Phew, this has been a hot week. It’s definitely May, and stepping outside is just one way to tell. The second way is by looking at the available produce at our area farmers markets!
Asparagus, spinach, spring onions, carrots with tops — and strawberries! — are waiting for you. Check out our 2017 Farmers Market Guide here to get started.
What else is there to do? Bask in the sun at the Peddler’s Village Strawberry Festival, sip a cool drink while you watch the horse races, and pick up some fresh herbs and plants so you can start your own garden.
Grab your sun hat and enjoy Bucks County this weekend!
Events are listed in chronological order
1. 34th Annual Tamanend Herb and Plant Sale
Saturday and Sunday, May 20 – 21, 9 am, – 5 pm and 10 am – 2 pm, The Farmhouse at Tamanend Park, 1255 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA
When that recipe calls for fresh herbs, there is nothing better than skipping out to your herb garden to snip what you need. Want to really expand beyond parsley and oregano? Come to the Annual Herb Sale in Tamanend Park this weekend. Every year this plant sale includes an incredible variety of herb plants, both culinary and ornamental. The Herb Club of Tamanend Park hosts the event which includes a nearby flea market and art club sale. Profits raised at the sale go towards high school and college scholarships.
Local Farmers Markets, Saturday, May 20, 2017
2. Doylestown Farmers Market, 7 am – 12 pm, South Hamilton St. between West State St. and Oakland Ave., Doylestown, PA
3. Wrightstown Farmers Market, 9 am – 1 pm, 2203 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
4. Yardley Farmers Market, 9 am – 1 pm, Buttonwood Park, Main St & Afton Ave, Yardley, PA
It’s farmers market season, and three local markets are now open on Saturdays, with more to come as the month continues (look at our 2017 Farmers Market Guide to see this year’s season openings).
Yahoo! Thanks to this warm weather, strawberries are here! The Wrightstown Farmers Market will have strawberries for sale from Blooming Glen Farm, Milk House Farm Market and Rolling Hills Farm. Get the first red beauties of the season!
Wrightstown Farmers Market produce vendors will also have veggie and herb seedlings to get your own garden started and Gino’s Nursery is bringing native plants in addition to their veggie and herb seedlings. Also, don’t miss their free veggie start give-away starting at 9 am! Veggie plants are donated by Iron Creek Nursery in Pineville, PA. Lulu Dog Rescue will be on site, perhaps you’ll meet your furever family member!
The Yardley Farmers Market is bustling with local farmers’ produce, artisan food vendors, small businesses, meats, poultry, eggs, and more! And it’s every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. This weekend, the market welcomes back Chef Colin Marsh for another cooking demo with his Culinary Arts students from Bucks County Technical High School. The demo is 10 am – 12 pm.
What’s fresh this week (may vary by market): Arugula, asparagus, Asian spinach, baby head lettuce, beets (with tops), baby bok choy, broccoli raab, carrots (with tops), escarole, hakurei turnips, kale, kohlrabi, mizuna, mustard greens, Napa cabbage, lettuce, lettuce mix, nettles, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, spring onions, spring garlic, spinach, strawberries, Swiss chard, Tokyo bekana.
5. Peddler’s Village Annual Strawberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday, May 20 – 21, 10 am – 6 pm, Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA
Celebrate the pretty red berry with some sweet traditions at the Peddler’s Village 39th Annual Strawberry Festival! Indulge in a weekend of strawberry treats on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 10 am – 6 pm. Shops are open until 8 pm on Saturday. Admission and parking are free. The festival is rain or shine. Here’s what you can expect from the festival:
- Stop by the Village General Store for fresh berries, freshly baked strawberry pies (pre-order here!), strawberry butters, jams, jellies and salsas, strawberry waffle bowls and new this year – strawberry shortcake doughnuts!
- Walk through the Village gardens to discover locally made crisp strawberry fritters, strawberry crumb pies, strawberry rhubarb pies, strawberry cheesecakes and tarts to strawberry cupcakes, donuts, warm muffins, strawberry popcorn, freshly dipped chocolate strawberries, strawberry crepes, water ice and smoothies.
- The new Strawberry Fields Fun Area is a special place for the kiddos. Treat the young ones to an exciting ride on the Strawberry Express Train! Sign up for the strawberry pie eating contests on the Main Green at 3 pm each day.
6. Preakness Stakes Party
Saturday, May 20, 4 – 7 pm, Rising Sun Inn, Allentown Road, Telford, PA
The Preakness Stakes is the second and shortest race of the Triple Crown of American horse racing, which includes the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. Celebrate the horse race with some Preakness Stakes inspired food and drink specials at the Rising Sun Inn. The party begins at 4 pm. In addition to the tasty food and drinks, there will also be raffles and prizes, and you can watch “The Middle Jewel” of the Triple Crown.
7. Firehouse Breakfast
Sunday, May 21, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, Perkasie Fire Company, 5th and Arch St., 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.
8. Spring Wine and Food Festival
Sunday, May 21, 12 – 6 pm, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Newtown, PA
Crossing Vineyards and Winery is celebrating the spring season with a spring wine and food festival this Sunday. Enjoy samples of wine, beer, spirits, food, live music, and more! Cost per ticket is $20 (buy online and save) or $25 on the day of the event. Table seating is provided for the live music. Reservations suggested.
Have a great weekend!
SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, June 25: Brunch at Genevieve’s Kitchen in Doylestown. Details coming soon.
Monday, July 3: Bowman’s to Bowman’s Road Trip…again! We had so much fun at this event in April that we’ve got to do it again. We’ll begin at Bowman’s Tavern in New Hope around 1 pm, then ride in comfort up to Bowman’s North in Riegelsville for barbecue. Then we’ll bring you back down to New Hope, hopefully sober enough to drive. Details coming soon.
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.