Local Food

My goals for this section is that it will bring information to readers about healthy foods and how to grow, buy or make them.

Taking a walk through any public place shows a health problem with two thirds of americans: obesity. This problem ripples through a community in many ways including health care, education, work force abilities and poverty.  

 After watching videos of Food, Inc, King KornFat, Sick and Nearly Dead, and reading Michaal Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilema, It became clear to me that what we eat is more important that I previously knew. This got me looking for more Internet information, specifically pointing to local food resources. 

My vision for this section is to help connect people searching for more local healthy food choices with people who know about them, and places that provide them. Hopefully, it will grow to  information about local farmer markets, grower markets, organic farms, gardeners, restaurants that serve locally grown food, tips on gardening, where to get composting materials, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) and such.

As always, I welcome your thoughts and input. 

Kathy Kolb, Publisher - NorthcentralPa.com

 

Friendly's in Lycoming Mall Reveals a New Look and Refreshed Menu Saturday

13 weeks 5 days ago
Friendly's in Lycoming Mall Reveals a New Look and Refreshed Menu Saturday

Friendly's in Lycoming Mall Reveals a New Look and Refreshed Menu
The brand's iconic dining and ice cream experience will be reborn on May 31, 2014 more»

CSAs in Lycoming County a Sprouting Business

2 years 42 weeks ago
Raspberries, and blueberries and snow peas--oh my! This is a typical half-share offered by Little Red Hen CSA.

One of the better financial decisions my husband, Rod, and I made this year involved a CSA. CSA, you ask? What might that mean?

According to www.localharvest.org, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer over the last 20 years. more»

Local Food Video Playlist

2 years 42 weeks ago

We've started a YouTube playlist about local food. For now,  it highlights Michael Pollan, author of the book "The Omnivore's Dilema" and Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm.

Let us know if you have a video of your garden, greenhouse, farm or a restaurant using local food.

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Heart to Heart Luncheon Will Feature Cardiologist from Evangelical

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3 years 32 weeks ago

LEWISBURG – Donald T. Nardone, MD, of Geisinger Cardiology, and a member of the Evangelical Community Hospital Medical Staff, will be the keynote speaker at the ACTION Health Heart to Heart Luncheon. more»

Amce Barbecue strives for 'highest degree attainable'

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4 years 7 weeks ago

About two years ago, George Logue, 26, decided to open a barbecue restaurant in Williamsport. Anticipation built in the community as the Army combat veteran, who has a bachelor's of science in culinary arts from Pennsylvania College of Technology, began hyping Acme Barbecue&Catering Co. on area billboards. more»

Zowie! Zucchini!

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4 years 8 weeks ago
The ubiquitous zucchini flower

Andrew Zimmern, jack-of–all-media and culinary trades, as well as host of the Travel channel’s Bizarre Foods, has subjected himself to countless fare involving the extraordinary—and typically gross--cuisine. more»

Dominic's of New York Opens

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4 years 12 weeks ago

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 8,2010 to officially commemorate the opening of Dominic's of New York, 2062 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport.

Restaurant Review - Barrel 135

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4 years 17 weeks ago
Barrel 135 in Williamsport, PA restaurant review

My husband, Lou, works for WKSB (102.7 KISS-FM) radio station. Sometimes we get to go to a restaurant in order for him to experience a place to do live radio spots for it.

Tonight we went to Barrel 135 at 135 West Third Street, Williamsport. more»

Good 'n Plenty Turkey Dinner

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4 years 21 weeks ago

A roast turkey dinner, with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, roll, bar cookies and a beverage are available for the April Good 'n Plenty dinner at First United Methodist Church, 602 South Market Street, Muncy, on Wednesday, April 7, beginning at 4:30-6 p.m. The meal is served family style--all you can eat. Take outs, available in adult sizes only begin at 4:30 p.m. sharp. more»

New Restaurant to Open by Lycoming Mall

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4 years 25 weeks ago

PENNSDALE -- A new restaurant combining dining and entertainment is scheduled to open April 1—on property that formerly housed a gambling business.

Hoopla’s will occupy the former Penn National Gaming Off Track Wagering site near the Lycoming Mall, according to owner Robert L. Roles Jr., who is leasing the property from Danko Holdings LP. more»

Morrones Reopen The Pub

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4 years 26 weeks ago

WILLIAMSPORT -- Morrone's Pub, formerly known as The Pub, is located on 200 E. Fourth St. Williamsport across from the Lycoming College Recreation Center. Morrone's Pub opened in October and serves an assortment of food, as well as a full service bar. more»

The Governors’ Pub

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4 years 26 weeks ago

BELLEFONTE -- Welcome to one of Bellefonte’s newer secrets. The Governors’ Pub at 211 W. High opened in November of last year. more»

Bullfrog Brewery: December '09 Events

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4 years 39 weeks ago

The following is the calendar of musical events at the Bullfrog Brewery, 229 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA. 17701. (570) 326-4700.

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