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July 4th & Apple PieActually, no. It turns out that May is National Barbecue Month. I guess there was some other major event being celebrated on July 4th so they decided it wouldn’t be appropriate.

Not many major food events happening this weekend but that’s okay. It seems an American tradition to have cook-outs on July 4th with family and friends. Check out our online poll (to the right, on the sidebar) and vote on your favorite place to buy meat in Bucks County. For our veggie friends, stop by some of the great Bucks County farmers’ markets listed below for good stuff to grill.

We’ve included the Riverside Symphonia’s annual July 4th concert in our listings. Even though it’s not officially a food event, if you’ve ever been then you know there’s a lot of food going on. A friend once called it, “competitive picnic-ing.” The gates open at 6 pm and folks flood in with everything from the extravagant (candelabras and china) to the simple. The concert starts at 8 pm and fireworks follow. Try to get tickets ahead of time.

BerriesThe Indian Valley Farmers’ Market begins its season this Saturday in Telford. July 11th they will be hosting the 2009 Field to Table Festival from 10 am to 3 pm. This year the festival will feature a “Berried” Treasure berry contest.  Bring your best Berry Creation to be judged the winner.

Check out our online calendar, Food Events in Bucks County for more details on any of the events below. Our best wishes for a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Friday, July 3rd:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market, 7 am – Noon, Doylestown (this market is usually on Saturdays but is changed because of the holiday)
  • Linden Hill Farmers’ Market, 3:30 – 7:30 pm, Ottsville.
  • Wine Concert Series at Shady Brook Farm,  7 – 9 pm, Yardley. Weather permitting. Free admission. Little Big Thing is the musical entertainment.
  • Southampton Days, 6 – 10 pm, Tamanend Park, Southampton.

Saturday, July 4th:

Sunday, July 5th:

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Dad at the grillEven more tedious than the constant rain is talking about the constant rain. So, with a typical summer forecast for this weekend – chance of thunderstorms – let’s move on.

Time to take Dad out for some fun this weekend – and food and wine. There are three venues doing wine-related events this weekend. On Friday night, both Crossing Vineyards in Washington Crossing and Shady Brook Farm in Yardley are pairing music and wine, while Chaddsford Winery is pampering Dads the whole weekend at its tasting room in Peddler’s Village.

Also in Peddlers Village, Earl’s (formerly Earl’s Prime) has changed its concept, incorporating locally-produced and -grown food into their new contemporary cuisine menu. On Sunday, Father’s Day, they’re offering Dads a complimentary brunch or dinner. What a deal! See their web site for the coupon and their new menu.

Some fun community events include the Joyful Noise Music Festival in Haycock with all proceeds going to the Quakertown Food Pantry, as well as two firehouse breakfasts – one in Riegelsville and one in Plumsteadville. Shady Brook Farm is also doing a Father’s Day BBQ on Sunday if Dad is not in the mood to clean the grill.

If you haven’t a chance to yet, be sure to watch our video of the Wrightstown Farmers’ Market, where you’ll hear vendors describing their products – then you can meet them in person on Saturday at the market, or at some of the other farmers’ markets throughout the county.

Check out our online calendar, Food Events in Bucks County for more details on any of the events below.

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We brought our Flip to the Wrightstown Farmer’s Market on its opening a day a couple of weeks ago, because we figured the best way to get a feel for the market was to hear from the vendors themselves. So, without further ado…

Vendors you’ll see on the video and what they offer…

The Happy Farm: raised-on-pasture  poultry, lamb and eggs

Tall Pines Farm: naturally-raised vegetables, fruits and plants

Flint Hill Farm: naturally-raised chevre cheese (goat and cow), butter

The Coffee Scoop: organic, fair-trade locally-roasted coffee beans

Milk House Farm Market: vegetables, eggs, honey

Naturally @ Holben Valley Farm: pasture-raised, grass-fed beef

Amberland Farm: chemical-free vegetables, flowers and perennials

Great Harvest Bread Company: bread and baked goods

Purely Farm: organically pastured pork, lamb and chicken

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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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Bucks County Taste has moved! See this post on our new server.  

Nope, not talking about Christmas. Throughout Bucks County, May and June will be filled with the opening of seasonal farm markets. Here’s our rundown.

Vegetables

Weekly markets:

  • Springtown: Wednesdays from 3  to 6 pm, Springtown Firehouse, 1030 Main Street/Route 212 (begins May 6th)
  • New Hope: Thursdays from 3:30  to 7 pm, New Hope-Solebury High School, 180 W. Bridge Street (begins May 7th)
  • Lower Makefield: Thursdays from 3:30 to  6:30 pm, Edgewood & Heacock Rds (begins June 4th)
  • Linden Hill: Fridays from 3:30 to 7:30 pm, Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd in Ottsville (begins May 29th)
  • Wrightstown: Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, 2203 Second St Pike (near the township bldg.) (begins May 23rd)
  • Doylestown: Saturdays from 7 am to 12 pm, W. State & Hamilton Streets (already in full swing!)
  • Plumsteadville Grange Market: Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm, Route 611, just north of Stump Rd (begins June 6th)

Check our calendar for more details and directions.

Here’s a listing of year-round markets,  roadside and “pick your own” farms that you might want to check out. This is not a comprehensive list. I “cherry-picked” (no pun intended!) ones opening in May/June. Please see the Penn State Cooperative Extension, Bucks County for more information.

j03137291Active Acres Farm: Specialty plants, bedding plants, perennials, hanging baskets, hay & straw, strawberries, peaches, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, melons, onions, cornstalks, ornamental corn, mums, gourds, rides to the pumpkin patch*, barnyard animals, educational school tours, Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride. *Pick-your-own: May-October Every day
881 Highland Road, Newtown 18940
215-968-2192

Bechdolts Orchard, Inc.: Peaches, pears, apples, plums, nectarines, tomatoes, peppers.
2209 Leithsville Rd/Route 412, Hellertown 18055
610-838-8522
Spring & fall hours – 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Summer hours – 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Bolton’s Farm Market: Turkey: parts, sausage, ground, cutlets; chickens, beef, berries, sweet corn, cantaloupes, tomatoes, peaches, other fruits and vegetables, milk in glass bottles. No hormones or drugs used on animal products. Phone orders taken.
Route 113, Silverdale 18962
215-257-6047
Market: Year round, Monday – Saturday.

Brumbaugh’s Farm: Strawberries*, raspberries, peas*, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans, herbs, lettuce, melons, cucumbers, cut flowers, asparagus, mums, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, hanging baskets, bedding plants, Christmas wreaths. *Pick-your-own
2575 County Line Road, Telford 18969
215-723-3508
Market: April – December, Monday-Saturday

Lavender

Carousel Farm Lavender: Lavender plants, flowers, Lavender products-soaps, candles, creams, essential oils. Organic.
5966 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville 18934
917-837-6903
Open from May to December; call for hours

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NOTE: The Wrightstown Farmer’s Market will have another “limited” market on May 9th. Regular markets begin on May 23rd, continuing through November 21st.

See more details about this event and others at our calendar,
Food Events in Bucks County.

The Wrightstown Farmer’s Market will have limited hours this Saturday, April 11th from 10 to 11 am but please put your orders in ahead of time by contacting the vendors directly. Here’s a list of who will be there, selling what and how you can reach them. The market takes place at the Wrightstown Municipal Building parking lot, on Rt. 232. Happy Holidays everyone!

Anchor Run CSA, Derek McGeehan & Dana Hunting. Organic vegetable seedlings including leeks, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, chard, kale, kohlrabi, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, pac choi, lettuce, peas, beets, among others.  Call 215-598-1519 or e-mail at farmers@anchorrunfarm.com.

A Happy Farm, Tom Colbaugh.  Pastured chicken, duck, lamb and eggs. Day-range, pastured eggs (chicken and duck) and whole, pastured chickens, ducks, and turkeys. Grassfed lamb. RENT-A-CHICK for Easter! Call 610-306-2796 or e-mail The Happy Farmers at ahappyfarm@yahoo.com.

Bee Well, Grace Covey. Local raw and pasteurized honey, honeycomb, maple syrup, maple sugar and beeswax candles.  E-mail Grace at gcovey@comcast.net or 215-716-3640.

The Coffee Scoop, Warren and Karen May. Gourmet, fresh roasted organic, fair trade coffees. E-mail at warren@freshcoffeescoop.com or may5841@comcast.net  or call 215-766-7918, fax 215-766-9429.  Product info at www.freshcoffeescoop.com.

Ewe Can Do It, Judi Lehrhaupt and Janet. Pastured lamb, wool and crafts. Sale on leg of lamb – $4/lb and lamb chops @ $9/lb. E-mail them at shepherdess@ewecandoit.com or call 215-321-9159.

Flint Hill Farm Education Center, Goat and cow yogurt, cream cheese, goat cheeses  E-mail kathy@flinthill-farm.org  or go to www.flinthill-farm.org for more information.

Kaleidoscope Farm, Mike and Robin Hoy. Raw, organic yogurt, pastured eggs. Sorry, no bread this time.  Call 215-860-7081 or e-mail ecorobinhood@comcast.net.

Karibbean Kappra Body Care Solutions, Geoffrey Burgess. All natural handmade body lotions and pure shea butter.  E-mail Geoffrey at phyburg@yahoo.com or 484-554-7253.

Lilies and Lavender, Kate Sparks. Bouquets, tulips, lilies, alstroemeria, mums, amaryllis, iris, and paper whites. For more info: www.liliesandlavender.com or e-mail Kate at lily4me2@hotmail.com.

Marie’s Soaps, Brenda Olson or Marie (Brenda’s mom!). Handmade soaps and lotions, e-mail at mariessoap@aol.com.

Naturally @ Holben Valley Farm, Dennis and Carol Dorney. Pastured beef and eggs. Contact them at naturallyholbenvalleyfarm@hotmail.com or 610-298-2566.

Purely Farm’s Organically Pastured Meats, Joanna & Marc Michini. Pastured pork in a wide variety of retail cuts, pastured lamb – legs, shoulders, ground and chops.  Call 215-317-0889 or e-mail purelyfarm@verizon.net.

Tall Pine Farms, Wendi and Michael Skwara. Popcorn, Spring Vegetable and Herb Plants, Lettuce and Braising Mixes, Radishes and Applications for Farm Apprentices and Interns.  For info or orders (so we can approximate our harvest) please e-mail at TallPineFarms@gmail.com ASAP.

Woods Edge Wools Farm, Brent or Linda Walker. Alpaca socks, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves as well as blankets and rugs, and alpaca and llama yarns.  Baby sweaters, hats and booties made from our softest baby alpaca natural cream and white yarns can be brought on request for customers to see.  Call  609 847-2425 or e-mail  at  WWFAlpaca@aol.com.

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