We hope you had a great Independence Day weekend. Now, it’s back to the grind… but the fun doesn’t have to end completely. This week is low-key, which is good if you had a little too much fun over the weekend, but there are still great things to do if you want to let the good times roll!

Love Your Local_Golden Pheasant Inn Let someone else cook for you (and save money!) at one of the many locals nights hosted by the fabulous restaurants in this area. Check out our post, Here’s to the Locals, or check out the calendar below to find out who has what.

Go to a farmers’ market. Every week, the produce gets better and better! There are plenty of markets that take place on weeknights too. Find the one nearest to you in our Farmers’ Market Guide.

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And if you want to know what to do with what you find at the farmers’ market… Pennypack Farm & Education Center is sponsoring a Herbs, Pesto and Pickling Demo in Horsham on Thursday evening (July 9) at 7 pm. If you leave the class inspired to make pesto, we’ve got a recipe for you, too: Tomato, Pine Nut and Arugula Pesto with Sausage, pictured above. Yum!

Here’s what you’ll find at area farmers’ markets: Apricots (new!), arugula, basil, beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, broccoli rabe, cabbage, carrots, celery, cherries (new!), chives, cilantro, dill, escarole, fennel,  garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, green onions, cut herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mint, Cherries_Solebury Orchards_July 4 2015_editmushrooms, mustard greens, napa cabbage, new potatoes, oregano, parsley, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, rosemary, sage, scallions, snap peas, spinach, spring onions, spring turnips, Swiss chard, summer squash, thyme, tomatoes, zucchini and more.

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 County and nearby, click here.

On the radar…

  • Bluegrass & Blueberries Festival Peddler’s Village, Lower York Road, Lahaska, PA [Sat & Sun, July 11-12]
  • Summer Pig Roast Sand Castle Winery, 775 River Road, Tinicum, PA [Sun, July 12]

Stay tuned for the top things to do this weekend, coming on Thursday!

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Things You Gotta Do Logo1. Bristol Borough’s First Friday Celebration

5 pm to 8 pm on Friday, July 3 at Bristol Borough, Mill & Radcliffe Streets, Bristol, PA

A lot of towns do First Fridays now, but Bristol’s is special. The historic riverfront town will be celebrating the first Friday of July, just in time for Independence Day weekend with hula hoopists, live music, a beer garden at the King George II Inn, plus fun for the family, including face painting, a caricaturist, and a balloon artist. And of course, there will be food: two food trucks (Taco Rapidos and Billy D’s Barb-B-Que) plus Payne Catering’s “famous” corn on the cob stand.

3. Independence Day Picnic at the Rising Sun Inn

Saturday, July 4 from 11 am to 5 pm at Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA

Beer tasting$1 draft beer, $2 buffalo hot dogs, $3 buffalo burgers, plus a Quoits tournament, live music, oysters on the half shell from 3-5 pm, and a chili cook-off from 2-4 pm. Eat up!

4. Quakertown Community Day

Saturday, July 4 from 8 am to  pm at Memorial Park, Mill Street, Quakertown, PAStack of Pancakes with Syrup; MSClipArt

The annual community party coincides with the fourth of July and is really the quintessential All-American celebration: a pancake breakfast, car show, parade, baseball, live music and fireworks are all on the docket!

Have a great weekend!

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For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.

Hunterdon County Taste Food CalendarWant to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.

 

 

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