Bucks Food Calendar: August 24, 2012

It’s hard to believe that it’s the end of August (especially with this beautiful weather we’ve been having!). I’m feeling kind of lazy, just want to sit outside sipping something cool and enjoying the breeze. Very hard to believe that Labor Day is next weekend, with back-to-school right around the corner. ‘Course I’m not going back to school and I don’t have any children, but seasonal memories go deep. The change is coming. Peaches will come to an end, tomatoes and corn for a bit longer. But look for fall harvests of squashes, grapes and greens.

The calendar is a little “quiet” too. Many of the area wineries will have music to go along with your glass this weekend – Crossing Vineyards, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, and the Wine Concert Series at Shady Brook and The Market at Del Val. See the calendar for details. The Washington House in Sellersville also hosts its Friday Freestyle Flights of Wine where for $10 you can create your own tasting flight by choosing four different wines from a list of twenty.

Looking ahead to Labor Day weekend, there’s the Pocono Garlic Festival on September 1st and 2nd. Two days of all things garlic, more than you can ever, ever imagine with chefs, restaurants, music, crafters and – did I mention? – a lot of garlic inspired treats, as well as locally grown garlic. By the way this is a great time to stock up on local garlic. It keeps well and is so much better than the stuff from China and South America in the supermarkets.

To market, to market. Speaking of local produce, what can you expect to find at area farmers’ markets this week? Certainly garlic but look for local melons now too. Our guest blogger Rich Baringer wrote a great post along with recipes and how to pick out a good melon. You’ll also find sweet corn, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, apples, watermelon, cantaloupe, heirloom, cherry, plum and slicing tomatoes, 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 delightful weekend. Follow Bucks County Taste also on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, August 24:

  • 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]
  • Friday Freestyle Flights of Wine – The Washington House, 136 N. Main Street , Sellersville, PA [5 – 10 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]
  • Keep Wine-ing Comedy Show – Sand Castle Winery, 755 River Road (Route 32), Erwinna, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • Summer Wine & Music Series – Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa [7 – 9:30 pm]

Saturday, August 25:

  • 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]
  • Cheese Making: Ricotta & Mozzarella – Cherry Grove Farm, 3200 Lawrenceville Road (Rte. 206), Lawrenceville, New Jersey [12 – 2 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]
  • Evening Star Dinner Train – New Hope/Ivyland Train, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Sunday, August 26:

  • Breakfast Buffet @ Father Gallen Council 5494 –  998 Easton Road, Warrington, PA [7:30 – 11 am]
  • Firehouse Breakfast – Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA [8 am – 12 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]
  • What it is and how you eat it – Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, Rt. 29 north of Lambertville, NJ [1 – 3 pm]
  • Pairing Wine and Cheese – Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [2 – 3:30 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]
  • Solebury Township Historical Society Annual Picnic – Lindencroft, 6832 Paxson Road, , New Hope, PA [4 – 7 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing – New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 7 pm]

Monday, August 27:

  • Celebrating Chardonnay – Carlow Cookery, Doylestown Shopping Center, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Tuesday, August 28:

  • 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]

Wednesday, August 29:

  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • The Annual Great Tomato Tasting – Snyder Research and Extension Farm, 140 Locust Grove Road, Pittstown, NJ [3 – 8 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]
  • Bistro Brilliance – Wine and Food (class) – Carlow Cookery, Doylestown Shopping Center, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Thursday, August 30:

  • 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.

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