My Cup of Tea

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about a true hidden gem, the Sugarplums and Teas.

Are you someone that enjoys trying new places, taking some time to dress up and enjoy a day out or are looking for your new favorite local spot? Look no further than Sugarplums and Teas located at 403 Bank Barn Lane in Lancaster. Opened Tuesdays through Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm this quaint spot is perfect to relax or celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones. 

This tea room has more than 100 different varieties of tea from places across the globe. With so many options it may be hard to choose just one to enjoy on your outing out but do not worry they offer an online store where you can purchase their loose tea leaves to try a whole variety…or this just means another day to Sugarplum and Teas! If tea is not your cup of tea do not worry the tea room also offers specialty drinks and coffee to enjoy during your visit! 

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While sipping on some tea you will most definitely want to order some sweets or a meal to enjoy at your cheerful table. The Sugarplums and Teas offer a variety of sandwiches, and other fun meals to enjoy like quiche, wraps and salads. Or sweet treats like brownies, scones and other mouthwatering baked goods and pastries. If you are going with friends or a group I suggest doing their Courtyard Tea or high tea. You can pick from three-tiered which is a soup or salad, for savorie pieces, three sweet treats and a pot of tea or the garden tea which is one savory, a small salad, small fruit cup, scone and tea or they have the trio of savories where you can pick three savory items a small salad and a pot of tea. With the variety of options it gives you the perfect pick depending on your party’s size. 

A few of my favorites to consider if you are not sure what to try are the quince of the day, their turkey & brie, veggie panini or hawaiian chicken salad. Have you tried something I did not mention? Let me know what it is. I will be sure to check it out next time I go back to the tea room at Sugarplums and Teas! 

Did you know many locals enjoy a sweet, thick pie that is made from sugar and molasses, otherwise known as Shoofly Pie? Here at Wolf and Webb Realtors we not only help you sell or buy a home but work to bring you a personalized experience where you too can come to love our wonderful County! Check out our YouTube page to see some of the wonderful luxury homes we have helped families find.

Have you fallen in love with Sugarplums and Teas yet? Take it home with you for a day of delicious treats! Sugarplums and teas offers a large catering menu where you can pick it up or get it delivered for your convenience. From cold to hot Hors D’oeuvres to main courses and desserts this is the perfect menu to use for a celebration like a bridal shower, birthday or retirement luncheon. 

Whatever the occasion may be Sugarplums and Teas is a great spot to consider for your next at home gathering.

As you consider your plans to try this wonderful hidden gem I suggest you make a reservation to ensure your enjoyable experience at the tea house. Sugarplums and Teas tea room is a wonderful experience that the whole family can enjoy. The space is quaint decorated with such beautiful charm you will fall in love! Their staff creates a very enjoyable experience full of smiles, kindness and help. Your time spent at Sugarplums and Teas will brighten any day of the week…talk about friendly neighbors. It is a great spot to meet up with friends for a light lunch, enjoy celebrating a loved one’s birthday or take time for yourself for a quiet afternoon of delights! I cannot wait to hear what you think of Sugarplums and Teas tea room, I hope your experience is as wonderful as mine! 

Not from the Lancaster area? Do not worry this hidden gem is perfect for an afternoon drive destination, or a spot to enjoy when you come to visit family and friends. Who knows it may be a reason why you continue to fall in love with Lancaster County! If that is true I am here to help as you look to make that next step in buying your forever home in our wonderful community! 

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy a day of tea and treats with your loved ones right down the road. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Lettuce Eat

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about one of our favorite weeks of the year… Lancaster City Restaurant Week!!

Every Year Lancaster City hosts the Restaurant Week bringing our community together through food, while also people from outside of Lancaster County to enjoy the fun festivities and tasty treats. This week’s Restaurant Week is April 12th through the 18th that being said things are going to look a little different this year.

The Lancaster City Restaurant Week has announced their changes on their website to ensure that participants are safe, provided options and can support their favorite food joints while also trying new ones throughout the whole week! This year the committee who puts on Restaurant Week highlighted the importance of supporting our local businesses after this year and the hard times independent restaurants across the world have been impacted by pandemic. This year restaurants, small businesses and places to enjoy the festivities are providing you with options to ensure safety and comfortability. You can dine indoors at some locations with social distancing, take in some delicious meals at outdoor dining locations or take out and enjoy it in the comfort of your home. When you go to the restaurants to check to see if they are selling merchandise or gift cards, this is a great way to continue the support and help your favorite spots. 

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If this is your first Restaurant Week in Lancaster County get excited it is a week like no other! A few ideas to enjoy the festivities if you can is try to order from a restaurant each day whether you are going in person or picking up your meal to go. Consider trying a new restaurant or a few to add to your list of favorite spots! 

If it is a nice day have some fun restaurant hopping with your friends you could enjoy a meal at a different location or get appetizers and slowly work your way place to place for a day of tasty experiences, laughter, and excitement for helping the local spots. Appetizer hopping is an amusing way to not only try different dishes from multiple restaurants but keeps the excitement going while you and your friends walk from place to place. You not only enjoy the food but the experience and seeing the different atmospheres and set ups at each location.

What is great about Restaurant Week is their website, if you do not want to walk around downtown or new to the area and unsure of what restaurants to try check out their website to search participating locations, you can even search based on type of food, or meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) this is a great way to come across spots you may have never tried or learn about locations that offer more than you thought. You can also follow along on Instagram by following #LCRW2021 and also using the hashtag as you work your way through the best foodie spots around! You can share your experiences while also seeing other patrons and what they are trying or enjoying. A great way to try eateries! 

If you are not able to physically go to Restaurant Week or do take-out don’t worry consider taking note of those participating locations to try at a later time, with the warm weather coming ordering take out to enjoy in your backyard is a great way to get outside and have some fun! 

Be sure to save the date for retail week in Lancaster City happening in July, another great way to support local businesses and try new places!

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy incredible food dishes whenever you want not just one week of the year! You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Howl About That…it is Wolf and Webb’s Work-aversary!

Today is a special day! We are off to great places with big smiles: we share with you that today is our six month ‘work-aversary’ as Wolf and Webb REALTORS®. Six months ago, great minds came together to bring their skills and experience into one company, providing the community one space to meet all their real estate needs of home buying and home selling. Through looking at each other’s strengths we have created an unstoppable company, one that prides ourselves in real estate knowledge, home buying and home selling tips and tricks, as well as ways to make new neighbors feel welcomed and involved within our communities of Lancaster County. Wolf and Webb REALTORS® was formed amidst the pandemic: taking on the challenges that came with this event that has affected all of us. We are utilizing creative ways to interact with our clients and our community and contribute our unique experiences to ensure home buyers and sellers are getting their questions answered while providing personalized experiences in a safe manner. 

When you choose to work with a real estate agent, you are probably looking for a personable person with strong communication skills, a great knowledge of the ever changing market, and an honest approach in everything they do. As Wolf and Webb REALTORS® we are a team which works hard everyday to stay up to date on all things real estate, all while creating a space where all questions are welcome, and dependable resources are always provided to clients and customers of homes. It is our vision, and great joy to give great experiences to anyone whom interacts with us!

To celebrate we want to dive in and share with you who we are as professionals and your neighbors. We hope you learn more about our team and consider celebrating with us!

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Our team is truly the meaning of a dynamic duo with different backgrounds, experiences and personalities. We provide you a well rounded and detailed experience. Wolf and Webb prides ourselves in our ability to make your home buying or selling experience personalized, honest and neighborly. As hardworking individuals, we would like to share with you a little more about our background and who we are. Wolf and Webb Realtors is made up of two team members Derek Webb and Mary Sue Wolf, both Lancaster County residents. 

Derek Webb has been working within real estate since 2013, 8 years. With a variety of experience in vacation rental management, homes and land. He has worked within multiple states and has experience in both residential and commercial real estate. Starting out with vacation rental properties, he then decided to get his Real Estate license to sell lake properties on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. When Derek and his family transitioned to Lancaster County, he knew he wanted to do real estate with the beautiful homes in the area. Derek enjoys helping clients make these big and sometimes tough decisions. He has a passion for the marketing of a home as well. He believes Lancaster County has it all, just about anything you could want you can find in Lancaster or within a short drive, a great place to live and play!

Mary Sue Wolf has lived in Lancaster County for 30 years with her husband and 3 children. She knows the best areas to explore, places to try, and ways to get involved in the community. As a long time resident of Lancaster County she enjoys time with her family, traveling and entertaining her family and friends. The best part of her job is helping connect people and their families to Lancaster and Lititz. She also enjoys sharing her ‘local secrets’ that she has learned over the years to truly make this community your home too! With Mary Sue being a member of the community for 30 years her love for Lancaster County and it’s people is felt by all.

Derek and Mary Sue provide a unique experience for each of their families truly putting 110% in all that they do to ensure their families are happy and excited about their home buying or selling experience. The Wolf and Webb partnership began when Derek would help Mary Sue with IT work. One day they realized their skill sets would be complementary to one another and benefit the Lancaster Community. Their personalities come out in their work, you feel excited, refreshed, and positive after working or speaking with this team!

Still curious about the Wolf and Webb team? Hear what past families share and say about this incredible team-

  • “Derek is always quick to respond and will work hard to get the deal done for you! Can’t say enough good things about this guy!”
  • “Mary Sue is one of the most conscientious Realtors I have ever worked with. She is knowledgeable, thoughtful and loves her clients and most importantly focuses on their happiness over anything else.”
  • “Incredible communication and service. I have been involved in numerous real estate transactions and the recent transaction with Derek was certainly one of the best. Highly recommend Derek”
  • “Mary was exceptional at helping us understand and navigate the 100’s of little details that you would never think of unless you work in real estate; which resulted in us getting a great deal for our house and finding the perfect house to purchase.”
  • “Need to give this Plus 🌟 for Derek Webb, For my husband and myself he’s is the best Realtor we met…He’s very communicative and knowledgeable of what he’s doing, very kind and helpful”

We are real estate agents because we love to work with people and we are compassionate people who love Lancaster County. We want everyone we interact with to feel that, and have the opportunity to learn and grow with their family here in Lancaster through the help of Wolf and Webb. We have found that there is a lot less traffic on the extra mile! We are excited to go the extra mile for you. If you are in the market to buy or sell your home here in beautiful Lancaster County, give us a call today. We’d love to hear from you and get to know you!

Are you curious about homes that are currently on the market, our website is a great spot to start your search!

This partnership is truly a win win for the community, home buyers, home sellers and Lancaster County. On this special and big occasion we have such gratitude for all the families we have worked with and neighbors along the way. We have well wishes for the future to continue to grow our company and work towards providing individuals successful buying and selling experiences. We hope to continue to continue to help our neighbors in Lancaster County find their forever homes with their families!

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf or Derek Webb to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy two realtors who are not only here to help you with the move but get you acclimated into the neighborhood….you will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County like 628 Fleetwood call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Snow More Geese

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about Snow Geese!
Snow Geese…what are those you ask. Snow Geese are native to North America and there are white and dark ones. These beautiful birds migrate each year in our backyard, it is an experience like no other! Migrating is when animals move from one habitat to another typically depending on the season. If you are looking to see this for yourself look no further than Middle Creek located at 100 Museum Road in Stevens, Pennsylvania.

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Middle Creek is a wildlife management area providing Lancaster residents hiking trails, conservation trails, Non-motor boat experiences, events and a heritage museum. Their website provides PDF documents of trail maps, tours, checklists, area maps, newsletters, curriculum, and more. Before scheduling your trip be sure to check it out to ensure you have everything you would need. 

This past weekend we took a trip to Middle Creek to watch the Snow Geese migration and it was remarkable! Before going to watch the Middle Creek Snow Geese Migration we tuned in to the video made by Middle Creek’s manager providing us all the information we needed to know in order to view the snow geese safely. 

Getting to Middle Creek in February or March is a great way to get the family outside, learn something new about wildlife and have an experience you will truly remember forever. Every year thousands of snow geese make a pit stop in Middle Creek. They are here in the winter months but leave in February or March this is why now is a great time to go. When you go to Middle Creek in March there is a chance you see the birds migrate, watching the geese fly with their white wings in the sky is a sight like no other. When we went to view the Snow Geese this past weekend we went to Willow Point Trail, a great spot to see the birds. Before packing up the family for an afternoon out it is important you dress warmly, bring your mask and something to capture this beautiful sign of nature! One suggestion from the Middle Creek employees is to visit in the early hours, that will provide less of a crowd when you go and would most definitely be breathtaking as the sun comes up!

It is important to follow the migration tracking on their website to ensure you go when you will be able to see these birds. If you are unable to get there this weekend it is definitely an activity you MUST add to your bucket list. Viewing these birds in real life will be jaw dropping, an experience you will not want to miss! Hopefully you and your loved ones can enjoy this magnificent experience soon!

If you cannot make it to the migration this year do not worry you can livestream from Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website. This is a great way to share the experience with your family and friends from the comfort of your own home. It is also a creative way to have your children learn, if you are a teacher maybe tune in to the live stream with your class while explaining migration? This could be a fun and creative way for your students to learn something in any subject and base it off of their own backyard of Lancaster County. If you do this definitely let me know, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Snow Geese Migration!

When it is not migration season that does not mean to stay away from Middle Creek, actually it means visit again and again! Middle Creek is open all year and provides patrons the opportunity to get out into nature in fun and different ways. If you and your friends want to enjoy the warm weather that is upon us heading over to Middle Creek for a hike is a great option or kyacking! Getting out on the water is a wonderful opportunity to destress and enjoy the breeze. Head out for a morning hike with a nice cup of coffee or pack up lunch for a day out on the water. Be sure to pack up what ever you pack to bring in, to ensure safety of wildlife and keeping our natural preserves clean! Great ways to get out and experience beautiful Lancaster in new ways, and more ways where you will want to just keep coming back for more. If you fall in love with our incredible County consider making it your home, here at Wolf and Webb we can assist you in buying a home. We pride ourselves in personalized experiences, afterall we are~

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy seeing the snow geese flock every year….you will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County like 1130 North Bristol call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Booking Up Your Weekend

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about the books.

With the cold weather we have coming in what better way to spend your day than enjoying a new book or film? Taking time to unwind and read a book is a great way to break up all the screen time we have been having from doing work and school from home, dive into a new story or place, learn something new and just relax. Instead of going out to buy a new book, ordering one online or through your kindle head over to Lancaster Public Library and rent out a book! 

Using the library is a great way to be sustainable, not hold on to too many books, and also support our local community. Plus Lancaster Public Library has so much to offer! The library has two branches one in Lancaster City and the other in Mountville.  Each is open daily except for Sundays. The Lancaster location is at 125 North Duke Street, and Mountville is at 120 College Avenue. The library dates back to 1759 when it first opened, formed by 54 members and over time grew to the wonderful buildings and spaces we love, talk about another long history in our hometown that we have continued to use as a resource and will continue for years to come. Their mission holds true in the work that all the staff do each day to provide our community the access and resources for great books, “By providing equitable access to vital educational resources, exceptional programming, and community building opportunities, the Lancaster Public Library is recognized as a dynamic center of knowledge and a cornerstone of a thriving Lancaster community”. There are so many dedicated staff members within both locations be sure to thank them next time you head in to pick up a new read. 

So what does the library provide? Well it provides a lot more than books there are:

  • Passport services 
  • Meeting rooms
  • Public computers and free wifi
  • Proctoring
  • Movies
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Music
  • Programming and events
  • Job resources

And so many more special events, programs and initiatives. I would like to highlight 3 of their remarkable services. The first is their Grab Bags initiatives, this is a great way the library adapted during Covid-19, what you do is fill out their online form giving your library card number and your taste in books then one of the staff members browses the library to get new authors or books for you to enjoy! With the pandemic you have the ability to pick how you would like to pick up your grab bag from what location and using what services, because the library has lobby hours for fast pick up as well as curbside pick ups. 

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The library also has an Autism Resource Center that is 11 years old. This center provides great resources like literature, games and a learning space for social skills, behavioral therapy, conflict resolution, community awareness and interactions. The space is full of sensory items to meet the needs of all their patrons. This space is truly remarkable and a wonderful resource for all community members that may need it. 

The Duke Street Business Center is the third resource I would like to share with you all. This is a space for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, business individuals or anyone that would like to learn more. It is a space where the staff member is experienced in conducting business, and nonprofit research. The librarian is able to help you learn how to use different softwares and databases to meet your business needs and learn more. The business librarian is available by appointment only so you can really tailor your meeting to what needs you might have. The Duke Street Business Center also has computers and seating spaces that are for the use of business and nonprofit users only. It is wonderful for individuals to have their own space that they can go to for tailored help and equipment.

While the Center has individualized support so does the rest of the library, the employees are all incredible, hardworking and knowledgeable individuals that really make your experience a great one. 

Every week the library puts on multiple events at both locations. This is a great way to meet others within our community, enjoy learning about something new, join a book club or play games. What is wonderful about the events is that you pre sign up to the events that are in person so that way they can maintain capacity and ensure safety. They are also hosting virtual events for you to attend from the comfort of your own home! Events are a variety of topics, types of programs and also for a variety of age ranges, some are for teens, children or all ages. Be sure to check out their events calendar for this month, who knows you may want to get into a new book genre and joining a book club is a great way to start the discussion and find new authors to check out! 

With just a few more weeks until spring, spending so much time at home does not need to be boring, stressful or a time where you are at a loss for what to do. Especially with the Lancaster Public Library not far away. Get yourself a library card to enjoy great books, movies, online platforms and when we can have a great space to sit for an afternoon and have time for yourself. On your way home with a new book grab a cup of coffee from one of the many local shops and dive into a new story or learn something new with the help of the Lancaster Public Library. It is a great way to spend your time! If you find any good reads be sure to share, always up for a new book recommendation! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania a fan favorite is ham loaf- made from ham, ground pork, brown sugar, and seasoning? Have a great week! 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can not only be a member of a great public library but also get there with a quick walk or drive through the beautiful countryside or incredible city streets. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Where Have You Bean?

Are you a coffee lover, or do you enjoy trying great pastries? Maybe you like getting out once a week to support a local business…whatever your motivation may be, look no further because I have some spaces you must add to your list of places to try! 

The first is Geneva Bakery Cafe located at 6030 Lemon Street in East Petersburg. The owner has been baking since they were a little girl, and oh can you tell. Their cookies, pastries, pies and desserts are magnificent! This is a great spot if you are looking to celebrate someone or something special to order a cake from. Their pies are made from homemade butter gram cracker or flaky crust your choice, they also have delicious dessert bars from brownies in different flavors to lemon bars, shortbread and more. Their scones are seasonally flavored and their muffins come in a variety of flavors as well. This is the spot for your Sunday morning bakery needs that is for sure! If you are going in to pick up one of their delicious cheesecakes or an assortment of cookies you must get one of their drinks for the road. They have a variety of hot and cold drinks from coffee, cold brew and lemonade. What is so great is that their drinks use house made syrups!! If you are a latte fan look no further and be sure to grab one of their incredible treats for the road or maybe a few! 

Are you looking for the perfect spot to get together with friends for a delcious cup of coffee? Look no further than 29 East King Street. There you will find New Holland Coffee Co. a light and bright space that is serving up mouth watering drinks, delicious meals, breath taking flowers and events to enjoy for the community. You will not be disappointed by your trip to New Holland Coffee, one thing that makes them unique is that their pastries are made in shop each meeting someone’s cravings for sweets. Did you just get back from your first New Holland experience and are now in love? Don’t worry take New Holland with you by buying their coffee in bulk or bring New Holland to your next event by food truck! You heard that right, are you having a brunch this spring or hosting a bridal shower, baby shower or birthday? What better way than having your favorite spot right in your backyard! Their mission to provide “a gathering place for all who want to experience high-quality coffee, delicious food, and excellent service” can not hold more true from the minute you walk in the door to the minute you finish your last sip!

Main Street Cafe is located 2384 New Holland Pike Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00am-3:00pm. They are the perfect spot to not only enjoy a coffee but a great lunch from picking one of their soups, sandwiches or salads. When you go to order a coffee or one of their crafted specials you are having locally sourced coffee, isn’t that great! If you are not a coffee drinker the Cafe offers organic teas, smoothies and frappuccinos if you are looking for some frozen options. They have a breakfast menu that is served all day, maybe you are treating yourself to lunch and a coffee midway through the work week, this is the perfect spot to get you that caffeine pick me up and a delicious breakfast sandwich for lunch…because you can enjoy breakfast at any point in the day! The atmosphere at the cafe is wonderful, it is inviting and peaceful, be sure to try it soon!

Located in four different locations across Lancaster County is Coffee Co. They have been around since 1983 one of the first shops in Lancaster! Coffee Co. has been providing Lancaster residents and visitors a wonderful atmosphere and experience for years! Their locations offer breakfast, sandwiches, salads, drinks and of course coffees. What is great about Coffee Co. is they also offer a seasonal menu for specials. This is a fun way to try something new both through an entree or drink. They have coffee, lattes, Americanos, iced and cold drinks to choose from. Three different sizes to pick and a variety of milks and flavors to add and make it your own.  A few creative flavors they have are irish cream, toasted marshmallow, english toffee and butter rum. If you are not a coffee drinker don’t worry they have an assortment of teas, smoothies, juice, lemonades and hot chocolates to enjoy. After trying out one of their locations be sure to pick up some of their beans and enjoy some coffee at home during the work week!

Cafe One Eight is located at 18 West Orange Street with a mission based on faith and bringing the community together. They focus on three values, hospitality, quality and community. These three values you can truly see and feel when you step into their space. The Cafe offers, breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. With a variety of options on the menu you can enjoy a charcuterie board, sandwich, wrap, salad, soup or burrito. Their food is delicious, using some local ingredients like yogurt! If you are enjoying a great book or a long visit with a friend you have the option for bottomless coffee, this is a fun way to enjoy all the coffee you want while being at the cafe. They also offer specialty drinks like cappuccinos, cold brew, lattes and espresso. If you are meeting a friend for a drink and coffee is not your thing you definitely have some wonderful options like hot chocolate, teas, smoothies and kombucha on tap! The cafe is a great spot to meet a friend or enjoy a quick lunch after a morning out. 

Located on King Street and Plum Street is Passenger Coffee. No matter the location you go to you will be walking into an inviting space that provides you with a variety of equitably sourced products to enjoy! They have been listed as one of  Pennsylvanias and America’s Best Coffee Shops in 2019, you won’t want to miss out on this one! Their coffee supply does change but at any time they have over 30 different coffees from across the world. They have three different flavor profiles that each coffee can fall under: lively, balanced and rich. You can also take a coffee quiz online to decide which might be right for you to try! When you visit one of the Roastery and Coffee Bars you will truly be able to enjoy each sip whether you get a latte, cappuccino or filtered coffee. Passenger also works with local cafes, restaurants, markets and groceries too so you may have already enjoyed their great coffee without even knowing it! Check out their partnerships who knows what you will find especially if you are not from Lancaster, Passenger is served across the country from places in Connecticut, California, Maryland and other great places within Pennsylvania.

Are you someone where if you could have coffee delivered to your house regularly you would? Look no further than 145 North Duke Street or 1132 Elizabeth Avenue. Square One Coffee is your answer! You can sign up for their subscription and receive coffee beans at your door twice a month! You have the option to pick how many bags you want or how often. While you can decide the blend you want to receive they also have an option for the roasters at square one to decide, this is a great way to enjoy a variety of blends regularly. If you aren’t wanting a subscription just yet go to their Duke Street location to enjoy a cup from drip coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, americanos, macchiatos and more each drink is handmade to order and a great way to enjoy a pick me up while enjoying downtown. 

The last spot I would like to share is Mean Cup located in the Lancaster Central Market as well as at 398 Harrisburg Avenue. Mean Cup offers coffee, teas, cold drinks, espresso, mochas and light grab and go options of sandwiches, salads and delicious baked goods. They partner with the Goodie Shoppe and Amaranth Bakery for their sweets. Mean Cup has options for you to substitute your milk to meet your needs from soy, almond and half/half. You can also enjoy a nice dollop of whipped cream on your drink! Their coffee is so good you may want to share it with your friends or coworkers so they offer a 160oz coffee box! Don’t forget to take it to work the next time you want to brighten everyone’s mornings or take a box home if you are having friends over for brunch. This is a wonderful way to give your guest some coffee from a local spot and who knows, it may be their first time having Mean Cup! 

The relaxing atmosphere that cafes, bakeries and coffee shops provide make them truly the best place for a work meeting, a catch up with some friends or a place to enjoy some time by yourself with a good book! A great way to support local is not only visiting these spaces but liking their social media accounts, leaving them great reviews and purchasing things like coffee beans to use at home. Local coffee shops sometimes offer loyalty or reward programs, so if you find one that is your new favorite be sure to be on the lookout for a punch card or app to download. Do you have a favorite spot to grab a quick cup that is not listed? Let me know I would love to go and try it! There are so many incredible places across Lancaster County it is one of the fun parts of living here you always find somewhere new doing something great! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania a fan favorite is a whoopie pie which is 2 cake like pieces with cream filling in the middle? There are SO many different flavors! Have a great week! 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that could bring you to try caffeine gems whenever you please. You will love it here!


For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Take a Pizza my Heart

With Valentine’s day behind us and the month of love coming to an end, who’s to say it needs to stop? Let’s continue to show some love to Lancaster County by shopping local and enjoying some great meals while we are at it! An easy family and friend crowd pleaser has always been pizza. You can get it delivered, add fun topping and have a little clean up. This week I want to share with you ten great places to enjoy a slice, or two or a pie within Lancaster County. 

Two Cousins Pizza Paradise, is located at 3099 Lincoln Hwy E. in Paradise. They recently opened an online ordering system where you can place an order from your computer or phone! Their ingredients are sourced from local farmers markets providing each person truly a fresh pizza! They offer two types of pizza with a lot of fun options of toppings. The first type of pizzas are traditional pizzas that consist of traditional pizza cheese, homemade dough and their pizza sauce (of course with options for tasty toppings too). The second option is one of their specialty pizzas, these are ten pizzas all unique flavors with creative toppings. They range anywhere from taco pizza to a farmers delight pie. Check out their website for all the delicious options! 

The second pizzeria I would like to highlight is Slugger’s Pizzeria, they are located at 701 N. Queen Street in Lancaster. What is great about their pizzeria is that they are open everyday and walking distance from the Clipper Magazine Stadium. Talk about the perfect place for a pre-game slice! You can get a slice from the pizzeria for less than three dollars as you walk to a game or order a whole pie for your family on your way home from work. Their menu has eight specialty pizzas from a veggie extreme to the slugger. Each specialty pie comes in the large sixteen inch size, great to share with your loved ones! 

Rosario’s Pronto Pizza & Italian Restaurant is located at 289 West Main Street in Leola. While they also have a restaurant I will just be sharing their pizzas with you today. They offer customers a variety of pizza pie options in a variety of sizes twelve, fourteen and sixteen inches or their party pizza of twenty four inches! While they have twelve speciality pizzas from ranch romano to hawaiian pizza they also have a crowd pleaser of thick sicilian pies…this is a great way to enjoy pizza!

Today’s Pizza is located in Mount Joy at 933 East Main Street. Open and run by the Roman Family which opened in May 2019. As a newer establishment they have jumped right in creating a space of community and support through hosting fundraisers where they have been able to help the Milanof-Schock Library and Donegal High School. Talk about using your space for good! This pizzeria offers a variety of specialty pizzas from the classic Margherita or Meat Lover to a unique spaghetti pie! They also have gluten free pizza options for those who need or would like and daily deals. Check out their online ordering system for more tasty options!

Roma Pizza is located at 54 East Main Street in Lititz. While you can enjoy a delicious slice of pizza you also have the option to enjoy a pie or two. One type of pizza pie that is creative are their stuffed pizzas. Their grandma style pizzas bring a taste of childhood to your home if you grew up with a grandmother that enjoyed making pizzas when you would come over. Their online ordering on their website makes it easy for you to place an order for takeout or delivery because they accept not only credit cards but apple pay, paypal and venmo…talk about convenience! 

The next spot for great pizza is not found at a pizzeria or an italian restaurant it is found at Root’s Country Market and Auction in Manheim! Norma’s Pizza is made with fresh dough that melts in your mouth…so good! The pizza can be bought by the pie or by the slice. It is a great way to enjoy lunch as you roam through the market! Norma knows the market well and she and her husband used to run the Knepp’s Caramel Corn stand at Roots which had been in his family for years when he became too ill to help with the stand they had to sell it. After selling that stand she started the pizza stand and it has been a hit! If you are looking to order a pizza pie be sure to check out her facebook page because orders need to be placed in advance, you cannot get a pie day of. You cannot go wrong with her plain pie the sauce and cheese are top notch and when it comes right out of the oven there is nothing better!

 Luca Lancaster is located at 436 West James Street. Their pizzas are Neapolitan inspired and boy can you tell! They use a wood-burning hearth & Neapolitan oven. Luca has been communicating with their patrons regularly about what they can offer and provide each customer to ensure safety by having the first page of their menu be information about reservations, car pick up and their at home kits. They offer five different pizzas each mixed with wonderful ingredients and delicious dough you might just have to order all five pies to enjoy with your family! From the classic Margherita to a Piccante pie that includes hot honey…you can’t go wrong with any or all of the five! 

Parma Pizza and Grill can be found at 301 Main Street in Landisville. This location has been open since 2005 and they have created a space where old school pizza comes to Lancaster! They offer traditional pizzas, their specialty pizzas, stuffed pizzas and bavarian style stuffed pizzas…talk about a variety. Bavarian stuffed sounds like the pretzel we all know because that is exactly it. Their Bavarian stuffed pizza is a pretzel crust bringing salty a creative way to enjoy pizza. 

The next pizzeria to highlight is Espino’s Pizza Pastas & Subs located in Lancaster at 323 West Lemon Street. You can enjoy their cheese pie at any size from twelve inches all the way up to thirty two! Everyone can enjoy a slice when you can get a pizza pie that big! Espino’s also offers a handful of specialty pizzas as well as Sicilian pizza…yum!

The last pizzeria I want to share is Steel Peel Pennsylvania Pizza Company they are located in Lancaster at 611 Harrisburg Avenue. They offer a gluten free crust option, and toppings based on the type of pie you get. Neapolitan or Sicilian while you can enjoy those classic pizzas you can also make it your own with their fun variety of toppings for each! Steel Peel offers a variety of stellar specialty pies with options for flat, stuffed or counter style stuffed (try it!). With over a dozen specialty pies you are going to want to keep coming back to steel to try them all! 

Each of these pizzeria’s offer a variety of other options from sandwiches and salads to pasta dishes. They are also providing either delivery options, or contactless pick up, be sure to check out each website to learn specifics on how they are accommodating patrons to stay safe. Some of the pizzerias offer daily deals and coupons that you can use at check out too! While these are not the only pizza places in Lancaster, be sure to find some spots on your own and let me know if there are more I should try! As you look to the week’s ahead and decide what is for dinner, why not give one of our local pizza spots a try! Support local while enjoying a great meal with family or friends. Maybe have a family or friend pizza party in the coming weeks and get a pie from multiple places and then have everyone rank their favorites to find your crowd pleaser! Taking a pizza’s Lancaster’s heart one bite at a time. Let me know if you try one of these spots or if you find another in Lancaster that I should check out! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Lancaster we call square egg noodles in a thick chicken broth chicken pot pie ? Have a great week!

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that could bring you to experience some deliciously cheesy dinners whenever you please. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County like 1130 North Bristol, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Isn’t this a-MAZE-ing

Have you ever experienced a top ten? Maybe it is top ten ice cream flavors at a parlor, listening to the top ten songs of the week on your favorite radio station or it could be trying top ten most popular workouts of the year…but have you ever experienced one of the top ten corn mazes in the United States? There is one right in our backyard! 

Located at 150 Cherry Hill Road in Ronks you will find Cherry Crest Farm, an incredible space that has been within Lancaster County for over twenty-five years. This farm offers amples of events and activities for school, friends, and families! The farm is open in Spring, Summer and Fall months.This is an adventure farm that is operated with only solar power and has over 300 acres of land! What is wonderful about Cherry Crest Farm is that they are driven by their mission, vision and values in all the work they do through entertainment, service, education and cultivation. The farm has eight values and they are:

  • Integrity
  • Biblical Stewardship
  • Service
  • Simple Fun
  • Exceeding Expectations
  • Creativity
  • Safety
  • Education 

The farm dates back to the early 1700’s but was owned by a different family and over the years the farm has switched families until the current owners, the Coleman family. Their farm is made up of beef cows, crop farm, and a ton of activities for fun from their famous corn maze to a jump pillow, petting zoo, slide, wagon ride and more! If you have children they would absolutely love all the games and activities to do at the farm. Let’s focus on their three months starting with spring since that is right around the corner…why not spark some ideas for the family and a day out on the farm!

Spring is known as “Early Season” at Cherry Crest Farm. During the spring you can enjoy over thirty activities. Help with the baby chicks or go to the paintball range…Cherry Crest works hard to bring a variety of activities in each season so that there is something for all age ranges. During the summer the fun and activities continue to grow from apple games & more. During the summer is also when the corn maze opens up and guess what…the path and design changes every year! Good luck to newcomers and regulars, what a way to keep the fun coming! During the fall Cherry Crest continues the maze fun while adding in classic fall favorites like a pumpkin patch! If you feel like you want a bigger challenge you can do the maze at night with flashlights too. Talk about creativity! With enough activities to fill multiple days I suggest you take a day or a few to experience the farm and they offer a variety of food options as well your whole family can enjoy the entire day including incredibly tasty treats! They have Chuck Wagon Cafe & Grill, Home Cookin’ Cafe, Maizie’s Dairy Barn and wagons of treats like: Apple Cider Donuts, pizza, kettle corn and lemonade. The Dairy Barn is definitely a must before you leave their ice cream and other sweets are mouth watering! 

While the farm itself can give you a day outside full of laughter and enjoyment the Cherry Crest Farm does a wonderful job of adding in unique and creative events throughout their seasons to enjoy. From butter making demonstrations, pig races, bringing local wineries and breweries to the farm, fireworks, music and variety shows. The farm’s events are each different. Be sure to check out their seasonal event calendar to find out how you can enjoy one of their special days on the property with friends! 

Cherry Crest is a great way for enjoying a nice day outside, having a birthday party, having a campfire, booking a field trip for your students or an afternoon of live music. The innovative way Cherry Crest uses their land, and space to provide a true one of a kind experience is exactly why they are one of the top tens you need to experience this spring! 

As we power through the cold weather and get closer to spring be sure to check Cherry Crest Farm out and when they open this spring plan a trip with your friends or family. You will have an absolute blast at the adventure farm, this is a great way to get outside, learn about the local environment and support a local family owned business! Can’t wait to hear what you think of this wonderful spot! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know Birch Beer does not contain alcohol? Have a great week!

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that could bring you to experience this a-MAZE-ing farm. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Cocina Mexicana

When you think Lancaster County what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it food, a restaurant, a market, fruit stand, vegetable stand, a meal you had? We have all had that one…or a few meals where you can not help but say WOW. It was well made, delicious and the place you got it from provided the perfect atmosphere. While when we think of the perfect meal it can bring us to remember a great trip, a weekend away, that time in Europe but what about that time here? In our hometown within Lancaster County where was a time your meal made you say WOW? Mine is from Cocina Mexicana, a wonderful restaurant that brings authentic Mexican food to Lancaster through so many plates and flavors it is hard to pick just one as the favorite. 

Cocina Mexicana is located at 112 North Water Street in Lancaster. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am until 8:00pm and Fridays through Saturdays from 11:00am until 9:00pm, closed on Sundays. With this timeframe you have the opportunity for brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert! 

Cocina is Lancaster City’s first authentic Mexican restaurant; they offer a regular menu as well as a catering menu. Both give you wonderful options to feed yourself, family or friends. Let’s dive into the food, their menu offers a variety of salads, appetizers, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, alambres, platters, tamales and drinks. From vegetarian, fish, chicken, beef, pork and eggs Cocina has a variety of options to make your plate just right for you! One of my go to favorites is their seafood combo- you get breaded tilapia fish with a shrimp enchilada and a shrimp tostada. The combos are a great option because you really get the chance to taste multiple dishes in one meal, it is awesome! Their menu is wonderful full of variety, an appetizer I highly suggest are their Sopes. These are two thick tortillas that have sauce, onion, cilantro, cheese and sour cream on them…DELICIOUS! You can add meat to them or have them on their own either way you cannot go wrong.

When the weather gets warmer maybe ordering off their catering menu could be perfect for a day or evening on your back porch. If you are having some family or friends stop over for a visit Cocina Mexicana’s catering menu could be the perfect solution so you do not have to worry about cooking and can enjoy your company. Their catering menu has a variety of options from salads, appetizers, enchiladas, multiple meat options and dessert. What is so nice is that the staff at Cocina Mexicana will work with you, their menu is typically for 20 people but they are flexible with the quantity you need, they are also flexible if there is something not on their menu that you were hoping to get you can work with them to find something that is just right for your order. If it is not on the menu you can see if they can make it and if not they give you multiple options, it is so easy doing business with them for catering truly a wonderful option! 

So who is behind Cocina Mexicana? Lucy, Lucila Gomez Lucero brought Lancaster this wonderful place. She grew up in Puebla, Mexico. Where Lucy grew up it is a place that is abundant in fresh fruit, wonderful flavors and strong traditions within the kitchen. She says her food and way within her restaurant are driven by her experiences and the way she grew up with her family. She has created a wonderful restaurant that emulates her history, traditions and love for cooking! 

During COVID Cocina Mexicana is working hard to keep their employees and patrons safe with limiting their hours and providing takeout or delivery. For takeout you can call in your order and they will give you a time frame so you know when to come and pick it up. For pick up you have three parking options, there are two garages walking distance or if you find street parking, know parking is free after 6:00pm on the street. If you are not wanting to pick up the order you can have it brought to your home through Doordash or the Grubhub apps. They ask that patrons do not use delivery.com when online ordering. You can find Cocina Mexicana on Facebook, check out their site or social media account to see what is new and give them a like! While you think about the week ahead and what is on the menu for your family maybe take a night off and order some delicious cuisine, you will not regret it! Cocina Mexicana will become a family favorite, I am sure of it! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know purple hardboiled eggs are red beet eggs? Have a great week!

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties not far from where you could get tasty meals like this every day.  You will love it here!


For more information on wonderful homes like: 679 Goose Neck Drive, Lititz PA 17543 overlooking the 13th-hole fareway call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Ice, Chili & Fire


It is our favorite time of year again…the annual Lititz Fire & Ice Festival would be right around the corner. What we typically look forward to and  know is a time with ice sculptures, great food, live fire show, breathtaking art, block party, an awesome chili competition and the Lititz Lions Carnival & vender fair. While the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival is not happening this year it will be back in February 2022. But that doesn’t go without some celebration this year! 

Though we will not have our favorite chili cookoff, fire show, carnival or block party festivities we WILL be able to experience the remarkable ice sculptures! Lititz Fire & Ice Festival is revamped to the Lititz Ice Walk for 2021. From February 12th until February 20th you can walk through the streets to see the sculptures. Each day more will be added so this does not have to be a one day walk you can go to Littiz multiple times to see what has been added! This is a great way to get the family outside and moving after the past few cold snow storms we have had while getting a taste of one of our favorite Lancaster County winter traditions. 

Venture Lititz has thought of everything making sure we are all kept safe, this event is all outside, there will be no live carvings, and people are required to be masked and stay socially distant. By adding extra days to the event this is a way they are working to help spread out the crowds as well. It truly is magnificent that during this time the committee and organizers thought to figure out a way for us all to have a little cheer and taste of our Lancaster! 

The ice sculptures will be located on North, South and Broad street. There are going to be twenty six ice sculptures put out on just one day! Then in the following days another fifteen sculptures and twenty two…that is over sixty plus ice sculptures to enjoy and truly marvel at.  What is wonderful is that like the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival the Lititz Ice Walk is also sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Some of the ice sculptures are in front of local shops and businesses. This is a great way to pop into the shops and get a valentine gift for someone you love or a birthday gift! Attending this event is a great way to support our local businesses while enjoying the artwork of so many! Consider getting a hot chocolate or order takeout for when you finish your walk for a great meal after with your family. 

So over the next few days plan a night, an afternoon or two or three to get over to downtown Lititz, you will not want to miss the incredible artwork of the ice sculptures or a little taste of our favorite festival. Bundle up with some warm clothing, look up some of the shops and local buisnesses that are sponsoring the event, check out some restuarant menus in Lititz and have yourself a day! Get out into the town and enjoy the fresh air while getting a piece of our favorite tradition and opportunity to help buisnesses in the local area by enjoying a treat or two and shopping for your loved ones. Thank you to all that worked so hard to bring us a version of our Lititz Fire & Ice Festival. We look forward to when we can all be back together enjoying the festivities like in years past! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania many call pickled vegetables Chow Chow? Have a great week! 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that could bring you to experience some Lancaster County Traditions yearly, seasonaly or monthly. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com