Articles by Britt Madera

Articles by Britt Madera

How to watch the solar eclipse in the PA Wilds
March 26, 2024
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How to watch the solar eclipse in the PA Wilds

On April 8, 2024, parts of the world will experience a total solar eclipse… including a small part of the northwestern section of the PA Wilds region! This includes places like Warren and the Allegheny Reservoir, along with parts of Warren County and McKean County.

How is maple syrup made in the PA Wilds?
March 7, 2024
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How is maple syrup made in the PA Wilds?

Maple syrup and other maple products are a big part of Pennsylvania’s agricultural economy… and it sure is sweet to get an inside look at how those products are made. According to the PA Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania produced 178,000 gallons in 2020, 168,000 gallons in 2021 and 164,000 gallons in 2022. That’s just from the approximately 250 producers that sell the product on the market, including some here on the PA Wilds Marketplace!

Interview with Rhianna Speck - Side Door Soaps
July 6, 2022
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Interview with Rhianna Speck - Side Door Soaps

"Hippies use Side Door Soaps!" Rhianna Speck, creator and owner of Side Door Soaps, thinks that the products you use on your body should smell good and be good for you... and represent your unique self! Side Door Soaps & Sundry Co. handcrafts soaps, lotions and balms for sensitive skin using essential oils and plant materials that are nourishing and wholesome to offer dry, itchy skin a gentler cleansing and moisturizing option for a family-friendly budget.