(S)hrub is a vinegar-and-fruit based pickled aperitif (or a mixer, or syrup, or cordial, or “drinking vinegar”), and it’s the hottest old-is-new drink trend since whatever the last hot, old-is-new trend was. Barreled cocktails? Read more…
We are proud to say Tait Farm Foods Shrub was number 28! These 89 items are InStyle’s best recommendations “to make life during the hottest months fun, fab, and easy-breezy!”. See our listing entitled “Syrups That Make Everything Taste Better”.
More than a dozen of Centre County’s community-supported agriculture groups convened in State College on Monday to lure potential members and share information on sustainable farming.
Vegetable fruit vinegar beverage is reborn as tangy drink mixer.
The shrub — no relation to the woody- low-growing plants — might not sound like a drink worth reviving, but this sweet-tart concentrate, made from fruit, vinegar, sugar and other flavorings, is thirst-quenching and delicious. Mixed with sparking water, it becomes a naturally flavored soda, with a great balance between sweet and bright notes. Its flavors are punchy enough to stand up to alcohol; in fact, in the 19th century it was almost always spiked….Slow Food credits Tait Farm, located just outside of State College, with bringing shrub back from the brink of extinction.
Kim Tait, owner of Tait Farm Foods Inc., of Centre Hall, was one of a half-dozen farmers from across the country to testify Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. The hearing focused on the role specialty crops and organics play in agriculture, and the opportunities posed for those industries in the next Farm Bill.
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.
Tait Farm Foods CSA, Community Harvest was awarded the Quality of Life Award by the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC) at last night’s Annual Awards Gala. The Quality of Life Award is awarded to an individual, business, organization, or government entity whose activity/activities have enhanced the quality of life in Centre County.
Tait Farms shrubs come in eight flavors. The main ingredients used in them are organic and non-organic fruit vinegars, juices, ciders, organic cane sugar, honey and spices. Shrubs are colonial era fruit flavored concentrates that when added to water make refreshing thirst quenchers. Why shrub? The word comes from the arabic “sharab” which means to drink and drinks are what Good Spirits News is all about. Read more.
A new breed of cocktail shop supplies pro and amateur mixologists with locally made spirits, vintage bar tools and other must-haves including Tait Farm Food Fruit Shrub mixers. Featured in Food & Wine magazine, February 2010.