eat local

Tips for Trips in Your Backyard!

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Every day we read about the benefits of local, shopping locally and dining at independent local establishments. Being married to a farmer and having a son also that has joined us in the farming operation in the last few years, I know what it is like to run a small business. I have always had […]

Peases still pleases at it's new location.

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  For years I have stopped at Peases Candy Shoppes.  For years I stopped at the Laurel location in Springfield.  I  would buy penny candy and put it in paper bags for the kids when they were young. Later I would buy candy apples for my husband Keith when he was in the fields.  Sometimes […]

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American Harvest may not ring a bell, but Augie’s Front Burner certainly will.  American Harvest is on the west side of Springfield and is owned by the same family that has the famous downtown Augie’s restaurant.  While the menus and atmospheres are different, the same great quality and attention to detail are not.  I had […]