Have we reached the peak of summer yet? It sure does feel like it. It is H-O-T.
But, instead of huddling around the air conditioner this weekend, venture outdoors (briefly) for some summer food events. You can feast on seafood, explore Puerto Rican cuisine, shop for summer veggies, and cool down with some late night firefly catching.
And don’t forget to stay hydrated! In between those sips of ice water, grab an adult beverage in Bucks County. We’ve gathered up some beer and spirit events happening this summer, check it out here.
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Jersey Shore Dinner
Thursday, July 20, 6 – 9 pm, Hamilton’s Grill Room, 8 Coryell St., Lambertville, NJ
Hamilton Grill Room’s annual Jersey Shore dinner returns with everyone’s seafood favorites. On the menu is fresh Jersey tomatoes, clams and mussels, ½ steamed Maine lobster, sweet sausage, peach pie for dessert, and more. It’s $40 plus tax and gratuity. Reserve online with Open Table or call 609.397.4343. And if you can’t make it this time, it comes around again August 15 – 17.
2. Farmers Markets in Bucks County
Doylestown Farmers Market, Saturday, July 22, 7 am – 12 pm, South Hamilton St. between West Oakland and West State St. in Doylestown, PA
3. Plumsteadville Grange Farmers Market, Saturday, July 22, 9 am – 12:30 pm, Grange, 5901 Plumsteadville, Pipersville, PA
4. Yardley Farmers Market, Saturday, July 22, 9 am – 1 pm, Buttonwood Park, South Main St., Yardley, PA
Oh, just look at all the summer veggies! This week at the Doylestown Farmers Market you’ll find Heirloom Gigante Kohlrabi, carrots, new potatoes, Sungold and Pink Princess Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom Poon Kera Cucumbers (an Indian variety, turns russet brown and is used in stir-frys and chutneys).
The spotlight this weekend is on kohlrabi, a vegetable that can help improve your digestive processes and boost the immune system. Also at the market, you’ll find Hershberger Heritage Farm pasture raised and organic hot dogs on sale. Perfect for BBQ-ing!
Also, the Plumsteadville Grange Farmers Market will be open on Saturday morning from 9 am – 12:30 pm. Stop by for some peaches and other summer veggies.
And, the Yardley Farmers Market will be open this Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm. Market vendors will have summer produce, coffee, organic meats and eggs, sauces, jellies, and more.
Don’t forget there are plenty of farmers markets scattered around Bucks County (and there are some in Montgomery and Hunterdon County, too!). Check out our full guide on farmers markets here.
5. PYO Blackberries at Peace Valley Winery
Saturday, July 22, 10 am – 12 pm, Peace Valley Winery, Old Limekiln Rd., Chalfont, PA
It’s time for pick-your-own blackberries this Saturday, July 22 at Peace Valley Winery. The fields are open, but don’t be surprised if there are no more ripe berries left by the end of the weekend! The crop is just getting started for the season and more will ripen as the weeks progress. Price for the berries is $3 per pint, same as last year. Also, PVW will not be doing pick-your-own veggies this year.
Where else can you pick your own berries this weekend? See our post here.
6. Puerto Rican Day Festival
Saturday, July 22, 1 – 8 pm, Bristol Wharf, Radcliffe St. & Mulberry St., Bristol, PA
Bristol’s Puerto Rican Day Festival is a daylong cultural celebration held at Bristol’s Lion Park. The event features a procession, followed by live music and dance performances. The big highlight is the variety of authentic foods available throughout the event. You can also check out interactive cultural workshops, a kids area with arts and crafts and more festival fun.
7. Firefly Festival
Saturday, July 22, 6 – 9 pm, Tabora Farms, 1104 Upper Stump Rd., Chalfont, PA
When you’ve lived in the ‘burbs, you remember what it was like to run around outside on a summer night, trying to catch fireflies. At Tabora Farms this weekend, you can relive the experience with your kids at the farm’s Firefly Festival from 6 – 9 pm. Come for live music, a BBQ (for extra charge), crafts, wagon rides, a bonfire, and of course, firefly catching. Get tickets in advance for $7 per person. Rain Date is July 30.
8. Dinner with Friends
Sunday, July 23, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Bux-Mont Christian Church, 400 Jacksonville Rd., Ivyland, PA
Dinner with Friends is a Bux-Mont ministry that offers a hot, hearty meal to the community once a month in the church’s kitchen. All are welcome, and this service is free of charge. Come meet your neighbors! Questions? Please contact Penny, directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great weekend!
The Bucks County Taste Dinner Club
Summer Wine & Dine at Wycombe Vineyards and the Fancy Fig Café
TWO SEATS LEFT!
Two of our favorite places in one evening!
We’ll start at Wycombe Vineyards with a tasting and tour, focusing on 8 of this family-owned estate winery’s wines – which will all go nicely with the dinner to follow.
Then it’s a five minute drive to the Fancy Fig Cafe in Wrightstown for a 4 course seasonal, locally sourced dinner.
Join us for this unique and delicious event. Enjoy good food & wine and great people.
When: Friday, August 4, 2017, 5 pm
Where: Wycombe Vineyards, Buckingham, Pa and the Fancy Fig Cafe, Wrightstown, Pa
Cost: $55 per person (INCLUDES wine tasting, tax and gratuity)
Two seats left – grab ’em!
CLICK HERE for the menu and more information about Wycombe Vineyards and the Fancy Fig Cafe, and to purchase tickets.