So many things are getting canceled this summer we'll be hard-pressed to find something to do.

However, most if not all of the cancellations and closures make sense, just like Lino's decision to keep Pasqua Mercato shuttered for the season.

If you didn't visit Pasqua Mercato last summer, you missed out. It was a celebration of community, local farmers, vendors, and other organizations.

In 2020, we won't get that, as third-generation owner and event organizer Charlie Schweinler states "we cannot offer this to our guests in the same, safe manner we have done in the past."

While there won't be a Pasqua Mercato this year, you can still pick up the goods at Lino's Pantry Pick Up. Featuring homemade local foods, and ingredients like bakery items, coffee, honey, beer, and dog treats.

The pantry is open Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Order before 7 p.m. the night before pick up. You can see the full list at

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