2015 Local Foods Week (Aug 2-8) & Centre County Farm Tour (Aug 8)
Aug 02, 2015 09:00 AM
Aug 08, 2015 05:00 PM
|Where||Centre County, PA|
|Contact Name||Bethany Carter|
Let’s celebrate the production of our food with events throughout the State College area! As always, all seven of our area’s farmers markets will be open, and our Buy Fresh Buy Local® Partner restaurants will be cooking up locally raised vegetables, meats, and dairy products. The 11th annual Farm Tour will wrap up the week, offering demonstrations of farm activities that provide you with fresh goodness all year long. And if that’s not enough, Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) will also be celebrating on August 7th through 8th with their Annual FarmFest. More details about this weeklong event will be coming soon!
All Week! "Dine Fresh Dine Local" at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering
Support BFBL and PASA while enjoying a delicious meal - just let your server know that you're there to support PASA and we'll get a donation of 20% of your check.
All Week! Special Menu @ Spat's!
Spat's Cafe and Speakeasy Restaurant will have a special menu all week featuring their favorite local producers.
All Week! Read Fresh Read Local at the Centre County Library
Children will enjoy hearing stories and singing songs about food production and farming at age-specific times throughout the week.
Tuesday, August 4: 5th Annual Golden Basket Chef's Competition
Come to the Boalsburg Farmers Market to watch area chefs go head-to-head to create a variety of dishes inspired by ingredients sourced at the market.
Saturday, August 8: 10th Annual Farm Tour
Take advantage of the opportunity get to know your food, your farmer, and the process of it all! Each farm will feature a step in the process of growing your food. Some farms will have products available for purchase, and many offer samples or a chance to pet animals. The farm is self-service, so you can choose where to go - either by purchasing one pass to cover you at all of the farms or by paying $5 per farm. A list of farms and pre-registration will be available soon.
Friday & Saturday, August 7-8: Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest
Visit the Grange Fair Grounds in Centre Hall for live music, awesome exhibits, a homemade and homegrown market, organic classes, children’s activities and delicious food. More details are available here.
We're seeking local businesses that want to support the local food movement and this important week of events. Here are a few ways to support us!
- Adopt a Farm - Ten local farms have offered to open their fences and barn doors to their favorite customers - the locavores of Centre County. Your organization has the opportunity to adopt a farm by providing volunteers to staff the welcome table on a farm. You’ll be collecting revenue and tracking visitors for PASA, and you will be able to share your promotional and informational materials with everyone who visits.
- Purchase Farm Tour Passes - Show your support of BFBL by heading out to the tour in herds! Invest in a pack of Farm Tour passes and hand them out to your friends, family, coworkers or customers. Passes cost $15 and cover everyone in one vehicle, or buy 10 or more passes and the cost is just $12 each.
We will gladly accept other forms of support as well. However you decide to support local food production in Centre County, your efforts will be recognized on the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) website and BFBL’s Facebook page. Contact Bethany Carter to learn more.