Farm Fresh

Eat Fresh and Local This Spring

Spring means more than just warmer days and brighter sunshine in Happy Valley — it also means the springing of fresh and local produce once more. Thanks to the abundance of farmers markets in and around the State College area, locals will have no trouble finding the season’s latest and greatest from local providers around town.

Hublersburg Inn is mixing up good cheer this season

Tis the season … to slow down and do a little bit of self care. In the midst of shopping, holiday parties and end of the year deadlines, make sure to take some time to unwind and enjoy this holiday season. And what better way to unwind than by tasting your way through Hublersburg Inn's special holiday menu?

 

Fall and Winter Food Fun in Happy Valley

As trees in Happy Valley turn to their red, orange and yellow hues, our heartwarming comfort food comes out in a big way. Cooler weather brings out the best in a vast array of produce from apples to pumpkins and squash, and there is no shortage of baked goods and hearty slow-cooked dishes popping up on local menus to take advantage of that fact.

Fresh foods and specials make your spring great

Spring weather may be blooming a bit late here in Central Pennsylvania this year, but that just makes all things spring even more exciting when they finally arrive — including food! From great ingredients to great atmosphere, here are a few places you’ll want to visit this spring for top-notch meals.

The Freshest Burgers and Brews

Healthy Valley: Making better choices

It’s easy to be healthy in Happy Valley. We’re located just miles away from local growers who take pride in fresh-grown fruits and vegetables, and we are surrounded by restaurants and chefs who take farm-to-table seriously – making healthy eating a delicious way of life. So whether you are on the lookout for organic fruits and vegetables, freshly brewed coffee or vegetarian options, we’ve got you covered.

Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering

Cityscape Farm Supply makes urban gardening easy

The distance between farm and table just got a lot shorter.

It all started when Smeal College of Business alum Travis Lesser stood on the roof of his uncle's brownstone in Philadelphia and brainstormed about ways to maximize rooftop space to grow food.

He came back to Happy Valley and teamed up with friend, agricultural guru Woody Wilson, and a business was born.

Almost Here: RE Farm Cafe's living, working lab

STATE COLLEGE — The doors are almost open at Happy Valley's new, innovative dining experience: RE Farm Café.

Located between Toftrees and the University Park Airport, RE Farm Café will be beyond “farm-to-table” — it will be a working lab available to learners of all ages with educational opportunities including cooking classes for adults and children, canning and preserving foods, mushroom production, forest farming, energy sourcing, solar systems and more.

Creamery ice cream will be sold at PSU games

Have you ever had the hankering for some Penn State Creamery Ice Cream at a Penn State football game? Well, great ready Happy Valley – it’s about to happen.

It was announced on Monday, that certain types of Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream will be available when the Nittany Lions take the field on Sept. 2 against Akron in the season opener.

There will be six flavors available at Beaver Stadium – vanilla, chocolate, Death by Chocolate, cookies ‘n cream, chocolate chip cookie dough and Peachy Paterno. All flavors will be sold by the pint.

Our Favorite Outside Eats

Now that the seemingly unending cold and snow has made way for warmer temperatures and sunny skies, Happy Valley visitors and residents alike can enjoy a multitude of summer activities. After hiking Mt. Nittany, a day on the lake in Raystown or taking in one of the many fun festivals that occur over the next few months, try one of our favorite restaurants that offer an al fresco dining option, and enjoy a little more of the great outdoors … before winter hits!

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