Summer Solstice Celebration at Tait Farm benefited the Centre County Farmland Trust.
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 Café + 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 uests 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 reserving Centre County farmland. The Trust actively puts dollars to work preserving ocal farms for food, natural resources and future generations. Donations and new members are still welcome. Visit the CCFT website for more information.
View WPSU’s Local Food Journey for a full recap and video of this exciting event.
Read the follow-up article in Voices of Central PA, July 5, 2011.