Caboodle – June 4, 2012

The Edible Bus Stop in the U.K.; Strolling of the Heifers in Brattleboro,  Vermont

(Links sent by Kate Elias)

Edible Bus Stop – “Fancy picking up some lettuce and a few tomatoes for your lunch while waiting for the bus? Well, thanks to guerrilla gardeners Chelsea Fringe and local residents in Stockwell empty spaces are being transformed into thriving Edible bus stops. The scheme is hoping to roll out  around the capital so keep an eye out at your local bus stop for anything green and leafy emerging – it’s probably not your average weeds. Off to pick a strawberry…”

Strolling of the Heifers – (An annual celebration of local farms in New England, including animal parades) – “Arrive early, stake out your viewing spot, browse Main Street shops, pick up a healthy organic breakfast at Pete & Gerry’s tent on the Brattleboro Common, and preview the Live Green Expo! The parade begins on Flat Street at 10 a.m. sharp, and the heifers lead the parade — so don’t be late! Watch scores of lovable heifer calves led by future farmers, followed by many other farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns and much more…”

News from Centre County Buy Fresh Buy Local (May 31 Edition)

News from the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (May 31 Edition)

News from FracTracker (May 31 Edition)

News from Way Fruit Farm – U-Pick Strawberries

We saw lots of beautiful berries come in from the field Saturday morning and after surveying all the fields, we feel there are now plenty of berries ripe enough to officially start the U-Pick season.  We will offer U-Pick strawberries beginning Monday, June 4 and continue until further notice.  The hours for this week will be Monday- Friday 8am – 7pm and Saturday 8am- 5pm.  Please remember to bring your own containers to fill (anything with a sturdy handle works best) and dress for the weather because berry picking can be hot, wet, or muddy depending on the weather.  Please stop inside the farm store before going out to the strawberry patch so we can weigh your containers and direct you to the best picking.

If you can’t pick right now, we will offer prepicked berries (on a limited basis) each day at the farm store or at the local farmers markets we attend in Boalsburg(Tuesdays) and State College(Fridays).   You can stop by and get your fill any day of the week.  We hope you’ll come out soon and have a “Berry” nice day!  For your convenience, please note our extended summer hours below.

June 24 – LWV Green Homes & Gardens Tour- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Organized by Susan Buda and the Environment Committee of the League of Women Voters of Centre County:

Be inspired by the energy-saving and environmentally-focused homes and gardens of your Centre County neighbors. This event is free and open to the public. On June 24th you may choose to visit any number of the sites listed in the brochure from 1 to 5 PM. Be considerate of our gracious hosts. Please carpool if possible.

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