Bucks Food Calendar: October 21, 2010

Well, the trees are really doing it now – looking pretty and showing their stuff. The weekend weather looks pretty too. Crisp, sunny and fall-like, perfect for all the harvest festivals going on throughout the area. In fact there are so many, everywhere I turn, that I haven’t been able to keep up on our calendar!

This weekend there are a couple of interesting things that caught my eye…everything from the One Year Anniversary Party/Supper & Jazz of the Kindle Cafe in Lambertville (Saturday evening), to the Seventh “Birthday” Party for Crossing Vineyards going on all weekend. And despite starting Weight Watchers last week, I would love to check out the Chicken Pot Pie Dinner at St. Paul’s in Sellersville (whimper, whimper)…or the Roast Beef Dinner at the Stockton Fire Company (sigh). Then there’s New Hope’s Spirit Carnivale 2010 which kicks off this weekend with the 2nd Annual Mischief March – reception at Triumph Brewing at 6 pm Friday night – costumes required, drag encouraged. I love New Hope.

To market, to market. Most of the outdoor farmers’ markets will be running through the end of October, some until the weekend before Thanksgiving. What will you find there produce-wise? Apples, cauliflower, broccoli, greens, potatoes – white and sweet, onions, garlic, winter squash, beets, radishes – that and more is still growing locally, fresh from our local farms. And pumpkins, of course. Also – local honey, baked goods, preserves, teas, eggs, pastured meat and chicken, and more. Support your local food economy and eat healthier!

Speaking of Thanksgiving…if you want a free range, local turkey, better put your order in soon with area producers. See our post from last year on who to contact for a local turkey. Click here: Gobble, gobble…where to get fresh turkeys. And if you don’t want to cook it, take a look at our post from last year on Going out for Thanksgiving. I still need to call around and get this year’s details, but it’s a pretty sure thing these restaurants will be doing it again.

Save the date. The Bucks County Foodshed Alliance will be hosting a delicious monthly meeting on November 3rd, celebrating the diversity of winter squash we have in Bucks County. At “Use Your Gourd: a Winter Squash Tasting,” Brenda Slack, fourth-generation Newtown farmer, will talk about the many varieties of edible winter squash that she grows, how they differ and how each is best prepared. She’ll also provide samples to taste and compare, and recipes. The program is open to all. It will take place on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm at the Wrightstown Village Library. The library is at 726 Penns Park Rd., Wrightstown 18940. There is no charge, and light refreshments will be served.

For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County. Have a beautiful, safe and lovely weekend. Connect with Bucks County Taste on Facebook and Twitter too. Go Phillies!!

Friday, October 22:

  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [11 am – 7 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market @ Linden Hill Gardens, Ottsville [3 – 7 pm]
  • Friday Happy Hour @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Wine Tasting Dinner @ The Raven, New Hope [7 – 10 pm]
  • Barbara Trent @ The Centre Bridge Inn, New Hope [7 – 11 pm]

Saturday, October 23:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market, Doylestown [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market, Plumsteadville [8:30 – 11:30 am]
  • Wrightstown Farmers’ Market, Wrightstown [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Paris Bistro (cooking class), Upper Black Eddy [10 am – 1 pm]
  • Fabulous Fall @ Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Happy 7th Birthday Crossing Vineyards, Washington Crossing [12 – 6 pm]
  • Beer Tasting @ Phillips’ Fine Wines, Stockton, NJ [3 – 5 pm]
  • Chicken Pot Pie Dinner @ St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Sellersville [4 – 7 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing, New Hope [5 – 7 pm]
  • Supper & Live Jazz by Kindle Cafe, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Harvest Winemaker’s Dinner @ Crossing Vineyards, Washington Crossing [7:30 – 9:30 pm]

Sunday, October 24:

  • Breakfast Buffet @ Plumsteadville Fire Co., Plumsteadville [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Breakfast Buffet @ Father Gallen Council 5494, Warrington [7:30 – 11 am]
  • Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market, Hellertown [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [10 am – 3 pm]
  • Spiced Apple Sundays @ Chaddsford Winery, Lahaska [11 am – 7 pm]
  • Fabulous Fall @ Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Roast Beef Dinner @ Stockton Fire Co., Stockton, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Happy 7th Birthday Crossing Vineyards, Washington Crossing [12 – 6 pm]
  • Colonial High Tea Party, Hartsville (Warminster) [1 – 3 pm]
  • Cider Making @ Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville [1 – 4 pm]
  • Perfect One-Dish Dinners—All You Need For Easy Get-Togethers, Holicong [2 – 4 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing, New Hope [5 – 7 pm]

Monday, October 25:

  • Healthy, Flavorful, Colorful!! (cooking class), Sellersville [6:30 – 8:30 pm]
  • From the Land and Sea (cooking class), Doylestown [7 – 9 pm]
  • Cocktails for the Holidays (class) @ Marsha Brown Creole Kitchen, New Hope [7 – 9 pm]

Tuesday, October 26:

  • Slow Cooked Dinners (cooking class), New Hope [6:30 – 9 pm]
  • Wellness Orientation Workshop, Newtown [7:30 – 9 pm]

Wednesday, October 27:

  • Grand Central NYC Tour (class), Sellersville [8 am – 9 pm]
  • American Legion Meals on Wednesdays, Quakertown [11:30 am – 9 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm, Feasterville [4 – 7 pm]
  • Complimentary Beer Tasting @ the Copper Leaf Grill, Buckingham [5 – 9 pm]
  • Cheesemaking: Ricotta (cooking class), New Hope [6:30 – 9 pm]
  • Pairing Beer with Food (cooking class), Doylestown [7 – 9 pm]

Thursday, October 28:

  • Capital City Market, Trenton, NJ [11 am – 2 pm]
  • New Hope Farmers’ Market, New Hope [3:30 – 7 pm]
  • Thai Cooking: Class Three (cooking class), New Hope [6:30 – 9 pm]
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