Bucks Food Calendar: August 10, 2012

Despite downpours today, the weather for the weekend doesn’t look half bad, with a chance of rain tomorrow and a beautiful day on Sunday. Perfect weather for farmers’ markets, driving around and Peach Festivals.

Manoff Market Gardens, known for a wide selection of fruits and their varieties, hosts their annual Peach Festival this Saturday, August 11. They’ve got both white and yellow peaches, yellow nectarines and a second variety of white nectarines, as well as raspberries and blackberries. They’ve even picked their first apples – Ginger Gold – which are ten days early! The fun begins at 9:30 am. Here’s directions to the farm.

Not far from Manoff’s, you can also celebrate the peach at Peddler’s Village’s Annual Peach Festival. There will be various peach treats throughout the Village and a sidewalk sale too on both Saturday and Sunday.

The big news this week is the opening of the 64th Annual Middletown Grange Fair on Wednesday, August 15. The Grange Fair is Bucks County’s version of a state fair. Members of 4-H clubs vie for the ribbons for the best rabbits, chickens, goats, pigs, cows, sheep, horses and…well, lots of other critters. In addition, prizes are given for everything from vegetables, eggs, handcrafts, art, photography, apiary products and, even, apple pie and chocolate cake. One of the highlights of the fair is their famous chicken dinner. The chicken is cooked outside on big grills and volunteers work hard in the kitchen to complete the dinner with corn on the cob, potatoes, tomatoes and cranberry relish. It’s the best food at the fair (the rest is mostly junk food, the kind you find at a lot of fairs). There’s rides, music and other entertainment – like “Mutts Gone Nuts”  or “Hot Dog Pig Races” – as well as antique farm machinery and animal judging to watch. Admission is $10 per car per day or you can buy a 5-day pass for $30. The fair continues until Sunday, August 19. The fairgrounds are located on Penns Park Road between Routes 413 and 232 in Wrightstown. Click here for more information.

To market, to market. This week is National Farmers’ Market Week. Celebrate by visiting your local farmers’ market or farm stand. What’s the harvest this week? Sweet corn, peaches, pears, nectarines, melons, berries,  tomatoes: heirloom, cherry, plum and slicing, green beans, okra, sunflowers and bouquets, red, white and blue potatoes, various basils, striped, purple and Italian eggplant, fresh garlic, spring onions, scallions, cucumbers, cabbages, patty pan squash, zucchini, yellow squash, red and striped beets, turnips, kohlrabi, lettuces, Swiss and ruby chard, brussel sprouts, collards, kale, radishes, mushrooms, dill, parsley, cilantro. You’ll also find free range eggs, meat raised on pasture, baked goods, interesting jams, honey and more. Check here for your closest farmers’ market.

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

Friday, August 10:

  • Stockton Market, 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting, Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4 – 6 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market – Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA [4 – 8 pm]
  • Friday Wine & Music – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Yoga & Wine – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [6 – 8 pm]
  • Wine Concert Series – The Market by Shady Brook Farm at Delaware Valley College, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Wine Concert Series – Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Grilling and Chilling: Outdoor Wine Tasting – Carlow Cookery, Doylestown Shopping Center, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [6:30 – 8:30 pm]

Saturday, August 11:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market – W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market – Plumsteadville Grange, Route 611 North, opposite Keller’s Church Rd., Plumsteadville, PA [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Perkasie Farmers’ Market – 7th and Market Sts, Perkasie, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Wrightstown Farmers’ Market – Wrightstown Twp. Municipal Bldg (parking lot), 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA [9 am – 1 pm
  • Stockton Market, 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 4 pm]
  • Peach Festival @ Manoff Market Gardens – Manoff Market Gardens, 3157 Comfort Rd., Solebury, PA [9:30 am – 5 pm]
  • Peach Festival – Peddlers Village, Route 202, Lahaska, PA [10 am – 6 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • Second Saturdays in New Hope – New Hope, PA [3 – 9 pm]
  • Wines of Summer – TASTE, 711 Easton Road, Warrington, PA [4 – 5:30 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing – New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Saturday Wine & Music – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Evening Star Dinner Train – New Hope/Ivyland Train, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Sunday, August 12:

  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market – Dvoor Farm, Route 12 Circle, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [10 am – 4 pm]
  • Peach Festival – Peddlers Village, Route 202, Lahaska, PA [10 am – 6 pm]
  • Sangria Sundays – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Wine & Cider Tasting – Desiato Winery, 522 E. Dark Hollow Road, Pipersville, PA [12 – 5 pm]
  • Jazzy Sundays – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [2 – 5 pm]
  • Wines of Summer – TASTE, 711 Easton Road, Warrington, PA [4 – 5:30 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing – New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 7 pm]

Monday, August 13:

No events

Tuesday, August 14:

  • Langhorne Farmers’ Market – Jesse Soby American Legion Post, 115 W. Richardson Ave., Langhorne, PA [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar @ The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Literate Epicures of Newtown – Newtown Bookshop, 2829 South Eagle Rd, Newtown, PA (Village at Newtown Shopping Ctr) [7 – 8:30 pm]

Wednesday, August 15:

  • 64th Annual Middletown Grange Fair – Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 10 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • Free Community Dinner – Christ Community Bible Church, 1830 N. Ridge Rd, Perkasie, PA [5:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Wine Down Wednesdays – Old Bethlehem Road Hotel, 243 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Dungeness Crab Night – The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • “Big Night”- A Movie with Wine & Tapas – Trompa Wine Bar, 46 E. State St, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • The Doctor & the Chef – Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Thursday, August 16:

  • 64th Annual Middletown Grange Fair – Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 10 pm]
  • Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market – Veterans Square Park, Edgewood and Heacock Rds, Lower Makefield, PA [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Clam Bake – Logan Inn, 10 W. Ferry St, New Hope, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Wines of Summer – TASTE, 711 Easton Road, Warrington, PA [7 – 8:30 pm]

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

Print Friendly, PDF & Email