How would you answer this question?

You know it’s August when…

Here’s Bucks County Taste’s answer.

Heirloom tomatoes; photo by L. Goldman

1. Tomatoes & Corn Dinner. We drove up to Lake Nockamixon yesterday and on the way home I counted at least 10 farm stands on Route 413. Some were regular farm markets, some a flat-bed truck pulled over to the side of the road, and many just what folks had put out from their backyard gardens with an “honor” box to pay.

The Logan Inn is celebrating the bounty of August —particularly tomatoes and corn—this Wednesday, August 12 with a special 4-course dinner. The chefs will be picking the produce themselves, going to the farms the day before the dinner.

Here’s a peek at the menu: Tomato & Watermelon Salad (with heirloom tomatoes from Blooming Glen Farm); Seared Barnegat Light Scallops with creamed sweet corn, green tomato, and pickled local chanterelles; Pan Roasted Free Range Chicken with tomato & corn wheat berry risotto, pico de gallo, and yellow tomato coulis; and for dessert, Sweet Corn Cremé Brulee with honey tomato compote (prepared by Chef Skylar Bird from Cafe Blue Moose!). For more information, click here. To RSVP, call the Logan Inn at 215.862.2300.

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2. The 67th Middletown Grange Fair. This is Bucks County’s “county fair,” complete with livestock competitions, 4-H Bunny Clubs (and chickens, and gerbils, and lambs, and cows…), John Deere tractors, pig races, amusement rides and funnel cakes. The food is pretty standard fair food (“Get your fried stuff here!”) but the chicken dinner is GOOD. Grange volunteers cook up delicious chickens on a large grill in the back of the Grange Hall, and serve up half chickens with an ear of local corn, local tomatoes, mashed potatoes, biscuit, and a Goodnoe’s ice cream cup.

Although the fair begins on Wednesday, the Grange Chicken Dinner doesn’t begin until Thursday (through Saturday). Tickets go on sale at 3:30 pm until they sell out – which they do. Admittance to the fair is free but parking is $10 per car. So park, go directly to the ticket office across from the Grange Hall, buy your Chicken Dinner tickets and then start strolling around the grounds. For more information, see the Middletown Grange Fair website.

Related posts: Food at the Middletown Grange Fair, 2010 Middletown Grange Fair, 61st Annual Grange Fair Opens Today

 

3. Zucchini Races at the Lower Makefield Farmers Market. Could you make a zucchini into a moving race car? It’s not easy, but each year lots of kids in Lower Makefield give it a try. What’s really fun is seeing all the creative and amazing cars that children and adults alike put together. The decorations are great and the engineering impressive (except most don’t make it to the finish line even with the help of gravity). Entrants must register by 5:00 pm and the races begin at 5:30 pm. See the market’s YouTube channel for the video I took in 2010. Click here for more information about the zucchini races, including the rules and entry form.

Related posts: And the winners are…zucchini racers 2011, May the best zucchini win

 

Blackberries_Shady Brook_photo credit L. Goldman

Here’s what you’ll find at area farmers’ markets: Everything!! Apricots, blackberries, canary melons, cantaloupes, honeydew melons, nectarines (new!), peaches, plums, raspberries, watermelon, arugula, basil, yellow & green string beans, beets,  bok choi, cabbage,  carrots, celery, cilantro, collard greens, cucumbers, dandelion greens, dill, eggplant, endive, escarole, fennel, garlic, head lettuce, herbs, kale, leeks, millet, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, varieties of onions, parsley, peas, numerous varieties of peppers, pickle cukes, white & red potatoes, radicchio, radishes, romaine, salad mix, scallions, shallots, sorrel, spinach, summer squash, sweet corn, Swiss chard, tatsoi, tomatillos, tomatoes (Heirloom, slicing, cherry & grape), turnips, zucchini, and edible and fresh-cut flowers. [Availability will vary by market.]

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…

  • Bucks County Taste Dinner Club: Be Amazed at Maize[Only 3 tickets left!] Maize Restaurant, West Walnut Street, Perkasie, PA [Aug 16] Click here for more information.
  • Celebrity Chef Farm to Table Dinner – Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA [Aug 22]

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

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For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County, or click the “continue reading” link below.

Eating in Hunterdon County? Check out our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar too!

Monday, August 10:              Bucks County Food Calendar

  • Burger Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Coffee Happy Hour – Iron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Lambertville Local Love – Lambertville House, 32 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 9 pm]
  • Locals Night – Caleb’s American Kitchen, U.S. 202, New Hope, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Lobster Extravaganza – The Stockton Inn, 1 Main Street, Stockton, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Chef’s Choice Prix Fixe – Hearth, 7 East Ferry Street New Hope, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Monday Night Mexican & Blues Night – Fran’s Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA [5:30 – 10 pm]
  • Monday Wine Special plus Surf & Turf – Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA [5:30 – 10 pm]
  • Half Price Burgers Night Continental Tavern, 2 North Main Street Yardley, PA [6 – 10 pm]
  • All You Can Eat Wings – Fireside Smokehouse, 237 Elmwood Ave, Feasterville, PA [7 – 10 pm]

Tuesday, August 11:

  • Langhorne Farmers’ Market – Jesse Soby American Legion Post, 115 W Richardson Ave, Langhorne, PA [3 – 6:30 pm]
  • Cheese Steak Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • All You Can Eat Crabs Legs & Trivia Night – Fran’s Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Coffee Happy HourIron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Lobster Fest – The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Locals Nights – DeAnna’s Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 9:30 pm]
  • Lobster Extravaganza – The Stockton Inn, 1 Main Street, Stockton, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Night – Bell’s Tavern, 183 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Locals Hamburger NightCarversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA [5:30 – 11 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Food for Thought: Book club Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA [6:15 – 8 pm]

Wednesday, August 12:

  • 67th Annual Middletown Grange FairMiddletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 10 pm]
  • Community Lunch – Centenary United Methodist Church, North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ
  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 – 9 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Coffee Happy Hour – Iron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Locals Night El Tule, 49 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 9 pm]
  • Mexican Night – Taste of the World, Union Square, New Hope, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Locals Nights – DeAnna’s Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 9:30 pm]
  • Lobster ExtravaganzaThe Stockton Inn, 1 Main Street, Stockton, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Steak Night – Fran’s Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA [5:30 – 10 pm]
  • Relax and Un-Wine: Wine & Cheese Night – Carriage House Restaurant -Route 29, Gravel Pike, East Greenville, PA [6 – 10 pm]
  • The Raven Supper Club – Poe Bistro Lounge, 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [6:30 – 10 pm]
  • Tomato & Corn Dinner The Logan Inn, 10 West Ferry St, New Hope, PA [7 – 10 pm]
  • Rib Night – Fireside Smokehouse, 237 Elmwood Ave, Feasterville, PA [7 – 10 pm]

Thursday, August 13:

  • 67th Annual Middletown Grange FairMiddletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 10 pm]
  • Dutch Country Farmers Market – 19 Commerce St, Flemington, NJ [10 am – 6 pm]
  • Locals Night – Taste of the World, Union Square, New Hope, PA [2:30 – 3:30 pm]
  • Lower Makefield Farmers’ MarketEdgewood Road & Heacock Road, Yardley, PA [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Community Hero Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – DeAnna’s, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Lobster Madness – Dockside Market & Grill, 148 Route 31, Flemington, NJ [4:30 – 8 pm]
  • Coffee Happy Hour – Iron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Clam BakeLogan Inn, 10 West Ferry Street, New Hope, PA This recurring event is part of a series.[5 – 8 pm]
  • Italian Night – Lovin’ Oven 62A Trenton Ave. (Route 29) Frenchtown NJ [5 – 9 pm]
  • Lobster Extravaganza – The Stockton Inn, 1 Main Street, Stockton, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Fajita-Rita Night! – Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Half Priced Burgers – River Blue Cafe, 51 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ [5:30 – 8:30 pm]
  • All You Can Eat Pasta or Wings Night – Fran’s Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA [5:30 – 10 pm]
  • Complimentary Beer Tastings – Iron Abbey, 680 North Easton Road, Horsham, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • Highland Dinner Club’s 100th Dinner The Local, 4935 River Road, Point Pleasant, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Friday, August 14:

  • 67th Annual Middletown Grange FairMiddletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 11 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market – Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA [4 – 7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4 – 8 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – Deanna’s, 54 N. Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Coffee Happy Hour Iron Abbey, 680 Easton Road, Horsham, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Lobster Extravaganza The Stockton Inn, 1 Main Street, Stockton, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Spaghetti Dinner Delaware Valley Fire Company, Headquarters Road, Erwinna, PA [5:30 – 7:30 pm]
  • Prime Rib Night – Carversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA [5:30 – 11 pm]
  • Wine and Music Under the Stars – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • unWINEd Wine Concert Series – The Market by Shady Brook Farm at Delaware Valley College, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Music, Pizza & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Friday Night UnWined Concert Series – Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Morrisville, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Food Truck Fridays – Bucks County Brewery, 31 Appletree Lane, Pipersville, PA [6 – 10 pm]

Saturday, August 15:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market – W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Yardley Farmers Market – Main Street and Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA [8 am – 12 pm]
  • West Amwell Township Farmers Market – 150 Rocktown Lambertville Rd, Lambertville, NJ [8 am – 1 pm]
  • Dutch Country Farmers Market – 19 Commerce St, Flemington, NJ [8 am – 3 pm]
  • Sergeantsville Farmer’s Market – Routes 604 and 12, Sergeantsville, NJ [8:30 am – 12 pm]
  • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market – Plumsteadville Grange, Keller’s Church Road and Route 611, Plumsteadville, PA [9 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Wrightstown Farmers Market – Wrightstown Township Municipal Bldg (parking lot), 2203 2nd Street Pike, Newtown, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Washington Crossing Farm Market – River Road & Route 532, Washington Crossing, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Holland Township Farmers’ Market – 971 Milford-Warren Glen Road (Route 519), Milford, NJ [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Perkasie Farmers’ Market – Perkasie Farmers’ Market, 7th and Market Streets, Perkasie, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stangl Factory Farmers’ Market – Stangl Factory, 12 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 2 pm]
  • Stockton Market19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [9 am – 4 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers MarketQuakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, PA [9 am – 9 pm]
  • 67th Annual Middletown Grange FairMiddletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 11 pm]
  • Wine & Yoga Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Cellars, Ringoes, NJ [11 am – 1 pm]
  • Peachy Fun DaysShady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Morrisville, PA [11 am – 4 pm]
  • Summer Lunch Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [11:30 am – 2:30 pm]
  • Gravity Hill Farm Market – Gravity Hill Farm, 67 Pleasant Valley Road, Titusville, NJ [12 – 4:30 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Stockton Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse Farm TourBobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, 369 Stamets Road, Milford, NJ [2 – 3 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • Lobster Extravaganza – The Stockton Inn, 1 Main Street, Stockton, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Music, Pizza & Merlot Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]

Sunday, August 16:

  • Breakfast Riegelsville Fire Company, 333 Delaware Road, Riegelsville, PA [8 am – 12:30 pm]
  • BreakfastSilverdale Fire Co, 111 Main Street, Silverdale, PA [8 am – 1 pm – call first]
  • 67th Annual Middletown Grange FairMiddletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 5 pm]
  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market – Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St., off the Route 12 circle in Raritan Township [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Sunday Brunch – The Hearth, 7 East Ferry Street, New Hope, PA [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [10 am – 4 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA [10 am – 5 pm]
  • Gravity Hill Farm Market – Gravity Hill Farm, 67 Pleasant Valley Road, Titusville, NJ [10:30 am – 2:30 pm]
  • Sunday BrunchThe Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA [11 am – 3 pm]
  • Peachy Fun DaysShady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Morrisville, PA [11 am – 4 pm]
  • Summer LunchHamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [11:30 am – 2:30 pm]
  • Jazzy Sundays – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [2 – 5 pm]
  • Lobster Extravaganza – The Stockton Inn, 1 Main Street, Stockton, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Bucks County Taste Dinner Club: Be Amazed at MaizeMaize Restaurant, West Walnut Street, Perkasie, PA [6:30 – 9 pm] Click here for more information.

On the radar…

  • Celebrity Chef Farm to Table Dinner – Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA [Aug 22]

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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