You know the old weather saying about March? It comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb? I think this year it may be the opposite!
Nevermind. Stay in the moment, enjoy the weather, eat some delicious local food and skip worrying about climate change for a weekend.
We’ve got a farm potluck, a warm cinnamon bun sale, firehouse breakfast and more ways to shop local.
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Cinnamon Bun Bake Sale
Thursday, February 23, Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 9 am – 3 pm, Central Bucks Senior Center, 700 N. Shady Retreat Rd., Doylestown, PA
Picture this: a warm, gooey cinnamon bun next to a piping hot cup of coffee (or tea). This could be your weekend breakfast if you stop by the Central Bucks Senior Center to pick up some of their fresh-baked cinnamon buns, handmade by the members of the center. You can enjoy the buns plain, with raisins or nuts, or both! Learn more about the sale here or call the center for more information.
The cinnamon bun sale has been going on at the center the last week of every month for at least 25 years. Here’s how these volunteers make 300 gooey, sweet and sticky buns in the morning.
2. Friday Freestyle Flights of Wine
Friday, February 24, 5 – 10 pm, The Washington House, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville, PA
Interested in trying some new wine on the cheap? Then come create your own tasting flight this Friday at the Washington House in Sellersville. Start by choosing four different wines from a list of 20 wines (the list changes every month) for only $10. Each taste added up equals a six-ounce glass of wine, and the total for all the tastes of wine is $10. To help you choose, Washington House offers a printed guide of descriptions. Cheers!
3. Wrightstown Farmers Market
Saturday, February 25, Barn @ The Gathering, 2324 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
“Shop away your winter blues” this weekend at the Wrightstown Farmers Market. It may be February but the market’s produce vendors are still stocked with delicious, healthy, greens, root veggies, apples, and more. The market also has pastured pork, grass-fed beef, lamb, veal and pastured chicken and turkey. Also, if you are looking for other local pantry items, check out vendors that sell fair trade coffee, honey, cider, applesauce, baked goods, and chocolate. Market hours are 10 am – 12 pm. To help the vendors access the market, please refrain from coming earlier than 10 am.
4. An Enchanted Evening and Wildlife
Saturday, February 25, 7 – pm, Rose Bank Winery, 258 Durham Rd., Newtown, PA
This Saturday, relax and enjoy an enchanted evening with wildlife to support Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Chalfont. Aark invites you to Rose Bank Winery for a night of hors d’oeuvres, live music, beer, and of course, wine. You and your friends can take pictures in a photo booth, and say hello to a few animal encounters! The VIP tickets include champagne, select hors d’oeuvres, an auction preview, and extra time meeting Aark’s education animals and handlers. VIP tickets cost $130 per person and $250 a couple (VIP members arrive at 6 pm). General tickets are $90 per person and the event starts at 7 pm. Register online here.
5. Farm Gathering and Potluck
Saturday, February 25, 7 – 9 pm, Myerov Family Farm, 306 Elephant Rd., Perkasie, PA
Myerov Farm in Perkasie offers fruits and vegetables to the community via its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, and you can bring home their healthy fresh produce by becoming one of the farm’s CSA members. That’s what this Saturday’s gathering and potluck event is all about; community and farm members meeting to talk about CSA expectations, while enjoying some vegetarian noshes. It’s also BYOB, so bring a good drink to sip while watching “Suicide Squad” on the big screen. It’s a free event, RSVP appreciated so email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National CSA Sign-Up Day is this Friday, February 24. Want to help support a local, family owned farm? And get amazing, fresh, sustainably grown produce? Check out our guide to CSA farm share programs in Bucks County here.
6. Firehouse Breakfast
Sunday, February 26, Haycock Fire Company, 850 Bethlehem Rd., Quakertown, PA
Nothing beats a warm meal on a cool Sunday morning. Why not enjoy it with your neighbors and meet someone new? This weekend, enjoy the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the Haycock Fire Company in Quakertown on Sunday.
In order to fundraise money for 2017, the fire company serves up a community breakfast from 8 am – 12 pm. Adults pay $7, children from ages four to seven $5, and children three and under eat free. While you are there, fill up on pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, plain and seasoned potatoes, cream chipped beef, toast, fruit cocktail, and homemade desserts.
7. Dinner with Friends
Sunday, February 26, 5:30 pm, Bux-Mont Christian Church, 400 Jacksonville Rd., Ivyland, PA
Food is always better with friends. And that’s what Bux-Mont Christian Church’s “Dinner with Friends” event is all about. Every fourth Sunday of the month, the church gets their volunteers together to offer up a hot and hearty meal for those in the local community.
This month, the dinner is Swedish meatballs, buttered noodles, green beans, tossed salad, cupcakes and ice cream, and assorted drinks. The dinner starts at 5:30 pm, and please note that the church is located on Jacksonville Road between Bristol and Almshouse Roads. Questions? Please contact Penny via email. Get more information on the event here.
On the radar…
The Rising Sun Inn hosts one of its delicious wine and food pairing dinners next Thursday, March 2. Executive chef Fred Duerr will prepare four of his favorite small plates and Randy Uhler, wine expert from Southern Wine & Spirits, will select the wine to pair with and enhance the food.
The four-course menu includes: Baked Crab “En Croute” with pink peppercorn lobster cream dill sauce, Bleu Cheese Mushroom Risotto, Braised Chicken “Paprikas”, and Black Magic Raspberry Torte. Please call 215.721.6350 to make your reservation. Tickets are $49 per person.
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.