The first meeting of the food cooperative’s two new subcommittees – Membership & Finance/Legal - will be Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the State College Borough Building. The Membership Committee will be choosing a name for the co-op, while the Finance/Legal committee will be continuing to gather and analyze information about the financial and legal steps involved in creating a cooperative.
Please email Sarah Potter (email@example.com) if you plan to attend either committee’s meeting – to make sure there’s enough room for everyone. Please submit suggested co-op names as comments on blog posts and pages.
Proposed names so far:
- Bear Meadows Co-0p
- Centre Edibles Co-op
- Centre County Co-op
- Centre Region Co-op
- College Co-op
- Cooper’s Gap Co-op
- Edible Centre Co-op
- Galbraith Gap Co-op
- Green Dragon Co-op
- Green Parrot Co-op
- Mr. Hooper’s Co-op (for Sesame Street fans of a certain age…)
- Nittany Mountain Co-op
- People’s Co-op
- Poe Paddy Co-op
- Railroad Avenue Co-op
- Slab Cabin Run Co-op
- Spruce Creek Co-op
- Tussey Mountain Co-op
UPDATE Monday afternoon:
Kari Sorensen’s final report for her Landscape Architecture project: Sorensen Report – 4.30.12
(Project as assigned: LArch App – Indoor Farmers Market).
(From Jim Eisenstein) – Say “Hooray!” for May. The Boalsburg Farmers Market (Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the PA Military Museum) – had a wonderful first outdoor market last week, with happy customers stocking up on spring greens, asparagus, rhubarb, cheeses, breads, and all of the other fine products you’ve come to expect.
This Tuesday, May Day, you’ll see not only the same things as last week, but a few new products.
- Stone Meadow will bring a variety of cuts of beef, the first of this season.
- Byler Goat Dairy will have its usual assortment of goat cheese.
- Beiler Family Farm will bring pork.
- Eden View will have its wonderful sprouted breads and bagels.
- Jade Family Farm will have a big supply of most spring greens you can think of, and some you may not (like mache).
- Way Fruit Farm still has apples and cider.
This is just a sampling of what you’ll find. Come and discover for yourself what an excellent selection of locally produced items our vendors bring. And starting at 4 p.m., Steve Crawford will be playing his guitar and singing for your enjoyment.
Lion Surplus Spring Auction is May 10 at 9 a.m. at the warehouse on Service Road behind the Dickinson Law School building between Bigler Road and University Drive. Map. Preview is May 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Here’s some of what’s for sale from the Auctioneer’s List (See also: Photos).
- printing press,
- steel racks,
- recycling bins,
- skid of stainless steel pans,
- dish carts,
- commercial coffee maker,
- stainless steel serving racks,
- stainless steel sinks with countertops,
- stainless steel cooler,
- milk coolers,
- commercial french fryers,
- commercial food warmer,
- commercial toaster,
- walk in cooler,
- stainless steel commercial refrigeration unit,
- 2 sandwich presses,
- commercial pots & pans,
- commercial kitchen equipment,
- quantity of large scales,
- misc. hand & power tools,
- table saws
- picnic tables,
- outdoor benches
- lots of tarps,
- privacy fence
- skid of peat moss
- hand held post hole digger,
- lots of flower pots,
- large table vice,
- misc skids of valves, pumps, bins of nuts & bolts,
- 2 poultry feed carts,
- lots of scrap copper wire,
- Shelves, cabinets, wood & metal chairs, desks, file cabinets
- BICYCLES – Approximately 280 bicycle of all types.
I sent out an email a few days ago, checking in with prospective instructors for the Summer 2012 Reskilling Workshops.
We’re aiming to schedule most of them on the weekends between July 14 and August 26:
- July 14 & 15
- July 21 & 22
- July 28 & 29
- August 4 & 5
- August 11 & 12
- August 18 & 19
- August 25 & 26
If you’re interested in teaching a class, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, May 7, including:
- What skill you want to teach
- Which dates do work for you
- Which dates don’t work for you
- Whether your class is a one-time workshop or a series
- How big a block of time you’d like for each session
Here’s the list of possible classes so far (pending instructor confirmations):
- Cooking Greens with Dorothy Blair
- Ethiopian Cooking with Yao Agawu
- Cooking with Local Summer Produce (series) with LaCreta Holland
- Building a Mash Tun for Home Beer Brewing with Ryan Elias and Dustin Kennedy (should be scheduled before Beer Brewing class)
- All-Grain Home Beer Brewing with Ryan Elias
- Tying Useful Household Knots with Brian Burger
- Wild Edibles (series) with Stephanie Hertel – “roots, barks, and shoots of the hill side…stalks and flowers found in valleys…”
- Building a Solar Drier with Josh Lambert
- Clay Oven Bread Baking with Dana Stuchul and Chris Uhl – Available late July – “4 to 5 hour workshop … enrollment at 8-10, firing oven/baking, constructing a mini-oven to gain experience working with clay…”
- Whole Animal Butchery with Steve Bookbinder – Available July 14, 21 or 28
- Home Cheese-making with Kerry Kalygian – “4 to 5 hour block of time”
- Intro to Magic: The-Gathering (card game) with Ed Lambert (non-electric entertainment) – July 14
- Intro to Dungeons & Dragons with Ed Lambert (non-electric entertainment) – July 21
- Folk-Art Painting on Reclaimed Wooden Furniture with Beverly Crow
- Building Compost Bins with Alexa Schriempf
Possible Community Cooking/Meal Prep Program this Summer:
Eric and Ruth Sauder of New Leaf Initiative, and Bobby Raggazino of the PSU Community Food Security Club are thinking about organizing a community cooking program.
Eric wrote: “Bobby Raggazino and I have been talking about how awesome a community kitchen would be where 15 folks would meet together on a Sunday afternoon and make food for the week, teach each other to cook, divide up the recipes, and in 2-3 hours walk away with all their food for the week. Seems like there would be ways that we could try this out for low overhead…”
I replied: ”Your community kitchen/meal prep idea is great. I suggest you and Bobby check in with LaCreta Holland to see if she wants to be directly involved in organizing it, and schedule a trial run of three or four Sunday afternoons at the Friends Meeting House kitchen. Another possible event location is the community kitchen at Greenmoore Gardens; contact Mark Maloney. Alternatively, if you and Bobby identify the coordinators/contacts for more info, and the dates/times, I’d be happy to reserve the space under Spring Creek Homesteading on your behalf, at either the Friends Meeting House or Greenmoore Gardens. I’d also be happy to advertise the series via the blog, email list and CDT page – whichever way you proceed with the location & reservations. Just keep me posted.”
So…please stayed tuned for details on that series if Eric, Ruth and Bobby set up a schedule.