For Earth Day this weekend, take time to celebrate the environment, our farmers, and those who make the world a better, cleaner place to live. This year’s theme is ending plastic pollution (learn more here Earth Day Network).
There’s much to do in Bucks County and New Jersey counties if you want to celebrate Earth Day. Check out educational farming and food films, or head to a farmers market. Shopping local, recycling and supporting area farmers are just a few ways to recognize Mother Earth this weekend!
19th Annual Sustainability Film Series: Evolution of Organic
Thurs, April 19, 7:30 pm
108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, PA
The next film in the 2018 Sustainability Film Series from Pennypack Farm and Education Center features a motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers, and farmers’ sons and daughters rejecting chemical farming — and setting out to explore organic alternatives. Evolution of Organic is a heartfelt journey of change — from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. Tickets to this film are $10 each and the event is co-sponsored with The Ambler Theater and Weavers Way Co-op.
2Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
Fri, April 20, 6:30 pm
Acme Screening Room
25 South Union St.,
As a society, we have countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs at our disposal. And yet, when it comes to the food we eat, we end up throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farms, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.
After the film, join Ian Knauer (The Farm Cooking School) and Malaika Spencer (Roots to River Farm) as they discuss why it is imperative for communities to decrease the amount of unnecessarily wasted food. They’ll share how they found synchronicity between their businesses and offer some insight on how you can incorporate a few techniques into your daily life. After the talk, there’s a pop-up farmers market!
Sat, April 21, 4 – 7 pm
Morrisville Senior Servicenter
31 E. Cleveland Ave., Morrisville, PA
The Morrisville Senior Servicenter is hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner with bread, pasta, drinks, desserts. Adults $10.00, Children 5-12 $7.00, under five years old free. Tickets available here.
4Greek Bistro Flemington
Sat, April 21, noon – 9 pm,
Sun, April 22, noon – 7 pm
St. Anna Greek Orthodox
85 Voorhees Corner Rd., Flemington, NJ
Take a trip to Greece — the traditional bistros, tavernas, the restaurant — without traveling far. Delicious Greek food is just a car trip away. This event at St. Anna Grek Orthodox in Flemington features two days of dining on hearty and light fare for lunch, dinner, and in-between. Enjoy your traditional favorites like Pastitsio and Spanakopita, or try something new like Spetsofai “Greek style” sausage and peppers, Roast Chicken “Riganato”, Soutsoukakia “Greek style” meatball sub sandwich, or “Giouvarlakia” meatballs made of meats and rice in thick avgolemono sauce. Pastries, Greek wine, Greek beer and more will be served. Visit this website for the full menu or find them on Facebook.
5Doylestown Farmers Market
Sat, April 21, 8 am – 1 pm
Doylestown Farmers Market
The Doylestown Farmers Market opened for the season last week and as such, they are the only seasonal farmers market now open in Bucks County! Over two dozen vendors and local food purveyors await you this Saturday. Produce, bread, beer and spirits, pasture raised meats, eggs, delicious condiments and preserves, freshly roasted coffee, mushrooms, dog treats, and more! See their website for a full list of the 2018 vendors (and sign up for their email list to see what is fresh each weekend).
If you love ramps, you’ll love this recipe for goat cheese and carmelized ramp crostini from personal chef Melissa Wieczorek, Zest Culinary Services. It’s perfect for spring and perfect for one other reason — it’s the season for ramps! Finally.
6French Cheese and Wine Tasting
Sat – Sun, April 21-22,
Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Warren Glen Rd., Finesville, NJ
The French did not invent wine and cheese but they did perfect combining them. This weekend, Villa Milagro Vineyards will offer samples of French cheeses to pair with their European style wines. A yummy afternoon that is $10 for admission, includes a wine tasting and a small plate of French cheese samples and a half baguette.
7Food Truck and Wine Festival
Sat – Sun, April 21-22, 12 – 5 pm
Welcome in spring at Alba Vineyard’s picturesque estate vineyard while enjoying a wine tasting, music, and food trucks (yes – the return of spring food trucks!).
Admission includes entrance to the event, parking, and music. It’s $10 for adults 21 and over, $5 for ages 13 to 20, Children 12 and under complimentary. No reservations – pay at the entrance gate. Food prices vary by truck. The event features trucks such as Oink and Moo BBQ, Gourmet Gallery, Empanada Guy, and Nicoletta Pizza.
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:
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT bacon, sausage, artisanal cheese, whiskey, hard cider, beer, chocolate, pate, bacon jam, jerky and other delectable foods from local food purveyors.
Also included with admission is a free commemorative pint glass and TWO pints of beer. Noon entry also gets you a discount on our first ever Bucks Bacon & Beer t-shirt.
NEW THIS YEAR!
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.