Happy November! This exceptionally warm weather makes it feel more like April than November, but it does make for better weekend plans. Take advantage of the sunny, warm afternoons this weekend by perusing your area farmers markets. They’ll have locally grown produce like squash, cabbage, greens, onions, potatoes, broccoli, radishes and apples.
Now that it’s November, it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving meal! No need to have the family over in your kitchen dining room this year: Bucks County and nearby restaurants are cooking up some fantastic traditional Thanksgiving meals for you so you can just come, relax and eat. See our post 2016 – Going out for Thanksgiving in Bucks for the most comprehensive list available. And, if you are still hosting the holiday dinner at your house, check out where you can find fresh, local turkeys in Bucks County.
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Brewery Weekend with Founders Brewing Co.
Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, Spinnerstown Hotel & Restaurant, 2195 Spinnerstown Rd., Quakertown, PA
Head to Spinnerstown Hotel & Restaurant this Friday and Saturday for another brewery weekend. This time, they are featuring Founders Brewing Co. with seven beers on draft, including: Devil Dancer, reDankulous, All Day IPA, and Sleeper Cell, to name a few.
2. Foodie First Friday
Friday, November 4, Downtown Doylestown, PA
Fall brings a lot of pretty colors and a lot of unique flavors. You’ll find many restaurants in Doylestown experimenting with seasonal favorites, and this month’s Foodie First Friday is a great place to find a tasty November meal. Foodie First Friday is a monthly event that celebrates culture, community and cuisine. Many of the restaurants have specials for the celebration so try a restaurant you’ve never been to, or stop by your usual place and enjoy your favorites. For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.
3. Champagne, Appetizers, & Pierre’s Chocolates
Friday, November 4, 5:30 – 8 pm, 509 Waterview Place, New Hope, PA
Donald Pearson, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty’s chairman, is hosting a cocktail party to raise money for Lulu’s Rescue, a Bucks County based dog rescue devoted to placing dogs in their “furrever” homes. The cocktail party is at Pearson’s New Hope home overlooking the Delaware River.
Guests will enjoy champagne from the wine division of Sotheby’s auction house, delicious hors d’oeuvres from Just Food, and chocolates from Pierre’s in New Hope. While you eat chocolates and sip champagne, you’ll can listen to representatives from LuLu’s Rescue talk about success stories of animals that they have helped.
4. Wrightstown Farmers Market
Saturday, November 5, Wrightstown Farmers Market, 2203 2nd St. Pike, Wrightstown, PA
This weekend marks the end of daylight savings time, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of fresh, local produce. Stock up this weekend at the Wrightstown Farmers Market because there is plenty of squash, potatoes, onions, celeriac, black radish, sweet potatoes, and other winter veggies. You can also pick up some of your favorite apples.
Also, Milk House Farm is offering fresh whole chicken and duck on the last regular market on November 19 just before Thanksgiving. Milk House Farm only has duck available once per year and hasn’t offered it at the Wrightstown Farmers Market in several years so don’t miss this.
5. Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village
Saturday, November 5, 10 am – 6 pm, Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA
Celebrate apple season in Bucks County with a weekend at Peddler’s Village for its 43rd Annual Apple Festival. This is an outdoor event held rain or shine. Admission and parking are free.
New this year! Bechdolt’s Orchards of Bucks County and the Peddler’s Village General Store are expanding the variety of fresh, local apples, locally made apple baked goods, and festival offerings. Also in the village, you’ll find over 60 juried artisans, live entertainment, local orchards, all the apple treats you can eat, and even an apple pie eating contest. Order a fresh apple pie in advanced because they sell out quickly. You can also order an apple festival t-shirt here.
6. Pick-Your-Own Cabbages and Radishes
Saturday, November 5, 10 am – 4 pm, Peace Valley Winery, 300 Old Limekiln Rd., Chalfont, PA
Farms and vineyards have had a wonderful veggie season this year, but the frost has officially put an end to the pick-your-own vegetables at Peace Valley Winery. Don’t despair: They might be closing down the fields and mowing the rest of the pepper plants, but they are opening the Napa cabbage and Daikon radish fields this Saturday, November 5. Picking opens at 10 am, and the fields will open for cabbage and radish only this Saturday, so don’t miss out!
7. Soup Day
Saturday, November 5, 11 am – 2 pm, Dublin Fire Co., 194 N. Main Street, Dublin, PA
This Saturday is the second to last soup day of 2016 at the Dublin Fire Company so don’t skip it. The eat-in menu includes a bowl of vegetable, ham and bean or chicken noodle soup, crackers, beverage, and dessert for $5. Additional sandwiches, hot dogs and other items are available. Soup is also sold by the quart for pickup or take-home.
8. Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner & Bake Sale
Saturday, November 5, St. Peter’s Tohickon UCC, 1071 Old Bethlehem Rd., Perkasie, PA
St. Peter’s Tohickon United Church of Christ will host a family style pork and sauerkraut dinner and bake sale this Saturday, November 5 from 4 – 7 pm (or until sold out). Eat-in tickets for adults cost $11, children ages five through 12 are $6, and children under five eat for free. Take-out for adults is $12 and $6 for a children’s meal. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the church’s food pantry. Proceeds from the event will benefit various missions of the church. For directions or more information please call 215.257.4633.
9. Fall Fun Days
Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6, The Market at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA
What a great fall this is turning out to be! The forecast looks great for The Market at DelVal’s last fall fun days. The Market has been full of fall spirit this month, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping yet, especially this weekend.
Fall Fun days include a day down on the farm, with wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin picking, inflatable attractions, a giant corn maze, and lots of other family fall fun. Plus, you’re definitely going to get hungry with all the activities, so you might as well stop into the Market for some fresh made sandwiches, salads, and Uncle Dave’s pumpkin ice cream.
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.