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'Plow to Plate' Harvest Dinner at Mount Nittany Winery on Wednesday Night

by on October 10, 2012 10:00 AM

As fall arrives with changing leaves and cooler temperatures, the Boalsburg Farmer's Market will sponsor the "Plow to Plate Harvest Dinner" starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday night at Mount Nittany Winery.

According to a press release, the dinner is an evening meant to celebrate the fall harvest. Local chefs will prepare dishes from both summer crops, including eggplant, peppers, okra, garlic, onions and melons as well as from fall favorites, including acorn and butternut squash, pumpkins, kale, spinach, other fall greens, kohlrabi, and apples, and from pasture-raised, sustainably produced local meat.

Some of the area's best chefs will be on hand, creating a melange of dishes from ingredients from the fall harvest of Boalsburg Farmers Market vendors. They include:

  • Mark Johnson, Elk Creek Café
  • Nathan Brungart, Zola's
  • Jamie Steffen, Alehouse
  • Andrew Monk, Nittany Lion Inn
  • Tony Sapia, Nola's and Gemelli Bakers
  • Bob Ricketts, Fasta Pasta
  • Harrison Schailey, Harrison's

Tickets are $25 per adult and children under 12 years old eat free. Tickets are available at Webster's Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave. The event will run from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Mt. Nittany Winery, 300 Houser Road, off of Brush Valley Road.

Guests are invited to tour the vineyard and winery and will receive a complimentary glass of Mt. Nittany wine. Picker and Papa, two acoustic guitar players, will sing and play during the evening, according to the release. 

"This will be a terrific way for folks interested in strengthening our local food system to meet our farmers and to talk to many of the local chefs who transform their products into delicious meals," Sapia said.

Part of the proceeds from the dinner will be given to support school gardens in the State College Area School District.



Laura Nichols is a StateCollege.com news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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