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Lycoming College, Parkhurst Celebrate Earth Day with Local Foods Dinner

WHAT: More than 1,400 students, faculty and staff will celebrate Earth Day 2012 enjoying locally grown foods at Lycoming College’s “first” local foods dinner, a sustainable event hosted by Lycoming College and its dining services provider, Parkhurst Dining Services, in an effort 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 million in food and beverage purchases from more than 300 of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food within a 125-mile radius of its dining services locations.

Students and faculty will enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Executive Chef Peter Zerbe and the dining team using the fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins provided by local farms and producers of food who will be onsite with displays of their food, plus answer questions about their products and the foods they harvest.

FARMS AND PRODUCERS OF FOOD EXHIBITED AT DINNER

  • Hatfield Meats, Pork loin, Sausage, Hatfield, Pa
  • Dries Orchard,  local apples and pears, Sunbury Pa
  • Georgie Bagels, Williamsport Pa
  • Schneider – Valley Farms, local dairy and ice Cream, Williamsport Pa
  • Tallman Farms, locally grown potatoes, Tower City, Pa
  • Pocono Produce, local vegetables, Northeastern, Pa
  • Dehart Inc., locally produced confectionary and sustainable paper products, New Columbia, Pa

MENU

  • Carved Rosemary Pork Loin, Hatfield, Hatfield, PA
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and fresh cut fries from Tallman’s, Tower City, Pa
  • Portobello Stir Fry with Mushrooms from Country Fresh, Avondale PA
  • Sub rolls from New Lycoming Bakery in Williamsport, Pa
  • Fresh Herb Salad from Goodness Gardens, New Hampton , NY
  • Ice cream from Valley Farms, Williamsport, Pa
  • Apples from Dries Orchards in Sunbury, Pa

WHEN: Thursday April 19, 2012; 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

WHERE: Lycoming College Wertz Dining Hall 700 College Place, Williamsport PA 17701

About Lycoming College

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. www.lycoming.edu.

About Parkhurst Dining Services

A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining Services provides exceptional culinary experiences and dining services to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region.  Our foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day.   Join us for a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. www.parkhurstdining.com  or become a fan on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/DineAtParkhurst.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com

 

Lycoming College, Parkhurst Celebrate Earth Day with Local Foods Dinner

WHAT: More than 1,400 students, faculty and staff will celebrate Earth Day 2012 enjoying locally grown foods at Lycoming College’s “first” local foods dinner, a sustainable event hosted by Lycoming College and its dining services provider, Parkhurst Dining Services, in an effort 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 million in food and beverage purchases from more than 300 of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food within a 125-mile radius of its dining services locations.

Students and faculty will enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Executive Chef Peter Zerbe and the dining team using the fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins provided by local farms and producers of food who will be onsite with displays of their food, plus answer questions about their products and the foods they harvest.

FARMS AND PRODUCERS OF FOOD EXHIBITED AT DINNER

  • Hatfield Meats, Pork loin, Sausage, Hatfield, Pa
  • Dries Orchard,  local apples and pears, Sunbury Pa
  • Georgie Bagels, Williamsport Pa
  • Schneider – Valley Farms, local dairy and ice Cream, Williamsport Pa
  • Tallman Farms, locally grown potatoes, Tower City, Pa
  • Pocono Produce, local vegetables, Northeastern, Pa
  • Dehart Inc., locally produced confectionary and sustainable paper products, New Columbia, Pa

MENU

  • Carved Rosemary Pork Loin, Hatfield, Hatfield, PA
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and fresh cut fries from Tallman’s, Tower City, Pa
  • Portobello Stir Fry with Mushrooms from Country Fresh, Avondale PA
  • Sub rolls from New Lycoming Bakery in Williamsport, Pa
  • Fresh Herb Salad from Goodness Gardens, New Hampton , NY
  • Ice cream from Valley Farms, Williamsport, Pa
  • Apples from Dries Orchards in Sunbury, Pa

WHEN: Thursday April 19, 2012; 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

WHERE: Lycoming College Wertz Dining Hall 700 College Place, Williamsport PA 17701

About Lycoming College

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. www.lycoming.edu.

About Parkhurst Dining Services

A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining Services provides exceptional culinary experiences and dining services to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region.  Our foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day.   Join us for a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. www.parkhurstdining.com  or become a fan on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/DineAtParkhurst.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com