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The Centre County Farmland Trust is an active and vibrant organization. In addition to our ongoing work of farm
preservation, we enjoy planning events to educate and celebrate with residents of Centre County. We hope you will consider attending our upcoming
events, here we offer a glimpse back with links to our archived newsletters. If you would like to receive our newsletters and notifications about
upcoming events please email us.
Thanks to all of our 31 Farmland Trust supporters who gave a total of $2650 through the Centre Gives effort !
Centre County Farmland Trust Newsletter, February 2013
2012 Events in Review:
Centre County Farmland Trust Newsletter, October 2012
The Summer Solstice Celebration held at Tait Farm on Saturday, June 16 was a tremendous success. Local food, local drink,
local art and local music were all assembled for the locavores who came to celebrate and appreciate local farms to benefit the
Centre County Farmland Trust. The crowd gathered from 1-4 PM and enjoyed live music, hayrides and an art exhibit presented by the
Farmland Preservation Artists. The tastiest part of the day was local food and beverages served by Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks,
Harrison's Wine Grill, Otto's Pub and Brewery, Mt. Nittany Winery, Gamble Mill Brewery and Zola New World Bistro. The food
samples were sourced from local ingredients and the thirst quenching microbrews and wine were as well. Roaring Springs supplied
water for drinking stations and Ecoproducts donated all of the serving materials that were composted by the State
College Borough following the event.
Cindy Tait Law shares information and food with guests
Biscuit Jam was one of three bands that played during the festivities
Local Proprietors Roger Garthwaite, Otto's and Harrison's Schailey, Harrison's Wine Grill
Tait Farm unveiled their new produce cart
Centre County Farmland Trust Newsletter, February 2012
2011 Events in Review:
Harvest Celebration at Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks, Millheim, Sunday, October 2.
The evening featured locally sourced foods and offered the "Year in Review" for the Trust which has preserved 700 acres of farmland to date.
L to R: Larry Hutchinson, CCFT President, Representative Scott Conklin, Norm Lathbury, CCFT Executive Director
Summer Solstice Celebration at Tait Farm, Centre Hall, Saturday, June 18.
More than 750 people gathered for a celebration of local farms, food and art. Guests enjoyed food and beverage sampling provided by sponsors
Tait Farm Foods, Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks, Mount Nittany Winery, Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, and Otto's Pub & Brewery.
Festivities also included hands-on art activities provided by the Art Alliance and Bellefonte artisans, Jabebo as well as an art
exhibit and sale by the Farmland Preservation Artists that benefited the Centre County Farmland Trust. Hayrides took guests into the fields to
watch the artists painting on site throughout the afternoon. Other local organizations including PASA, Buy Fresh Buy Local, WPSU's Local Food
Journey and ClearWater Conservancy shared information to impart the importance of preserving Centre County farmland.
Centre County Farmland Trust Newsletter, May 2011
Centre County Farmland Trust Newsletter, January 2011
Farmland Preservation Celebration at Schempf Farm, Harris Township, Monday, March 21.
The Board of Director's were pleased to welcome landowners of the farms that have been preserved through the assistance of the Trust along
with local leaders who have been instrumental in supporting the work of land preservation throughout the county. Congressman Glenn Thompson
was honored for his support of the recent tax incentive that greatly enhances the benefits of farmland preservation. Additionally, Congressman
Thompson was recognized for his leadership on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and as Chairman for the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy &
Forestry. During the reception Congressman Thompson was presented with an original oil painting of the historic Round Barn by local artist Karl Leitzel.
Artist Karl Leitzel, Congressman Glenn Thompson, CCFT President Larry Hutchinson
Celebration Host and Hostess Pete & Carol Schempf, historic Schempf Farm was preserved in Fall 2009.