Bucks Food Calendar: April 30, 2010

What’s that you say? More beautiful weather in Bucks County this weekend? And lots to eat, of course.

Chocolate cupcake with strawberry; MSClipArtStrawberries, yes, strawberries. While most local strawberries won’t be coming in until later in May, you could say this weekend is the official welcome of the lovely spring fruit. Peddler’s Village will celebrate on Saturday and Sunday with their 41st Annual Strawberry Festival. Earl’s Bucks County will be serving a special Strawberry Arugula Salad and – are you ready? – “Chocolate Covered Strawberry Beer” (Lancaster Brewing Company Strawberry Wheat Beer finished with Rogue Chocolate Stout). Town Crier Bakery has everything from chocolate covered strawberries to strawberry pie to strawberry fritters.

And if you’re about to complain that strawberries aren’t “local” yet, Shady Brook Farm reports that their strawberries will be ready for “pick-your-own” this Monday. For an update on their crops, call 215.968.1670.

To market, to market. The Wrightstown Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday, May 1st with Personal Chef Karen McGinn giving cooking demonstrations on spring vegetables. The New Hope Farmers’ Market starts their season this Thursday, May 6th, with Chef David Zukerman of Earl’s Bucks County providing a cooking demo. And of course the Doylestown Farmers’ Market started a few Saturdays ago. Look for spring greens – spinach, lettuce – and radishes, rhubarb, herbs and bedding plants. Market products also include flowers; pastured beef, chicken and lamb; cheeses and yogurt from pastured animals; pastured eggs; bread and baked goods; preserved products; handmade soaps and lotions; honey, maple syrup and beeswax candles; organic, fair trade, locally roasted coffees; and prepared foods.

Fresh produce for those in need. The Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, who run the Wrightstown Market, is partnering with the Bucks County Housing Group and market shoppers to provide fresh produce to the Housing Group’s food pantry on Durham Rd. in Penndel. They are inviting shoppers to purchase fresh produce items at the market and donate them. The (tax deductible) produce donations will be collected at the Foodshed Alliance table and delivered at the end of the market each Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help with delivery too. See the Foodshed Alliance table at the market for more information.

Chambourcin grapes at Crossing Vineyards, Sept 2009; photo by L. GoldmanBucks County Wine Trail. Not only is this weekend the Bucks County Wine Trail’s Spring Fling – celebrating the first wines of the season – but the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce is holding its very popular Bucks County Wine Tour on Sunday (Oops. Sorry, it’s sold out). What a great weekend to sample some local wine – sun, warmth, sitting outside sipping wine. Does it get any better?

Doylestown Food Club/Co-OpThe Doylestown Food Club is becoming the Doylestown Food Co-Op…and you can be part of the process. The five month old Doylestown Food Club, a collection of 50 households who buy locally produced goods and produce collectively is moving quickly towards a co-op structure. This Sunday, May 2, from 2 – 4 pm, and Thursday, May 27, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm, the Food Club will hold Town Hall meetings to gather input and answer questions about the development of the co-op. If you are at all interested, please come! You can also get on the Food Club/Co-op’s email list to stay in the loop.

For more details, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County. Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, April 30th:
Forecast – Sunny, 81°

  • Jim Popik @ Pennsylvania Soup & Seafood Company, Doylestown [6 – 9 pm]
  • Barbara Trent @ The Centre Bridge Inn, New Hope [7 – 11 pm]
  • Kindle Cafe Supper Club @ Rojo’s Roastery, Lambertville [7:30 – 9 pm]
  • Simon & Garfunkel Tribute @ New Hope Winery, New Hope [8 – 10:30 pm]
  • Dave Marion Duo @ Vader’s Bar & Grill, Southampton [8 – 11 pm]

Saturday, May 1st:
Forecast – Sunny, 88°

  • Spring Fling – Bucks County Wine Trail, Various Bucks County Wineries
  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market, Doylestown [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Wrightstown Farmers’ Market, Wrightstown [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 3 pm]
  • 41st Annual Peddler’s Village Strawberry Festival, Lahaska [10 am – 6 pm]
  • Wine Tasting @ Phillips’ Fine Wines, Stockton [12 – 5 pm]
  • Beerfest @ McCoole’s, Quakertown [12 – 9 pm]
  • Family-Style Roast Beef & Ham Dinner – Trinity UCC, Pleasant Valley [4 – 7 pm]
  • Ham Dinner @ Riegelsville Fire Company, Riegelsville [4 – 7 pm]
  • Ham Dinner @ First Baptist Church of Lambertville, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 7 pm]
  • Jazz Night! featuring Eric Mintel Quartet, Michener Art Museum, Doylestown [8 – 11 pm]

Sunday, May 2nd:
Forecast – Sunny, 87°

  • Spring Fling – Bucks County Wine Trail, Various Bucks County Wineries
  • Breakfast Buffet @ Plumsteadville Fire Co., Plumsteadville [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market, Hellertown [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [10 am – 3 pm]
  • 41st Annual Peddler’s Village Strawberry Festival, Lahaska [10 am – 6 pm]
  • 2010 Bucks County Wine Tour – Bucks County [12 – 5 pm]
  • Doylestown Food Club Town Hall Meeting, Doylestown [2 – 4 pm]

Monday, May 3rd:

  • Complimentary Wine Sampling @ Yardley Inn, Yardley [5 – 9 pm]
  • Entertain with Ease! @ The Cooking Cottage, Sellersville [6:30 – 8:30 pm]
  • Dim Sum and Other Asian Treats @ Carlow Cookery, Doylestown [7 – 9 pm]
  • A Tasting Tour of Spain @ Crossing Vineyards, Washington Crossing [7 – 9 pm]
  • Soupcon Salon by Kindle Café, Lambertville, NJ [7 – 9:15 pm]

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  1. I think you made a mistake. I have been in to the Strawberry Festivals for over 20 years and not once have I seen the Chocolate Covered Strawberries at The Town Crier (or former bakery) they have ALWAYS been done by Skip’s Candy Corner. Please verify your information. Thank you.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Louanne, and the additional info about Skip’s. I did check (want to be sure I’m passing out good info) and Town Crier also made some lovely chocolate covered strawberries. You can see a yummy picture of them on their Facebook page, posted on April 28th. Not sure if they had them over the weekend, but that’s where I got the info from originally. Take care, and keep keeping me on my toes! 🙂

  3. Thanks again lynne, u don’t leave anything out as far as I can tell, and the beer at Earl’s sounds interesting, want to join me for one….

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