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Go behind the scenes at the Strasburg Shoppes at Center Square to learn about how we make our delicious treats and learn all about life in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. We'll also share recipes, photography and news about upcoming events at the Shoppes.

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Ten Easter Basket Alternatives

posted on April 1, 2019

There are plenty of alternatives to a traditional Easter basket that you can surprise your kids with instead. Read on for ideas!

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Fun SPD Facts

posted on March 1, 2019

Arm yourself with a wee bit of SPD knowledge, and wow your friends and family.

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The Language of Love

posted on February 1, 2019

We’ve rounded up some fun and impressive new ways you can express your love! Check them out!

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10 New Year's Pursuits

posted on January 1, 2019

Here’s a list of “pursuits” you can aspire to in the coming months.

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25 Days of Christmas

posted on December 1, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year and we have some great ways you can celebrate the season leading up to the big day!

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Time To Declutter!

posted on November 1, 2018

This year, commit to taking some time to clear your house out before Santa visits.

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Best Aspects of Halloween

posted on October 1, 2018

We’re on the countdown to Halloween which is arguably the undisputed most fun holiday of them all. Read on to review five of the best aspects of this spooky season!

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Interesting Leaf Facts

posted on September 1, 2018

You may enjoy the optics of fall leaves, but how much do you know about the science behind them? Read on to learn more!

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Back To School

posted on August 1, 2018

Check these five handy tips to make the back to school transition smoother for the whole family!

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Fun Facts About Fireworks

posted on July 1, 2018

Here are a few fun facts about pyrotechnics that you can tell your friends on the 4th of July!

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Facts About the Beach

posted on June 1, 2018

Summer’s here and it’s time to hit the beach. The beach harbors countless fascinating facts. Check just a few of them out!

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Make Mom Feel Special

posted on May 1, 2018

There are many simple ways to celebrate our moms. Read on for some tips!

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How To Attract Pollinators

posted on April 1, 2018

It's easy to create a pollinator-friendly environment in your hard. Follow these eight tips to find out how!

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Lucky Symbols

posted on March 1, 2018

Some people believe in luck, while others don't. Let’s explore just a few of the various good luck charms from around the world.

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Different Flower Colors

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.

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Five Worthy Resolutions

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.

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Christmas Song Facts

posted on November 30, 2017

Several Christmas tunes have very interesting origins. Let’s delve down into the history of some of the classics.

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Thanksgiving Desserts

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.

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October Outings

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!

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Pumpkin Spice Recipes

posted on September 1, 2017

It’s almost time for that enchanted PUMPKIN SPICE season!! Try out these unexpected PS recipes.

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Theater in Lancaster County

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.

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May Treasure Hunt

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.

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April Means Easter

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.

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Grow Your Own Food

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.

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Add Romance to Your Life

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!

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World Christmas Traditions

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!

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Thanksgiving Traditions

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.

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Barn Stars

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.

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A Potential VP Visitor

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!

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Ice Cream Sundae History

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!

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Fun Ice Cream Facts!

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!

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Ten Beach Tips

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.

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posted on May 1, 2016

It all started in December of here to read about the beginnings of the Strasburg Marketing Association.

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Strasburg Photo Ops

posted on April 1, 2016

Strasburg is wrought with photo ops that could keep any photography enthusiast busy for days!!

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Spring Musings

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.

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Valentine's Day Traditions

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.

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Unique Christmas Gift Ideas!

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!

Thanksgiving Food Alternatives

posted on November 1, 2015
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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!

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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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?

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

posted on September 1, 2015
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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?

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Allegro Vineyards

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.

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Guest Blogger!

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.

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American Chocolate Fudge

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.

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Alternative Easter Egg Ideas

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.

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Prepare for Spring!

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!

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Temporarily Closed

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.

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Christmas Traditions

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!

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New Shoppe!

posted on November 1, 2014

On Saturday, November 22nd, Barebones Bicycle and Fitness, Inc. will launch their bike and exercise venture in Strasburg.

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Autumn Flavors

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.

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Amish Education

posted on September 2, 2014

The month of September always signals “back to school”. How is school different for the Amish?

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The Dog Days of Summer

posted on August 1, 2014

The what?! Learn the origins of this strange phrase.

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posted on July 1, 2014

Bet you didn't know these fascinating facts about the Strasburg Shoppes at Center Square!

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The International Language

posted on June 1, 2014

Who needs love when you have music? Practically one and the same...

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Ice Cream Facts

posted on May 1, 2014

Learn about the origins of America’s favorite cold confection.

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Murder Mystery Weekend

posted on April 2, 2014

Learn more about the Village Inn's very first Murder Mystery Weekend - April 25-27, 2014.

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Candy Cane Christmas

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.

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Fall Into Strasburg

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.

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August Days

posted on August 1, 2013

Spend the Dog Days of August eating ice cream, listening to live music and sightseeing in Lancaster Country.

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Strawberry Season

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.

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Marvelous Mix-Ins

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!

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Summer in Strasburg

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.

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Nuts about Nut Butters

posted on March 6, 2013

The Strasburg Country Store features a selection of delicious nut butters, made in-store and always fresh.

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Mud Sale Season

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.

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Holiday Giving

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.

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Family, Food and Football

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.

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Fall Flavors

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.

Get the Scoop September 2012 A Girlfriends' Getaway!

A Girlfriends' Getaway!

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.

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The Wonderful Waffle Cone

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.

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National Ice Cream Month

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.

June 2012 SSCS Blog Welcome Sweet Charity!

Welcome Sweet Charity!

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.

May 2012 Strasburg This Summer?

Strasburg This Summer?

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.

April 2012 SSCS Blog The Signs of Spring

The Signs of Spring

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.

March 3 2012 Get the Scoop Welcome To the New Site

Welcome To the New Site

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.


Grab a bite at the famous Creamery and Deli. Stop by our Country Store and Candy Kitchen for more delicious eats.


Browse our Country Store and Candy Kitchen, peruse our Winery, check out the Bakery, and shop at our Stores.


Spend some time in Strasburg by being our guest at the beautiful and historic Village Inn Bed and Breakfast.