Koo-Weh Nana is a State College, Pa., company that specializes in baklava. The owner acquired certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and began working with the Small Business Development Center at Penn State.
There’s certainly no shortage of holiday dining options in Happy Valley this season. Whether you crave a traditional feast with all the trimmings, or just something to satiate your sweet tooth, the restaurants and festivities around the county have you covered.
Bagel Crust Cafe has started a Latin food night called BCC El Gloton at its State College, Pa., location. The menu includes steak and chicken empanadas, arroz con pollo, yucca, plantains and an array of Colombian soups.
A new cafe opened inside the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Created by Saxbys, based out of Philadelphia and known for its innovative Experiential Learning Program, the 3,200-square-foot cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Greenspace, an indoor farming company in central Pa., sells microgreens at farmers markets including the Boalsburg Farmers Market. It’s an initiative of Blue Marble Space, a nonprofit looking at space exploration.
Mushroom beef burgers were created in a partnership between Rising Spring Meat Company, Happy Valley Meat Company, Drexel University and Kitchen Incb. The project looks to address the overabundance of ground beef.
Happy Dishes food trailer opened in June in State College. It features comfort food, soul food and other dishes and can be found on Science Park Road and the former Denny’s parking lot on North Atherton Street.
Schauflers’ Wild Blumen Farm produces vegetable oils in Gatesburg, Pa. produces vegetable oils. The oils are sold at the Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market, Way Fruit Farm, Friends and Farmers Online Market.
A Penn State professor has found the mushrooms have even more health benefits than previously known. They can be excellent sources of four key dietary micronutrients that are all known to be important to healthy aging.
Bellefonte, Pa.-based Dam Donuts and Robin Hood Brewing Company are teaming up to craft a limited edition doughnut-infused beer. The Funky Monkey Chocolate-Covered Banana Donut Porter is expected to be available in late April.