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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

Friends and Farmers Thriving in Central Pennsylvania Friends and Farmers Thriving in Central Pennsylvania
2 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
7 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]
Students Sound Off on the State of State High Students Sound Off on the State of State High
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
As the mother of two kids under age 10, I've wondered what kind of high school they'll inherit: a crumbling relic or a dynamic space that matches the ethos of this town. But to uncover what's truly at stake, I decided to talk to students. [Read More]
Home-Based Cookie Company Caters to State College and the World
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Home-Based Cookie Company Caters to State College and the World
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
Flour Box Bakery has 283,458 Facebook fans — many of them from outside the U.S. "I'm just this mom who works from home," says Yorks of her following. "It's sort of funny; it just grew beyond our expectations." [Read More]
Local Food and 'Not Taking the Easy Way Out'
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Local Food and 'Not Taking the Easy Way Out'
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
Whether that means paying for a farm share or making an extra trip to the farmers market for those beautiful, orange-yolk eggs, we invest in local food because it's good for our bodies, our taste buds — and our communities. [Read More]
Building a Community With a Warm Bowl of Soup
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Building a Community With a Warm Bowl of Soup
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
He or she makes two pots of soup — one meat, one veggie — and everyone brings their own bowl, spoon, and bottle of wine, beer, soda or, in the case of the get-togethers that occur in my own wonderful neighborhood, mason jars of bourbon. [Read More]
Chef's Competition Draws Attention to Locally-Grown Food
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Chef's Competition Draws Attention to Locally-Grown Food
50 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
The very idea of the Chefs Competition was to showcase just how much is available at the market, particularly this time of year. The market could easily replace a trip to the grocery store, providing just about everything (ok, not the olive oil) you need for dinner. [Read More]
Nittany Lion Inn Chef Launches 'Grand Experiment' in Local Food
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Nittany Lion Inn Chef Launches 'Grand Experiment' in Local Food
60 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
Both beef burgers, one of which features a fried local organic egg alongside a slice of Goot Essa cheddar cheese, include a description you won’t find in most American restaurants: “8 oz. from a single steer.” [Read More]
Go to the Farm, Learn the Benefits of Community Supported Agriculture Go to the Farm, Learn the Benefits of Community Supported Agriculture
65 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
The farm provides my vegetable staples—carrots, potatoes, onion, garlic, spinach and salad greens. But it has also pushed me outside of my culinary comfort zone with delicacies like Red Russian Kale and Fairytale Eggplant. [Read More]
Friends & Farmers Cooperative Making Progress on Plans to Open Member-Owned Grocery Store
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Friends & Farmers Cooperative Making Progress on Plans to Open Member-Owned Grocery Store
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
Unlike many start-ups, Friends & Farmers will pay dividends for the community. Cooperatives keep more money in the community, and exist to benefit their members. This is a business model that’s here to stay. [Read More]
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