Welcome to Ebensburg
WPSU’s recent episode of “Our Town” featured a visit to Ebensburg. Part of the episode looked at the food scene and featured an interview with Penn State Altoona employee and part-time pastry chef Julie Fether. I recently chatted with Julie and learned more about a growing local food movement in Blair and Cambria Counties.
When Julie Fether moved back to her hometown of Ebensburg from Oregon, she wasn’t anticipating a thriving local food scene like she had in Oregon. But what she discovered was a growing local food community in her old stomping grounds.
Fether has become part of that local food scene herself. Along with her role as a project coordinator for the Center for Community-Based Studies at Penn State Altoona, she works part-time as a pastry chef at the Ebensburg destination restaurant, Amichi’s Ristorante. She notes that Amichi’s is not only a fantastic fine-dining experience but also a place to eat local. “They work very closely with couple of local farms,” Fether said. “They also buy from the Johnstown Farmers Market and the Ebensburg Farmers Market. The perk of working there is local farmers will come with produce and give out samples.”
The “Our Town” project will return to Ebensburg this March to capture stories about the people, places and happenings in your community. This is your opportunity to be a part of your town’s story—and WPSU needs volunteers to videotape, photograph and talk about your hometown.
Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 PM
Community Room of the Ebensburg Borough Municipal Building
300 W High Street
Saturday, March 22
Cambria County Historical Society
615 North Center Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 8pm