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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

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
67 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'
69 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
79 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
93 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
104 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
109 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
113 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]
Michele Marchetti: State College Moms Outfit Newtown Students with Superhero Capes
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Michele Marchetti: State College Moms Outfit Newtown Students with Superhero Capes
119 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
Dawn Rivera listened as the caller told her about “Capes for Kids,” an effort to purchase superhero capes for every elementary school student in Newtown, Conn. The idea was to present the superheroes with capes on their first day back to school, Michele Marchetti writes. [Read More]
Michele Marchetti: Finding Warmth Around a Crowded Dinner Table
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Michele Marchetti: Finding Warmth Around a Crowded Dinner Table
124 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
As I take stock of the people who are in the “river” with me, I’m trying my best to embrace that universal New Year’s resolution of practicing gratitude. Each day is a gift, so is every meal. Especially the ones we share with the extended family we choose for ourselves, Marchetti writes. [Read More]
Michele Marchetti: A Quick Chat with the 89-year-old Purveyor of Meyer Dairy Eggnog
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Michele Marchetti: A Quick Chat with the 89-year-old Purveyor of Meyer Dairy Eggnog
128 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
Meyer Dairy eggnog is delectable in coffee and mixed with hot chocolate. For the ultimate holiday indulgence, I’m planning on soaking a few hearty slices of Gemelli bread in the stuff, and frying up some Eggnog French Toast, Michele Marchetti writes. [Read More]
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