PInk Lady Apples

The Apple Report for Bucks County, PA and nearby

Now that we are all embracing the fall weather, it's time to welcome the abundance of seasonal produce. Apples are already ripe and being picked at local orchards, and there are plenty more on the...
Blueberries at Shady Brook Farm

Blueberries, cherries and raspberries in Bucks County, PA

You know July is here when…the blueberries start coming in, along with tart cherries. Raspberries are ripening here and there, and even an occasional peach. But don’t dawdle. It’s a short season for these...
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Pick-your-own strawberries in Bucks County: 2017

One of the special things about living in Bucks County is the opportunity to pick your own produce. Hopefully you've had the pleasure of picking strawberries, straight from the vine after a long day in the...

Baking matzah for the first time

This post was updated 3/22/18 I am 49 years old, and I am baking matzah for the first time in my life. Not that baking your own matzah is a normal thing for an average Jewish-American...

Pennsylvania whiskey and local farms

What does whiskey have to do with local farming? Ask Laura Fields, founder of the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation, and she'll tell you. “American whiskey needs American farmers and vice versa,” she explains. “Bourbon is liquid...

Bucks County maple syrup!

This is the second of a two-part series about local maple syrup—which is rare in these parts. But thanks to Chris & Elizabeth Wampole and friends, we've got Bucks County maple syrup. by guest blogger Carolynn...

Maple syrup season in Pennsylvania 2017

This is the first of a two-part series about local maple syrup—which is rare in these parts. Next month we'll visit Winfield Farm in Tinicum Township, Bucks County. by guest blogger Carolynn Fedor, When Jim Myers...
Greenstraw juices

How to kick-start the new year in Bucks County

We all wish for a healthier New Year—and maybe a slimmer waist. It doesn't help that the holiday season is typically filled with baked goods and champagne toasts. But it's nice to start the new...
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2016 – The year in review, or delicious posts you may have missed

Every year, as I prepare to do this post, I look back at all the articles we have published. And I'm always amazed and humbled. What started as "just a blog" nine years ago...
Peddler's Village apple pie

16 ways to get your fall flavor fix

Apple pie, caramel apples, pumpkin and cinnamon, cranberry, butternut squash — these are just some of the iconic fall flavors that we crave so much. Forget about all the pumpkin spice hype, there are plenty of...

The Great 2016 Pumpkin Report

"There are three things that I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin." — Linus, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown What you should discuss is how many pumpkins can fit in...
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Farmers Market Report: August 3, 2016

Sorry to interrupt your day but this message is brief: You can now pick your own watermelons. You can also buy local, fresh watermelon at certain farmers markets in the area, but at Peace Valley...
Malaika Spencer; photo credit Lynne Goldman

Meet Your Farmer: Malaika Spencer, Roots to River Farm

The past ten years—the last five in particular—has seen a large influx of young farmers in Bucks County. They are passionate about growing healthy, fresh food using sustainable and organic practices. In this series,...

Get ready for the berries!

We've updated this post for 2017. Click here for the latest. Blueberries, raspberries, cherries, oh my! And it's July, which means the blueberries are coming in, followed by the cherries, and then raspberries. Farmer Caleb Torrice, who with...
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Pick-your-own strawberries in Bucks County: 2016

For the 2017 update of this post, CLICK HERE. If you've lived in Pennsylvania, it's safe to say there is a good chance you have picked your own produce at one point. Hopefully you've had...
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