Wine & Beer-Making Classes in Bellefonte
All classes cost $35 per person. Call Darrell Furfaro (Nittany Valley True Value Feed & Hardware) at 383-2809 to reserve your place in a class.
- Winemaking Classes For Beginners - Oct 13, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 10, each at 10:00 a.m. (Choose one date). These classes run for approximately 4 to 5 hours and the agenda includes: Basic Fundamentals of Winemaking, Grape Crushing, Sugar and Acid Testing and Adjustment, Pressing Grapes, Racking and Bottling. Bring your questions and come prepared for a hands-on experience! Please call to register as soon as possible - Space is very limited and we are only able to accommodate 10 participants at one time. Additional classes will be offered if there is sufficient interest.
- Making Wine from Concentrate Kits - Oct 24 at 6:00 p.m. OR Nov. 14 at 6:00 p.m. These classes allow you to make a quality wine ready to bottle in six to ten weeks. Classes run for approximately 3 hours. These classes are not harvest sensitive so there will be other dates available through the winter months. For groups of 5 or more, you can call to schedule a class. Please call to check on dates after the New Year.
- Beer Class - Oct. 30 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Elderberry Winemaking Class - January (date to be announced!) - This course is expected to last 3 to 4 hours. It has been requested by many persons so please call ASAP as registration is limited.
Be Well Associates – Fall Food Classes at Schlow Library
BeWell Associates and Schlow Library are hosting a Fall Food Series. All classes are free and open to the public, and will be held at the library (211 S. Allen St.). For more information, contact Angie Wallace or call 234-0785.
- Label Reading ~ Sun., Sept. 30 from 2:00-3:30 - Take a look at labels and find out what is in your food. Learn about hidden sugars, MSG, and preservatives that can be harmful, and tricky labeling that isn’t always honest.
- Gluten-free For A Healthier Me ~ Sun., Oct. 7 from 2:00-3:30 - Learn the ins and outs of a gluten-free diet, including tasty alternatives to gluten favorites. Lots of great recipes to help you replace the gluten grains with interesting alternatives will also be discussed.
- Nutrition from Newborn to Toddler ~ Sun., Oct. 14 from 2:00-3:30 - Learn how to meet your baby’s nutritional needs during the first year. Topics include breastfeeding, starting solids, and developing healthy eating habits into toddlerhood. Guest speakers Marjorie Mearkle IBCLC, CLC and Megan Mignot RD, LDN, IBCLC, CLC
- Preserving Foods for Health ~ Sun., Oct. 21 from 2:00-3:30 - Learn to preserve fruits and vegetables for your health and your bank account… and help save the world to boot. This lively presentation explores the reasons people preserve produce, examines several of the most popular methods of preserving, and reveals advantages and disadvantages of each. Guest speaker Daniel Gasteiger, author of Yes,You Can! And Freeze and Dry it, Too
- Meal Planning and Recipe Exchange ~ Sun., Oct. 28 from 2:00-3:30 – Learn about protein, carbs, and fat and how to incorporate them into one easy meal. This will be an interactive class, so please bring your recipes to share!
Sept. 25 – Boalsburg Farmers Market Preview
(From Jim Eisenstein)
There are only two weeks (15 days) from this Tuesday’s Market until we hold our first annual “Plow to Plate” Harvest Dinner at the Mount Nittany Winery on October 10. Seven local chefs will be serving dishes made from ingredients obtained from our vendors at the October 9 market, with an emphasis on dishes made from fruits and vegetables from the fall harvest and sustainably produced meat and dairy products.
Seating is limited, so if you want to attend, plan to purchase your tickets at the Boalsburg market on Sept. 25 or Oct. 2, or at Webster’s Bookstore Cafe. Tickets are $25 for adults with children under 12 free.
As usual, there will be a variety of items available at this week’s market (open Tuesdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the PA Military Museum), including:
- delicious (and rare) goat milk ice cream from Byler’s Goat Dairy,
- green beans (getting scarce), mizuna, and lots of lettuce from Littlefield Farms
- semposai (a wonderful, usual, sweet cooking green in the cabbage family) , kale, and other fall greens from Jade Family Farm
- sweet corn (hard to find this time of year) and turnips from Ardry Farm,
- spaghetti squash and granola from Eden View Farm
- geese for goose day – last chance to order from Bill Callahan of Cow-A-Hen Farm
- five kinds of apples and cider from Way Fruit Farm
- pirate blue cheese from Clover Creek Cheese Cellars
- frozen pastured raised beef from Stone Meadow Farm (supplies are running out),
- wild Alaska sockeye salmon products from Wild for Salmon
- Bee Berry Blue Wine (back again) from Bee Kind Winery
- pasta from Fasta Pasta
- and lots more.
Picker and Papa will sing and play old favorites from 4:00 to 5:30. Come and enjoy.
Sept. 25 – Tuesday Downtown State College Farmers Market Preview
(From Betsy Green)
- Mosers Produce: Fall red raspberries which are coming to peak season. We will be bringing winter squash and decorative gourds this week.
- Hidden Hollow Farms: Lots of sweet breads: featuring pumpkin bread, banana and zucchini bread. Pumpkin whoopie pies and apple dumplings. *New – Chinese cabbage.
- Green Acres Farm: *New – spaghetti squash and butternut squash.
- Sweet Heat Gourmet *New – Spicy Lavender Marinade and Apple Bourbon BBQ Sauce.
- Spring Bank Acres: *New – Now carrying a large variety of salad greens, including a mix with edible flowers. Try it out!
- Sweet Root Orchard: Golden Delicious and Honeycrisp apples.
- Egg Hill Gardens: Assorted greens to saute – kale, collards, Swiss chard and Senposai (Asian Green). *New -now harvesting Tokyo Bekana; a lovely Asian green eaten fresh in a slaw. Fresh baby ginger still available.
Oct. 3 – Lemont Farmers’ Market Harvest Fest & Community Yard Sale
(From Jackie Bonomo)
- WHAT: FARMERS’ MARKET/YARD SALE/ HARVEST FEST
- WHEN: Wednesday, October 3 (rain date – Oct. 10) 3-7 PM
- WHERE: Lemont Village Green, behind the Center for Well Being
- WHY: To celebrate living in Lemont and having a Farmers’ Market
Our regular market is open this Wednesday (September 26) from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Granary.
And bring your children for family friendly activities next week on October 3! It’s the “Clean Sweep for Fall Community Flea Market/Yard Sale on the Village Green.”
Bring your goods and a table and clean the stuff out of your house! The Lemont Farmers’ Market invites you to set up a yard sale/flea market or craft selling business on the Village Green, Wednesday, October 3, 3 to 7 pm. Participants are asked to bring a table, tent, items for sale, and asked to set up and take down – leaving nothing behind. Vendors and products include:
- Tom Everly, selling his amazing soup by the bowl
- Books by local authors, published by Eifrig Publishers
- Steve Beiler‘s cider
- Bee Kind Winery‘s samples of mulled wine
- Deb’s Flower Farm‘s herb tea
- Pottery by Christine Stengel
- Jewelry by Sofia Micci
News from Way Fruit Farm
Fall flavors like warm apple pie, sweet, crisp apples, and savory, roasted vegetables are some of our favorites and they are in abundance at our farm this season. In addition, you can add a splash of Fall color to your decorating by choosing a few locally-grown mums from our porch. We hope you’ll join us soon to savor the Fall season.
Cortland and Red Delicious apples are in! Cortland are in limited supply this year due to the weather, so if they’re you’re favorite don’t procrastinate! Both are fresh-picked, crisp and juicy. We also still have Honey Crisp, Gala, Fuji, Macoun (very limited quantities), and McIntosh.
No time to bake your own pie? Come out to the Way Fruit Farm Bakery and pick up a fresh-baked pie today. You can choose from a wide selection daily including: Apple, Apple Brown Betty (crumb topping), Apple Walnut, and our newest addition to the Apple Pie Gang: Apple Cranberry! We do take orders, so call ahead if your tastebuds must have a certain flavor.
Local vegetables are abundant right now. Whether you roast ‘em, stew ‘em, or grill ‘em, they’re great! Choose from: turnips, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, green beans, fall squash (butternut, acorn, spaghetti & blue hubbard) and pie pumpkins.
Last but not least, the Centre County Bookmobile will continue pulling into our parking lot all this year! You can join them every Monday from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and all you need is a Centre County Library card. Also, we hope you’ll join the Bookmobile for storytime and crafts inside our Way Cafe the Third Monday of each month at 10:30am. Storytime begins in October. All ages are welcome to attend this free event monthly!
News from Centre County Buy Fresh Buy Local
- CCBFBL E-Newsletter – September 20, 2012 Edition, including “What’s in season?”, upcoming events at Tait Farm, Nature’s Pantry, Mount Nittany Winery, and more…
News from the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
News from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
- Shaver’s Creek E-Newsletter, September 20, 2012 Edition, including upcoming events: Music Festival (Sept. 30); Naturally Green: The Journey to Zero Waste (Oct. 3); Home School Days (Oct. 9 & 12); Fall Harvest Festival (Oct. 20 & 21)