Ernie’s Texas Lunch has a new name

After more than 100 years in Gettysburg, Ernie’s Texas Lunch will have a new name. The current owner Ernie Kranias, has announced he is selling the Gettysburg fixture establishment at 58 Chambersburg St. to Harry Tassou, the owner of Olivia’s Retaurant, located south of Gettysburg. Kranias said the new name will be the Honey Bee

Glean-A-Mania begins tomorrow

The Gleaning Project of South Central PA’s Glean-A-Mania! begins this Sunday, August 6 and runs through August 13! Last year, The Gleaning Project gleaned 34,000 lbs. in one week! You can help continue this work of nourishing families and fighting food insecurity by donating here:  Please visit for more information.

Adams County Farmers Market excels in its new location

The Adam’s County Farmers Market, held Saturday mornings at the Gettysburg rec park, is much more than parsley, peaches, and posies. On a recent visit, one could find all types of fresh produce and fruit, of course, plus offerings of fresh flowers, crafts, meats, honey, and mushrooms. There was also jewelry, games, a live band,

Sign of the Buck Brasserie Opens Friday in Gettysburg

A 100-seat French-influenced brasserie, The Sign of the Buck, will open Friday in the Union Hotel, 29 Chambersburg St., in downtown Gettysburg. The brasserie’s locally-sourced European-Continental, Mediterranean, and “New American French Bistro” menu features local offerings, from produce and farm-raised meats to world-class beers, ciders, and spirits. Local suppliers include Bantam Café Roasters, Weaving Root

Kid in a Blueberry Patch

New to this area, I am like a ‘kid in a candy store,’ discovering all the local foods, including yes, candy stores and bakeries. But as a registered dietitian, I am mindful to seek foods we should be eating generously, like fruits and vegetables. Adams and surrounding counties are very ‘fruitful’ this time of year.

Craft breweries are fermenting change, addressing local ills while serving local ales

Colleen C. Myles, Texas State University Some scholars say beer and wine – and fermentation in general – helped develop a civilization and shaped culture and landscapes over millennia. Portland, Maine’s Rising Tide Brewery supports ‘economic development, LGBTQ+ rights, BIPOC equality … and stewardship of Maine’s natural environment.’ John Ewing/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty

Non-profit Bakewell Farm donates portable wood-fired oven to ACTI

Adams County Technical Institute Director Jeremy Schaffner was on hand Saturday morning as a four-ton portable wood-fired bread oven was donated to the institute by Adams County non-profit Bakewell Farm. Bakewell Farm was founded as a way to demonstrate to students and their families how to make nutritious breads, and how baking could bring families

Gettysburg Kiwanis Club announces blueberry season

Ready for a taste of summer? The Gettysburg Adams Kiwanis Club is again working to fulfill that need by providing fresh-picked blueberries to local fruit lovers. The deadline for ordering 10-pound boxes of berries is June 26 (June 24 for those making online orders). The annual sale is the local Kiwanis Club’s biggest fund-raiser, generally

Federal Pointe Grill opens in Gettysburg

After 24 years serving steaks, seafood, desserts, and more to our community, the long-time owners of Gettysburg’s Dunlap’s Restaurant and Bakery, Ruth and Barry Dunlap, are moving to Texas to be nearer their son. The restaurant, as well as its parking lot, has been sold to the adjacent Federal Pointe Inn owner Pete Monahan. Monahan said

Savorhood opens on Baltimore Pike

Customers enjoy Savorhood during the business's opening night on April 26.

Gettysburg’s first-ever food hall, Savorhood, opened its doors to the public April 28. Located at 985 Baltimore Pike, SavorHood is home to 11 Eateries and a brewery. The food hall offers an array of options including barbecue, pizza, Mexican, wings, and seafood. “We are so excited to bring this new dining concept to Gettysburg,” owner

Savorhood to host job fair Saturday

Construction is underway at SavorHood on Baltimore Pike.

This post is sponsored by Savorhood We are HIRING! Come join the SavorHood team just in time for our grand opening! With various positions available, great pay, AND tips, this opportunity may be for you! Are you: -ready to fill your days with a job you love? -looking for some extra cash? – a retiree

Fairfield’s Mansion House celebrates its 2nd anniversary

This story, published two years ago in Oct. 2020, is being republished as the Mansion house celebrates its second anniversary. The tradition of great food and lodging with live music on Thursdays continues. The Mansion House 1757, located at 15 W. Main St. in Fairfield, and previously called the Fairfield Inn, has reopened under the

Farmers Market Will Move to the rec park in 2023

After a series of productive discussions with the Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority (GARA), the Adams County Farmers Market has finalized plans to move to the Gettysburg Rec Park in 2023. The market will be located in the parking lot in front of the Sterner Building, directly off Long Lane. The farmers market is moving from

Farmers Market to pop up at Cross Keys

The Adams County Farmers Market will hold a popup market on Wednesday Sep. 28, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cross Keys Village, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford. The market will feature vendors selling fresh produce, herbs and spices, locally raised meat, eggs, fresh cut wildflowers, artwork, crafts, and more. This event is free and open

Banjo’s Food Truck brings more BBQ choices to Gettysburg

A new addition to the lineup of local food trucks has popped up in the parking lot of High Street Brews at the corner of High and Franklin Sts. in Gettysburg. The truck is owned by Biglerville resident Tim Lafferty. Lafferty’s nephew Nick Scott creates and prepares the dishes. Lafferty said the Banjo truck had

Former Pike building to transform into food hall

One of the most frequent questions in any relationship is “where do you want to eat tonight?” Husband and wife business owners Judy Morley and Steve Burton aim to cut the tension by transforming the former Pike building on Baltimore Pike, Cumberland Township, into a food hall. The couple became official owners of the property

Farmers Market celebrates inaugural Civics Engagement Day

The Adams County Farmers Market held its first Civics Engagement Day on Saturday, hosting community organizations including Gettysburg Borough, the Gettysburg Fire and Police Departments, and the Adams County Council of Governments. A number of new voters registered at the voter registration booth. Market Manager Reza Djalal said the goal of the event was to

Reid’s Orchard and Winery: Cider, Wine, Food, and More!

Reid’s Orchard and Winery is a family-owned and operated business that includes a  fruit farm located at 2135 Buchanan Valley Road in Orrtanna, as well as Reid’s Winery Tasting Room and Cider House located at 400 Baltimore St in downtown Gettysburg. “We are farmers first. The most important part of our business is growing high

Soup contest will benefit the Gleaning Project

The Route 97 Farmer’s Market at the Marketplace at Gettysburg will host “Soup There It Is,” a contest to name “the best soup in Gettysburg.”  The event will occur on Saturday March 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Marketplace atGettysburg, 2440 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. The contest is a great way to be

Farmers Market will open at existing location in 2022

The Adams County Farmers Market will be launching its 2022 farmers market season on Stratton Street in Gettysburg, at the same location as in previous years, with permission newly granted from the site’s future developer. The recent purchase of the Gettysburg Station Lot and plans for an upcoming development project had cast some uncertainty on

Ugly Mug Café Closes after 10 years in Gettysburg

The Ugly Mug at Cockle’s Corner, formerly located at 168 Carlisle St., Gettysburg posted the following announcement on its Facebook page on Sunday Jan 9, 2022. “2021 was absolutely amazing, being Ug Mug’s highest grossing year to date! We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patrons over the past ten

What’s the difference between sugar, other natural sweeteners and artificial sweeteners? A food chemist explains sweet science

Kristine Nolin, University of Richmond A quick walk down the drink aisle of any corner store reveals the incredible ingenuity of food scientists in search of sweet flavors. In some drinks you’ll find sugar. A diet soda might have an artificial or natural low-calorie sweetener. And found in nearly everything else is high fructose corn

Ernie’s Texas Lunch celebrates 100 years in Gettysburg

The employees at Ernie’s Texas Lunch are celebrating 100 years of being part of the Gettysburg community by doing what they always do – providing quality breakfasts and lunches at their counter and tables in their shop on Chambersburg Street. The store, known originally as Texas Hot Weenies, was opened in in 1921 by Anastasos

Adams County Farmers Market seeks a new home

The Adams County Farmers Market (ACFM), which is currently located behind the Gettysburg Transfer Station (rabbittransit) between Carlisle and Stratton Streets, is looking for a new home. The move is necessitated by an upcoming development project on the site which will be occurring in the near future. Market Manager Reza Djalal said it was “likely

Gettysburg Baking Company opens in Biglerville

Owner Sheila Luckenbaugh has expanded the Gettysburg Baking Company from the existing shop on the Gettysburg Square into an extension location at 213 E. York Biglerville. The store is just a few blocks north of the town center. The shop, which currently sells a variety of breads and pastries, as well as coffee, had a

Small restaurant Tacos Monarca brings big flavors to Gettysburg

On the corner of West Railroad and Carlisle Streets in Gettysburg, where Subway once operated, there is now a small Mexican restaurant. The restaurant is named Tacos Monarcas after the monarch butterflies that migrate from Canada to the Oyamel forests in Michoacan, Mexico. Michoacan is the home state of owners Jimena and Louis Gonzalez. From

Tomorrow is Kids’ Day at the Farmers Market

We hope you will bring out all the young farmers market fans in your life for Kids Day tomorrow, August 28th! We have lots of fun, free activities including airbrush tattoos by Adventure in Fun, a cute build-your-own bouquet station thanks to our friends from LocaFlora Design, and some cool take-and-make kids art kits. We also have a whole cast

Kids’ Day at the Farmers Market

The much beloved Kids’ Day event is back for the 2021 farmers market season on Saturday August 28! Join in for games, kids’ activities, free airbrush tattoos, live music, tons of community partners, and so much more! Please save the date and bring any young farmers market fans in your life out this this family-friendly

Organization Profile: Hunt’s Battlefield Fries and Café

Are you in Gettysburg and craving some boardwalk French fries or Philly cheesesteak? Look no further, visit Hunt’s Battlefield Fries & Café. The café is located located at 61 Steinwehr Avenue in a beautiful 1900s house where noted Lincoln scholar and reenactor Jim Getty once lived. In 1992, the store’s owner Scott Hunt owned a

Bounty of the County begins tomorrow

The Adams County Fruit Growers Association is again presenting its annual Bounty of the County event that allows restaurant patrons to sample locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The event, which features fruits and vegetables from 13 local producers served in nine restaurants begins on Friday, August 6 and continues through Sunday, August 15. Adams County

Rediscover Old Fashioned Ice Cream at Cone Sweet Cone

If you are looking for a refreshing stop on a hot day after touring the battlefield, or just have an inkling for some old-fashioned ice cream after a local meal, Cone Sweet Cone is an opportunity to satisfy your cravings. Located at 433 Baltimore St., Home Sweet Cone offers a wide variety of old-fashioned ice

Business Profile: The Inside Scoop on Mr. G’s Ice Cream

Mr. G’s is a local homemade ice cream shop in downtown Gettysburg. It is a favorite for college students, locals, and tourists. Owner Mike Gladfelter — “Mr. G” — is an alumnus of Shippensburg University. One summer he traveled home with his roommate during summer vacation and was mesmerized by his family’s ice cream shop,

SCCAP food pantry needs your help

South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) Gettysburg Pantry is a food bank located at 153 N. Stratton Street (rear of building) in Gettysburg. The pantry serves over 625 families from Gettysburg, McSherrystown, Biglerville, and Arendtsville every month. The pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed from noon to1:00 p.m.).

Farmers Market Opens Tomorrow, Just in Time for Mother’s Day

A local Gettysburg staple is returning to North Stratton Street this Saturday, and with it, the promise of fresh products and small business support for the whole community. Located two blocks north of Lincoln Square, the Adams County Farmers Market can be found near the Gettysburg Transit Center on Carlisle Street every Saturday, May through

Gettysburg Borough Proposes Limiting Food Trucks

Under a proposal being considered by the Gettysburg Borough Council, food trucks will be banned from Lincoln Square and in the first block in each direction from it, as well as on Steinwehr Ave. The proposal is a compromise between parties who want food trucks to be allowed everywhere and those who want to ban

Majestic Theater Announces Spring Curbside Popcorn Sales

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater will offer “majestically” delicious popcorn for purchase under the marquee at 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg on First Fridays this spring. “Our curbside popcorn stand was so popular last fall that customers have been clamoring for a re-run.  And you know why?  Scientific research shows good movie popcorn is the third most

Opening News and Awards for Ploughman Cider Taproom

When last we spoke, it was early November 2020. But not much has happened since then, right? Seriously, there’s been a lot going on and little of it good. Then today, we were nominated by USA Today’s 10best in a fan poll for America’s Best Cidery. That’s something good that happened recently! If you’re so

Adams County Farmers Market 2021 Vendor Application Portal Now Open

The Adams County Farmers Market Association (ACFMA)’s 2021 Vendor Application is now available online at ACFMA invites vendors of all types to consider applying, including fruit and vegetable growers, dairies and cheesemakers, and vendors specializing in shelf-stable items such as jams, jellies, pickles, and preserves. Hot and prepared food vendors are also welcome to

Fairfield Inn Reopens as Mansion House 1757

The Mansion House 1757, located at 15 W. Main St. in Fairfield, and previously called the Fairfield Inn, has reopened under the ownership of Cindy and George Keeney. The couple bought the property in June 2020. The property was originally named the Mansion House when it was built in 1757.  The Mansion House houses a