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Centre County Local Foods Week

Join PASA and the Centre Co Chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local® in celebrating the wealth of the local food economy with a series of fun-filled events.
When Aug 03, 2013 12:00 AM to
Aug 10, 2013 11:55 PM
Where Centre County
Contact Name
Contact Phone 814-349-9856

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!

Friday & Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd - PCO's Organic farm fest

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.

Sunday, August 4th - Bike Fresh Bike Local Centre County

bike fresh square logoJoin 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!

Tuesday, August 6th - Golden Basket Chef Competition

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!

Thursday, August 8th - 2nd annual local harvest dinner

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.

Saturday, August 10th - 8th Annual Farm Tourfarm tour yellow sign

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!

Sponsorship Opportunities

We're seeking local businesses who want to support the local food movement and this important week of events. Click here to learn more or call Lauren Smith at 814-349-9856 x 22.

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Local Foods Week Sponsors

Cultivator Sponsors

Pollinator Sponsor

Seed Saver Sponsors

Dr. Richard J Doerfler & Associates

Sierra Club Moshannon Group

Spring Creek Homesteading Fund

Get Your Logo Here!

We're seeking local businesses who want to support the local food movement and this important week of events.

Click here to learn more about ways to support Local Foods Week or call Lauren Smith at 814-349-9856 x 22.

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