Centre County Local Foods Week
Aug 03, 2013 12:00 AM
Aug 10, 2013 11:55 PM
Celebrate the Bounty of Centre County with Our Annual Local Foods Week!
This week-long celebration features a number of opportunities for you to get out and enjoy what our area farms and agrarian landscape have to offer. Shop at your favorite farmers markets and treat your family to meals out at our Partner restaurants that feature local ingredients on their menus year-round. Participate in our featured events to get out, get active and get local!
Head out to the Grange Fair Grounds in Centre Hall for live music, awesome exhibits, a homemade & homegrown market, organic classes, children's activities and delicious food. You'll find some of your favorite BFBL Partners there, and stop by PASA's table to get your Farm Tour Pass along with lots of good information about local and sustainable agriculture. It's the perfect way to kick off Local Foods Week! Stay the night in one of the coveted Grange Fair tents so that you're well rested for biking on Sunday.
Join us for a summertime ride through some of the most beautiful rural landscapes of Central Pennsylvania. This three tier Bike Fresh ride - 25, 50 and 75 mile routes available - provides opportunities for the beginner and the advanced cyclist to tour the farmscapes, woodlands and villages that populate this sheltered valley region. Cyclists will finish their ride with a delicious lunch & refreshments provided by Elk Creek Café + Aleworks, including a brew for riders over 21 years of age. Learn more & register for this exciting event here!
sunday, August 4th to saturday, august 17th - dine fresh, dine local for PASA
Support PASA & BFBL through Dine Fresh, Dine Local at BFBL Partner Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering! Indulge in a delicious meal made with ingredients from local farms, some of which you can visit on the Farm Tour! Whether you're dining-in or carrying-out, just mention PASA or BFBL to your server, and 20% of your bill will be donated to PASA. Had a great dinner? Come again - there's no limit to how many times you can participate and enjoy the taste of farm-fresh!
The Boalsburg Farmers Market will once again host their local food chef challenge during Local Foods Week. Come to the market to watch area chefs go head-to-head to create a variety of dishes inspired by and featuring ingredients sourced at the market. You'll get a chance to sample some of the dishes and definitely get some inspiration for your own culinary pursuits!
Dante's Restaurants and Nightlife is hosting a Brews & Eats Dinner to celebrate local brewers and farmers. While you enjoy tasting and sipping their wares, you'll have the chance to mingle with the farmers and brewers. Cost is $35.
Don't miss the chance to see the farms where your food is grown and get a tour from the farmer. A summer highlight, tour goers will get to know their food at its roots and have a chance to pick up goods directly from the farm. Many farms offer samples or a chance to pet or feed animals. Get the details about this event and purchase a pass in advance here!