At the Boalsburg Farmers' Market, in addition to our weekly markets where you can meet the people that
actually grow, raise or produce the products that we sell, you can also enjoy several special events.
Boalsburg Farmers' Market Page on Facebook to discover the latest news.
November 12 - WE ARE MOVING. . .
. . . indoors for the winter season.
Starting November 12, 2013, the Boalsburg Farmers' Market will be held indoors at St. John's United Church of Christ which is located at 218 N. Church Street, Boalsburg, PA.
There's plenty of free parking in the church parking lot and in the gravel parking lot across the street. Please, use the church's double side doors only.
We will remain at our indoor location until May when we move back outdoors. See you there!!! Bring a friend or two and help spread the word about our market.
SEPTEMBER 11 - 2nd Annual
Plow To Plate Harvest Dinner
Fall in Central Pennsylvania brings the bounty, beauty, and variety of the fall harvest. To celebrate the harvest, the Boalsburg Farmers Market in cooperation with the Mount Nittany Winery is sponsoring its “Plow to Plate Harvest Dinner” featuring the vegetables and fruits that ripen as the last of summer’s crops are replaced by those that thrive in the fall. Some of the best chefs in Happy Valley will prepare dishes from both summer crops, including eggplant, peppers, okra, garlic, onions, melons, and 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.
The dinner will be held at the beautiful Mt. Nittany Winery on Wednesday, September 11 th, and will gather a number of our area’s best chefs, including Jamie Steffen (Nittany Lion Inn), Charles Niedemyer (Nola's Joint), Ben Stanley (El Gringo Tacos), Bob Ricketts (Fasta & Co), Nathan Brungarten (Mount Nittany Inn), Paul Kendeffy (Gamble Mill Restaurant and Brewery), Harrison Schailey (Harrisons), and Andy Rose (Elk Creek Café) to create a variety of dishes from ingredients from the fall harvest of Boalsburg Farmers Market vendors.
Tickets ($35 per adult, kids under 12 free) are available at the Boalsburg Farmers Market (Tuesdays, 2:00 to 6:00 at the Pa Military Museum in Boalsburg), Webster’s Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave. in State College and Tait Farm Store. Vineyard and Winery tours begin at 5:00 PM, with dinner starting at 6:00. The Winery is located at 300 Houser Road, off of Brush Valley Road.
In addition to tours of the vineyard and winery, guests will be able to talk both with the chefs and some of the Boalsburg Farmers Market farmers throughout the evening about their farms and the joys and challenges of growing for the local community. Guests will receive a complimentary glass of Mt. Nittany wine. Music will be provided by “Richard and Papa”, Richard Sleigh and Gary Brubaker, two long time State College musicians. They will team up for a duo of guitars, harmonica, violin and singing of tunes from many eras and genres, encouraging all to join in the singing and fun. Speaking of the event, market co-manager Tony Sapia observed that “This will be a celebration of local food and wine, a tribute to the quality and variety of the local food available at the Boalsburg Farmers Market, and an opportunity to meet some of our best local chefs.” Part of the proceeds from the dinner will be given to support school gardens in the State College Area School District and the Boalsburg Market’s “Learning Kitchen” cooking demonstration in 2014.
AUGUST 6 - 3rd Annual
Golden Basket Award
Local noted restaurant chefs compete for the Golden Basket Award by preparing
at the market dishes made from ingredients obtained from our vendors. The event is part of the "Local Foods Week" celebration in
the Centre Region, and is coming to be known as the culinary Olympics of Centre County.
More details will be shared when they are confirmed. Stay tuned!
JUNE 25 - Learning Kitchen
Two local chefs demonstrate how to make dishes and drinks using ingredients purchased fresh at the Boalsburg Farmers Market. Mark Johnson of Elk Creek Cafe will showcase dinner ideas for entertaining friends and family using fresh products from the market. S'ceric, head bartender at the Jade Garden Restaurant, will use fresh herbs and other products to show you how to make summer cocktails from the garden. 2:00 to 4:00 PM, the Pa Military Museum grounds, Bus. Route 322, Boalsburg. Free on-site parking.
demonstration, farmers and other vendors will be available to talk to children about what they do.
JUNE 11 - KIDS DAY. . .
. . . featuring a "Learning Kitchen."
Tony Sapia of Gemelli Bakers will demonstrate to children how to prepare simple dishes from products available at the market, 3:00 PM at the Pennsylvania Military Museum. After the demonstration, farmers and other vendors will be available to talk to children about what they do.
MAY 14 - WE ARE MOVING. . .
. . . outdoors for the summer season.
Starting May 14, 2013, the Boalsburg Farmers' Market will be held outdoors in the parking lot of The Pennsylvania Military Museum which is located along Route 322/45 in Boalsburg, PA. We will remain at the location until November. See you there!!!