The Summer Solstice Celebration benefiting the Centre County Farmland Trust was held at Tait Farm on Saturday, June 18. More than 750 people gathered . for a celebration of local farms, food and art. Guests enjoyed food and beverage sampling provided by sponsors Tait Farm Foods, Elk Creek Café + Aleworks, Mount Nittany Winery, Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering, and Otto’s Pub & Brewery.
Festivities also included hands-on art activities provided by the Art Alliance and Bellefonte artisans, Jabebo as well as an art exhibit and sale by the Farmland Preservation Artists that benefited the Centre County Farmland Trust. Hayrides took guests into the fields to watch the artists painting on site throughout the afternoon. Other local organizations including PASA, Buy Fresh Buy Local®, WPSU's Local Food Journey and ClearWater Conservancy shared information to impart the importance of preserving Centre County farmland. The Trust actively puts dollars to work preserving local farms for food, natural resources and future generations. Donations and new members are still welcome. Visit the website www.centrecountyfarmlandtrust.org for more information.
Tait Farm's Harvest Shop on Summer Solstice Celebration Day
Art Alliance Volunteers assisted with Children's Crafts.
Chef Harrison Schailey of Harrison's Wine Grill & Chef Pete Herncane of Otto's served locally sourced food and beverages.
Tait Farm Foods sampled Tomato Bruschetta and Summer Sangria.
Gene Gibson provided musical entertainment.
Tim Bowser of Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks offers refreshment to a passing biker.
Otto's was another of the local sponsors providing sampling, pictured is owner Roger Garthwaite (right side behind table).