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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

Cooking Demo at Waste Oil Recyclers

Cooking Demo at Waste Oil Recyclers

Chefs from the Curtis Institute of Music recently armed teens from the Coatesville Youth Initiative with culinary skills using the garden-fresh vegetables and herbs they grow for local food banks in the MoGrenna Garden, a project of Waste Oil Recyclers in Modena, PA. Chefs from local restaurants and dining services locations that recycle their waste … Continue reading

Going to the Source

Going to the Source

Coffee is one of those beverages that you either love or hate.  My first coffee experience was when I was 18 and floating around the Atlantic Ocean in the Navy.  I couldn’t stand it!  But grew quite fond of it as 4:30 AM comes mighty quick and coffee was the one thing that I looked … Continue reading

5 Ways You Can Affect Change on Food Day

5 Ways You Can Affect Change on Food Day

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.  Since the mission of Food Day is right in step with our EcoSteps and FarmSource programs, we decided to make a brief video on how people can get involved.  Check it out here: 5 Ways You Can Affect Change on Food … Continue reading