Local Food System
The Borough of State College is committed to the health and vitality of our community. An important part of a healthy community is a strong and sustainable network of food systems. The Borough is a burgeoning town uniquely situated near farms that produce high-quality agricultural products. As part of the Borough’s mission to foster sustainable growth and development in and around State College, we are proud to support local farmers and encourage residents to buy local whenever possible.
Did you know?
Food for an average meal in America has traveled between 1,500 and 2,500 miles to reach your plate? Compare this to the average 45 miles traveled for locally grown food, found in an Iowa study.
Resources for local food:
- Food waste recycling: http://www.statecollegepa.us/1963/About-Our-Program
- Winter Farmer’s Market: http://www.statecollegewinterfarmers.com/
- North Atherton Farmer’s Market: http://www.nathertonmarket.com/about-nafm.html
- T/F Farmer’s Market: http://www.friday-farmersmarket.com/home.html
- DID Locally Grown Page: https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
- Penn State Student Farm: http://www.studentfarm.psu.edu/
- Friends & Farmers Cooperative: http://www.friendsandfarmers.coop/
- Student Farm Events: http://www.studentfarm.psu.edu/events/
- Student farm regularly posts information about upcoming events including volunteers opportunities and workshops.
Resources for food insecurity:
- State College Food Bank: https://www.scfoodbank.org/
- SNAP Program: http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/supplementalnutritionassistanceprogram/
- WIC: https://www.pawic.com/#
- Food Pantries: http://centrecountypa.gov/index.aspx?NID=312
- Food Pantry Locations: http://centrecountypa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1593