It’s safe to say those chilly days are behind us. The sun is shining, flowers are poking up, and greens are starting to show up at area farmers markets.
This weekend, you can take full advantage of the warm weather. Just step outside and shop for all your favorite goodies at a local farmers market, sample some high-quality coffee, pick up some wine, and enjoy your holiday festivities!
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Easter Wine Sale
Thursday through Saturday, April 13 – 15, Peace Valley Winery, 300 Old Limekiln Rd., Chalfont, PA
For those that celebrate Easter, it’s always nice to have the whole family over to enjoy some food and fun. Like other holidays, it’s a great excuse to drink wine during the day (as if you really need an excuse). So to complete your Easter brunch, Peace Valley Winery is offering 10% off its Excalibur (perfect with lamb), New Britain Rose (goes well with ham) and Spumante (use for mimosas). The sale runs through Saturday, April 15, and the winery is closed on Easter Sunday.
But wait, there’s more. Peace Valley Winery has been around since 1967, and owners Susie and Rob have decided to move on to other things. The property is subject to development and while the sale hasn’t been finalized, they expect it will happen soon. Stay on the lookout for Peace Valley Winery wine deals, since this will be the last time you can get your hands on some of their tasty wines.
2. Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, April 14, Delaware Valley Fire Company, Headquarters Rd., Erwinna, PA
No need to cook this Friday night, but feel free to skip out on the usual pizza/take-out dinner. Instead, enjoy a comforting spaghetti meal at the Delaware Valley Fire Company this Friday, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Adults cost $10, seniors cost $9, emergency personnel cost $9, children six to 12 are $7 and children under six are free. Also, take-out is available and costs $11.
3. Easter Eggstravaganza
Friday and Saturday, April 14 – 15, 11 am – 5 pm, Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA
Hop on down to Shady Brook Farm for its Easter Eggstravaganza April 14 and 15, from 11 am to 4 pm. Kids can take a wagon ride to the hunting grounds, where they can search for six candy filled eggs, get a prize, and meet the Easter Bunny. It’s a great way to kick off the spring season.
While you are there, enjoy the other festivities like the giant jumping pillows, inflatable attractions, food, a playground, and more. Ticket booth closes at 4 pm, festival field closes at 5 pm. Admission is $10 per child and $5 per adult.
4. Doylestown Farmers Market
Saturday, April 15, 7 am – 12 pm, South Hamilton St. between West State St. and Oakland Ave., Doylestown, PA
The Doylestown Farmers Market has returned for the 2017 season! It’s the market’s opening day this Saturday, with a special guest appearance from the Easter bunny. She will arrive at 9 am.
In addition, the farmers and vendors will have so many delicious items available for your choosing. The opening day line up includes: The Bread Box & Bakery, Hershberger Heritage Farm, Goodies, Traugers Farm, Mainly Mushrooms, Rabbit Run Farm, Truly Pure & Natural, One Sweet Baker, Bucks County Preserves, Offbeat Gourmet, and more!
The vendor spotlight this year goes to The Bread Box and Bakery from Perkasie. This is the first time the bakery is joining the Doylestown Farmers Market, and people recommend their soft croissants. The farmers market opening day will also include live music and a chef demo. Come hungry and get ready to shop!
5. Indoor Yardley Farmers Market
Sunday, April 15, 9 – 11 am, Yardley Friends Meetinghouse, 65 N. Main St., Yardley, PA
This weekend is your last chance to pick up goodies from the indoor Yardley Farmers Market. Take time to chat with the farmers and vendors about their offerings, and pick up fresh produce and other treats for the holiday weekend.
6. Uprising Coffee Tasting
Saturday, April 15, 10 am – 1 pm, The Doylestown Food Market, 29 West State St., Doylestown, PA
Matt Hall always loved coffee, but he had a special craving for high-quality brews. That’s why he founded Uprising Coffee, in Hopewell, NJ. His coffee is this month’s producer of the month at the Doylestown Food Market.
Hall is hosting an Uprising Coffee cupping at the market on Saturday, April 15 from 10 am to 1 pm. Shoppers can enjoy 20 percent off Uprising Coffee all month-long.
7. Wine and Cupcakes
Saturday, April 15, 2 – 4 pm, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, PA
Cupcakes? Wine? You had us at cupcakes (or was it wine?). Enjoy a special pairing of Crossing Vineyards’ award-winning wines, paired with a selection of five yummy mini cupcakes. The event is $35 per person. Call to reserve your spot at 215.493.6500 ext. 19.
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.