“A day in the country is worth a month in the city.” – unknown
Fulper Family Farmstead’s Farmstead Adventure Camp summer camp program is the epitome of this quote.
For the last 9 years, the Fulpers have opened their barn doors to introduce children to life on a real dairy farm, throwing in some fun for good measure. Children who attend will learn where milk and dairy products come from and witness daily farm chores. They’ll get to watch a cow give birth, milk a cow, and even care for their own calf, learning how to wash, clip and properly handle them. The last day of the camp includes a show during which each child will get to proudly present the calf they’ve cared for while their families look on.
It’s not all about the business of farming, though. The kids will also get to cool down on what Breanna Fulper calls “the ultimate slip ‘n’ slide,” plus hayrides, water games, scavenger hunts, relay races, dairy jeopardy, obstacle courses, making homemade ice cream, milking a cow, making homemade milk paint for crafts, meeting the dairy princess and more, all while snacking on the Fulper Family Farmstead’s own farm fresh snacks.
The farm’s fourth generation, Robert II and Fred Fulper, believe on-farm education is crucial for the future of agriculture in New Jersey; most people today are far removed from their agricultural ancestry and have never milked a cow.
The weekly day camps run from July through mid-August at Fulper Farms in Lambertville, New Jersey.
Variety is the name of the game this week. The restaurant weeks continue, plus gardening classes, a chance to learn how to make your own spring rolls, a screening of a game-changing documentary, and one special brunch featuring a giant bunny.
Give and you shall receive. The Bucks County SPCA has partnered with the Veterinarian Fund and Restaurant.com for a great fundraiser, Eat Out for Animals, daily through Sunday, March 29. Here’s how it works: you give $20 through the Veterinarian Fund and get a gift certificate for the restaurant of your choice valued at $50. You can choose from any of the hundreds of restaurants on restaurant.com and your gift certificate will never expire.
Love asian food? Learn to make it yourself. The Community School of New Hope-Solebury is offering a Japanese Spring Roll Class at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 26. You’ll make them lightly pan fried in healthy safflower oil, with shrimp and mixed vegetables.
Want to know more about the food you eat? We think a lot about how our food tastes, but what about what it does to our bodies? This Thursday, March 26, the Doylestown Food Co-op kicks off its 2015 Farm Fresh Film Series at the County Theater with the documentary Fed Up, an eye-opening expose of the food industry and its connection with obesity.
Grow your own. There are two great gardening classes this week, just in time for spring. Snipes Farm will host a Successful Organic Backyard Gardening Class at 9 am on Saturday, March 28. If you can’t make it on Saturday, or if traditional gardening hurts your back, the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is hosting a Hay Bale Gardening Class at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 1 at the Plumsteadville Grange.
Here comes Peter Cottontail… Load up the kids and enjoy a gourmet meal of carved ham, french toast, bacon, omelets, fresh fruit, and more while mingling with the Easter Bunny himself at the Market at DelVal’s Bunny Brunch this Sunday, March 29 at 9 am.
Restaurant Weeks continue. The last night of the 6th Annual New Hope & Lambertville Restaurant Week is this Thursday, March 26. Don’t miss out. New Hope restaurants on the lineup include: Bitter Bob’s, the Black Bass, Cafe Blue Moose, the Golden Pheasant Inn, the Inn at Phillip’s Mill, Italian Cucina, Karla’s Restaurant & Bar, the Logan Inn, Marsha Brown, Martine’s Riverhouse Restaurant & Bar, Mojito Cuba Caribe, Sprig & Vine, the Raven Resort, Triumph Brewing Company, and Zoubi. For more information and the Lambertville line up, visit the New Hope & Lambertville Restaurant Week web page.
Flemington Restaurant Week and Frenchtown Restaurant Week will also continue through Sunday, March 29. See what our friends at Hunterdon County Taste have to say about the details.
Here’s what you’ll find at area farmers’ markets: Apples, beets, butternut squash, carrots, celeriac (celery root), cheese pumpkins, collard greens, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, micro-greens, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, rutabaga, salad greens, strawberries (frozen), sweet potatoes, turnips, radishes, and wheatgrass.
Most markets will also have eggs from free-range chickens, grass-fed and pastured meats, preserves, specialty foods, baked goods like breads, cakes, cookies and pastries, cheese and yogurt, cider and juice, sauces locally roasted coffee, and interesting crafts from local artisans. For a list of all farmers’ markets in Bucks and nearby, go to our food guide here.
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