Friday, July 31, 2015

08.03.2015 Weekly FarmSource Listing

Here's what's fresh and local this week at Eat'n Park!

Lettuce
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar

Zucchini
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Hand-Breaded Zucchini and FarmSource Vegetable Soup

Yellow Squash
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: FarmSource Vegetable Soup

Cabbage
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Coleslaw

Cucumbers
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar; Dinner Salads

Grape Tomatoes
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar; Dinner Salads

Slicing Tomatoes
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
Fresh in: Chicken Bruschetta, Bruschetta Flatbread, FarmSource Veggie Omelette


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pirates Kids Day: Part 2

Hi, friends! Veronica from Team Smiley here. We are all big Bucco fans on Team Smiley, so we were super excited to be invited back for another Pittsburgh Pirate Kids Day on Federal Street! We packed the cookie cruiser with 2,300 Smiley Cookies and headed to PNC Park this past Sunday morning for the pregame extravaganza.

As we were setting up our very special Pirate Smiley Cookies (decorated with black and gold icing, and signature eye patch) Pittsburgh’s Country Radio Station, Y108, stopped by to give us a special shout on the radio! Team member Natalie prepared her voice for her radio debut and told listeners to visit our Eat’n Park booth outside PNC. Thanks Y108!


Everyone was excited to see us at another Kids Day event for our iconic cookie decorating for kiddos of all ages. Bucco fans (and even some National fans too!) made a lot of baseball themed creations that looked great!

And of course the Team couldn’t forget their pal, Smiley! Fans loved photo opportunities with Smiley, after all he does have a great smile! He also made some special friends that traveled to Pittsburgh all the way from Australia! While there are no Smiley Cookies down under, his new friends got their sweet tooth fix back at our booth.



Another great Kids Day is in the books, followed by a great win from the Pirates! Summer is winding down but keep an eye out for Smiley and the Team at more events and maybe another Pirate Kids Day appearance!  Click here to find out where we will be next!


Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @enpteamsmiley to see more of our summer adventures! 

Peace, Love, and Smiles!
Veronica

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Friday, July 24, 2015

07.26.2015 Weekly FarmSource Listing

Here's what's fresh and local this week at Eat'n Park!

Week of July 26, 2015

Lettuce
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar

Zucchini
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Hand-Breaded Zucchini and FarmSource Vegetable Soup

Yellow Squash
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: FarmSource Vegetable Soup

Cabbage
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Coleslaw

Cucumbers
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar; Dinner Salads

Grape Tomatoes
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar; Dinner Salads

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

WKDD Kidz Day

Hi, Cookie Lovers! It’s Kendall from Team Smiley! This past Saturday, the Team headed to Green, Ohio for WKDD Kidz Day.  The event was hosted by the 98.1 WKDD staff and volunteers for children of all ages! There were many different booths full of games,and activities including a petting zoo, a stage for entertainment, inflatable obstacle courses and our favorite, the Eat n’ Park Team Smiley booth!


We had a blast cookie decorating with Smiley fans from all over including two cookie-lovers from out of town, who make it a priority to come visit Smiley every time they are in the area. That is some awesome cookie-dedication! The Team also saw some very artistic cookie creators and loved seeing all the smiling faces!


Also during the event, there was an amazing robot dance show where the performers moved and grooved to pop hits such as Uptown Funk! We say their best dance move was definitely the robot. Along with the dancing ‘bots, there was an animal show filled with reptiles and furry friends! There was not a dull moment all day!

Overall, the Team had a Blast at WKDD Kidz Day! Click here to see which fun-filled event Smiley and the Team with be at next! If you’re looking for a sweet deal at one of our upcoming events, download the Eat’n Park Mobile App and ask any member of Team Smiley for a special code word to unlock a coupon! Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@EnPTeamSmiley) to keep updated on all things Smiley!

Over and out and keep on smiling,
Kendall

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

FarmSource Spotlight: Laurel Vista Farm

We’re relishing the abundance of fresh flavors from our local farms because local always tastes better! We would like to introduce you to a few of our local partners whose fresh produce is amping up the menu at our restaurants this summer! Read on to learn more about Laurel Vista Farm:

The Soldano & Stafford Families

Located in Somerset, PA, Laurel Vista Farms has been family owned and operated for over 100 years! Currently run by the Soldano and Stafford Families, they supply us with green beans which we use in our FarmSource Veggie Soup. The soup can be found daily on our Soup, Salad, and Fruit Bar!

You can purchase their fresh snap green beans, spud potatoes, and sweet onions at several local grocery stores around the area. For the tech savvy shopper, they have an online store where they sell homemade jar products including “Wild & Wicked Pickled Peppers” and “Somerset Sweet Onion & Garlic Jam.”

Want to learn more? Click here to find out about all of our FarmSource partners!

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FarmSource Spotlight: Harvest Valley Farm

Local always tastes better, and right now, we’re celebrating the fresh flavors from local farms.  Let us introduce you to a few of our local partners whose fresh produce is being featured on the menu at our restaurants this summer! Read on to learn more about Harvest Valley Farm:

Harvest Valley Farm, located in Valencia, PA, is a fourth generation farm of the King family. Originally a poultry and produce farm in the early 50s, they began producing vegetables exclusively in 1982. They grow over 160 varieties of fruits and vegetables, and sell them all within 25 miles of their farm. Harvest Valley provides us with zucchini and yellow squash for our new Farmer’s Market Pasta and FarmSource Veggie Soup, slicing tomatoes for our Bruschetta Flatbread appetizer, and cucumbers for our famous Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar!

The King Family

The King family aims to provide the freshest produce possible by picking only the amount of vegetables they will market in the next 24 hours, every single day. You can also enjoy fresh produce from Harvest Valley Farms by visiting one of the following Farmers’ Markets:

  • East Liberty Penn Circle
    • Monday 3:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Forrest Hills Farmers’ Market (located in Forest Hills Presbyterian Church Parking Lot)
    • Fridays 4:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Monroeville Community Park (located at 2399 Tilbrook Rd.)
    • Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

You can also shop at their own Farm Market & Bakery located at 6003 Cunningham Rd., Gibsonia, PA or their Oakmont Market at 386 Coxcomb Hill Rd. Verona, PA.

Want to learn more? Click here to find out about all of our FarmSource partners!

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FarmSource Spotlight: Wexford Farms

We’re relishing in the abundance of fresh flavors from local farms because local always tastes better! We want to introduce you to a few of our local partners whose fresh produce is amping up the menu at our restaurants this summer! Read on to learn more about Wexford Farms:

The Mustovic Family

We are proud to be working with Wexford Farms, a local vegetable producer located in Wexford, PA. Owned and operated by the Mustovic Family, the farm got its start back in 1972 by current owner Paul’s grandfather, making him a third generation farmer! They use about 450 acres to grow all of their fresh vegetables that we love to enjoy.

Wexford Farms supplies us with many different types of produce including fresh cabbage for our housemade Coleslaw as well as fresh cucumbers for our Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar. You can even find their zucchini in our new Farmer’s Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Salad. We also use their green peppers in our South of the Border Stack, which is always a breakfast favorite!

Want to learn more? Click here to find out about all of our FarmSource partners!

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