Except for the occasional tiny patch for growing tomatoes and zucchini (doesn't it seem weird that zucchini has two c's?), most of us are separated from our food and the journey it takes to get to our plate. I just made chili this morning and the only things in it whose journey I can trace are the herbs I grew in my garden. If you'd like to learn more about the journey our food takes, particularly as it relates to Schuylkill County farmers, don't miss the annual Farm/City Dinner. The theme for this year is: "The Link between Craft Brewing and Pennsylvanian-Grown Hops".
This year's dinner will be happening at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Arch Street, Pottsville on November 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person (checks should be made payable to: Pottsville Kiwanis Foundation). Tickets can be obtained through local Farm Bureau members and at the Ag Center building on the Gordon Nagle Trail (Penn State Extension and Schuylkill Conservation District offices).
While we're talking about the Penn State Extension, one of their groups -- the Master Gardeners -- are hosting a special event on Saturday, November 11 at Evergreen Acres, 135 Fort Lebanon Road, Auburn -- a Wreath and Swag Workshop. Registration fee is $5 and supplies are $10 for a swag or $20 for a wreath (includes greens, wire, ribbon and natural materials for decorating). You can also bring your own decorations, gloves, wire cutters and pruners. Registration deadline is November 3. Contact 570-622-4225 Ext. 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org