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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

Chef's Competition Draws Attention to Locally-Grown Food
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Chef's Competition Draws Attention to Locally-Grown Food
68 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
78 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
83 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
87 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
93 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
98 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
102 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]
Michele Marchetti: In Defense of Trader Joe’s
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Michele Marchetti: In Defense of Trader Joe’s
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
About 10 minutes after the State College Trader Joe’s opened its doors for the first time, I spotted a friend who stopped in for a quick trip on his way home from the gym. Apparently this didn’t go over so well with his wife, Michele Marchetti writes. [Read More]
Michele Marchetti: Friends & Farmers Working Toward Member-Owned Grocery Store
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Michele Marchetti: Friends & Farmers Working Toward Member-Owned Grocery Store
111 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
Perhaps (hopefully) you’ve heard something about Friends & Farmers, or maybe even seen its T-shirts. More than 200 people have signed up as prospective members; the organization has an active Facebook site; and an upcoming event (more on that later) is quickly gaining momentum. [Read More]
Michele Marchetti: Tastes of Hawaii
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Michele Marchetti: Tastes of Hawaii
115 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
As far as my son was concerned, one week in this tropical paradise would not affect his eating habits (aside from the fact that he’d get to eat a lot more dessert). You can get yogurt, grilled chicken, and grapes in Hawaii, too; you’ll just pay a lot more money for them, Michele Marchetti writes [Read More]
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