It’s the Great Pumpkin, Bucks County!

by guest blogger Elisabeth Villarroel I am lucky enough to pass Solly's Brothers Farm Market in Ivyland on my drive home from work. Many delicious last-minute dinner plans were created by what I found there...

CSAs: It’s like having your own farm

For an updated list of CSAs for 2017, please see our Local Food Guide: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms here. As I sit here writing, appropriately in my kitchen, I look out into my backyard...
Blooming Glen Farm strawberries, photo credit Lynne Goldman

Pick-your-own strawberries in Bucks

It’s strawberry season! Just think of biting into a juicy, ripe, berry that doesn't need a tractor-trailer to reach your mouth! If you’re heading out to one of the many local farms that have PYO strawberries,...
Berry Peach Cobbler

A circus in your mouth

July, 2018 By guest blogger, Rich Baringer, Remember this Seinfeld episode? Kramer: Well, they’re in… Jerry: What’s in? Kramer: The Macanaw peaches, Jerry!  The Macanaw peaches! Jerry: Ah, right.  The ones from Oregon that are only ripe for two weeks...

Not just for carving

by guest blogger Rich Baringer When I was a kid, my grandfather, who was quite the farmer, would always make personalized pumpkins for me, my sister and our cousins. When the pumpkin was very small,...

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...
Bobolink farm house

American cheese: the good kind

The first time I tasted cheese from the Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, I was stunned. I had never tasted cheese like this that wasn’t, well, from Europe. I know that sounds snobbish, but I...

It’s not over yet

If you thought winter approaching meant giving up local produce, eggs, cheese and more, you’re mistaken. Lower Makefield farmer Sandy Guzikowski has been watching the past few years to see what vegetables and fruit are...
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...

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...

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...
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....

Endless Bounty CSA: The fruits of late fall & winter

A relatively new phenomenon, winter CSA's (community supported agriculture farms), are starting to pop up with more frequency in Bucks County. It works the same as a CSA during the regular growing season. You...

Meet your farmer: Beef the way nature intended

Most of us want to eat healthier. Watch the news or read the papers and it can get a little overwhelming. Eat organic? Eat local? No antibiotics or growth hormones? And where can you...
Hershberger hens on pasture_photo credit Lynne Goldman

Meet Your Farmer: Hershberger Heritage Farm

When you can't find good eggs or poultry, raise your own, right? That's what the Laytons decided to do and now they've got a whole farm. NOTE: The Laytons moved to a new location in...
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