For many of us, the pandemic changed our relationship to food. We cooked more. We shopped differently. We looked to local farms. This company out of Pittsburgh has been working for more than a decade at the intersection of technology and agriculture, so they were perfectly poised to meet the moment.
After over a century in business, this Erie institution is no stranger to change — but that doesn't mean the last year didn't throw them for a loop. We chatted with Brian Gorman, a third-generation member of the park's leadership, about how they safely brought folks back to the midway, and what they have planned for 2021.
This year, it's more important than ever to support local small businesses. We've got something for everyone on this list: foodies, pet-lovers, parents, gardeners, and appreciators of beautiful things.