Bucks Food Calendar: December 9, 2011

As the holidays approach, the focus shifts and holiday eating – or partying – takes center stage. There are fewer markets as the growing season ends, fewer food events and more shopping and getting ready for the holidays. This is my way of saying that I’ve noticed the our calendar slimming down, even if the rest of us are bulking up!

To market, to market. But…there are still farmers’ markets going on and still fresh produce to be had. More and more farmers are growing salad greens, for instance, in hoop houses and greenhouses. How splendid to be getting local greens in mid-December. Markets are also a great place to get gifts. The Stockton Market, a year-round indoor market, has many vendors – not just food – who can help out in the gift department.

Both the Wrightstown Farmers’ Market and the New Hope Farmers’ Market will have winter mini-markets this week. The Wrightstown market will be this Saturday, December 10 from 10 am to 11 pm at their regular location. Most of their regular vendors will be there. This mini-market will take place every 2nd Saturday through April until the regular weekly market opens on May 5th. For more info see their website. The New Hope Farmers’ Market is also having a winter market on the 3rd Thursday of every month through April. They meet in the parking lot of New Hope-Solebury High School from 3:30 pm to 5 pm (note the shorter hours), starting this Thursday, December 15.

For a great foodie gift for your loved one – or yourself, don’t forget Bucks County Food Tours. Each tour lasts five hours and makes stops at local farms, markets, butchers, ice creameries and bakeries for behind-the-scenes visits. Transportation and a great, locally sourced lunch are part of the deal too. Meet the people who are making, growing and raising the best food in Bucks County. See their website for more information and specific itineraries (and, yes, I’m one of the tour guides!).

Firehouse breakfasts and dinners abound. Two firehouse dinners take place this weekend, one up in Erwinna on Friday and one in Plumsteadville on Saturday, and two breakfasts – at Silverdale and Richland Township – are happening on Sunday. Check the full calendar for details.

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

Friday, December 9:

  • Christmas Tea (class) @ The Cooking Cottage, 1731 Old Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville PA [10 am – 12 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [3-7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting, Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4-6 pm]
  • Friday Wine & Music @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [5-8 pm]
  • Spaghetti Dinner @ Delaware Valley Fire Company, Headquarters Road, Erwinna, PA [5:30 – 7:30 pm]

Saturday, December 10:

  • Cookie Sale @ W. Swamp Mennonite Church, 2501 Allentown Road, Quakertown, PA [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Cookie Walk @ Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center, 8040 Easton Rd, Ottsville, PA [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 4 pm]
  • Wrightstown Winter Farmers’ Mini-Market @ Wrightstown Twp. Municipal Bldg (parking lot), 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA [10 – 11 am]
  • Chocolate Cooking (class) @ Kitchen Garden Cooking School, 527 Center Hill Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA [10 am – 1 pm]
  • Pirogie, Poppy Seed & Nut Roll Sale @ St. Mark’s Orthodox Church, 452 Durham Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 2 pm]
  • Wine Tasting @ Phillips’ Fine Wines, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Holiday Festival @ Crossing Vineyards, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [12 – 6 pm]
  • Gingerbread House Making @ Kitchen Potager at Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd, Ottsville, PA [1 – 3 pm]
  • Beer Tasting @ New Hope Beverage, New Hope [3 – 7 pm]
  • Second Saturdays in New Hope – New Hope, PA [3 – 9 pm]
  • Dinner @ Plumsteadville Fire Co., 5064 Stump Rd., Plumsteadville, Pa [4 – 8 pm]
  • Saturday Wine & Music @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington [5-8 pm]

Sunday, December 11:

  • Christmas in New York @ Carlow Cookery, Doylestown Shopping Center, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7:30 am – 6 pm]
  • Breakfast @ Silverdale Fire Company, 111 Main Street, Silverdale, PA [8 am – 1 pm]
  • Breakfast Buffet @ Richland Twshp Fire & Rescue, Quakertown, PA [8 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [10 am – 4 pm]
  • Holiday Festival @ Crossing Vineyards, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [12 – 6 pm]
  • Holiday Open House @ The Moland House (Washington’s Headquarters), 1641 Old York Road, Hartsville, PA [1 – 4 pm]
  • A Dummies Guide to Wine Tasting @ Crossing Vineyards, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [2 – 4 pm]

Monday, December 12:

  • Christmas Cookies! (class) @ The Cooking Cottage, 1731 Old Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville PA [6:30 – 8:30 pm]

Tuesday, December 13:

  • Christmas Cookies! (class) @ The Cooking Cottage, 1731 Old Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville PA [6:30 – 8:30 pm]
  • Literate Epicures of Newtown @ Newtown Bookshop, 2829 South Eagle Rd, Newtown, PA (Village at Newtown Shopping Ctr) [7 – 8:30 pm]

Wednesday, December 14:

  • Pierogy Wednesdays @ St Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Anne Activity Hall, 1545 Easton Road, Warrington, PA [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Wine Down Wednesdays @ Old Bethlehem Road Hotel, 243 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA [6 – 9 pm]

Thursday, December 15:

  • Christmas Cookies! (class) @ The Cooking Cottage, 1731 Old Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville PA [10 am – 12 pm]
  • New Hope Winter Farmers’ Market – In the parking lot of the New Hope Solebury High School, Bridge St, New Hope, PA [3:30 – 5:00 pm]
  • Clam Bake @ Logan Inn, 10 W. Ferry St, New Hope, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar @ The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]

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

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