Every month, thousands of people stroll through Lancaster enjoying First Friday, an evening of art, music, food and special promotions at more than 100 downtown venues. Merchants say the event not only showcases the city's thriving arts and cultural scene but also has a major economic impact.
About 40 alpacas graze at Painted Spring Farm in York County, which is owned and operated by Beth Lutz and her husband, Neal. Alpacas are shorn once a year in the spring. It’s a group effort — and a lot of work.
David and Rynn Caputo launched Caputo Brothers Creamery in York County about two years ago, and among its offerings is a way for restaurants and other customers to serve a mozzarella cheese that is about as fresh as can be — without the customers having to make it completely from scratch themselves. Rynn Caputo talks about the background of the company and demonstrates the process of turning one of Caputo Brothers Creamery’s products into finished mozzarella.
Tom Royer, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Lebanon County-based Royer’s Flowers and Gifts, talks about his business travel to suppliers in the flower-growing regions of Colombia. Royer makes the trip to South America two to three times a year to maintain quality control and avoid surprises during high-volume holidays such as Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.