your favorite pulled pork recipe to land an automatic first down every time.

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{name} Posted by Brittany Smith on 10/11, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Tags: recipe | apples | carrots | cabbage |

Apple Recipe Contest

Apple Recipe Contest

Apple season has arrived! How do you like to eat the early fall fruit? Share your favorite recipe by October 1st for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Tags: recipecontest | apples |

Rhubarb Applesauce

Rhubarb Applesauce

I wanted to do something slightly more savory with my recent bunch of rhubarb, which is tough because it is very tart and needs some sugar. I settled on the idea of something “applesaucey” and it was a hit with our grilled pork. It would be great with some strawberries added in (if you like the strawberry-rhubarb combo and are willing to part with your strawberries—but I’m not there yet.)

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{name} Posted by Kristin Camplese on 05/30, 2012 at 07:00 AM

Tags: recipes | spring | rhubarb | apples | honey |

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

This thick and creamy soup is full of some of the season’s best flavors and would make any Thanksgiving table a more festive one.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 11/21, 2011 at 02:31 PM

Tags: recipe | fall | apples | sweetpotatoes |

Apple Muffins

Apple Muffins

Honeycrisp apples are crisp and sweet and ideal for fresh eating, as well as for cooking and baking. Our friends at Way Fruit Farm harvest Honeycrisp apples each year and may still have some left this season. For hours and directions to Way Fruit Farm, visit their website. Then enjoy this recipe for Apple Muffins. They can’t be beat served warm with a glass of milk.

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{name} Posted by Steve Spanelli on 11/08, 2011 at 09:00 AM

Tags: recipe | fall | apples |

Spiced Apple Cake

Spiced Apple Cake

This cake is tart and moist with the sweet crunch of raw sugar baked into the top. And it’s perfectly acceptable to enjoy a slice for breakfast.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 11/02, 2010 at 03:04 PM

Tags: fall | recipe | apples |

Apple Harvest Quinoa

Apple Harvest Quinoa

Have you cooked with quinoa? If not, you should. Yes, it’s packed with protein and essential amino acids, but it’s also light and fluffy and mildly nutty. It provides the perfect canvas for a variety of fall flavor combinations: honey and berries, chicken stock and leafy greens, carrots and tart apples, even vegetarian meatballs.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 10/26, 2010 at 09:30 AM

Tags: recipe | fall | apples | carrots | onions |

Sauteed Delicata Squash with Apples and Thyme

Sauteed Delicata Squash with Apples and Thyme

‘Tis the season for squash! Try this savory dish with delicata squash (also known as sweet potato squash), apples, and thyme.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Reilley on 10/07, 2010 at 10:06 AM

Tags: recipe | fall | squash | apples |

Butternut Squash, Apple, Gorgonzola Gratin

Butternut Squash, Apple, Gorgonzola Gratin

Here’s a recipe to add to your autumn arsenal. It’s tart and tangy and pairs well with slow-cooked pork and sweet pumpkin ale.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/24, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Tags: recipe | fall | apples | butternutsquash |

Pork and Apple Meatballs with Asian Plum Sauce

Pork and Apple Meatballs with Asian Plum Sauce

Thank you to Kim Tait from Tait Farms for sharing her recipe for pork and apple meatballs. They would make a nice addition to your tailgating table, or they can be served over noodles as a main course.

What is your favorite fall recipe? Share it here.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/21, 2010 at 11:41 AM

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Apples in Sweet Red Wine Sauce

Apples in Sweet Red Wine Sauce

I have never enjoyed the overwhelming sweetness associated with desserts. When I was a little girl, my mother made this apple dish so I wouldn’t feel left out during dessert time. To this day, I have been working to recreate her recipe, and I think this is as close as I will ever get. It is a little tangy and a little sweet, just perfect for those of us who like a little bite to our desserts.

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{name} Posted by Michele Frank on 09/01, 2010 at 01:54 PM

Tags: recipe | summer | fall | apples | wine |

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