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A visit to the Grange Fair, and the connection to local food

Last night I went to the Grange Fair. One of the more unique events in Pennsylvania, the Grange Fair celebrated its 139th year. The event has humble origins, beginning as a picnic event in 1874 in the rather scarily named Leech Woods just west of Centre Hall. It has evolved into today’s version, featuring an encampment that visitors often find sort of puzzling (but seems like fun for the campers), a dazzling array of food stands that at times makes choosing a snack or meal rather overwhelming, and, of course, various agricultural exhibits. It really is one of those things that offer something for just about anyone in the area. I think if you live in this area it’s something you should attend at least once.

So, what’s the connection that the Grange Fair has with the local food scene? One is, of course, obvious—the focus on agriculture. But there are a few things that seem to be missing as far as local food.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 08/28, 2013 at 09:55 AM

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Get Your Meat at the Fair

What’s in your freezer? Sausage, bacon, or ham for breakfast? Beef patties or flat iron steak for lunch? Lamb chops or roast for dinner? Believe it or not, you can find all of this meat and more at your local county fair.

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{name} Posted by Will Nichols on 08/06, 2010 at 03:06 PM

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