WPSU's studios setting for public discussion of local foods

March 25, 2008

Farmer's market season is almost here, and across central Pennsylvania families are asking for ways to find sources for good, fresh, local produce. WPSU presents a public discussion that will explore local foods as part of its Common Ground Lobby Talks series.

Anyone is welcome to join in the conversation as an audience member and participate with questions and comments at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the lobby of the Outreach Building in Penn State's Innovation Park.

Producer Patty Satalia and a panel of experts will discuss many aspects of the local foods movement -- building stronger local economies; environmental and ethical implications of agriculture; resources for local foods; and the state of small family farms and industrial agriculture in our community.

Satalia will moderate the panel discussion, which will provide an overview of the issues surrounding the local foods movement. Panelists include: Chef Harrison Schailley from Harrison's Wine Country Grill and Catering; Leslie Zuck, executive director of Pennsylvania Certified Organic; Clare Hinrichs, associate professor of Rural Sociology; and Kim Tait of Tait Farms.

"Local Foods" will be broadcast at 9 p.m. Thursday, May 15, on  WPSU-TV. It also will also be streamed live at http://wpsu.org/lobbytalks online.

To reach the Outreach Building in University Park, take Park Avenue going toward Beaver Stadium, drive past Mount Nittany Medical Center to the Innovation Park Exit A. Take that exit and then make a right turn at the stop sign. The Outreach Building is on the right-hand side of Innovation Boulevard.

For information, visit http://wpsu.org/lobbytalks online.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009