October / November 2008 By Edible Allegheny on October 15, 2008 in Archive “The lettuce still has the roots on it. It’s still alive! It’s crisper, and the flavor is more intense. It even holds better to the vinaigrette.” — Chef Keith Fuller “We’re extremely careful. The coops aren’t as crowded, so they’re not raised as confined as commercial turkeys are.” — Beverly Pounds “We’ve been selling for 75 years. It’s a strong brand that’s held its own against all the national competition.” — Lee Hurwitz FEATURES LETTUCE GROW Pick crisp hydroponic greens with Milestone Specialty Produce on the Great Allegheny Passage. POUNDS’ FOR POUNDS Flock to Pounds’ Turkey Farm in Leechburg, and meet Thanksgiving’s top bird. ROOM FOR CREAM Savor sour cream stirred up on the North Shore by a fourth-generation family business. DEPARTMENTS SEASON’S GREETINGS Usher autumn into the Allegheny Valley Mountain region with fall festivals. EDIBLE CALENDAR Hop on a hayride, attend a harvest party, and fall into the season with these events. EDIBLE GLOSSARY Gobble up a plethora of poultry definitions. EDIBLE CHATTER Taste fall’s new menu at The Quiet Storm, stop in at a big Burrito restaurant to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and grab Dozen Bake Shop’s “green” cupcakes. GREEN LIVING Eschew bottled water with Phipps Conservatory, and cool off at Duquesne University in our eco-conscious news. GROUND BREAKERS Green your world with Marcia Barr, director of environmental stewardship for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. FRESH COOKING Sauté duck, slurp sweet potato soup, and crunch on a micro-greens salad with Lucca Ristorante’s Chef Roger Seanor and Bob Trimbur of Spring Valley Farms. FROM THE FARM Pick pumpkins and pose with scarecrows at Schramm Farms’ Fall Fest. CULINARY CONVERSATION Chat with Chatham University President Dr. Esther Barazzone, and Chair of the Board of Trustees Murray Rust. FROM THE KITCHEN Dig into a steamy serving of soup, served in a scooped-out pumpkin, and indulge in a slice of six-layer chocolate cake at The Ivy Café in Ligonier. THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE Wake up with a cup of Fair Trade, organically grown coffee brewed by La Prima Espresso Company. EDIBLE EVENTS Celebrate these harvest happenings. EDIBLE DIRECTORY Seek out fresh produce and purveyors in your neighborhood. EDIBLE ESENCE Get pumped for pumpkins galore in Western Pennsylvania.