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Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

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Milkshake Memoir

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Columnist Carol Hardbarger recounts the history of milkshakes.   Read more

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5 local plants to safely forage and cook this spring

Your backyard vegetable garden may be weeks away from its first harvest. But if you’re game to travel and work for your salad, an edible plant party awaits in local woodlands. Read more

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How to amp up your pesto game with stinging nettle [recipe]

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In Latin, she goes by Urtica dioica, but you may know her as "stinging nettle." The word "stinging" can be a bit of a turnoff, especially in the kitchen. Read more

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Garden Center Growing for Nearly a Century

From produce to greenhouse: Learn more about the century-old Hafner family legacy. Read more

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At the Crossroads: Landis Valley House Hotel Was a Community Hub

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The historical Landis Valley House Hotel was more than just a public house — it was a community hub. Read more

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From Farm Animals to Mushrooms for This Couple

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Learn more about the Stoltz family’s Fat Cap Fungi operation and their creative approach to mushroom cuisine. Read more

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Dairy Farmers Partner With Bay Alliance on Environmental Stewardship

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Dairy farmers recently discussed the steps they’re taking to protect local water quality during an online event.     Read more

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Faith Makes a Difference

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Rev. Kathy Brumbaugh discusses the meaning of the word faith in this week’s The Word Lives. Read more

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Rep. Glenn Thompson Proposes New Way to Fund Farm Conservation

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Farmers would get a private-sector boost to their conservation work through a bill announced this morning by U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa… Read more

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Lancaster FFA Group Grows Greenhouse Starters for Spring

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Manheim Central High School agriculture students will be selling vegetable starter plants at the Herb and Garden Faire at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. Read more