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Aquaponic Food Production

Aquaponic Food Production

Before any of our locations purchase from a supplier, it’s my responsibility to meet them to fully understand their operation. In early December, I received a new supplier request from Charles Wise, Executive Chef at Allegheny College. Usually these requests are for a local farm that would supply the location with a variety of vegetables … Continue reading

Milky Way Farms – Local Beef

Milky Way Farms – Local Beef

This entry was written by Leslie Ekstrand, General Manager of Lycoming College Executive Chef Frank Hummel was on the search for food, but not just any food. He wanted the best, locally-raised food the region could provide. The goal: To provide the best tasting and most sustainably-sourced meals at Lycoming College’s Wertz Dining Hall. Wertz provides an all-you-care-to-eat menu and … Continue reading

Local Farm Visits

Local Farm Visits

I’m always exciting during this time of the year.  Local food production is at the height of the season and the schools are back in session. This means that many students will be experiencing the fresh and local products of Parkhurst Dining for the first time! Our FarmSource program allows us to source a variety of locally grown … Continue reading

Local Apples ALL YEAR ‘ROUND @ Bucknell University!

Local Apples ALL YEAR ‘ROUND @ Bucknell University!

By John Cummins; General Manager of Resident Dining at Bucknell University https://dineatparkhurst.wordpress.com/meet-our-contributors/ We’ve all heard it said, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” That axiom is particularly true at Dries Orchard here in the lush Susquehanna Valley. That’s because the dwarf trees they grow are so low to the ground that the apple really can’t … Continue reading

The Ups and Downs of Local Produce

The Ups and Downs of Local Produce

As winter swiftly approaches, I’m reflecting on the tumultuous summer our local vegetable growers experienced.  The start of the season had some great potential for producing a fruitful growing season.  The weather was cooperating and farms were a week or two ahead of schedule.  It was shaping up to be a great year. That all … Continue reading

In Quite the Pickle in Lewisburg, PA!

In Quite the Pickle in Lewisburg, PA!

By John Cummins; General Manager of Resident Dining at Bucknell University https://dineatparkhurst.wordpress.com/meet-our-contributors/ 2013 was the Summer of the Pickle here at Bucknell University. It began with the menu for one of our big luncheon events during our 2013 Reunion Weekend. Our Executive Chef Kyle Murphy put together a great BBQ menu for the event that incorporated an array of … Continue reading