Local businesses have carefully planned out special brunches and dinners for the mom in your life, and even though Mother’s Day is right around the corner, you may still be able to make a reservation.
And there’s more! Hang out on the lawn at The Market at DelVal for their recurring unWINEd concert series, check out three local farmers markets, and learn how to forage for wild edibles. As always, there are more events in our full food calendar!
Events are listed in chronological order
1. unWINEd Wine Concert Series
Friday, May 12, 6 – 9 pm, The Market by Shady Brook Farm at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA
It was a shame; last week’s return of the unWINEd wine concert series was cancelled due to bad weather. So, that means this weekend is the official return of the wine series at The Market in Doylestown.
Bring the whole family to relax on the lawn and enjoy great live entertainment by local bands, while sipping on Rose Bank Winery wines or PA brewed craft beer.
Admission is free, wine and beer available for purchase. Come hungry, their deli and kitchen are open until 8 pm for sandwiches, salads, and desserts. The DelVal Creamery is open for the season, too.
2. Blood, Sweat & Beer: Film Showing
Friday, May 12, 7 – 9 pm, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co., 909 Ray Avenue, Croydon, PA
For it’s May movie night, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. is showing Blood, Sweat & Beer: The Movie, a documentary about the growth of the craft beer industry and the dramatic journeys of two start-up breweries. The movie starts at 7 pm, and the screening is free.
Local Farmers Markets, Saturday, May 13, 2017
3. Doylestown Farmers Market, 7 am – 12 pm, South Hamilton St. between West State St. and Oakland Ave., Doylestown, PA
4. Wrightstown Farmers Market, 9 am – 1 pm, 2203 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
5. Yardley Farmers Market, 9 am – 1 pm, Buttonwood Park, Main St & Afton Ave, Yardley, PA
It’s farmers market season, and three local markets are now open, with more to come as the month continues (look for our 2017 Farmers Market Guide this coming week).
The Wrightstown Farmers Market will have a veggie plant give-away from Iron Creek Nursery this Saturday, and Bonjour Creperie Food Truck will be on site serving up crepes for breakfast or lunch.
The Yardley Farmers Market is bustling with local farmers’ produce, artisan food vendors, small businesses, meats, poultry, eggs, and more! And it’s every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. 2017 market vendors include Covered Bridge Coffee Roasters, Hershberger Heritage Farms, Maximuck’s Farm Market, Snipes Farm, and more.
What’s fresh this week (may vary by market): Arugula, asparagus, Asian spinach, baby head lettuce, beets (with tops), baby bok choy, broccoli raab, carrots (with tops), escarole, hakurei turnips, kale, kohlrabi, mizuna, mustard greens, Napa cabbage, lettuce, lettuce mix, nettles, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, spring onions, spring garlic, spinach, Swiss chard, Tokyo bekana.
6. Spring Foraging for Wild Edibles
Saturday, May 13, 9 am – 12 pm, Snipes Farm & Education Center, 890 W. Bridge St., Morrisville, PA
Join local forager Susan Pierson to explore Snipes Farm for wild edible plants. You will learn the basics of plant identification and methods of seasonal foraging for wonderful foods in our own communities. Also in this class, you will gather greens and enjoy a simple recipe prepared together. The class is $10 on Saturday, May 13.
7. Mother’s Day Tea
Saturday, May 13, 11:30 am – 2 pm, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, 4 South Main Street, Quakertown, PA
Why not pamper mom in a lovely historical setting for a full tea served by friendly volunteers in period attire? Tickets include: soup, tea-sandwiches, scones, and desserts topped off with the finest selection of teas, all for $30 per person. All proceeds go to the Quakertown Historical Society and are tax-deductible. Find tickets at McCoole’s Red Lion Inn or at the Upper Buck’s Visitor’s Center.
8. 14th Annual New Hope Pride Festival
Sunday, May 14, 11:30 am – 7 pm, New Hope, PA
Pride Festival Week in New Hope begins this Sunday and continues next weekend. The rainbow flag day and festival opener begins at 11:30 am at the Starbucks in New Hope, open to all, rain or shine.
The Pride Pig Out, hosted by Dish Catering, starts at noon in the Lambertville House Courtyard. Come for a whole roasted pig, red cabbage, beer, spring salads, coleslaw, and more. Tickets can be bought online or at the door, for $23. Rain or shine!
At the end of the day, the Pride best cocktail contest begins at the Mansion Inn. It starts at 6:30 pm and it’s a free event. Check out the website for next weekend’s events.
Have a great weekend!
SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, June 2: Cheese and Wine Tasting with local cheeses from Bucks County and nearby. Members only event. Details coming soon.
Sunday, June 25: Brunch at Genevieve’s Kitchen in Doylestown. Details coming soon.
Monday, July 3: Bowman’s to Bowman’s Road Trip…again! We had so much fun at this event in April that we’ve got to do it again. We’ll begin at Bowman’s Tavern in New Hope around 1 pm, then ride in comfort up to Bowman’s North in Riegelsville for barbecue. Then we’ll bring you back down to New Hope, hopefully sober enough to drive. Details coming soon.
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.