This week I’m attending a conference of food journalists, who have come from all over the US to Philadelphia. Lots of good food (we had lunch at Talula’s Garden, yum) and interesting conversation, as I compare notes with food writers from Arkansas to Nebraska to Washington state to Florida.
I know we have it good here in Bucks County, but it was hammered home again and again this afternoon. Even chefs from Philadelphia talk about the difficulty of being close to the farms where they get their ingredients. And ours, well, they are literally in our backyards, or down the road, or over that hill.
And, so, even though I’m still adapting to the idea of fall, I know there will be plenty to enjoy in Bucks County and the Delaware River Valley. Corn, tomatoes, fresh corn, greens, apples, pears, raspberries…and more. Here’s to fall in Bucks County!
Events are listed in chronological order
1Prime Time at Louie’s Old Mill
Friday, September 15, Louie’s Old Mill, 18 Horsham Rd., Hatboro, PA
Just a bit over the county line, Louie’s Old Mill BYOB in Hatboro, PA is launching a new fall menu featuring several new Italian and American dishes and a huge 16 oz. “King Cut” Prime Rib, on September 15.
For $30, customers can enjoy a “King Cut” of Prime Rib with au jus, gorgonzola horseradish cream, a baked potato, and buttered haricot verts. For $3 extra, you can add a loaded baked potato, which includes sour cream, scallions, shredded mozzarella cheese and pancetta.
The BYOB’s new fall menu features appetizers such as Octopus Mediterranean, entrees like veal, eggplant lasagna, lobster ravioli, and more. Louie’s Old Mill also offers outdoor patio dining in the summer and fall months.
2Yucca and Chimichuri for All!
Friday, September 15, Andalé Latino Grill, 144 East Street Road, Feasterville PA
In celebration of several Latin American countries’ Independence festivities, Andalé Latino Grill owners Mirna and Reza Ghassemi are serving up complimentary Yucca & Chimichurri to all customers on Friday, September 15 at their restaurant in Feasterville. Yucca is a root vegetable that is lightly fried. If you are hungry for more than the complimentary snack, try out burrito bowls, plantains, chips and dip, and more.
According to Ghassemi, September 15 is more than a day of free Yucca. It’s when Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate their Independence Day, while Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence on September 16 and 18, respectively. Essentially, this celebration is all about commemorating Latin American countries’ independence.
3Farmers Markets in Bucks County and nearby
For a full listing of farmers markets in Bucks County and nearby, CLICK HERE.
If apples in the orchards is any indication, fall is here!
Besides the apples, at most markets, you’ll find: cantaloupe, corn, watermelon, lettuce, lettuce mix, tomatoes, peppers, kale, potatoes, kohlrabi, eggs, steak, beef, chicken, pork, bread, dog treats, peaches, flowers, soap, pickles, jams, gluten-free baked goods and coffee.
Check out our full list of farmers markets scattered around Bucks County (with some in Montgomery and Hunterdon County too).
On Thursday afternoon, the Lower Makefield Farmers Market will have: Apples, cantaloupe, corn, watermelon, lettuce, lettuce mix, tomatoes, peppers, kale, potatoes, kohlrabi, eggs, steak, beef, chicken, pork, bread, dog treats, peaches, flowers, soap, pickles, jams, gluten-free baked goods and coffee.
The Wrightstown Farmers Market has: Apples – Honey Crisp are here, peaches, pears, canteloupe, watermelon, sweet corn, tomatoes, eggplant, green beans, peppers, kale, bok choy, beets, turnips, radishes, the first early winter squash, a large variety of greens, beautiful flower bouquets and more.
Come to the Perkasie Farmers Market for some yummy treats, fresh fruits and vegetables like radishes, greens, squash, potatoes, pumpkins, and more!
4From Ground to Glass Cocktail Event
Saturday, September 16, 6 – 10 pm,
ARO Hill Farm, 2624 Dark Hollow Road, Jamison, PA
Come enjoy fresh-made drinks using produce and herbs from the fields of Aro Hill Farm. The drinks are crafted by Boardroom Spirits (using their spirits as well!). Appetizers are by Chef Justin McClain and there will be live music by Bill Shannon. Come from 6 – 10 pm, sip some farm to table drinks, and relax! Tickets are $75 per person. Check out the Facebook page here and call Aro Hill at 267.566.7532
5Apple Fun Days
Sat and Sun, September 16 – 17, 11 am – 5 pm,
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA
The fall harvest is kicking off, and Shady Brook Farm is celebrating with Apple Fun Days! Take a wagon ride to the orchard for apple picking (or pick a pumpkin if you prefer), find your way through the Johnny Appleseed themed corn maze, bounce on the jumping pillows, inflatable attractions, and lots of other family fun.
You can now pick the following apples: Honey crisp, Gala, Crimson Crisp, Cortland and Daybreak Fuji. Also at The Silo are local craft brews and Rose Bank Winery.
Sun, September 17, Riegelsville Fire Company, 333 Delaware Rd., Riegelsville, PA
Riegelsville’s firehouse breakfast, served from 8 am to 12 pm, is this Sunday. It includes all your traditional morning breakfast fare at a low cost: eggs, ham, sausage, scrapple, omelets, creamed dried beef on toast, pancakes and more. It’s all cooked by the firefighters for you! For more info, contact the firehouse. Call 610.749-2737 for more information.
7Firehouse Breakfast #2
Sunday, September 17, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm,
Perkasie Fire Co., Fifth and Arch Sts., Perkasie, PA
Support a local firehouse by heading to the Perkasie Fire Company this Sunday 7:30 am – 12:30 pm. The menu includes eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrapple, home fries, onions and mushrooms. Cost for adults is $7, children ages 4 – 12 years old is $3.50, and children three and under are free. There will be a 50/50 drawing at the breakfast.
Saturday, September 12,
Food and Brews Restaurant at Ramada, 6201 Bristol Pike, Levittown, PA
Check this deal out: Sundays from 11:30 am – 3 pm you get any burger, make your own waffles, and bottomless mimosas for $25 for two hours. If you book in advance, you pay $20. This is the boozy brunch special of the Food & Brews Restaurant at the Ramada Inn in Levittown, a restaurant that just opened in January of this year.
92017 Celebrity Chef Farm to Table
Sunday, September 17, 5 – 9 pm, Bucks County Audobon Society at Honey Hollow, 2877 Creamery Rd., New Hope, PA
Get ready for a seasonal showcase from our Bucks County Farms and restaurants. The Doylestown Food Market presents its 3rd annual Celebrity Farm to Table Dinner on Sunday, September 17 at 5 pm with Chef Matt McPhelin of Maize Restaurant. Maize has been known for its treatment of fresh, local foods since its start in 2009.
This fundraising event focuses on community partnerships, featuring local entertainment, delicious locally farmed cuisine, fine wine, beer, and kombucha tastings, and live and silent auctions. For more information, visit: www.doylestown.
Sunday, September 17, Bucks County Brewery, 31 Appletree Ln., Pipersville, PA
This Sunday, 1 – 6pm, the Bucks County Brewery is teaming up with the folks from Devil’s Acre Tavern to kick Octoberfest off right. Join them at the brewery for tasty food (like bratwurst, kielbasa, maissalat, and more!), great craft beer and friends, family and neighbors.
They are tapping three new autumn beers for you: Munich Autumn Octoberfest, Frumpkin’s Pumpkin Ale, and a brand new Berliner Weisse that is not to be missed!
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, October 21, 6 – 9 pm
Chefs Alida Saxon and Paul Mitchell are planning one of their amazing menus for us on Saturday, October 21, 6 – 9 pm. You may know Alida and Paul from the Rosemont Supper Club and the Pass, where they created exquisite, seasonal and locally sourced cuisine.
Where you ask? None other than the former 1821 Steak and Cocktails restaurant in Upper Black Eddy. Think hip, cool and cozy. You got it. Details coming soon!