eating local

While the first Slow Food Harrisburg dinner later this month is almost sold out, there’s a lot you can do to get ready for the local harvest that will start in April.

Here are some links to the good eats:

A Southcentral Pennsylvania Harvest Schedule organized by earliest likely harvest — when to start checking for what foods.

A Pick Your Own Produce guide to central Pennsylvania, and a really good page … of Picking Tips. If you go and pick, send us a comment so we can start to build reviews.

A page on Buying From the Local Farmers with brief descriptions of organic produce and pastured animals at different farms.

If you’d like local produce delivered to a pick-up point near you, consider Community Supported Agriculture. Here’s how it works: you buy a share in a local farm’s produce with money or labor (or both), and get a weekly supply of vegetables. You can also share shares, like splitting one with a neighbor or someone you work with. Here’s a page of links to Central Pennsylvania CSAs.

And back by popular demand, here is the Pennsylvania AgMap, a search engine for all things agricultural.

All of this stuff will stay on a page at the top of this blog. Just click on Slow Food Resources.


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In culinary school and getting ready to trade the writing life for the cooking life. Or not. Might do both. At the moment I'm a feature writer for The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. My name is Pat Carroll.

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