Today is Christmas Eve… depending on your level of organization, you’re probably either serenely baking cookies or making a mad dash to the stores, trying to figure out what to get that relative who seems to have everything (if you celebrate Christmas, of course). If you’re doing the latter, keep your road rage in check and remember: don’t be a Scrooge! We hope that you all have a fantastic holiday and a chance to relax.

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Which leads to our next point. If you just want to sit down with family and friends to a nice holiday meal, many of the restaurants in Hunterdon and Bucks County are kind enough to stay open Christmas Eve (today, Wednesday, December 24) and Christmas (tomorrow, Thursday, December 25). We’ve rounded up a pretty comprehensive list, which you can read here.

Lumberville General Store Supper Club

A hidden gem. We’ve written about the Lumberville General Store Supper Club before, but in case you don’t know, the historical general store adjacent to the Black Bass Hotel in Lumberville, PA is serving some delicious prix fixe meals of its own. The supper club will be undergoing renovations in the New Year, but in the meantime, they’re open this Friday and Saturday evening, December 26 and 27 (here’s this weekend’s menu). There are four seatings each night, at 6 pm, 6:30 pm, 8 pm, and 8:30. Bring your own bottle of wine and enjoy an intimate, expertly prepared meal in a unique setting. [Note: they also have one of the best deals around for New Year’s Eve. See our post here.]

Stockton Market LogoLocal flavor. If you have out-of-town guests, head across the river to Stockton, NJ this weekend and take them to the Stockton Market (open Friday 3-7 pm, Saturday 9 am – 4 pm, and Sunday 10 am -4 pm) . Your companions will love the abundance of local foods and gorgeous handmade goods. It’s also a wonderful place to get lunch on a weekend. After helping myself to far too many cookies, buttery things, creamy things, and well, frankly, a few too many glasses of wine, I head to the market for a fresh pressed green juice called the Energizer from the juice bar, Juice Matters. Or, just keep indulging and head to More Than Q BBQ for their excellent pulled pork. There are still a few days until your New Year’s resolutions kick in, so you may as well live a little. The Drinking Chocolate at Sciascia Confections is another favorite and makes a great gift (try spiking it with Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey).

Champagne toastNew Year’s Eve. Next Wednesday, December 31, marks the last day of 2014. Make it special by going out to one of the many restaurants offering special menus, complimentary champagne toasts, live music, and the likes. Read our post here to find out who’s open for New Year’s Eve in Bucks and nearby.

To market, to market. The Wrightstown Winter Market takes place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month through April. The New Hope Indoor Farmers Market happens every Thursday throughout the winter season (except December 25) at the Event Center by Cornerstone (formerly the Eagle Fire Hall) and the Princeton Winter Market occurs once monthly (next date: January 15). In Flemington, the Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers’ Market returns Sunday, January 18 from 11 am to 1 pm with 14 farmers and vendors. It takes place at the Dvoor Farm, off the Route 12 circle. The market will be held the third Sunday of every month. The Stockton Farmers Market, the Stangl Factory Farmers Market and the Quakertown Farmers Market are open year round.

Honey crisp apples from Solebury Orchards_Oct 2014Here’s what you’ll find at area farmers’ markets:  Apples (Keepsake, Braeburn, Fuji, Gold Rush, Pink Lady, Stayman Winesap), 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, swiss chard, tatsoi, turnips, watermelon 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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Wednesday, December 24:Bucks County Food Calendar

  • Going out for Christmas Eve – Bucks and Hunterdon Counties [All day]

Thursday, December 25:

  • Going out for Christmas – Bucks and Hunterdon Counties [All day]

Friday, December 26:

  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [3 – 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]
  • Friday Freestyle Flights of Wine – The Washington House, 136 N. Main Street , Sellersville, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Prime Rib Night – Carversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA [5:30 – 11 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]

Saturday, December 27:

  • 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]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, PA [9 am – 9 pm]
  • Wrightstown Winter Farmers Market – Wrightstown Farmers Market, 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA [10 – 11 am]
  • Free lunch – St. Martin of Tours Parish, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA [11:30 am – 1 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]

Sunday, December 28:

  • Firehouse Breakfast – Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA [8 am – 12 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]
  • Sunday Brunch – The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA [11 am – 3 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]
  • Dinner with Friends – Bux-Mont Christian Church, 400 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland, PA [5:30 – 6:30 pm]

Monday, December 29:

  • Burger Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Locals Night at Caleb’s – Caleb’s American Kitchen, U.S. 202, New Hope, PA [5 – 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, December 30:

  • Cheese Steak Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Lobster Fest – The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Locals Nights at DeAnna’s – DeAnna’s Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 9:30 pm]
  • All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Night – Bell’s Tavern, 183 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Locals Hamburger Night – Carversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA [5:30 – 11 pm]
  • Prime Rib Night – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 8 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]

Wednesday, December 31:

  • Going out for New Year’s Eve – Bucks and Hunterdon Counties [All day]

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