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We’re Headed to the Annual PASA Conference!


This weekend the women of Healcrest are headed to State College for the 24th Annual PASA Conference! pasa_logo5

PASA is the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. If you want to know something about sustainable agriculture in Pennsylvania, they are your people!

The Farming for the Future Conference is a wonderful gathering of farmers, farming advocates, lobbyists, and generally interested parties.

226ea6ec-29b9-46ac-8fe1-12b35f9493ab As usual there are wonderful, inspiring keynote speakers. This year I am very excited to hear Frances Moore Lappe speak. She is the author of Diet for a Small Planet among other books examining and discussing our food system.

We have participated in the conference before but this will be the first year that Healcrest as gone as vendors as well. This year we are taking our delicious Tea, Tisane, and Herbal Ice-Pops to share with conference participants.

This event is so inspiring and a great place to connect with others of like minds. If you’ve never gone to this conference but you love sustainable agriculture I encourage you to go some time.The weekend is full of wonderful workshops from soil health to law & policy; from cover-cropping to creating an urban buying club. There is something for everyone at this conference!

We are looking forward to it and I know we will come back with wonderful things to share and grow from!

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Healcrest Tea & Tisane @ IMI Market This Weekend


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Tanger Taste & Style Experience – FASHION, FOOD, FUN!

04/13/2013 to 04/14/2013
It’s a fabulous weekend of great style, good tastes and flavorful deals that gives new meaning to the term FASHION PLATE!  Celebrate the season’s best new FASHION, FOOD & FUN! 

Gourmet Food Trucks, April 13 & 14th from 12noon – 5pm
All weekend, tantalizing treats will excite our shoppers as they choose from a variety of the best, unique, and totally cool local gourmet food trucks including:

BRGR: gourmet hamburgers and handcrafted milkshakes
Dozen Dessert Truck: pastries, cupcakes, ice cream (and ice cream sandwiches)
Oh My Grill: gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches
  Alternative: chicken wings, pulled pork,loaded fries, burgers, hot dogs
Bella Christie & Lil’Z’s Sweet Boutique: gourmet apples, cheesecake, whoopie pies
The Steer and Wheel: all-natural gourmet hamburger combinations and fries
  Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck:  homemade varieties of pierogi’s, haluski, stuffed cabbage
Moore’s Hot Dogs:  loaded/gourmet hot dogs with unique toppings
Penn Brewery:  Pork sliders and beer sampling (Sunday only)

Wine Tastings, Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon- 5 pm
 J & D Wine Cellars and Greenhouse Winery (Saturday only)

Pittsburgh Pirates Pierogi Mascot Appearance – Saturday, 3 – 4 pm
All 4 of our favorites will join the festivities – Oliver Onion, Cheese Chester, Jalapeno Hannah, and Sauerkraut Saul

George & Tom Mascot Appearance from Washington Jefferson College (W & J College) – Saturday, 1:30 – 3 pm

Kids Kitchen Kreations Korner – Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 3 pm
Fun for the kids with our ‘Kids Kitchen Kreations Korner’ hosted by popular family-fun website/ e-newsletter, Macaroni Kids.

Artisan Marketplace – Saturday & Sunday,  12noon – 5 pm
“I Made It Market” marketplace with offer a wide-variety of local artisans selling their handcrafted merchandise such as flameworked glass wine stoppers, handmade gourmet dog treats, exotic wood wine butlers and cutting boards, unique ceramic housewares with modern aesthetics hand-thrown and fired, soy candles, as well as individual one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry.  Plus, various gourmet specialty treats such as flavorful biscottis, macaroons, pizzelles, carmel/chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows, and more!

Spring “FASHION PLATE” Looks – Fashion Shows – 1:30pm & 4pm (Saturday)
Check-out the latest looks this season from your favorite stores at Tanger Outlets.  Stylish looks with the hottest color palettes and accessories from head-to-toe.

Flavorful Book Selections – Barnes & Noble Booksellers,  12 pm – 5 pm (Saturday)
Browse a variety of books showcasing our local flavors in Pittsburgh and Western PA, and some other “foodie” favorites.

DJ AJ Fresh, 12 noon – 5 pm
Hot music, cool DJ

Caricature Portraits (FREE), 12 noon – 5 pm

Balloon Artist with Balloon FUN!, 1 – 4 pm

Hot Spot Photo Opp with your Favorite “MODELQUINS” from OLD NAVY

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FOOD TRUCK!!!
Awards for the favorite 3 food trucks as selected by YOU! Details when you get there!  “FORK AWARDS” announced at 4 pm on Sunday, 4/14.

A little something for everyone!  Rain or shine.
* Inclement weather may affect some food truck participants.

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