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SOUP & BREAD DINNER, Wed., December 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hop Bottom UM Church. Free, for info call 289-4648.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., December 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., December 30, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, January 1, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat UM Church.
MOBILE VET CENTER, Mon., January 3, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Route 29 and Route 6 bypass, Tunkhannock (across from Gay's True Value).
WORKSHOP for those who work with challenging children & youth, Wed., January 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at EMA Conference Room, Co. Office Building, Montrose. For info/registration call 278-1158.
PROGRAM: “Thinking About Running for Local Office?” Sat., January 15, 10:00 a.m. - noon at County Office Building, lower conference room, Montrose. For info call (570) 278-1158.
Monday, December 27: closed for Christmas holiday.
Tuesday, December 28: spaghetti and meatballs, garden salad, Italian green beans, garlic bread, chocolate brownie.
Wednesday, December 29: chicken filet, steamed broccoli, buttered noodles, ww bread, fruited jello.
Thursday, December 30: baked pork chop, sautéed red cabbage, stuffing, rye bread, pumpkin parfait.
Friday, December 31: closed for New Year’s holiday.
The Area Agency on Aging is hosting a 6-week session of yoga at the Lenoxville Senior Center through their PrimeTime Health program. This class is free to adults 60 years of age or older. The class will be held at the Lenoxville Senior Center on Thursday mornings beginning on January 20 and continuing through March 24.
Registration is required as class size is limited. Those interested should call the Lenoxville Senior Center at 570-222-9550 to register or for more information.
(Camp Hill) - A series of six, 30-minute television programs developed by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) and produced by the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) that explore Pennsylvania’s farm, agri-business and food industries are scheduled to air statewide beginning in January. The series of programs, entitled “From the Farms to the Table,” will premiere with broadcasts on PCN during the days leading up to the start of the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
“These programs tell the story of how our food is produced and processed, the importance of research and technology and what’s involved in getting food to the grocery store and the consumer’s kitchen table. Farm Bureau and PCN wanted to better connect consumers with this huge industry,” said PFB President Carl T. Shaffer.
“From the Farms to the Table” is produced in the PCN Tours format and includes stops at Truckenmiller’s Dry Run Dairy Farm, a family dairy and crops farm in Northumberland County; Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market in York County, a family-owned fruit, vegetable and grain operation that sells food directly to consumers from their farm market; Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, where we learn about the latest in agriculture research and technology; New Holland’s farm equipment manufacturing facility in Lancaster County, which represents the vital role agri-businesses play in creating jobs throughout rural communities; Sterman Masser Potato Farms in Schuylkill County, a family operation that grows, processes, packages and transports food to retail food stores; and a Giant Food Stores perishable foods distribution center and supermarket in Cumberland County, where consumers are able to purchase products produced on Pennsylvania farms, completing the chain from the farm to the table.
Premiere broadcasts of the series of shows begin on Tuesday, January 4 and run through Thursday, January 6, with two shows running each night, starting at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Following the initial broadcasts, the shows will re-air in two-show, one-hour blocks beginning at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the following day. All six episodes will be broadcast back-to-back on Friday, January 7 from 9 p.m. to Midnight. In addition, the shows will be re-broadcast on other dates following the conclusion of the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Please check your local TV listings or PCN’s website at www.pcntv.com for dates and times.
Calling All Producers!
Since 2008, Penn State Cooperative Extension has produced a booklet called “A Guide to Farm Products” which is a directory of family farms, farmers markets, vegetable and honey producers, Community Supported Agriculture farms (CSA's), u-pick farms, Christmas tree growers, restaurants, grocers, and other businesses that sell locally grown farm products within Susquehanna County.
This widely-popular guide is updated annually and so far includes over 45 local businesses. The Cooperative Extension would like to extend the offer for more “farms” to be included. The piece will include a short description of the farm or business along with products available and hours of operation, if open to the public and its location on a map of the county. The guides are placed throughout the county and are also available online at http://susquehanna.extension.psu.edu/Horticulture/farm.products.guide.htm.
Today’s consumer is increasingly looking to buy farm products directly from the grower. When buying directly from local farmers and shopping and dining at those businesses which support local farmers, consumers are getting the freshest, best tasting food, contributing to a strong local economy and helping preserve our landscape. It is the hope of those gathering the information that shoppers will make a connection with healthy fresh food, their neighbor farmers who grow it and those markets and businesses that support them by using locally grown food.
Susquehanna County has a number farm stands, farm markets, orchards and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms where residents can purchase fresh produce. Please help in compiling this guide by calling 278-1158 and requesting a network form and map marking your location. You can mail the completed forms back by January 31. The Cooperative Extension is planning on having the booklet published by early spring.
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