It feels like we keep saying, “It’s finally spring” or “get ready for spring.” Spring is here. The daffodils are popping everywhere and we’re headed into the 70’s this weekend. You know how else we can tell? Farmers markets are opening up and bursting with fresh produce. Wineries are also gearing up for warmer weather with seasonal releases and special events.
Plus, hello — the sun is out! It’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend — be sure to get outside and explore Bucks County.
ONLY TEN DAYS AWAY! Sunday, April 22, noon – 4 pm. How time flies when you’re eating bacon! It’s been five years since we held the first Bucks, Bacon and Beer. Not your typical Baconfest, but an event that focuses on delicious product grown and produced here in the Delaware River Valley. Don’t miss out – tickets are selling fast. Read more and get your tickets here.
1Beer, Music and Food Trucks
Fri, April 13, 3 pm
Bucks County Brewery,
31 Appletree Lane, Pipersville, PA
Time to celebrate another great season of food trucks, beer and music at the Bucks County Brewery. This Friday, April 13, is the official kickoff to another great season. Joe Hutchinson will play acoustic rock. The Smoke Factory BBQ Truck will cook up amazing food. And there will be beer flowing all night Friday. Stop by to celebrate the start of spring!
2Doylestown Farmers Market Opening Day
Sat, April 14, 8 am – 1 pm
South Hamilton Street (between State & Oakland Sts.)
Get your baskets ready — farmers market season is here. The Doylestown Farmers Market kicks off the season this Saturday morning. As part of their Customer Appreciation Day there will be hors d’oeuvres made with market ingredients. They have new hours (8 am – 1 pm) too. They will also be giving away Burpee Seed packets. Live music by Elle! Come down and meet your local farmers and artisan food vendors!
3Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market
Sat, April 14, 10 – 12 pm
Wrightstown Farmers Market
Barn @ The Gathering
2324 2nd St. Pike, Wrightstown, PA
Come out for all the wonderful ingredients the Wrightstown Farmers Market has to offer! They still have two winter markets to go until the season Opening Day on Sat, May 5. The market has great produce, meat, bread, soap, honey and prepared foods. Stop by for salad mix, carrots, radishes, sweet greens, spinach, fresh herbs and more.
4Solebury Orchards End of Season
Sat, April 14, 10 am – 5 pm
3325 Creamery Rd., New Hope, PA
It’s the end of the season for Solebury Orchards, but they still have a good supply of Pink Lady and Goldrush apple varieties, plus plenty of fresh pressed apple cider, and their regular products like apple cider vinegar, apple chips, applesauce and apple butter. Their new season will start with cherries and blueberries around June 21. Check back in early June to see more information regarding the actual start date of the new season.
5Honey and Hot Sauce
Sat & Sun, April 14 – 15, 12 – 6 pm & 12 – 5 pm
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Rd., Ringoes, NJ
If you’re headed across county lines to Jersey this weekend, head to Old York Cellars for a Honey & Hot Sauce weekend. They will serve samples of Old York Cellar’s own honey, and Caldo hot sauce made with their own honey and wine. You can also come in and enjoy new wine releases, like a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
6Sip n’ Soup
Sun, April 14 – 15, 12 – 4 pm
Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Country Road 627 Phillipsburg, NJ
Well, it’s getting to be that point where it’s no longer soup weather. But at the same time, it’s not yet salad weather. There’s always room for soup, especially when you pair it with wine. Villa Milagro Vineyards is doing that this weekend – pairing sample wines with two delicious soups: creamy butternut squash and Portuguese style black bean. Soup up by also visiting Four Sisters Winery near Belvidere and Brook Hollow Winery near Delaware Water Gap. Cost for Sip n’ Soup is $10 which includes soup, tasting of seven wines, recipes, and a gift wine glass.
7Opening Day at Alba Vineyard
Sat, April 14, 1:30 – 5 pm
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ
Time to celebrate winery season at Alba Vineyard with Music under the Arbor and Wood-Fired Pizza! Relax to the sounds of The VooDUDES Unplugged – a blend of American roots music. Admission to opening day is $15 per person, 21 and older (includes wine tasting and an etched Alba wine glass).
8TWO Firehouse Breakfasts!
Sun, April 15, 7:30 am – 12:30 PM
Perkasie Fire Co.
100 N 5th St, Perkasie, PA
Sun, April 15, 8 am – 12:30 pm
Riegelsville Fire Co.
333 Delaware Rd
Eggs, pancakes, waffles, cream dried beef, sausage, bacon, scrapple, home fries, assorted juice, coffee and more! Two great firehouse breakfasts in Upper Bucks.
9Hunterdon Land Trust Winter Farmers Market
Sun, April 15, 11 am – 1 pm
111 Mine St., Flemington, NJ
Come for the wonderful organic produce, meat, cheese, bread, vegan burgers, flatbread pizza and much more!
The 5th Annual Bucks Bacon & Beer
Sunday, April 22, 2018, Noon – 4 pm
Triumph Brewing Company, New Hope, PA
Hard to believe but this year will be the 5th Bucks Bacon & Beer! This popular annual event is co-sponsored by Bucks County Taste and Triumph Brewing Company, and features bacon, sausage, artisanal cheese, and other delectable foods from local food
NEW THIS YEAR!
- Pig Roast
- Local whiskey, beer and hard cider
- Limited edition 5th Annual Bucks Bacon & Beer t-shirts
- Live New Orleans music
These are the local food folks coming this year. Oh my!
The Bent Spoon
Clusters Handcrafted Popcorn
The Cook & His Books
Dad’s Hat Whiskey
The Farm Cooking School
Flint Hill Farm
Folk City Roasters
Fulper Family Farmstead
Great Barn Brewery
House of Jerky
Stone & Key Cellars Cider
Two Sisters Canning
Tickets on sale NOW. Don’t wait. We always sell out. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets: $40 for Noon entry, $35 for 2 pm entry.
SAVE THE DATE!
Hamilton’s Grill Room (Sunday, May 20, 2018, 6 pm) Yikes. It’s been two years since we had a wonderful dinner at this favorite. Stay tuned for more details.