Why I love living in Bucks County

I had to get out of the house. That's what happens when you work from home. "I'm just running out to get a few things," I told Mark and the dogs. "I shouldn't be...
shopping cart woman 1950's

A hundred dollars and seven minutes

There used to be a game show called Supermarket Sweep where the contestants ran around a supermarket throwing items into their carts while under the clock. I think the idea was to pick up the most...
Tussock Sedge Farm; photo courtesy of Tussock Sedge Farm

Fall Foodie Road Trip #2: Meat Alley

What? You've never heard of "Meat Alley?" I guess that's because it's something we coined in our house. We use this term to refer to four butchers and farms which stretch from Route 611 north...
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...

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...

Blooming Glen Pork: The pride of generations

Blooming Glen is one of those Bucks County villages you could easily miss as you travel west on Route 113. Cows grazing, an auto repair shop, a few offices and some modest Victorian homes. But...
Grass Fed Beef

What’s the big deal with grass-fed beef?

Updated 8/11/17 It has been happening slowly but steadily. What began as “this is a good thing to do,” has now become, “this is good.” First I had to convince Mark, the big steak guy....

Meet Your Farmer: Let’s talk more than turkey

If the local food movement is all about knowing where your food comes from, then you’ve got to go to Bolton’s. “How cool is it to come to the farm and buy right from it?”...

Bucks County Seafood

by guest blogger Rich Baringer, Bucks County isn’t located all that far from the coast, so we’ve been fortunate to have a number of quality seafood markets that provide wonderful fresh seafood. For those of...
Grass-fed cattle at Tussock Sedge Farm in Blooming Glen, Bucks County

Meet Your Farmer: Tussock Sedge Farm

The sky was dubious and the National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning, but over 80 people came out last night (Wednesday, June 1) for the first Summer Farm Tour, hosted by the...
Fish at Indian Ridge Provisions; photo credit Lynne Goldman

Fresh seafood in Stockton…and Bucks

While you are perusing this week's Bucks County Herald, make sure you also read Diana Cercone's piece about Metropolitan Seafood, the fish monger at the Stockton Farmers' Market. Diana interviewed owner Mark Drabich of Metropolitan Seafood,...

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