Adirondack chairs_cropAh the lazy hot days of summer. Hello July.

It may seem that things are slowing down with the July 4th holiday approaching and folks escaping to wherever they go (Shore? Mountains? Backyard?), but Bucks County is bursting with fresh veggies and fruit, cool wines, delicious ice cream and local cheese.

Grilling for the Fourth. If you’re looking to grill for the holiday, Bucks County has it all. If you are a carnivore, see our post about where to buy meats in Bucks (Where’s the beef? And pork, and lamb, and chicken…). Don’t forget our local farmers’ markets that usually have local grass-fed and pasture-raised meats too. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, well, you couldn’t ask for more beautiful vegetables, herbs and fruits to throw on the grill or in your dishes. Open to some grilling tips and some interesting marinades? See Rich Baringer’s post, Grilling it up for the Fourth.

EggplantTo market, to market. New arrivals this week! Look for lovely basil, eggplant, cucumbers, radicchio, raspberries and blueberries (and maybe cherries). There might even be some cherry tomatoes. You’ll also (probably) find at area farmers’ markets: arugula, beets, bok choi, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collard greens, fennel, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, green onions, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce varieties, mushrooms, new potatoes, radishes, scallions, snap peas, snow peas, spinach, strawberries (maybe), summer squash, Swiss chard, turnips, zucchini and and I’m sure a few things I’ve missed. You’ll also find eggs from pasture-raised chickens, baked goods, pasture-raised beef and pork, cheese, yogurt and lots more. See our listing of area farmers’ markets for the one near you.

Onto to wine. One of the most pleasant things to do this time of year is to visit one of the area wineries, sit back and sip a nice glass of wine, in the shade preferably, with a nice breeze (well, I can dream, can’t I?).

wineAt Old York Cellars in Ringoes they celebrate the summery wine drink, sangria, all summer long, every weekend. Phillips Fine Wines in Stockton holds wine tastings every Saturday. This week it will be three lovely whites from around the globe. Stop by the Chaddsford Winery Tasting Room in Peddler’s Village on Saturday, 2 pm, for a Wine & Ice Cream Social, featuring OwowCow Creamery and Chaddsford wines. What could be bad? RSVP is required, cost is $20 per person. (BTW, Chaddsford also has Sangria Weekends every July weekend.)

Sit outside and listen to music while you sip at Shady Brook Farms in Yardley and the Market at Del Val on Friday evenings at their Wine Concert Series all summer long. And tune into more music at Crossing Vineyards on most Friday evenings during the summer.

Shepard-Valley_Reading-TermOnto to cheese. Stop by the Tubby Olive in Newtown as they highlight cheeses from Valley Shepherd Creamery, a 120 acre sheep, goat and cow farm and artisanal cheese making operation located in Long Valley, N.J. The cheese tasting and presentation will be on Sunday, June 30th, from 12 pm – 2 pm. Enjoy samplings of a variety of cheeses paired with white and dark balsamics. Learn all about Valley Shepherd and the cheese making process from Reading Terminal Market retail manager and cheese expert Zeke Ferguson. I’ve had their cheese in several markets, including the Reading Terminal, and it is very good.

For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County. Have a cool weekend and a safe July 4th holiday. Follow Bucks County Taste also on Facebook and Twitter.

Bucks County Food CalendarFriday, June 28:

  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market – Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA [4 – 8 pm]
  • Beer Tasting, Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4 – 8 pm]
  • Friday Freestyle Flights of Wine – The Washington House, 136 N. Main Street , Sellersville, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Wine Concert Series – The Market by Shady Brook Farm at Delaware Valley College, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Wine Concert Series – Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA [6 – 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]
  • Wine Tasting for Singles – Crossing Vineyards, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • Cool Tunes – Crossing Vineyards, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [8 – 10 pm]
  • Friday Night Fireworks – New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ [9:30 – 10:30 pm]

Saturday, June 29:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market – W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA [7 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]
  • Wrightstown Farmers’ Market – Wrightstown Twp. Municipal Bldg (parking lot), 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stangl Factory Farmers’ Market – Stangl Factory, 12 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 2 pm]
  • Stockton Market, 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [9:00 am – 4 pm]
  • Joyful Noise V Community Music Festival (Quakertown Food Pantry) – St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Applebachsville, Old Bethlehem Rd, Haycock, PA [10 am – 7 pm]
  • Free lunch – St. Martin of Tours Parish, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA [11:30 am – 1 pm]
  • Summer Sangria – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Wine & Ice Cream Social – Chaddsford Winery Tasting Room, Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA [2 – 3:30 pm]
  • Old Fashioned Church Picnic – Evangelical Lutheran Church of Spinnerstown, Church Grove, 1565 Sleepy Hollow Road, Spinnerstown, PA [2 – 7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing – New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 8 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]

Sunday, June 30:

  • Firehouse Breakfast – Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA [8 am – 12 pm]
  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market – Dvoor Farm, Route 12 Circle, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Frenchtown Farmers’ Market – Kathee’s General Store, 4 Kingwood Avenue, Frenchtown, NJ [10 am – 2 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [10 am – 4 pm]
  • Valley Shepherd Creamery Tasting – The Tubby Olive, 17 S. State Street, Newtown, PA [12 – 2 pm]
  • Summer Sangria – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Jazzy Sundays – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [2 – 5 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing – New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 7 pm]

Monday, July 1:

  • Burger Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 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]
  • Sicily & South Italy Wine Dinner – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Rd , Fountainville, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Tuesday, July 2:

  • 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]
  • Wings and Yuengs – Jamison Grill, 2600 York Road Jamison, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Food, Wine, Beer & Spirits Tastings – Old Bethlehem Road Hotel, 243 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Weeknight Meals from the Grill – Carlow Cookery, Doylestown Shopping Center, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • Gluten Free / Healthy Living Support Group – Medicine in Balance, 940 Town Center Drive, Suite F-90, Langhorne, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Wednesday, July 3:

  • Harvests at Del Val College for the Food Pantry – Delaware Valley College, 700 E Butler Ave Doylestown, PA [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 – 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]
  • Kids Eat Free Night – Jamison Grill, 2600 York Road Jamison, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Burger Night – Jamison Grill, 2600 York Road Jamison, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Schnitzel Night – United German Hungarians Club, 4666 Bristol Rd, Bensalem, PA [5:30 – 7:30 pm]
  • Supper Club – The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA [6 – 10 pm]

Thursday, July 4 HOLIDAY:

  • Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market – Veterans Square Park, Edgewood and Heacock Rds, Lower Makefield, PA [SPECIAL TIME 1 – 4 pm]
  • Community Hero Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Mexican Night – Jamison Grill, 2600 York Road Jamison, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Gluten-Free Italian – Casa Casale, #1 and #2 Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA [6:30 – 9 pm]

Coming up:

  • BCFA Summer Farm Tour: Flint Hill Farm – Flint Hill Farm & Education Center, 1922 Flint Hill Road, Coopersburg, PA [Sat July 13 – 4 – 6:30 pm]
  • Bluegrass & Blueberries Festival – Peddlers Village, Route 202, Lahaska, PA [July 13 & 14, 10 am – 6 pm]
  • Farm to Table Dinner – Blue Moon Acres Farm, 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, NJ [Sun July 14, 5- 8 pm](Benefit for Trenton Area Soup Kitchen)
  • 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner at Historic Lindsay Farm – Lindsay Farm, 545 Almshouse Rd, Warminster, PA [Sat July 27, 6 – 8:30 pm](Benefit for the Heritage Conservancy)

For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County. Follow Bucks County Taste also on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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