Courtesy: Delaware Valley University. Apples growing at the Gemmill Farm

Are your apples organic?

This is the question apple growers in Bucks County get asked all the time. And it’s a tough question because there is no simple answer, and that’s what people often want. Is it, or...

Greens in Winter

Sitting around the kitchen table, nibbling away on Super Bowl Sunday, a friend shared her desire for fresh, local produce… in winter. "Now?" we said, glancing out the window at the frozen snow. "In...

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...
Gold Rush apples; photo by K. Madey

Apples are here!

Apples are beginning to ripen in local orchards in a big way. Here's a listing of apples in Bucks and nearby that are available for sale, and for pick-your-own, as of September 29, 2014. Always...
Purely Farm's Pasture-Raised Meats, Turkey

Fresh turkeys in Bucks – 2015

This post has been updated for 2017. Click here for Fresh Turkeys in Bucks - 2017. Tired of those nasty frozen supermarket turkeys? Here's a list of local farms, markets and caterers that can get...

Tips On Pick-Your-Own Strawberries

For the 2017 update of this post, CLICK HERE. It's a little soggy right now out in our local strawberry fields but the next week or so may be your last chance to eat these...

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...

What do farmers do in the winter?

It may be winter but plenty is still going on at area farms. We checked in with two local farmers to find out how they spend the winter months. For Joanna and Marc Michini of...
Strawberry, Pixabay

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...

Putting up tomatoes – the easy way

It's a beautiful, cool day here in Wycombe. Instead of working at the computer, I'm thinking of "putting up" veggies and fruit. Found this nice website by the Penn State Cooperative Extension that has lots...
Strawberry, Pixabay

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...

Meet Your Farmer: A new generation of Bucks County farmer

The average age of the American farmer is 57 years old and rising, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Meet Tricia Borneman and Tom Murtha, Bucks County farmers who are bucking this trend. Borneman...

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...
Apple Pie

Bucks County apples: Juicy, crunchy and sweet

by guest blogger Susan Sprague Yeske, Autumn means more than pumpkins at Bucks County farms and farm markets; it also means a parade of apples that change weekly, each with its own personality and flavor. With...
Milk House Farm Market sign

Meet Your Farmer: Milk House Farm

Brenda Slack may come from a multi-generational farming family, but in many ways, she's the first. "Farming has always been in my blood," explains Slack, a former mental health therapist. "I always had a garden....
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