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About Kim O'Donnel

Kim O'Donnel is a staff writer for LNP | LancasterOnline. She can be reached at kodonnel@lnpnews.com

In the second part of this two-part series celebrating fall in Lancaster, we go on a liquid diet and encourage you to tag along. With the cooler temperatures and shorter days, fall presents an opportunity to sip at a more leisurely pace, from broth to beer. We’re less likely to be thirsty fo…

Can you smell it? There’s a distinct perfume in the air that tells you that summer has signed off. You know the one — a mix of caramel, toast and spice, with a smoldering campfire thrown in for good measure. The humidity wanes, the leaves crackle underfoot, the sun radiates more marigold ton…

A text message appeared on my phone while we were on vacation last month. It was from Diana Stoltzfus at Brook Lawn Farm Market. The tomatoes were slowing down, she wrote. With more rain predicted in coming days, she couldn’t guarantee a supply. Did I want a half bushel like last year?

This is an ongoing series with a focus on small independent farms and creative use of farmland. We hope it serves as a reminder that the food grown and raised in Lancaster County is both diverse and extraordinary and that the people tending the land have stories worth telling. Join us in sal…

This is the sixth installment of an ongoing series with a focus on small independent farms and creative use of farmland. We hope it serves as a reminder that the food grown and raised in Lancaster County is both diverse and extraordinary and that the people tending the land have stories wort…