Bucks Food Calendar: June 24, 2011

Feeling a little damp today. Rain, humidity. Guess it’s officially summer in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Either that or the Amazon rain forest has moved way north. Ho hum. But still lots of fun things to eat and do this week. Check out the abbreviated calendar below and click on Food Events in Bucks County for more details. See below also for some local food news…

Wine dinners. Two interesting wine pairing dinners this week, one at Earl’s Bucks County as part of their Tasty Thursdays series, on the last Thursday of each month. This one features Duckhorn Vineyards’ wines paired with a locally sourced five-course tasting dinner. The dinner takes place this Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm and costs $70 per person, including wine.

Another fun wine pairing event will be at the Stockton Inn on Wednesday, June 29. Phillips Fine Wines of Stockton is co-hosting the wine tasting of Jean Edwards Cellars wines from Napa Valley. The owners and winemakers of Jean Edwards will be on hand to give a “multi-directional” tasting of their wines. The wines will be paired with buffet-style hors d’œuvres, including fruits, cheeses, lamb chops, and filet mignon. Cost is $30 per person and reservations are required.

Woof, woof. Yum. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you already know my passions – local food, good causes, and my family – which includes two rescue dogs, Cody and Canta. On July 16, the local dog rescue organization, Lulu’s Rescue, is hosting a great fundraiser, Eat, Bark, Bid, full of fun auction items, local artwork, and of course, local food. Max Hansen Caterer will be providing the food. Max says he’ll be getting his food from None Such Farms, Blue Moon Acres, Comeback Farm and Gravity Hill Farm, among others. The event looks like it will be a lot of fun, being held at Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville. For more details and to buy tickets, go to their website at www.lulusrescue.com. You can read more about the event here.

Food news. Old Tyme Bar-b-que, one of our favorite BBQ places in the area, who ply their delicious pastrami and other meats at the Stockton Farmers Market each weekend, told me they are hoping to open a regular restaurant at the old Cuttalossa Inn on River Road in Lumberville. Can’t wait!

Cafe Blue Moose, the youth-run dinner club that serves delicious french-inspired meals each Saturday in a Doylestown converted barn, is planning on setting up a permanent location in New Hope come the fall. Skylar Bird, the chef and owner, told me the new restaurant will be on Mechanic Street right near Zoubi’s. Look for an article on Bucks County Taste about Cafe Blue Moose soon.

To market, to market. Welcome Perkasie Farmers’ Market! The weekly market opens this Saturday, June 25 from 8 am to noon at 7th & Market Sts. in Perkasie. They’ll have fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, local honey and jam, crafts, and even breakfast sandwiches and coffee provided by C&C Cafe.

What might you expect to find produce-wise at area farm markets this week? Raspberries, (maybe) blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, broccoli raab, red beets, Asian turnips, zucchini and summer squash, sugar snap peas, snow peas, lettuces, spinach, kale, collards, Swiss chard, tat soi, mustard and dandelion greens, radishes, garlic scapes, vegetable and herb seedlings, mushrooms. Many markets will have pastured meat, eggs, cheeses, plus raw local honey, breads, baked goods and prepared foods. If you are interested in getting on the mailing list of a farmers’ market near you (the best way to know what they’ll have this week), go to the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance’s website. Under the “Markets” tab, all local farmers’ markets are listed with contact information (click on the market’s name).

One more thing…Bucks County Taste is running a contest on Facebook! I’m asking all entrants to tell us what are “don’t miss” food experiences in Bucks County. Check into our Facebook page and let us know!

For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County. Have a swell weekend. Follow Bucks County Taste also on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, June 24:

  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [1-7 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market, Linden Hill Gardens, Ottsville [4-8 pm]
  • Beer Tasting, Phillips’ Fine Wines, Stockton, NJ [4-6 pm]
  • Friday Wine & Music @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington, NJ [5-8 pm]
  • Wine and Music Under the Stars @ Old York Cellars, Ringoes, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Wine Concert Series @ The Market at DelVal, Doylestown [6 pm–9 pm]
  • Wine Concert Series @ Shady Brook Farm, Yardley [6 pm–9 pm]
  • Friday Night Fireworks Express – New Hope/Ivyland Train, New Hope [6:15 – 10:30 pm]
  • Summer Wine & Music Series @ Crossing Vineyards & Winery, Washington Crossing [7 – 10 pm]
  • Summer Fireworks in New Hope/Lambertville – New Hope, PA & Lambertville, NJ [9:30 – 10:30 pm]

Saturday, June 25:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market, Doylestown [7 am-12 pm]
  • Perkasie Farmers’ Market, Perkasie [8 am – Noon]
  • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market, Plumsteadville [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Wrightstown Farmers’ Market, Wrightstown [9 am-1 pm]
  • Holland Township Farmers’ Market @ Riegel Ridge Community Center, Milford, NJ [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [9 am-4 pm]
  • Joyful Noise IV Community Music Festival (Quakertown Food Pantry) – St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Applebachsville, Haycock [10 am – 7 pm]
  • Blackberry and Peach Wine Release Weekend @ Old York Cellars, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Wine Tasting @ Phillips’ Fine Wines, Stockton, NJ [12-6 pm]
  • Beer Tasting @ New Hope Beverage, New Hope [3-7 pm]
  • Saturday Wine & Music @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington [5-8 pm]

Sunday, June 26:

  • Breakfast Buffet @ Father Gallen Council 5494, Warrington [7:30 – 11 am]
  • Firehouse Breakfast @ Haycock Fire Company, Quakertown [8 am – 12 pm]
  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market, Flemington, NJ [9 am-1 pm]
  • Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market, Hellertown [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [10 am-4 pm]
  • Blackberry and Peach Wine Release Weekend @ Old York Cellars, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Annual Festival & Ukrainian Dinner @ St Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warrington [12 – 6 pm]
  • Hickory Kitchen – A Woman’s Place (fundraiser), Doylestown [12 – 8 pm]
  • 15th Annual Celtic Day – Lion’s Park, , Bristol [1 – 8 pm]
  • Pairing Wine & Cheese @ Crossing Vineyards, Washington Crossing [2 – 3:30 p

Monday, June 27:

  • Soupcon Salon by Kindle Cafe @ Manon, Lambertville, NJ [7 – 9:15 pm]

Tuesday, June 28:

  • Langhorne Farmers’ Market, Langhorne [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Mid-summer’s Night Cocktail Dream @ Stockton Inn, Stockton, NJ [6:30 – 8:30 pm]
  • Food Preservation Series (class) @ Pennypack Farm & Education Center, Horsham [7 – 8:30 pm]

Wednesday, June 29:

  • Pierogy Wednesdays @ St. Anne Ukrainian, Warrington [9 am – 12 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm, Feasterville [4 – 7 pm]
  • Global Dinner @ The Cafe at Rosemont, Rosemont, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Complimentary Beer Tasting @ the Copper Leaf Grill, Buckingham [5 – 9 pm]
  • Grillin’ & Chillin’ with the Chefs (class) @ The Solebury Club, Buckingham [6 – 8:30 pm]
  • Wine Tasting with Jean Edwards Cellars @ Stockton Inn, Stockton, NJ [6:30 – 8:30 pm]

Thursday, June 30:

  • New Hope Farmers’ Market, New Hope [2:30-6:30 pm]
  • Uncle Dave’s 94 cents Ice Cream Cones @ Shady Brook Farm, Yardley [3 – 9 pm]
  • Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market, Lower Makefield [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner @ Earl’s Bucks County, Lahaska, PA [7 – 10 pm]

For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.

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