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Corn on the cobI know I’ve said it before, but it’s really here. Summer, that is. The first local corn is coming in (none of that Su’thun stuff). I know for sure you can get some at None Such Farm Market. Be on the look-out at your local farms and stores, and let me know where it pops up and how good it is.

And while we’re “sighting,” the first peaches are here too! We just had some from Fairview Farm, on Pineville Manoff peachesRoad (just down the road from the Pineville Tavern) this weekend and they were delicious (thanks, Sharon). Manoff Market Gardens on Comfort Road in Solebury also has peaches now, but Manoff reminds that these are “eating” peaches as opposed to the kind used for canning and jamming (not “freestone”). Those come in August. The Manoffs have a great blog too. Check it out.

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Sun finally!My apologies for getting the weekend run-down up so late. Blame it on a “weak” signal from Comcast. [Yes, I actually lived a day without internet access…and survived. The nervous tic should go away in a day or so.]

But I had a fun afternoon yesterday interviewing Patty and Brian Gianfelice at Pasqualina’s Italian Market in Blooming Glen. Look for my post sometime soon.

They say the rain will stop tonight and the weekend looks like it will be very nice. Check out our online calendar, Food Events in Bucks County for more details on any of the events below.

Friday, June 5th:
Linden Hill Farmers’ Market, 3:30 – 7:30 pm, Ottsville.
Silent Movie Night at Chubby’s Dairy Barn, 6 – 8:30 pm, Plumsteadville.
Wine Concert Series at Shady Brook Farm,  6 – 9 pm, Yardley. Weather permitting. Free admission. Dogs Playing Cards will be the musical entertainment.
Tyler Tasting Party at the Tyler Mansion, 7 – 11 pm, Bucks County Community College, Newtown.

Saturday, June 6th:
Doylestown Farmers’ Market, 7 am – Noon, Doylestown 
Strawberry Festival at Salem United Church of Christ, 8 – 2 pm, Doylestown.
Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market, 9 am – 12 pm, Route 611 just north of Stump Road, Plumsteadville.
Wrightstown Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm, Wrightstown. 
Chicken BBQ at Springtown Volunteer Fire Company, 11 am – 4 pm, Springtown.
Open House with Wine & Cheese at Heart and Soul Portrait Studio, 12 – 2 pm, Holicong.
Strawberry and Ice Cream Festival at St. Peter’s Tohickon United Church of Christ, 3:30 – 7:30 pm, East Rockhill.
Spaghetti Dinner at Riegelsville Fire Company, 4 – 7 pm, Riegelsville.
Lobster Fest at Trinity Episcopal Church Solebury, 4 – 8 pm, Solebury.

Sunday, June 7th:
Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm, Hellertown.
Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm, Flemington.
Sunday Funday: Strawberry Festival, Shady Brook Farm, Noon – 4 pm, Yardley.

Monday, June 8th:
94 Cents Cookie Night at Chubby’s Dairy Barn, 6 – 8:30 pm, Plumsteadville.
Techniques of Regional American Cooking at Carlow Cookery, 7 – 9 pm, Doylestown.

Have a delightful weekend!

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Red BarnThe Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is hosting a series of farm evenings this summer, each featuring a potluck supper at 6:30pm followed by a farmer-guided tour of one of the area’s premier small farms. There is no charge and no need to register for the event which is open to the public. Everyone brings a picnic dish to share, a beverage of choice and their own eating equipment.  (Chairs or picnic blankets also appreciated.)

The first one is this Wednesday, June 3rd at Delaware Valley College’s campus. Participants will meet at The Market by Shady Brook Farm, 2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown, 18901. Delaware Valley College is a private, co-educational four-year college founded in 1896 as the National Farm School. Its 550-acre campus includes the fields, farms and education facilities that support its agriculture, science and business programs.

Three more summer farm evenings:

  • Wednesday, July 1Hendricks Farm & Dairy, 202 Green Hill Road, Telford PA 18969
    HF&D is a grass-fed, natural raw milk dairy producing fine farmstead cheeses and cured meats. Trent and Rachel Hendricks are dedicated to horse-powered, sustainable farming the traditional way.
  • Wednesday, August 5Trauger’s Farm and Market, 335 Island Road (Route 611 & Island Road), Kintnersville PA 18930
    Myron and LeeAnn Kressman grow a huge variety of vegetables and fruit on a little more than 50 acres, run a small store on the premises and sell produce in season at local farmers’ markets. The farm has been in the Trauger family for nine generations.
  • Wednesday, September 2Manoff Market Gardens, 3157 Comfort Road (between Laurel and Paxson roads), Solebury PA 18963
    Gary and Amy Manoff began farming on Comfort Road in 1984. They are known for their white and yellow peaches and nectarines and 20 different varieties of apples, as well as strawberries, blackberries, melons and pumpkins.

The farm tours replace the BCFA’s general meetings (first Wednesday of the month from June to September). For those of you unfamiliar with this great organization, the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, founded in 2006, is a coalition of farmers, landowners, restaurateurs, educators, environmentalists and consumers working together to foster and expand a comprehensive, local, sustainable food supply in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. General meetings, open to the public, are held the first Wednesday of the month at the Wrightstown Village Library or other area venues of special interest. BCFA also manages the Wrightstown Farmers Market at 2203 Second Street Pike, which is open every Saturday, 9am – 1pm, May 23 to November 21, 2009 and the Lower Makefield Farmers Market at Edgewood and Heacock Roads in Yardley, open every Thursday, 3:30 – 6:30, June 4 to October 15, 2009.

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