Thanksgiving is finally here! It’s one of our favorite times of year – when we get to celebrate everything that local food is all about: Good food from the harvest, good friends & family, and taking time off to reflect on what we are appreciative about.
From Pittsburgh to Western PA
At Farm to Table Western PA, we have lots to be thankful for! This year we have been reaching out to more local businesses and creating more connections across a larger regional scale. We changed our name from Farm to Table Pittsburgh to Farm to Table Western PA to reflect this move. We’re excited to be a part of new relationships with buyers, growers, and consumers as we spread the good word of the value of local food.
Eat What’s in Season
One of the main principals of the local food movement is eating what’s in season and changing your diet throughout the year. It’s a great way to break away from a boring routine and experience new flavors and preparation methods. In Western PA, there is still some produce that is in season like Apples, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Squash, Tomatoes, and Turnips.
Value Added Products
Besides the fresh seasonal products, you can also pick up retail products that are available all year round. Check out our Local Food Guide for retail stores that carry local products such as:
- Apple Cider
- Maple Syrup
- Sour Cream
- Tomato sauce
What’s local on your plate?
The best way to learn new ways to eat local food is asking your friends and neighbors. Share what’s local on your table this Thanksgiving. Visit our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram and Twitter with #LocalWesternPAThanksgiving
About Farm to Table Western PA
Farm to Table Western PA is the local food & healthy eating component of American HealthCare Group. We provide Local Food Programs for schools, employers, affordable housing and community groups.
Our goal is to bridge the gap between consumers and local food producers. Eating locally grown food benefits both our physical health and also our local economic health.