Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer season. I’m not happy about this, but cancelling the holiday will, alas, not stop the coming of cooler weather. Thankfully, this week is packed with events that keep the flavors and fun of summer going for one more beautiful week.

Rutgers Tomatoes

Food Festivals this week. The Great Tomato Tasting at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative gives you the chance to taste over 80 heirloom and hybrid varieties of beefsteak, plum, cherry, and grape tomatoes TONIGHT. Other highlights include tasting of apples and peaches from the Experiment Station’s Tree Fruit Breeding Program along with varieties of basil and honey. This sounds delicious and I can’t imagine anything more summer-like to do to cling to what’s left of the season. Sorry for the late notice, but the event takes place TODAY from 3 pm to 7:30 pm. There’s still time!

Tonight and tomorrow night (Thursday, August 28), Matt’s Red Rooster Grill in Flemington is hosting their Ribfest. Rib lovers can treat themselves to a prix fixe four course meat-centric meal: Lamb Ribs, Pork Ribs and Beef Short Ribs are all on the menu. Go with an appetite, but be warned: this is probably not a great event for you to wear your Labor Day whites.

crab legsIf seafood is your thing, head to Fountainville this weekend for the Crabfest at the Vintage Grille. A ticket gets you a pound and a half of snow crab clusters and melted butter, Old Bay hand cut fries, local corn on the cob and coleslaw. This is the last Crabfest of the season and will be starting on Friday evening and continuing throughout the Labor Day weekend, while supplies last. Calling ahead is recommended.

Last but not least, the Polish American Festival and Country Fair at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa will be this weekend and next. Don’t miss the chance to sample Polish delicacies (read: Pierogies) and check out the 49th year of this festival. If it’s been going on this long, it’s got to be good.

Before you miss your chance… Miss Maxwell’s Clam Bar at Hamilton’s Grill Room ends September 3 and Old York Cellar’s Wine & Music Under the Stars will have its last go for the season this Friday, August 29.

To market, to market. Here’s what you can expect to find at local farmers markets this week.

Just arrived! Plums, Broccoli Raab
On it’s way out (don’t wait!): cherry tomatoes, scallions, summer squash, and melons.

Basil, beets, black-eye peas, cabbage, cantaloupe, chives, cilantro, non-GMO sweet CORN, cucumbers (slicing & picking), dill, eggplant,garlic (fresh and cured), green beans and yellow wax beans, ground cherries, Tuscan and curly kale, lettuce, lettuce microgreens, lettuce mix, mint, mushrooms, okra, torpedo onions, parsley, peaches, peppers (sweet, frying, poblano, hot), plums, radishes, fingerling potatoes, rosemary, sage, spring onions, summer squash, tomatoes (cherry, heirloom, plum, roma), wheat grass, tomatillos, watermelon, zucchini, and flower bouquets.

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, 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.

On the radar…

  • Doylestown Food Co-op Farm to Table Tapas Dinner – Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA [Sat, Sept 6]
  • Blue Moon Acres Farm to Table Dinner – Blue Moon Acres, 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, NJ [Sun, Sept 14]
  • The Art of Preservation: A Farm to Table Event – Historic Kirkland Farm, 2510 Old Bethlehem Road, Springtown, PA [Sat, Sept 20]
  • None Such Farm to TableNone Such Farm Market, 4458 York Road, Buckingham, PA [Sun, Sept 21]

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Bucks County Food CalendarWednesday, August 27:

  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 pm – 9 pm]
  • Great Tomato Tasting – Snyder Research & Extension Farm, 140 Locust Grove Road, Pittstown, NJ [3 pm – 7:30 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Miss Maxwell’s Clam Bar – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Four Course Ribfest Tasting – Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, 22 Bloomfield Ave, Flemington, NJ [5:30 – 11 pm]
  • The Italian Grill Cooking Demonstration – Carlow Cookery, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Thursday, August 28:

  • Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market – Veterans Square Park, Edgewood and Heacock Rds, Lower Makefield, 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]
  • Clam Bake – Logan Inn, 10 West Ferry Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Crab Night – Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Fajita-Rita Night! – Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Four Course Ribfest Tasting – Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, 22 Bloomfield Ave, Flemington, NJ [5:30 – 11 pm]
  • Complimentary Beer Tasting – Iron Abbey, 680 North Easton Road, Horsham, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • Miss Maxwell’s Swan Hotel Supper Club – Anton’s at the Swan, 43 South Main Street, Lambertville, NJ [7 – 9 pm]
  • Wines of France Tasting – Carlow Cookery, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • BYOB Paint Party at the Vintage Grille – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Fountainville, PA [7:30 – 10 pm]

Friday, August 29:

  • Crabfest at the Vintage Grille – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Fountainville, PA [4 – 11 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4 – 8 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market – Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA [4 – 7 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – Deanna’s, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Hatboro Farmers Market – Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 North York Road, Hatboro, PA [6 – 8 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, 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}
  • Wine and Music Under the Stars – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • unWINEd Wine Concert – Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA [6:30 – 9:30 pm]

Saturday, August 30:

  • Crabfest at the Vintage Grille – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Fountainville, PA [4 – 11 pm]
  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market – W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Indian Valley Farmers’ Market – Penn Avenue and Main Street, Telford, PA [8:30 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Sergeantsville Farmers’ Market – Across from Delaware Township Building, Route 604, Sergeantsville, NJ [8:30 – 12 pm]
  • Perkasie Farmers’ Market – 7th and Market Sts, Perkasie, PA [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market – Plumsteadville Grange, 5901 Easton Rd (Route 611 & Keller’s Church Rd), Plumsteadville, PA [9 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA [9 am – 9 pm]
  • Stangl Factory Farmers’ Market – Stangl Factory, 12 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 2 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 4 pm]
  • Washington Crossing Park’s Farmers’ Market – River Road & Route 532, Washington Crossing, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Wrightstown Farmers Market – Wrightstown Twp. Municipal Bldg (parking lot), 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Chicken Barbecue – Sandy Ridge Farm Market, 925 Sandy Ridge Road, Doylestown, PA [11 am – 4 pm]
  • Free Lunch – St. Martin of Tours Parish, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA [11:30 am – 1 pm]
  • 2014 49th Annual Polish-American Festival – National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [12 – 8 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Music Under the Arbor – Alba Vineyard & Winery, 269 Route 627, Village of Finesville, Milford, NJ [1:30 – 5 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • Sum Pig Food Truck @ Bucks County Brewery & Hewn Spirits – Bucks County Brewery, 31 Appletree Lane, Pipersville, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]

Sunday, August 31:

  • Crabfest at the Vintage Grille – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Fountainville, PA [4 – 11 pm]
  • Firehouse Breakfast – Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown [8 am – 12 pm]
  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market – Dvoor Farm, Route 12 Circle, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA [10 am – 5 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [10 am – 4 pm]
  • Sunday Brunch – The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA [11 am – 3 pm]
  • 2014 49th Annual Polish-American Festival – National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [12 – 8 pm]
  • Labor Day Picnic at the Rising Sun Inn – Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA [12 – 8 pm]
  • Music Under the Arbor – Alba Vineyard & Winery, 269 Route 627, Village of Finesville, Milford, NJ [1:30 – 5 pm]
  • Jazzy Sundays – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [2 – 5 pm]
  • Sunday Supper at the Vintage Grille – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [4 – 10 pm]

Monday, September 1 (LABOR DAY):

  • 2014 49th Annual Polish-American Festival – National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [12 – 8 pm]
  • Burger Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Chef’s Choice Prix Fixe – Hearth, 7 East Ferry Street New Hope, PA [5 – 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]

Tuesday, September 2:

  • Tuesday Farm Market at Gravity Hill – Gravity Hill Farm, Pleasant Valley Road, Titusville, NJ [1 – 6 pm]
  • Langhorne Farmers’ Market – Jesse Soby American Legion Post, 115 W. Richardson Ave., Langhorne, PA [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Cheese Steak Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Night – Bell’s Tavern, 183 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Lobster Fest – The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Lobster Night – The Pineville Tavern, 1098 Durham Road, Pineville, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Gluten Free/Healthy Living Support Group – Medicine in Balance, 940 Town Center Drive, Suite F-90, Langhorne, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Wednesday, September 3:

  • Quakertown Block Party – Quakertown, PA [7 – 10 am][Yes, it’s in the morning. Being filmed by TV.]
  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 pm – 9 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Miss Maxwell’s Clam Bar – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Schnitzel Night – United German Hungarians Club, 4666 Bristol Road, Bensalem, PA [5:30 – 7:30 pm]

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