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...
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...
PInk Lady Apples

The 2015 Apple Report

Apples are beginning to ripen in local orchards in a big way. Solebury Orchards says it’s a good year for apples (yay!). In Bucks County, apple season begins late summer and continues through mid-November. Here's...

Blueberries, cherries and raspberries, oh my!

We've updated this post for 2017. Click here for the latest. You know it’s July when…the blueberries start coming in, along with tart cherries. Raspberries are ripening here and there, and even an occasional peach....
Empanada mama_buffalo chicken

April tidbits: Empanada Day, the Stockton Inn & cupcakes

A day just for empanadas. According to food.com, "Every day is a food holiday," and you can find them all on their site, although some are a bit silly ("National Chocolate Cashew Truffle Day?") But when I...
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...
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...
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,...

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...

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...
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....

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...

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...

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...
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...
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