Pop Up Ave Market, Dec 9th

23842031_6096214463853_3510621291822448640_nThere will be a Pop Up Ave Market on Saturday, December 9th, from 11 am – 5 pm on Fraser St. between College and Beaver Aves in downtown State College, PA.  It will also be going on at the Makery just off Fraser Ave on Calder Way.

This is a chance to buy some holiday gifts (or a gift for yourself) from a variety of Pennsylvania artists and vendors.  People like Young American Growers, Astral Attic, Nittany Mountain Works, and others.  For more information, you can visit the Pop Up Ave website.

There will also be local food vendors selling tasty eats and live music.

It just looks like a hopping good time.  And if it’s cold or the weather is nasty… put on a scarf and hat, and go anyway.

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Kids Cooking Classes in November

The Aaronsburg Civic Club will host a series of 3 cooking classes in November for kids aged 5 – 12 featuring local chef Meghan McCracken.

The classes will take place on Nov. 1, 8, and 15th (all Wednesdays) from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at the Aaronsburg Community Center.  There is a suggested $10 donation per class.

To get more information or sign-up, email the Aaronsburg Civic Club or call Abby Minor at (814) 441-4507.


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Way Fruit Farm Apple Pie Contest- Oct. 28

apple pie contestWay Fruit Farm is hosting an apple pie baking contest on Oct. 28.  So if you have a good recipe, then maybe you want to throw a pie into the ring.

Prizes will be awarded for first ($50 Way’s gift certificate and a gift basket), second ($25 gift certificate and a gift basket), and third place ($25 gift certificate and a gift basket)

Entries can be dropped off on Oct. 27 between 8 am and 7 pm or Oct. 28 by 10 am.  Judging starts at 10:30 am.  Pies need to be homemade (crust and all) using fresh apples.  The contest is open to anyone (with the exception of Way employees and Way family members).  Make sure to put your name on your pie plate if you want it back.

Way Fruit Farm is located at 2355 Halfmoon Valley Rd, Port Matilda, PA.  For more information, call (814) 692-5211.  The event is sponsored by First National Bank and a First National representative will be the judge.  Happy baking and good luck.



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Penn State Apple Celebration- Oct. 26th

The Penn State Student Farm and Penn State Horticulture Farm will be hosting an Apple Celebration on Oct. 26th from 12 pm – 5pm next to the Berkey Creamery on the University Park campus.

Apples, Indian Corn, and Pumpkins will be available for purchase.  The Horticulture Farm has some really interesting and unique varieties of apples.

You can park in the East Parking Deck or take either Loop Bus which lets you off by McCoy Natatorium.

This event is a good way to show your support for the Student Farm and learn more about what they’re up to.  For more information, email Leslie Pillen.

Apple Celebration Oct 26

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Fall Festival at Way Fruit Farm- Oct. 21 & 28

apples_box_smallIt’s the time of year when you really should buy too many apples.  You know 25, 50, 100 lbs.  They’re in season.  Winter is coming and you’ll want apple pie, apple sauce, dried apples, apple butter.  Way Fruit Farm can help.

This Saturday, Oct. 21, and next Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 am – 4 pm, there will be a Fall Festival at Way Fruit Farm.  There will be wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a bunny barn, apple sling shot, and more.  You will be able to stock up on your apple needs and pick up a Halloween pumpkin, too.

store2Way Fruit Farm is located at 2355 Halfmoon Valley Rd, Port Matilda, PA.  For more information, give them a call at (814)692-5211 or visit their website or Facebook Page.

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Community Gardening Summit- Nov. 15

The Student Farm at Penn State, Taproot Kitchen, Centre Moves, and Penn State community garden summit 2Sustainable Communities are co-sponsoring a Community Garden Summit.

The event takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 6 – 8 pm at the Meetinghouse on Atherton (318 S. Atherton St. State College, PA).

Cocommunity garden summit 3me share your experiences, needs, and the opportunities that you see for enhanced community gardening in the Centre Region.  Hors d’oeuvres will be catered by Taproot Kitchen.

It’s a free event, but you need to RSVP at the Centre Moves events page by Nov. 1.  For more information email Centre Moves.




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Pop-up Beer Garden for Millheim Fire Co.- Oct. 15

Elk Creek Café of Millheim, PA will be hosting a Pop-up Beer Garden on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 3 – 7 pm in Millheim.  There will be local food from Nomad Food Truck and Street Meat Food Truck, music by Muddy Ruckus and The Tommy Roberts, and Elk Creek’s tasty local brews.  The event benefits the Millheim Fire Co.  For more information, visit them on Facebook or given them a call at 814-349-8850.


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