Local Spotlight: Balsam Bagels

February 24, 2017

“If you were to ask any of my friends from high school what my most used word was, and is, they would say bagel,” Roni Malek says as he preps a pile of dough large enough to yield about 450 bagels. “I’ve done reports on bagels, the history of bagels how they got to the […]

Hart’s Valentines Day Gift Guide

February 13, 2017

Michaela Cultrara, Hart’s Community Relations Supervisor, was born and raised in Rochester, NY. You’ll see her around the store, offering samples and working with our local partners. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your Valentine (or Galentine!), Michaela is here to help. In fact, she has put together a Valentine’s Day Gift […]

Just What A Cold February Calls For: Hot Tea!

February 3, 2017

Niraj Lama established Happy Earth Tea in Rochester, NY back in 2011, however his experience with the tea business began much earlier than that. Niraj hails from Darjeeling, India- a region that produces some of the worlds finest black teas. While living in Darjeeling, his family owned and operated Darjeeling Tea Exclusive. After resettling in […]