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Volunteers help take RE Farm Cafe 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 Cafe’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 […]


Making History!!

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On June 15, 2015, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and unanimously and enthusiastically passed the ordinance that allows FARM CAFE ESTABLISHMENTS as a conditional use! Full steam ahead with RE Farm Cafe!! II. PUBLIC HEARINGS – ORDINANCES 1. A PUBLIC HEARING ON AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FERGUSON, CENTRE […]


Site Planning Continues

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The orange tape is the rough stake out of the building footprint. This foot photo was taken standing in the spot that will be the open teaching kitchen of re!