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Easter Eggs

Nothing says Easter like a bowl full of brightly colored eggs! Whether you dip the eggs into blue or purple dye or paint them with pink polka dots and yellow stripes, consider buying local eggs this holiday season.

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{name} Posted by Erin Donahue on 04/20, 2011 at 03:11 PM

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Spring Farmers Markets

Anxious for your favorite farmers markets to re-open this spring? The wait is almost over! Check out our list of opening days across Centre County. And let us know if you have others to add!

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{name} Posted by Erin Donahue on 04/08, 2011 at 01:01 PM

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East West Crossings in Lemont

East West Crossings in Lemont is home to teas, books, gifts, and art. Their mission is to build a peaceful environment to help customers relax and warm their spirits.

“We have created a place where people pause from their busy lives, relax alone or with a friend or two, and rejuvenate,” says Ruth Nissly, assistant at East West Crossings. Ruth looks forward to seeing regular customers and meeting local artists and musicians who have entertained or displayed work at the shop.

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{name} Posted by Erin Donahue on 04/05, 2011 at 01:33 PM

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The Autoport in State College

The Autoport on South Atherton Street has been a staple in State College for over 70 years. Since the 1940s, the Autoport has evolved from a service station that repairs cars into a restaurant and lodge. Today it has a reputation for serving fresh food and offering exceptional hospitality.

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{name} Posted by Erin Donahue on 03/22, 2011 at 10:40 AM

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Green Week: Kale

Want to add more greens to your diet, but can’t get excited about iceberg lettuce and broccoli? Give kale a try; it’s the “super food.”

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{name} Posted by Erin Donahue on 03/15, 2011 at 11:02 AM

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Cooking Through the Cold

Winter cooking can be challenging, but take it as an opportunity to get creative and experiment with new ingredients and recipes. Use the “In Season” section of this site for inspiration. Local meat and poultry are always available, as are artisan cheeses. It’s also a good time to stock up on locally produced pantry goods like dried beans, pasta, and rice or preserved items like pickles and jams. During this final month of winter, think root vegetables, such as carrots, parsnips, and potatoes—they can be very versatile.

What are you cooking in February?

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{name} Posted by Erin Donahue on 02/24, 2011 at 09:49 AM

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Local Gift Ideas for Your Valentine

Do you believe in love at first sight? I didn’t—until I walked into Chocolate Madness on West College Avenue in downtown State College. I immediately fell in love with the sweet scent of cocoa and the sight of luscious strawberries dipped in red and white chocolate.

Some might say Valentine’s Day is a time to spoil your significant other. Others might agree it’s all about the candy. Either way, consider supporting a local business while indulging in sweet temptations this February holiday.

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{name} Posted by Erin Donahue on 02/11, 2011 at 12:08 PM

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Nature’s Pantry in State College

Did you resolve to eat healthier in 2011? If so, Nature’s Pantry can help keep you on track.

Located in State College, Nature’s Pantry is a full-service health food store that sells items ranging from herbal supplements to local produce. They also carry beauty aids, essential oils, teas, and pet products.

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{name} Posted by Erin Donahue on 01/27, 2011 at 03:21 PM

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