The Daily Item
WILLIAMSPORT — Lycoming College’s second Local Foods Dinner, featuring farm-fresh food procured and prepared by the college’s dining services provider, Parkhurst Dining, will be held Sept. 24, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the Wertz Student Center dining hall. The event is to help support and sustain local agriculture, artisans and producers of food.
Participating and supporting local food dinners is an extension of FarmSource™, a Parkhurst sustainable buy local program. Through FarmSource™, Parkhurst and its parent organization, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, purchases $23.6 million in food and beverages from more than 250 of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food within a 150-mile radius of its dining services locations.
The campus community will enjoy a farm-fresh, delicious meal prepared by Executive Chef Frank Hummel and the dining team featuring many of the local farms and producers they partner with including:
n Dries Orchard, local apples and pears, Sunbury
n Georgie Bagels, Williamsport
n Schneider Valley Farms, local dairy and ice cream, Williamsport
n Pocono Produce, local vegetables, Northeastern
n Susquehanna Mills, local grower and producer of oils, Montoursville
n Clemens Food Group, Hatfield Farms, pork, Hatfield
n Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Millheim
The evening’s menu includes herb-roasted pork-loin with an apple chutney, mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted fall vegetables, pizza bagels with assorted toppings, a mac n’ cheese bar, and made-to-order candied apples with caramel sauce and assorted toppings.