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Local Food Notes, Aug. 29

Local Food Notes, Aug. 29

- First off, we’d like to offer our best wishes for a swift recovery to a Rising Spring Meat Company employee named Billy, who was seriously injured on the job this past Wednesday. You can read more about it below, and you can offer good thoughts and best wishes below at the company’s Facebook page. They posted the following on that page:

“So, our jobs are dangerous. There is a careful line of respect and awe one has to have working around large animals. Even with the most caution, things can still happen - like they did yesterday. One of our guys (actually our very first employee) was seriously injured on the job yesterday. It looks like everything is going to be OK, but it was a tough tough day for the whole crew and as you can imagine, we have been very distracted by this. As we were thinking what this means for the team in the coming weeks while he heals, we realized that there is a whole community of people out there following us and that maybe if we posted this you could send some get well messages for him (Billy) and maybe it could help lift his spirits. He is one of the guys, very much behind the scenes, who is responsible for bringing food to your plates - so even if you don’t know him - he’s probably helped to feed your family! Please help us in wishing Billy well in his recovery!!”

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 08/29, 2014 at 09:25 AM

Tags: LocalFoodNotes | farmersmarket | TaitFarms | Crickfest |

Philly Farm and Food Fest a showcase of Pennsylvania local food

Philly Farm and Food Fest a showcase of Pennsylvania local food

In 2011 Fair Food Philly and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) teamed up to create a new annual marketplace for farmers and local food producers. The shared goal was to assist small businesses in growing their bottom line by providing a low-cost venue accessible to a diverse audience of potential customers. The event is the Philly Farm and Food Fest, and it is happening this year on Sunday, April 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex.

Fest is also a fundraising event for Fair Food and PASA, with proceeds going to support our non-profit educational and technical assistance programs for food producers. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 04/08, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Tags: PhillyFarmandFoodFest | TaitFarms | VillageEatinghouse |

Next week is Local Foods Week!

Next week is Local Foods Week!

From our friends at Buy Fresh Buy Local Centre County Chapter, an announcement about Local Foods Week, a celebration of the amazing bounty we have right here in the Centre Region

August is a month of cookouts, family gatherings, and finding creative ways to beat the heat. Did you realize that all the ingredients you need for your next summer get-together—mouthwatering burgers, juicy watermelons, crisp salads, and refreshing ice cream—are produced right here in Centre County? They’re closer than you think, and the growers are eager to meet you in person. Buy Fresh Buy Local® Centre County Chapter is presenting Local Foods Week from August 3rd through August 10th, which will offer events for the whole family to explore and connect with the county’s vast agrarian offerings and sustainability practices. The week’s happenings will appeal to anyone with an interest in local foods at any level, from backyard gardening, homesteading, or cooking with sustainable ingredients right up to larger scale farming. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, Local Foods Week will help you and your family appreciate and understand what it takes to bring your meals from the farmers’ fields to your fork. 

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 07/31, 2013 at 02:00 PM

Tags: LocalFoodWeek | BuyFreshBuyLocal | farms |

Not too late to get plants in the garden

Not too late to get plants in the garden

Oh, man! A rabbit ate half your annual bed…your tomato plants got trashed by a storm…the neighbor’s dog dug up your favorite herb plant…too late to plant something new now, right? Actually, that’s not the case. You can can still plant flowers, vegetables, herbs, etc. and still get beauty and flavor from your 2013 garden.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/28, 2013 at 01:37 PM

Tags: PatchworkFarms | gardening | annuals | perennials | vegetables |

PASA sows seeds of sustainable, innovative farming practices in Pennsylvania fields

PASA sows seeds of sustainable, innovative farming practices in Pennsylvania fields

Article by PASA Staff

Back in the early ‘90s a small gathering of Centre County “kindred spirits” came together around the idea of founding an organization that focused on a variety of sustainable farming practices, addressed issues family farmers faced, and filled a need for those who wanted to support “alternative” agriculture, as some may have called it back then. Through the dedicated efforts of this group (many of whom still live, work, and farm in Centre County), the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) took root over 20 years ago and today continues to flourish throughout Pennsylvania.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/20, 2013 at 09:58 AM

Tags: PASA | profile | localfarms | localfoodweek |

The Pennsylvania Farm Show (part 3)

The Pennsylvania Farm Show (part 3)

Mary Miller of The Fork and The Road shares her final thoughts on the Pennsylvania Farm Show. If you missed the big event this year, mark your calendar for next year: January 7-14.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 01/19, 2011 at 03:20 PM

Tags: events | farmshow |

The Pennsylvania Farm Show (part 2)

The Pennsylvania Farm Show (part 2)

Mary Miller of The Fork and The Road shares the second installment of her visit to the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 01/14, 2011 at 03:13 PM

Tags: events | farmshow |

The Pennsylvania Farm Show (part 1)

The Pennsylvania Farm Show (part 1)

The 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show concludes this Saturday after one full week of livestock contests, horticulture exhibits, wine tastings, country music, and culinary cook-offs. Mary Miller of The Fork and The Road reports from the annual event.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 01/13, 2011 at 12:47 PM

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