Stories from Pennsylvania’s Food Scene
Provisions Magazine is dedicated to exploring and celebrating every ingredient throughout Pennsylvania’s food scene, from the farms to the food to the chefs.
With stories that dig into the roots of our food and events that serve up a deeper appreciation for all that is harvested, foraged, raised and produced here, we’re cultivating a well-sourced food community across the Commonwealth.
PA Eats and Emily Kovach sits down with Provisions co-founder and editor-in-chief, Maggie Anderson, to discuss startups, the importance of local food ecosystems and the revival of print media. Read here
A Year-End Letter from the Editor
I’ve been trying to write this for a long time, and this isn’t even the article I wanted to write. I wanted to write about the new restaurant Pine Grove Hall. I wanted to share quotes from the owner, head chef, and bar manager. I wanted to talk about their commitment...
Letter from the Editor
t’s hard to know how to start a letter right now — nothing seems big or small enough. Our world has both drastically shrunk to our own homes and reached a new level of global connectivity. Anxiety and stress have spiked (and stayed there), but...
Cooking the Commonwealth
hat’s the most quintessential Pennsylvania food? If you answered soft pretzels, or scrapple, or cheese steak, you’re certainly not wrong. But Carrie Havranek, author of Tasting Pennsylvania, insists that there’s much more on the table across the...
Nowruz 1399: The Ghosts of New Years Past and Future
When I proposed writing a piece on the Persian New Year, which coincides with the spring equinox and which we celebrate every year in homage to my husband’s Iranian ancestry, I was excited. We have been renovating our house — the work is still ongoing and many things...
Supporting Local Food While Social Distancing in Centre County
As the oft-quoted Mr. Rogers’ quote instructs, “Look for the helpers.” Local businesses and organizations are making sure our community doesn’t go hungry.
Updating the Apple Cart
In Adams County, the largest producer of apples in the Commonwealth and the fourth largest producer of apples in the country, growers are adapting to a changing industry while trying to find the next megahit fruit.
New Trail Brewing Co. beers have garnered such a following that the Williamsport brewery has doubled production in less than a year.
New fundraiser brings table to the farm to help feed our community
The event was a fundraiser for the Community Cafe at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and featured food by Chef Zach Lorber and his Culinary Arts students from the State College Area High School.
Culinary Arts students are using their hands-on learning to cater the Community Table event
These are high schoolers, not culinary school students, but the reality is that they’re learning something new every day in Chef Lorber’s Culinary Arts program at the State College Area High School.
Community Table 2019
ABOUT | TICKETS | AUCTION ITEMS ABOUT Community Table, a new fundraiser for St. Andrew’s Community Cafe, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at starting at 5 p.m. at Cramer Farm in Howard, Pa. Hosted by Bruce, Diane, and Lucy Cramer of Cramer...
Vegan Feast Pop-up Dinner at Webster’s
Come for a six-course vegan tasting menu, including a cheese course, and stay for the pairings of poetry, short plays and music.
2019 Plow to Plate Harvest Dinner
Lamenting the imminent end to the season of nectarines, tomatoes and corn? Head to Mount Nittany Vineyard on Wednesday, August 21, for the 7th annual Plow to Plate Harvest. This year’s celebration of local food once again promises a feast that’s sourced completely...
Going for Golden
Three years ago, I was served one of the best farm-fresh meals of my life. Beet-cured salmon, summertime cassoulet, chicken under a brick, carrots cooked to perfection, a whole roasted suckling pig, apple cider doughnut bread pudding — the dishes on this menu were the...
Provisions Launch Party!
We celebrated the launch of Provisions’ print magazine with a big party at 3 Dots Downtown in State College, Pa.
Poured in PA
Join Provisions Magazine Wednesday, May 15 at Black Sun Studios for a screening of the film “Poured in PA,” a feature-length documentary about Pennsylvania’s beer industry.
The Way to the Heart
Taproot Kitchen transforms produce into community nourishment for body and mind at its spring event.
Good Beer Coming to Happy Valley
Though Chris Good can now be found scaling the tanks in the brewery at Happy Valley Brewing Company, his first introduction to the brewpub was from its stage downstairs.
Beat Those Sweet Potato Blues
Take the tasty and nutritious tuber to new heights to break up winter root doldrums.
Get Set to Sprout
Community Seed Swap offers seeds and advice to gardeners of all shades of green.
Home Is Where the Cheese Is
Writer Savita Iyer finds out what melty Swiss cheese means for an Indian family.
For National Chili Day, go a little off the beaten path for this white bean turkey chili from local food blogger Maria Barton.
Wegmans Provides Relief for Families
Wegmans grocery stores temporarily discount household staples to provide assistance to families that rely on SNAP benefits.
CSA Day 2019
February 22 is CSA Day! Sign up for farm fresh veggies throughout the season and support your local farmers.
What to eat when food seems like the least important thing of all.
More Than the Sum of its Ingredients
At Open Seat, participants exchange one ingredient for a whole meal — and a renewed sense of community.
Tis the Season
Chef Quintin Wicks gives us the best gift of all — a peek at the new Revival Kitchen.
What could be more French than dining in an art museum while a chef from France prepares a
five-course meal for 34 people?
Thanks to Chef Stéphane and our surrounding farms, the best meal in town may be on campus
Making Local Food Work
Travis Lesser’s food hub Appalachian Food Works will serve a community of food producers and consumers.
Farm Fête Dinner
A pairing of local food and art in partnership with the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County and the Farmland Preservation Artists featuring a French-inspired five-course dinner by Chef Stéphane Gawlowicz Saturday, November 10 5 - 8 p.m. at the Bellefonte Art...
Plow to Plate
Fundraiser Showcases Local Flavors and Chefs While Building an Inclusive Community
Country Cow, City Steak
Locally Raised Meat Makes Its Way from the Valley to New York’s Top Restaurants thanks to Happy Valley Meat Company
El Gringo En Fuego
Ben Stanley’s El Gringo en Fuego dinner at Over the Moon Farm was full of fire despite the downpour outside.
Q&A with Lyn Garling of Over the Moon Farm
Over the Moon Farm’s Lyn Garling talks about her journey to agriculture, life on the farm and, of course, bacon.
El Gringo Goes Grande
In a small space in downtown State College, a former taco truck chef is turning out updated Mexican tasting menus inspired by his grandmother.
Provisions Magazine & Chef Meghan McCracken Usher in the Season to Savor
A Riot of Rhubarb
It’s rhubarb season, and that means pies. Or does it? Local farmer and baker Samantha Ardry has a cool new idea.
Q&A with Chef Meghan McCracken
Talking food, family and farms with Meghan McCracken of Nomad Kitchen Food Truck & Catering
Greeting card designers spread message of communal eating sans screens
PopUp Ave. Spring 2018
Join Us at PopUp Ave! 11 AM to 7 PM Saturday, April 28 South Fraser Street between College and Beaver Avenues Downtown State College, PA Pop Up Ave is a curated outdoor urban flea hosting dozens of the raddest makers and vintage vendors from across Pennsylvania (and...
Spritz and Sip
Cocktail tasting event at Ale House is a fruitful, educational experience
Season to Try
Tackling homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs without a recipe means relying on memories — and yourself.
Testing Her Nettle
Nothing says unconventional like an edible, woodland plant with hairs that, until tamed, bring pain.
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