This weekend, we’ve got some typical March weather. Although it feels like spring now, the daffodils are in for a shock — it looks like we may get some snow Sunday night (yuck). But don’t let it get you down. Forge ahead.
It’s almost time for Easter which means plenty of time with the Easter Bunny, sweet treats, and other things to contribute to your spring fever. And don’t forget, this weekend two restaurant weeks will start. See which restaurants are participating and the specials they are offering in our restaurant week post here.
1. Hellebore Festival and Springfair
Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 19 – 20, 9 am – 4 pm, Jerry Fritz Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Road, Ottsville, PA
This weekend is the 14th Annual Hellebore Festival and Spring Fair at Jerry Fritz Linden Hill Garden. Come celebrate everything hellebore — a flower that cures those winter blues. They are an early blooming flower, and collectors should not miss this event. New this year is the Springfair, being held on Saturday, March 19 only, featuring artisans offering gifts and treats for Easter. Candy, pottery, jewelry, along with food to eat. Enjoy a drink and meal prepared by Chestnut Hill Gourmet Foods, in Kintnersville, PA. Eat and enjoy a winter-free weekend!
2. Bunny Brunch at The Market at DelVal
Saturday, Mar. 19, 9 am, The Market at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA
The Market at DelVal will hold its annual brunch with the Easter Bunny along with an egg hunt for children this weekend on Saturday, March 19, and again on Friday and Saturday, March 25 – 26. Cost is $15 per person. The morning starts with cooked breakfast at The Market, including scrambled eggs, an omelet station, bacon, sausage, french toast, potatoes, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and more. The Easter egg hunt will follow. Reservations for brunch are required. Call 215.230.7170. For more information on the egg hunt, see the website for details.
3. Bake Sale for Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter
Saturday, Mar. 19, 11 am – 2 pm, B&B Beverages, 6770 Sawmill Road Doylestown, PA
Come out to B&B Beverages in Doylestown this Saturday, March 19 from 11 am – 2 pm to help support The Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter, a program of Family Services. They are having a bake sale with a large variety of fun treats. Most will be wrapped for giving as gifts, and they are perfect to put in Easter baskets. They will also have raffle baskets from some of your favorite businesses.
4. Eat and Meet Meals
Fish Fry – Friday, Mar. 18, Riegelsville Fire Company, 333 Delaware Road, Riegelsville, PA
Breakfast – Sunday, Mar. 20, Riegelsville Fire Company, 333 Delaware Road, Riegelsville, PA
Breakfast – Sunday, Mar. 20, Perkasie Fire Co., 100 N. Fifth St, Perkasie, PA
Some people call them “community meals;” I call them a chance to eat some good food and meet new people. This weekend we’ve got a few options. The Riegelsville Fire Company, which will do their monthly breakfast this Sunday, also has a weekly Fish Fry on the Fridays leading up to Easter. All proceeds benefit the firefighting program of Community Fire Company #1, Station 42. Call 610.749.2737 for any questions.
The Perkasie Fire Co. serves up their breakfast this Sunday too. Come for eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrapple, home fries, and more. Cost: Adults ($7), Children (Ages 4-12)($3.50) and kids under three eat for free. Once again, all proceeds benefit the firehouse. For more information email email@example.com.
5. Caffé Galleria Gives Back
Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 19 – 20, Caffé Galleria, 23 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ
This weekend on the other side of the river, celebrate the spirit of a true community member. Caffé Galleria in Lambertville is the legacy of founder Dawn Raia, who passed away from cancer in March 2014. This weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 – 20, two events are happening to celebrate Dawn’s life.
On Saturday, the Lambertville Animal Welfare and Animal Alliance will have dogs and cats available to adopt at the cafe.
On Sunday, there will be live music from 11 am – 3:30 pm. John Beacher and Gregg Cagno will perform. Wait, what about the food? You really need to try out the brunch menu, which uses fresh and health conscious recipes. Try the lentil burger, or a breakfast flat bread. Pick your own egg scramble with farm fresh eggs, or order a homemade omelet.
6. Learn how to make Hamentashen
Sunday, Mar. 20, McCaffrey’s Supermarket, 635 Heacock Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
Easter is not the only holiday coming up. The Jewish holiday, Purim, is March 24. To celebrate it properly one must eat a special, delicious cookie called a hamentash (literally the “hat of Hamen” who is the villain in the Purim story). Want to learn how to make hamentashen? The Lubavitch of Bucks County is offering a workshop on this Sunday at McCaffrey’s Supermarket in Yardley in the upstairs dining room. Fun for kids and adults.
You can also learn how to make hamentashen step-by-step in our post, Time for Hamentashen!
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.