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After years in the works, ‘farm to plate’ RE Farm Cafe is now open

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BY ALEXIS TENY UPDATED JULY 17, 2019  After years of planning and repurposing, Duke and Monica Gastiger have unveiled the project they have been working on for the better part of seven years — RE Farm Cafe. Wednesday is opening day for the restaurant, which is located at 1000 Fillmore Road in Patton Township and takes […]


Down on the Farm: RE Farm Café to Provide Unique Dining Experience

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by Centre County Gazette and Vincent Corso on June 25, 2019 5:00 AM Out on a farm, the newest dining concept coming to Centre County is about ready to start serving, offering a genuine farm-to-table experience. RE Farm Café, at 1000 Fillmore Road, is under the ownership of Monica and Duke Gastiger, who have been a part of the […]


Horticultural Cuisine

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Duke and Monica Gastiger’s RE Farm Café at Windswept Farm is scheduled to open in early July. June 01, 2019 By Carolyne Meehan | Photos By Georgianna DeCarmine The writer, farmer and environmentalist Wendell Berry once said: “The soil is the great connector of lives.” For Duke and Monica Gastiger’s new restaurant venture, RE Farm […]


Volunteers help take RE Farm Café from passion project to reality

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BY FRANK READY fready@centredaily.com Updated June 24, 2018 03:38 PMIf you buy a farm, you’re going to learn a lot of new and exciting things about pigs. That’s been Monica and Duke Gastiger’s experience, anyway. After years of trying to find a location and after a spot in Ferguson Township didn’t pan out, the Gastigers […]


Almost Here: RE Farm Café’s living, working lab

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STATE COLLEGE — The doors are almost open at Happy Valley’s new, innovative dining experience: RE Farm Café. Located between Toftrees and the University Park Airport, RE Farm Café will be beyond “farm-to-table” — it will be a working lab available to learners of all ages with educational opportunities including cooking classes for adults and […]


We Bought the Farm!

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RE Farm Café has a permanent home at Windswept Farm! Located in Patton Township near the airport, Windswept Farm was a former B&B, wedding venue, and home to award winning sheep. Situated on 57 acres of rolling fields, pasture lands and woods, the café will be developed through repurposing the existing house while the farm […]


Restauranteurs buy 57 acres in Patton Township, plan new restaurant

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BY SHAWN ANNARELLI sannarelli@centredaily.com Updated December 17, 2016 12:13 AM It’s been a long wait, but Monica and Duke Gastiger finally have their farm and a space for another restaurant. They envision RE Farm Cafe as an educational resource on food, energy, land and responsible development that also offers locally sourced foods prepared by chefs […]


Good Food Takes Time

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April 16, 2016 For Information Contact: info@refarmcafe.com Good Food Takes Time: RE Farm Café Reopens Search for Location State College, PA: The much anticipated groundbreaking of the RE Farm Café has been delayed from the summer start as owners Duke and Monica Gastiger pursue a new location. The planned location in Ferguson Township is no longer […]


Chef de Cuisine: RE Farm Café, State College, PA Position opening

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Position opening: September 2016 or by circumstance, sooner. “…..no dish can be better than its ingredients and that the best ingredients are usually local. Freshness is ephemeral and geography expresses itself in the taste of food, sometimes subtly and sometimes profoundly.” Jerry Traunfeld, Poppy and Herbfarm We are creating a “world class” working farm restaurant […]


Meet Erik Hagan, RE Farm Cafe’s Farm Manager

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Erik has been teaching, designing and consulting in the field of sustainability of food systems and ecological planning since 2006, providing education and consultation on sustainable agriculture and permaculture systems for both homesteading and large scale farming operations in a number of states across the US. Erik’s primary focus in this area has been developing […]