Brenda Slack may come from a multi-generational farming family, but in many ways, she’s the first.
“Farming has always been in my blood,” explains Slack, a former mental health therapist. “I always had a garden. I needed it as my therapy outside of work. I like to be in the sun, in the rain, in [...]
I meet more and more people these days who are thinking more carefully about the type of food they put into their bodies, not just how much. Be it organic, gluten-free, whole foods, vegetarian or vegan, people are paying more attention to what they eat, and how it affects their body and general well-being.
The average age of the American farmer is 57 years old and rising, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Meet Tricia Borneman and Tom Murtha, Bucks County farmers who are bucking this trend.
Borneman and Murtha run Blooming Glen Farm, a 35 acre farm in Blooming Glen, Upper Bucks County. It is [...]
The word for this week – and month – is HARVEST. Everywhere I look on the food calendar there are harvest festivals going on. Farm-to-table dinners, wine festivals and farmers’ markets bursting with beautiful vegetables. Wycombe Vineyards is even calling for volunteer grape-pickers to help bring in their grape harvest (Sunday, 9/15, lunch [...]
Growing up in Philadelphia with a high school history teacher as a father and observing the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, it was easy to get a little tired of “history.” It’s all around us. Which makes it all the more fun when someone comes across a new pocket of history that was waiting to be [...]
I first encountered Jean Childs Buzgo through one of her paintings, naturally. It was a painting of a table at the Café at Rosemont, the charming restaurant north of Stockton that recently closed. It was a favorite of many, especially for weekend brunch, and will be sorely missed. The painting was actually one [...]
It’s common at this time of year to look back and reflect on the year that has been. It’s been a good one for Bucks County food. I’ve been privileged to write about many interesting people and great food. As I reviewed my posts, I decided that rather than do a “best of” piece, I’d [...]
What do you think the “don’t miss” food experiences are in Bucks County and nearby? A delicious burger, a delightful cocktail, a perfect view? Or how about the “feel” of the place, and the way the bartender or wait staff know you, and what you like. What are your favorite experiences and places to go [...]
Many of you may have known Miles Slack. Some of you did not. But I bet many of you ate his vegetables and fruit, sold at a small farm stand by the road in Furlong, along Forest Grove Road.
The sign says “The Center Farm,” so don’t be fooled. The [...]
I was seeing RED everywhere. Then signs for “Lobster.” Then…Trinity Episcopal Church. Huh? What exactly was going on in Solebury, and where did lobster come into it?
I was, of course, suspicious. Lobster? In Bucks County? I’m a snob. We go to Maine every year and gorge ourselves on very, very fresh lobster. We sit [...]
I had heard about this a few months ago but now it’s big news (in the Intelligencer). It seems the famous Iron Chef Jose Garces has decided Upper Bucks County is a good place to farm (really?). The celebrity chef and owner of seven popular Philadelphia restaurants recently bought a [...]
Have you ever had a Bucks County Biscotti? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing. As I write, I’m eating one of their Classic Anise Almond and it’s delicious. Subtly sweet with tiny anise seeds that give a little punch of licorice flavor and great texture. They’re really outstanding.
Everything—and I [...]
John Fezzuoglio, owner and master ice cream maker at oWowCow Creamery in Ottsville, is down for the count from Lyme Disease. Hope you feel better real soon, John, [...]
by guest blogger Rich Baringer
Not too long ago, my wife and I were talking about how interesting it is that the trendy thing to do these days is to eat like people did 150 years ago—local, fresh, natural. It may be the “in” thing to do, but I think we finally have a [...]
As I’ve been getting to know the local food scene, I’ve met some great people, including some gifted food writers and cooks. Here’s a few food blogs by local chefs, home cooks and bakers. When I get my act together, I’ll make a separate page on Bucks County Taste listing all these great writers and [...]
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