Category Archives: Local

New Year brings New Ideas

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Well the New Year often brings new ideas and as you might have noticed, the website is looking different and some of the pages are not working properly. That is my fault. We are working to create a better website … Continue reading

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Memories of the Pawpaws and an Autumn Apple Crisp

For me, this has been one of those perfect fall weekends where you don’t have to go anywhere.  You don’t have to do anything.  But there’s just enough of a chill in the air to make the cat curl up … Continue reading

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Wild Ramp Values – Silver Bridge Coffee

Silver Bridge Coffee Company is a coffee roaster based in Gallipolis, OH, working to roast the best coffee possible. In addition to providing customers with excellent coffee, Silver Bridge’s owner, Lorraine Walker, is also committed to ensuring fair prices are … Continue reading

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Soliloquy for a Route Salesman……

My father was a route salesman, and for the greater part of my formative years he was a milkman.  He delivered milk door to door for a local dairy, one of many during that time.  These establishments were the result … Continue reading

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Local Food Scene on The Big Island of Hawaii

I recently had the good fortune to visit the Big Island of Hawaii.  The thing about that place– besides being idyllic, having fantastic weather, and being perfectly calming — it has a lot of great food. There are farmers’ markets … Continue reading

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Introducing the Two Nutrition Nuts

Kellie McKinney and Matthew Robinson are two West Virginia natives who have joined forces to inspire health and wellness around the tri-state area. They met at Marshall University and discovered they had a shared vision to promote health and wellness. … Continue reading

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Yay for Yak!

I just had one of the best steaks of my life! Even better, my kids and husband agree. The steaks were so buttery soft that my 7-year-old did not need me to cut her meat for her. There were no … Continue reading

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The Movement is Growing

  The local foods movement is growing every day. In 2004 there were 3,706 farmer’s markets in the United States. Fast forward to 2013 and there is a total of 8,144 farmer’s markets across the country. Chef Dan Barber, a … Continue reading

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