Congeries – November 9, 2012

Dec. 8 – Making Decorative Holiday Apple Elves – Workshop

Ingrid Fowles will be teaching a workshop on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the State College Friends Meeting House, 611 E. Prospect Ave., all about making holiday elf decorations from apples. To sign up, please call 237-0996 or email.

News from Centre County Buy Fresh Buy Local

  • CCBFBL E-Newsletter – November 9, 2012 Edition
  • Markets Change Hours, Move Indoors – This is the time of year when markets wrap up, or move inside. This Saturday is the final North Atherton Farmers Market. The Boalsburg Farmers Market starts up at the Boalsburg Fire Hall November 13. (More details in the newsletter)
  • Order Your Turkeys Now – Nature’s Pantry is taking orders for turkeys from now until November 16th. Some of your local meat vendors also have turkeys available, but they go fast!

News from Centre County Black Hops Unit

(From Jens Breffke)

At the last meeting kindly hosted by Dustin Kennedy, we planned a little stout competition and decided it would be fun to have the same base malt to start with. There were five people interested, which is enough for one whole bag of crushed Belgian base malt, which Tim Bowser uses at Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks in Millheim.

If other home brewers are interested in getting malt, either for the stout competition or just for home brewing, let me know ASAP and I will get two bags of malt. The 50 pound bags each cost about $60, so 10 pounds cost around $12.

– Cheers, Jens.

Nov. 9 – 11 – Holiday Open House at Tait Farm in Centre Hall

Good EarthUshering in the holiday season is an annual event for us here on the farm. This year marks our 15th Holiday Open House at the Harvest Shop. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the natural beauty and simplicity of the season. Let us inspire you with new gift and decorating ideas, as well as our delicious food products, filling your pantry with treats for everyone on your list. Come experience the warmth of the holiday season in the traditional Tait Farm style.

  • Friday, November 9th from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 11th from 10 4 p.m.
  • Tait Farm E-Newsletter – Early November 2012 Edition

News from Way Fruit Farm in Port Matilda

Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving (early)!…Order by Saturday, November 17 and chose from the following goodies: (Baked goods available, but in more limited quantities if ordered after Nov. 17.)

  • Pies: Apple, Apple Cranberry, Apple Walnut, Apple Brown Betty, Pumpkin, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Black(Sweet) Cherry, Peach, Pecan, and Red Raspberry…No Sugar* Added pies also available: NS Apple, NS Pumpkin, NS Peach (*Equal sweetener used)
  • Dinner Rolls: Potato rolls or whole wheat rolls (available in 1/2 and full dozens)
  • Breads: White, Wheat, Italian with seeds, Multigrain, 6-Grain, Cheddar, Vegetable Herb, Cranberry Walnut, and Marble Rye
  • Other Breakfast Goodies for Your Guests: Sticky buns- plain or pecan, Donuts- Apple Cider or Pumpkin (1/2 and full dozens only), Sweet bread loaf- Banana, Pumpkin-Cranberry or Zucchini, Muffins (XL-size individuals or Small-size in 4-packs)- Sour Cream Apple, Pumpkin or Cranberry Orange Walnut.

When ordering, by phone or in person, please specify your last name, telephone number, date & approximate time for pickup, and quantity of goodies. We’ll be happy to have them ready for you any day during normal business hours.

Doing your own baking this holiday? Choose from any of our apples to add to salads, pies or try our fresh-pressed apple cider with your meal. Apple varieties currently: Honey Crisp, Gala, Red and Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Fuji, McIntosh, Ida Red, Stayman Winesap (limited quantities), and Granny Smith.

We also are in the works of planning our 3rd annual “Share the Harvest” music recital and a good old-fashioned apple butter boil coming up in the next two weeks…

Nov. 15 – Save Hilltop Campaign at College Township Council Meeting

(From Joyce Eveleth)

Some community members have organized a group called Save Hilltop to help out the residents in the mobile home park who may be forced out of their homes this coming February.  One of the organizers lives in Hilltop himself. Their website site is here and they are asking for people (especially College Township residents) to write letters to the Township officials and attend the College Township meeting on November 15 at 7 p.m. to speak against a rezoning request by a developer who would like to purchase the land and build student housing. Many of us in State College realize low income housing is difficult to come by and this would force many families from their homes in winter with few options.

Dec. 1 – Photos with Santa at E&L Supplies in Centre Hall

Farm Yard CSA in Denver

  • Article by Molly Miller at Grist, all about backyard garden-based community supported agriculture.

News from Spring Creek Homesteading

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