Farmers Market Report: August 17, 2016

We think we've done a pretty good job at hyping up all the end-of-summer produce, and we don't plan on stopping! This week's farmers market report covers what's new as well as some good tips on...
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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,...
Blackberries, Peace Valley Winery

Farmers Market Report: July 20, 2016

You see it on all the Facebook pages of local farms and farm markets: When are the blackberries? Are the pick-your-own blueberries available? When will the tomatoes be ready? Do you have any cantaloupe? Before you post all those questions,...

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...

Farmers Market Report: June 29, 2016

Bucks County farmers markets and farm stores are now bursting with local produce, fruit, flowers and more. With the exception of Friday (much-needed rain), this coming week's weather is perfect for wandering around Bucks County...
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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...

Unami Ridge Winery

What do you do after a 20-year career in the Army, after having lived all over the world, when you finally get to retire and do what you want? Plant grapes, of course. That has always...

Recipes for the season: The sweetness of Easter

By guest blogger Wendy Yurgosky, Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Easter is time for traditions and family. One of my favorite family traditions is to make kolache. The funny thing about growing up Czech is that foods...

Carversville Grocery Store: Taking it to the next level

What makes a great restaurant? A talented chef, quality ingredients, ambiance, good service, for sure. These days, however, thanks to the plethora of food shows, the spotlight shines brightly on the chef, who is...

Local + chocolate: What could be wrong?

Updated 1/23/18 Every now and then I meet someone who says, in a very matter of fact way, that they don't like chocolate. I always have the same reaction: stunned and puzzled. I usually have to...

Fastnacht: Plan of action

If you read our recent post, Fastnacht is coming!, you are probably drooling by now. If you have some time early Tuesday morning (February 28) consider hitting all the Bucks County bakeries known for...
BC Biscotti peppermint

Bucks County Foodie Gifts – 2015

by guest blogger Martine Bertin-Peterson, Note: We are working on an update of this post for 2016. In the meantime, call these establishments to see what their foodie gift availability is for the year.  It’s that festive...
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...
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