posted on February 1, 2018
What do different flower colors symbolize? Each one has a unique meaning and it’s important to know what those are before bestowing a bouquet on someone special.
posted on January 1, 2018
Every year we resolve to be better versions of ourselves. Some resolutions are more like life changes that we should all strive for.
posted on November 30, 2017
Several Christmas tunes have very interesting origins. Let’s delve down into the history of some of the classics.
posted on November 1, 2017
Tired of the same ol’ Thanksgiving desserts? Well, so are we! Wouldn’t it be nice to serve something unexpected for just one year? We’ve rounded up some amazing alternatives.
posted on October 1, 2017
That magical time of year is finally here. Here are five of the best fun things to do around Lancaster County!
posted on September 1, 2017
It’s almost time for that enchanted PUMPKIN SPICE season!! Try out these unexpected PS recipes.
posted on June 1, 2017
There are so many wonderful things to do in Lancaster County but did you know that there are many live theater options as well? We have pulled together some local shows that might spark your interest. Check out what's available in June and purchase your tickets.
posted on May 1, 2017
With warmer weather, May is a great time to get out and explore Lancaster County. Find ways to find "treasures" while getting to view the countryside.
posted on April 1, 2017
Spring is here and we are preparing for the Easter Holiday with lots of yummy treats. Here are some resources to help inspire you to enjoy gathering with your family and preparing for Easter.
posted on March 1, 2017
Spring is just a few weeks away, and in addition to warmer weather and sunnier days, we can look forward to gardening. Follow these five tips to start a garden of your own.
posted on February 1, 2017
Be mindful about how you live each day. There are countless little ways to make every day more romantic if you give it some thought. Add some excitement to your life!
posted on December 1, 2016
Have you ever wondered what common Christmas traditions exist in other places around the globe? Read about a few of them!
posted on November 1, 2016
Each year, we partake in Thanksgiving without giving the roots of its traditions a second thought. Here is a little history behind some of our most common Thanksgiving traditions.
posted on October 1, 2016
Though often confused with hex signs, earthquake bolts, anchor plates, and Moravian stars, barn stars are an entity of their own.
posted on September 1, 2016
Last week, two high-profile politicians, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Virginia Senator (and Vice Presidential Candidate) Tim Kaine, visited the Creamery for a scoop on a late summer afternoon. Read more about it!
posted on August 1, 2016
Who hasn’t indulged in a delicious, decadent ice cream sundae before? But, how much do we know about how the ice cream sundae came about? Read on to find out!
posted on July 1, 2016
It's National Ice Cream Month, so we decided to compile 16 fun facts about ice cream. We hope you enjoy!
posted on June 1, 2016
Summer is (unofficially) here, and that means packing up the car and heading to the beach. Check out these ten tips to help you ensure that you’ll have a great day at the beach.
posted on April 1, 2016
Strasburg is wrought with photo ops that could keep any photography enthusiast busy for days!!
posted on March 1, 2016
Spring personifies new beginnings and fresh starts. Death transforming back into life and a bewitching feeling that anything is possible. It’s a time of sacred holidays, rollicking parades, spirited festivals, and endless celebrations.
posted on February 1, 2016
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and women (and men) all the world over will be expecting some treats from their honey as proof that they’re madly in love with them.
posted on December 1, 2015
If you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, you’re running out of time! Following is a list of fun, unique, and meaningful gifts you can give your loved ones this Christmas!
posted on November 1, 2015
Turkey. Stuffing. Green beans. Deviled eggs. Pumpkin pie. BORRRING! Are you tired of eating the same exact things every single year on Thanksgiving Day? Why not mix it up and try out some new recipes this year!
posted on October 1, 2015
What if you happen to be a little rebel who decides that you’d rather do something different and innovative with your pumpkin this year?
posted on September 1, 2015
For many, the sight of leaves changing color in the fall is enchanting. Although the enchantment may wear off when the time to rake arrives, it is a small price to pay for the natural beauty the hues of autumn provide. But why do the leaves change colors?
posted on July 31, 2015
Allegro Vineyards recently set up shop between the Village Inn and Creamery. Carl Helrich, Winemaker and owner of Allegro, sat down to give us the scoop on his vision for the new Strasburg space. We talked to him about his business, his wine, and his interest in the area.
posted on June 30, 2015
Leslie Gould is the #1 bestselling and Christy Award winning author of twenty novels. Last year, Gould and her husband toured Strasburg and stayed at the Village Inn.
posted on April 30, 2015
Many of the world’s favorite sweets and confections have been around for a long time – a really long time. Ice cream, for example, is some 5,000 years old. But fudge – American-style fudge, the kind that contains chocolate – is a relatively recent invention.
posted on March 31, 2015
We’re all fans of the traditional techniques for decorating Easter Eggs, but there’s more out there than just dipping and dying. So as a seasonal tip o’ the hat to the Do-It-Yourself revolution – we've decided to put together the ten best alternative decorating ideas for this spring-time staple.
posted on February 28, 2015
This has been a tough winter for everyone. With a little preparation now, spring will be all the more enjoyable after months of gloominess!
posted on December 31, 2014
The Country Store & Creamery will be closed for the holiday for New Years on January 1, 2015, and we are planning to remain closed until Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM.
posted on November 28, 2014
We engage in countless Christmas traditions without knowing why. Check out the origins of some of your favorite Yuletide rituals!
posted on November 1, 2014
On Saturday, November 22nd, Barebones Bicycle and Fitness, Inc. will launch their bike and exercise venture in Strasburg.
posted on October 1, 2014
The enchanted season is finally here! We have several, delicious seasonal flavors available in our ice cream case, as well as in the Candy Kitchen.
posted on September 2, 2014
The month of September always signals “back to school”. How is school different for the Amish?
posted on August 1, 2014
The what?! Learn the origins of this strange phrase.
posted on July 1, 2014
Bet you didn't know these fascinating facts about the Strasburg Shoppes at Center Square!
posted on June 1, 2014
Who needs love when you have music? Practically one and the same...
posted on May 1, 2014
Learn about the origins of America’s favorite cold confection.
posted on April 2, 2014
Learn more about the Village Inn's very first Murder Mystery Weekend - April 25-27, 2014.
posted on December 2, 2013
The distinctive red and white striped peppermint candy is probably the treat most associated with Christmas. Learn more about candy canes and how we use them at the Shoppes.
posted on October 6, 2013
There's a lot to do in Strasburg when the weather gets colder and thoughts turn to cider and pumpkin pie.
posted on August 1, 2013
Spend the Dog Days of August eating ice cream, listening to live music and sightseeing in Lancaster Country.
posted on June 5, 2013
It's that time! Read about our signature strawberry sundae and get the recipes for a few of our favorite strawberry treats.
posted on May 3, 2013
Our mix-ins can be folded into any flavor of our creamy, homemade ice cream. By customizing your ice cream with any of our nut and/or candy add-ons, you can have your cone and eat it too!
posted on April 26, 2013
There's so much to do in Strasburg during the summer months that even those of us who live here can't do it all. Here's a guide to a few of the must-dos in and around the town.
posted on March 6, 2013
The Strasburg Country Store features a selection of delicious nut butters, made in-store and always fresh.
posted on April 3, 2013
Lancaster's first mud sale of the year is happening in Strasburg on Saturday, February 23. Get in on the action by learning about mud sales and getting the 2013 schedule.
posted on December 10, 2012
Christmastime is a celebration of the "spirit of giving," and giving doesn't always need to cost much, if anything! We wanted to share some ways that our staff "pays it forward" in the spirit of giving.
posted on November 1, 2012
Strasburg is beautiful this time of year. The leaves are in their prime color and the weather is still warm enough to get around with just a light jacket. November is also the time we start thinking about the holidays.
posted on October 1, 2012
When the air gets chilly and football dominates the airwaves, you can't help but think of the flavors of fall.
posted on September 1, 2012
Ladies - does life have you burned-out? Consider grabbing your best buds and heading to Strasburg for a few days of R&R.
posted on July 31, 2012
Thank goodness for waffle cones. There are few things in life that will stop people in their tracks like the smell of baking waffle cones.
posted on July 5, 2012
July is the month when summer feels most like summer. Vacations are in full swing, fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant and the shadow of school is nowhere to be seen.
posted on May 31, 2012
There's a new shop at the Shoppes! Sweet Charity Thrift Shop and Boutique is the place to shop for gently used clothing and handmade gifts from Lancaster County artisans.
posted on May 31, 2012
Have you started planning your trip to Strasburg, Pennsylvania this summer? Whether you drive up for the day or decide to stay for the week, you'll find plenty to do right here in Strasburg.
posted on May 31, 2012
The signs of Spring are abundant this month. The sweet smells of new blooms on the flowers, the stunning displays of the budding leaves on the trees and the melodic sounds of the birds infuse our senses.
posted on March 6, 2012
With the turn of a New Year, the Strasburg Shoppes at Center Square is welcoming many exciting changes for 2012.