At the risk of being corny (get it?), I keep wanting to break into song. Rodgers & Hammerstein, of course. “Oh what a beautiful mo-o-ornin’, oh what a beautiful d-a-ay…” or “…the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye!” (Both lines actually written here in Bucks, at Hammerstein’s place, Highland Farm, on East Street in Doylestown, now a Bed & Breakfast.)

It’s the weather that’s doing it to me, of course. Delightful weather any time of the year, but in mid-July? Who-weee! The weekend looks lovely, with the humidity holding off until Monday.

A wine staycation? Yep, look over the calendar below and notice all the regular events taking place at area wineries on both sides of the river. Sitting outside in such weather as this, with a glass of chilled wine in hand, soothes the soul. And you don’t even have to drive or fly someplace far away.

National Ice Cream Day. Who knew? Yes, this Sunday is National Ice Cream Day (the 3rd Sunday in July) and what better way to celebrate than visiting your local ice cream shop. See our previous post for a listing of ice cream places all over Bucks. We’ll be celebrating at the newest location of oWowCow Creamery which just opened last week in Wrightstown, just minutes from our home. Read all about it here.

To market, to market. Lots of berries are still out there to be had: blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries and blackberries. Peaches, of course, have arrived in earnest. Manoff Market Gardens says they should be picking their first white peaches this week. Get ’em while they’re here. And fresh, local sweet corn is popping up everywhere. Look also for the first of the season’s sweet peppers, eggplant, field grown tomatoes, okra, and cabbages. Fresh picked cucumbers, green beans, zucchini, lettuces and summer squash will be in abundance. You are likely to also find fennel, carrots, red beets, celery, scallions, Swiss chard, dandelion greens and radishes. Many markets also offer a wide selection of mushrooms, 100% grass-fed beef, pasture raised poultry, pork, eggs, goat cheeses, yogurt and butter, breads, baked goods, raw honey, beeswax candles, maple syrup, and prepared foods plus handmade soaps and and other artisanal goods. (Thanks to Robin Hoy of the Wrightstown Farmers’ Market for her help with this list.)

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

Friday, July 15:

  • 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 Concert Series @ The Market at DelVal, Doylestown [6 – 9 pm]
  • Wine Concert Series @ Shady Brook Farm, Yardley [6 – 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]
  • Born This Way Charity Dance (fundraiser) @ The Raven, New Hope [9 pm – 1 am]
  • Summer Fireworks in New Hope/Lambertville – New Hope, PA & Lambertville, NJ [9:30 – 10:30 pm]

Saturday, July 16:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market, Doylestown [7 am-12 pm]
  • Perkasie Farmers’ Market, Perkasie [8 am – 12 pm]
  • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market, Plumsteadville [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Wrightstown Farmers’ Market, Wrightstown [9 am-1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [9 am-4 pm]
  • Wine Tasting @ Phillips’ Fine Wines, Stockton, NJ [12-6 pm]
  • Music Fest @ The Stockton Inn, Stockton, NJ [12 – 9 pm]
  • Beer Tasting @ New Hope Beverage, New Hope [3-7 pm]
  • Saturday Wine & Music @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington [5-8 pm]
  • Eat, Bark, Bid – Fundraiser for Lulu’s Rescue @ Rago Arts & Auction Center, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]

Sunday, July 17:

  • National Ice Cream Day
  • Breakfast @ Riegelsville Fire Company, Riegelsville [8 am – 12:30 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]
  • Sangria Sundays @ Chaddsford Winery, Lahaska [11 am – 6 pm]
  • StringFever @ New Hope Winery , New Hope [4 – 6 pm]
  • Earth Center Coffee House, Tyler State Park, Richboro [6 – 9 pm]

Monday, July 18:

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

Tuesday, July 19:

  • Langhorne Farmers’ Market, Langhorne [3:30 – 6:30 pm]

Wednesday, July 20:

  • 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]

Thursday, July 21:

  • 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]
  • Clam Bake @ Logan Inn, New Hope [5 – 9 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Beer & Wine Barbeque Dinner @ Yardley Inn, Yardley [7 – 9 pm]

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

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