Farmers Market Vouchers Available

Farmers market nutrition vouchers will be distributed to eligible seniors 60 years of age and older at the following locations starting June 1.

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Farmers Market Vouchers Available

Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers, worth $20, may be redeemed for Pennsylvania-grown fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets and roadside stands in Dauphin County.

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The Beauty in Nature: Coniferous Beauties in May

May is a time of flowers, singing birds, long evenings, and other beauties of spring in southeastern Pennsylvania. And it’s the time of tender, new growth on coniferous trees, birds nesting in many conifers, and other attractive, interesting aspects of those local evergreen trees.

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Grow a Bountiful Garden and Share with the Hungry

Do you always squeeze in an extra tomato plant, another row of beans, or one more hill of zucchini?

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The Beauty in Nature: Easily Seen Predators

American kestrels, red-tailed hawks, belted kingfishers, and great blue herons are common, easily spotted predatory birds here in southeastern Pennsylvania, as elsewhere.

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Colorful Caladiums Brighten Shade Gardens All Season

Tuck them into the garden, pop some in a container, or dress up a window box. Then water as needed, add a bit of fertilizer, and wait for the color explosion.

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The Beauty in Nature: Wildlife Food on Rural Roads

Risking death, several kinds of common wildlife in southeastern Pennsylvania, as elsewhere, are adaptable enough to get food off country roads through the year. Some of the more common foods on rural roads include earthworms, dead animals, spilled grain, and road apples.

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The Beauty in Nature: Wintering Feathered Commuters

Several kinds of adaptable, wintering birds — including horned larks, Canada geese, mallard ducks, rock pigeons, mourning doves, American crows, red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, and screech owls — feed in fields harvested to the ground in southeastern Pennsylvania, but they rest and digest their food elsewhere.

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Is that Still Safe to Eat?

Is that fruitcake that’s been in your pantry since last year safe to eat?

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