Centre County Buy Fresh Buy Local News – Dec. 8, 2011

Local Food & Cooking – Winter in Central PA

Make your way down to Spring Mills Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Winter Old Gregg School Market and treat yourself to breakfast by The Sustainable Kitchen, free wi-fi, and of course the wonderful vendors bringing you locally raised and made products you love.

How to shop local for the holidays:

  • Gift certificates to our Partners or other local food providers
  • Give a CSA share
  • Local food and beverage baskets
  • Support local artists and crafters, and seek out independently owned businesses

Next weekend, you can enjoy the holiday spirit and some wine at Partner Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery for their Mulled Wine & Gingerbread Holiday Open House during normal operating hours on Dec 17 & 18.

What’s Fresh at the Farmers Markets?  Plan your menus to feature what’s in season. Here’s a list of what you’ll find at markets for inspiration!

  • Broccoli, Cabbage & Brussel Sprouts
  • Greens & Swiss Chard
  • Radishes, Turnips, Beets, Carrots & Potatoes
  • Onions & Garlic
  • Winter Squash
  • Apples & Fresh Apple Cider
  • Year-round products like milk & dairy, honey, meats, cheeses, eggs and baked & canned goods.

Old Gregg School Farmers Market – Saturdays, 10am to 1pm, Old Gregg School Community Center in Spring Mills

  • Sustainable Kitchen with breakfast extravaganza, coffee, canned marinara sauce, applesauce and pumpkin.
  • Fasta Ravioli & Co with handmade pasta, ravioli and sauces.
  • Common Ground Organic Farm with brussel sprouts, winter squash, onions, peppers and garlic.
  • Stone Meadow Farm with farmstead cheese and grass-fed beef.
  • Eden View Organics with spelt & sprouted flour baked goods and lunch items.
  • Cow-a-Hen Farm with various cuts of pork, beef, duck and more.
  • Gemelli Bakers with breads, jumbo cookies, tarts and coffee cake.
  • Macneal Orchards & Sugarbush with apples, cider and maple syrup.
  • Woodside Acres with eggs, homemade potato chips, baked goods and canned goods.
  • Brush Valley Produce with seasonal produce.
  • Egg Hill Gardens with perennial and annual plants.
  • Nittany Valley Organics with handmade soap, shampoo and soy candles.

Closed for the Season

  • State College Downtown Farmers Market
  • Millheim Farmers Market
  • Bellefonte Farmers Market
  • North Atherton Farmers Market
  • Tuesday Downtown Farmers Market
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