Bucks Food Calendar: August 17, 2012

Lots of fun stuff going on this week in Bucks County. Where shall we start?

There’s the Middletown Grange Fair, of course, which began on Wednesday and goes through Sunday in Wrightstown. Looks like the weather will be nice this weekend too. Make sure you get the famous chicken dinner. It’s good.

The Riegelsville Fire Company will be holding their monthly breakfast on Sunday. Great excuse for a nice drive and you’ll get a really good breakfast. Proceeds benefit the fire house. See our previous post about this firehouse breakfast.

If you’re out for a drive, why not put Forest Grove on the itinerary? Forest Grove is a small village in Buckingham only a few miles from the intersection of Route 263 and Route 313/Swamp Road. There you can stop by Fred and Evelyn Slack’s farm and buy the famous (via the Pineville Tavern) Freddie’s Tomatoes, some of the best tomatoes you’ll have this year, or ever. Corn is very good too. You’ll find the farm at 362 Forest Grove Road. Then continue on Forest Grove Road until you come to the Wycombe Vineyards and stop in for a glass or two. Learn more about this local gem in our post, The fifteen dollar staycation.

Ever wondered how to preserve some of this great harvest we’re getting this year? Come to Food Preservation 101, a workshop on canning and preserving, hosted by the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and Newtown Township Parks and Recreation. Mandel Smith, Master Food Preserver with the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension, will cover pressure canning and hot-water-bath canning, freezing, and jam and jelly making. The program takes place on Wednesday, August 22, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The program fee is $8 per person. Pre-registration with Newtown Township is required: 215.968.2800, x239, class #123232.

To market, to market. What can you expect to find at farmers’ markets this week? Sweet corn, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, pears, nectarines, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes: heirloom, cherry, plum and slicing, basil, green beans, okra, sunflowers and bouquets, red, white and blue potatoes, various basils, striped, purple and Italian eggplant, broccoli, 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 great weekend. Follow Bucks County Taste also on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, August 17:

  • 64th Annual Middletown Grange Fair – Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 11 pm]
  • 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]
  • Wine Concert Series – The Market by Shady Brook Farm at Delaware Valley College, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Tyler Park Center for the Arts Coffee House – Tyler Park Center for the Arts, Historic Barn in Tyler State Park, 10 Stable Mill Trail , Richboro, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Wine & Music Under the Stars – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Wine Concert Series – Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Summer Wine & Music Series – Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa [7 – 9:30 pm]
  • Fonthill’s Brewery Night “Eat and Drink Local” – Fonthill Museum, 525 E Court St, Doylestown, PA [7 – 10 pm]

Saturday, August 18:

  • 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]
  • 64th Annual Middletown Grange Fair – Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 11 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]
  • 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]

Sunday, August 19:

  • Breakfast @ Riegelsville Fire Company – Riegelsville Fire Company, 333 Delaware Road, Riegelsville, PA [8 am – 12:30 pm]
  • 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]
  • 64th Annual Middletown Grange Fair – Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 5 pm]
  • Sangria Sundays – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • August Food and Wine – “The Mad Chef” – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [1 – 3 pm]
  • A Dummies Guide to Wine Tasting – Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [2 – 4 pm]
  • Music at Milagro – Villa Milagro Vineyards, 33 Warren Glen Rd, Finesville, NJ [2 – 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 20:

  • Free Dinner – Presbyterian Church of Deep Run, 16 Irish Meetinghouse Rd, Perkasie, PA [5:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Sweet Corn and Tantalizing Tomatoes (class) – Carlow Cookery, Doylestown Shopping Center, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Tuesday, August 21:

  • 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]
  • Global Grilling (class) – Carlow Cookery, Doylestown Shopping Center, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • Celebrity Bartender Fundraising Bash – Chambers 19 The Other Side, 19 N Main St, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Wednesday, August 22:

  • 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]
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit @ La Stalla – La Stalla Restaurant, 18 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA [6 – 9 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]
  • Food Preservation 101 – Newtown Twp Administration Bldg, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Thursday, August 23:

  • 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]
  • Summertime Cocktail Dinner – Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA [7 – 9 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.

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