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Michele Marchetti

Michele Marchetti is a freelance writer and the former managing editor of StateCollege.com. Prior to moving to State College, she spent more than 10 years writing for national magazines. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Fortune, Fortune Small Business, Glamour, U.S. News & World Report, Runner's World, Good Housekeeping, Working Mother, Yoga Life and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MMStateCollege or contact her at mitchmarchetti@gmail.com

Articles by Michele Marchetti

Fest Zero: When Life Hands You Lemons, Compost Them
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Fest Zero: When Life Hands You Lemons, Compost Them
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
Thanks to Fest Zero's efforts, approximately 4,000 pounds of recyclables were collected during the four day 2014 Arts Fest, a tenfold increase over 2013. It's working closely with Centre County Recycling & Refuse to add 26 bins just for lemonade cups. [Read More]
Teaching Kids How to Grow Their Own Food — With Fish
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Teaching Kids How to Grow Their Own Food — With Fish
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
"Our kids are on their fifth crop of lettuce," says Lyke, who has been teaching biology for 19 years. "Our tomato plant is huge; I have dozens and dozens of ripening cherry tomatoes, and the Swiss Chard is coming out of my ears." [Read More]
Farmers Co-Op Aims to Deliver
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Farmers Co-Op Aims to Deliver
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
It's hard to feed your kids healthy and appealing food every night, especially with piano, trumpet and homework. Currently, the market partners with 13 vendors offering a range of products, including vegetables, apples, meat, salmon, eggs, milk, cheese, bread, prepared foods, and hot sauces. [Read More]
It Just Isn't Arts Fest Without Weapons
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It Just Isn't Arts Fest Without Weapons
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
When I asked my daughter why she enjoys playing with swords, she replied, "It's cool that you can use a sword when you're only 6-years-old." Just like it's cool to use a pretend stethoscope or a plastic Swiss army knife. [Read More]
Giving Thanks for Locally-Raised Turkey
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Giving Thanks for Locally-Raised Turkey
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
For me, buying a locally raised bird is a choice -- not to mention a privilege. I'm fortunate to live in Central Pennsylvania, what a friend calls "agricultural paradise," and I can afford — once a year — to spend $47.50 on a 10-pound, locally-raised turkey. [Read More]
Farmers Growing Relationships With State College Students
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Farmers Growing Relationships With State College Students
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
The "Farmer Comes to School" program gives kids a chance to meet the people growing those fruit and veggies. "It's created a dialogue, maybe not around farming, but around farms and the question of where our food comes from," Sapia says. [Read More]
Judging the Flavor of Golden Basket Competition
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Judging the Flavor of Golden Basket Competition
48 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
"There was no plan on losing," he joked, "but you always second guess yourself: Are my flavors right? Did I cook it long enough? And then you get around these other really good cooks, and it's like who is he?" [Read More]
For Dessert Lover, Baking is Never Easy as Pie
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For Dessert Lover, Baking is Never Easy as Pie
49 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
"We're going to make pie," I excitedly told my 6-year-old daughter, forgetting for a moment that she stubbornly doesn't want to participate in anything that interests me. (Sound familiar, Mom?) "No we're not," my daughter said, matter-of-factly. [Read More]
Friends and Farmers Thriving in Central Pennsylvania Friends and Farmers Thriving in Central Pennsylvania
52 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti, Centre County Gazette
Many others believe in a core tenet of the Friends and Farmers mission to strengthen the local economy, especially local farmers and food producers, by prioritizing produce, cheese, meat, bread, baked goods, jams and other goodies grown or produced in central Pennsylvania. [Read More]
The Proud, the Few... the Trash Crew is No More
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The Proud, the Few... the Trash Crew is No More
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
The biggest changes from last year will be a recycling can at every trash receptacle and compost bins near all the food vendors. "So if you're eating chicken on a stick on a paper plate, you can just toss that right into the compost bin," Fey says. (Assuming that stick is made of wood, he adds.) [Read More]
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