It’s hot and humid as I write this. I guess summer is finally here. No more squeaking by with this lovely San Diego-type weather we’ve been enjoying. I’ve been telling everyone that it will continue to be a cooler summer, and we are taking credit for it. Why? Because we recently installed two new air conditioners in our “mid-century modern” home (the original two got fried by a power surge). See? If y’all chip in, we’ll buy a snow blower to guarantee a light winter.
The other way I know summer is really here is that I’ve noticed the number of calendar events has decreased – or maybe I’m not working hard enough to find them. Either way, it’s a sign that things are slowing down.
But there are still some interesting things going on. This week, from Tuesday, July 21st through Sunday, July 26th, SEE, a Lambertville-based community organization, is sponsoring the Local Harvest Restaurant Week in Lambertville and New Hope. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about sustainability – in our society, environment and economy (SEE) – while eating great local food!
With cooperation from local restaurants, farms, food producers, and Zone 7 (a local foods distribution business), SEE is bringing the best of the region’s local harvest to local restaurant tables. If you eat at one of the participating restaurants, you’ll be able to enjoy dishes specially prepared for the event using the finest local ingredients. Check out SEE’s website for more information about their mission, more details about the restaurant week, and a list of participating restaurants (which includes practically all of the good ones in Lambertville).
And I’ve got a “Save The Date” for your calendars. The Heritage Conservancy is hosting a Farm-to-Table Dinner on Saturday, August 1st. I’ll give you more details as we get closer but the catering will be done by Soup to Nuts Caterers and Earl’s Restaurant in Peddler’s Village, which recently changed its menu and concept to focus on local, farm-fresh ingredients. Price will be $45 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Heritage Conservancy, a land conservation organization here in Bucks County. It will be held at the historic Lindsay Farm in Warminster.
Here’s the run-down for the weekend. Check out our online calendar, Food Events in Bucks County for more details on any of the events below. Have a sweet, cool weekend.
Friday, July 17th:
- Linden Hill Farmers’ Market, 3:30 – 7:30 pm, Ottsville.
- Wine Concert Series @ Shady Brook Farm, 7 – 9 pm, Yardley. Weather permitting. Free admission. Jerry Watkins is the musical entertainment.
- Outdoor Summer Music Series @ Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 7 – 10 pm, Washington Crossing. Eric Mintel Quartet is the musical entertainment.
- Wine Tasting for Singles @ Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 7 – 9 pm, Washington Crossing.
Saturday, July 18th:
- Doylestown Farmers’ Market, 7 am – Noon, Doylestown.
- Indian Valley Farmers’ Market, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Telford.
- Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market, 9 am – 12 pm, Route 611 just north of Stump Road, Plumsteadville.
- Wrightstown Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm, Wrightstown.
Sunday, July 19th:
- Breakfast @ Riegelsville Fire Company, 8 am – 12:30 pm, Riegelsville.
- Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm, Hellertown.
- Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm, Flemington.
- Sunday Funday: Butterfly Festival @ Shady Brook Farm, 12 – 4 pm, Yardley.
- Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration, 1 – 4 pm, Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville.
- Sangria Sundays @ Chaddsford Winery, 1 – 4 pm, Lahaska.