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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

Life is grand in the land of produce right about now. The choices are dizzying, the inspiration endless and the ingredient combinations indisputably exciting. If you’ve been out and about at local farm stands, you know it’s one big fruit and vegetable party. The produce is big, bold, beautif…

You might know it as a string bean or green bean. (I can still see the french-fried onion casserole of my youth like it was yesterday.) But the green (and yellow and purple) pod now on display at local farm stands is more accurately called a snap bean. Essentially, we are eating the pod (whi…

Sweet corn lovers, get those chompers ready: The 2021 harvest is officially underway at local farms. Today was opening day at The Corn Wagon in New Danville, where the ears were quickly disappearing. As I pulled into the lot around 12:45 p.m., I counted 10 additional cars, with shoppers wast…