Wednesday, April 02, 2008

About a year ago, I mentioned the dearth of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in the area. While I still haven't found one in Venango, you might be interested (via The Post Gazette) to know that Food From Earth in Clarion County will deliver eggs, bread and veggies each week to Seneca. Contact Maggie Robertson 1-814-358-2882

There's also:

Pure Earth Organic Farm, Cambridge Springs, Crawford County
Subscription runs for 14 weeks, from July to October. The volunteer option costs $280 and requires the subscriber to work once a month on the farm doing tasks tailored to the individual's abilities. The nonvolunteer option costs $350. Finally, the "work for food option," means the food is free if you work five hours per week on the farm.
Nonvolunteers are not required to work but are welcome to participate.
For more information e-mail, visit or call Troy Bogdan at 1-814-967-4423.

Wil-Den Family Farms, Jackson Center, Mercer County
The farm delivers pastured pork to locations including New Castle, Valencia, Clarion and Pittsburgh. Customers pre-order in bulk and pay a la carte. Call Bill and Denise Brownlee 1-814-786-7438, e-mail or visit

Improv group, The Cellar Dwellers, feature a local artist at their theatre every month. If you or some one you know is interested in being featured at their theater, contact them.

Gypsy Dave and the Stumpjumpers play tonight at Grounds For Change (Allegheny College Campus Center, 2nd Floor) tonight at 8:30 pm with special guests Belsapadore and Sage

Justin Parson plays Saturday at 7-9 at Brother Bean No cover.

Veteran Status plays the Edinboro University Battle of the Bands April 9th at 1pm

Newmen have a busy weekend. They play an 8 pm show at Oil City's Howling Dog Cafe on Friday and a 6 pm show at Meadville's The Artist Cup Cafe on Saturday. Both shows are free and open to the public

Upcoming shows of interest in Pittsburgh:

Ambulance Ltd at Club Cafe Sunday $12 9pm
Download "Straight A's" (mp3)

Tokyo Police Club at Mr Small's April 10th 8pm

New Pornographers with okkervil river at Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead April 12th 8 pm $30
Download"Listening to Otis Redding while Home on Christmas Vacation" (mp3)

Iron and Wine at Palace Theatre April 17th 7:30 pm $25
Download "Sodom, Georgia" (mp3)

Tegan and Sara at Palace Theatre May 10th, 8 pm$25

How about a free e-book for National Poetry Month? How to Make a Living as A Poet by Gary Glazner (.pdf)

My Bloody Valentine 3-D is scheduled to start shooting May 12 in Pittsburgh with director Patrick Lussier.

So, you know, if wanted to get me a really early birthday gift, how about tickets to the May 2nd first look at the 2008 Carnegie International. Cocktails, exhibition viewing and music by Cellofourte begins at 6 p.m., followed by prize announcements and a strolling supper ($350).
Two would awesome. Thanks.

One of the area's best kept secrets are the $1 Saturday morning shows at the Movies at Cranberry. The selection is a little hit and miss (Michael Clayton good, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, not so much). And there's cartoons for the kids at the same time (For instance, you can check out the Aristocats this weekend)

Speaking of film's - this week's film at Clarion University Venango Campus is the excellent Atonement. Flick stars at 7:30 pm in Rhoades Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Free and Legal Downloads:

For National Poetry Month - Carl Sandburg - "The People, Yes, The People"

Aimee Mann - "31 Today"

Martin Sexton Live at Zydeco on October 21, 2007

Explosions in the Sky Live at Great American Music Hall on March 21, 2008

1 comment:

jdp said...

Just to add to the CSA info:

People can always check
which I do esp if I know I'll be visiting people (family all over WPA).

This is what came up for Venango County (better than zip code search there):

Matched by Your Search:

* Brookhaven Bed & Breakfast (Business Name: Brookhaven Bed & Breakfast)
* Brookhaven Farm (Business Name: Brookhaven Farm)
* Charles Huegel (Business Name: Charles Huegel)
* Cranberry Mall Farmers' Market (Any)
* Franklin Curb Market (Any)
* Healthy Ways Farm (Business Name: Healthy Ways Farm)
* Hirth's Maple Shade Herb Farm (Business Name: Hirth's Maple Shade Herb Farm)
* Munnell Run Farm Foundation Inc. (Business Name: Munnell Run Farm Foundation Inc.)
* Oil City Farmers' Market (Any)
* Schrefacres (Business Name: Schrefacres)

There are links for all.

For example: Brookhaven's

And Dream Thyme, not too far and maybe a nice weekend trip