Bucks Food Calendar: July 30, 2014

Yellow Watermelon from Blooming Glen Farm

“And the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye…”

Forgive me for bursting into old show tunes, but what with this gorgeous weather we’ve been having, and driving along Bucks County roads, passing corn field after corn field, I just had to.

Corn. Photo credit: Lynne Goldman

Sweet corn, plump tomatoes and juicy peaches. Summer is really here, despite the unseasonably cool weather. I wait all year for these tomatoes, eschewing what passes for tomatoes in the supermarket the rest of the year. Whether it’s a roadside stand, your favorite farmers’ market or one of our local farm markets, go and get some.

Peaches. Stone fruits—peaches, nectarines—are ripening and beginning to come in. See our updated post on who has peaches in Bucks County here.

Weekend Food Itineraries. Wanna have some fun? If you’re into local food, here’s some ideas of what to do this weekend.

Grill at Ottsville Farmers Market

Friday. Start your weekend at the Ottsville Farmers Market. This gem of a market has a wide variety of offerings, from fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, delicious baked goods, local cheese, fresh seafood to organic, locally roasted coffee. Buy some veggies and meats, and have John Schwarz grill them for you on the stone fire pit in the middle of the market, then settle down to dinner at one of the picnic tables. The market takes place at Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Road (Rt 611) in Ottsville, from 4 to 7 pm every Friday until October 10. For more information, see their website. If you decide not to eat at the market, MOO is just up the road (on Rt 412) for a great hamburger and local vegetable dishes, followed by some ice cream at OwowCow Creamery, a half mile further up Rt 412.

Blue moon acres_market panorama

On the Jersey side of the river, head over to Blue Moon Acres in Pennington for their First Friday at the Farm event. This Friday it’s an Outdoor Movie Night, beginning at 5 pm with music by Jim Arkus and food and beverage samples from the farm market. Bring your own blankets, chairs and coolers to picnic before the screening of The Farmer and the Horse, an award-winning film by local hero and Edible Jersey editor Jared Flesher. The film begins at 7:45 pm. For more information, click here.

Saturday. Start the morning at the farmers’ market of your choice: Doylestown, Wrightstown, Perkasie or Plumsteadville (click here for market details). On your way to the chicken barbecue at Sandy Ridge Farm Market, stop by the Central Bucks Senior Center to pick up some homemade cinnamon buns. The barbecue begins at 11 am and goes until 6 pm. Choices include chicken, ribs, corn on the cob and more.

cinnamon buns_raisin and nuts_Central Bucks Senior Center

To follow that lovely barbecue, drive to Peddler’s Village for a Wine and Ice Cream Social at the Chaddsford Winery Tasting Room, featuring OwowCow ice cream. The fun begins at 2 pm and costs $25 pp. Call 215.794.9655 to reserve your spot.

Still hungry? Reserve your dinner table at the cozy Lumberville General Store for their prix fixe supper club. This weekend the menu includes: choice of lentil salad or chilled cucumber soup; prime rib or baked catfish; and pine nut tart with white chocolate mousse, or seven grain bread pudding—all for only $19.95. Seatings are at 6 pm, 6:30 pm, 8 pm and 8:30 pm. Call 215.297.9262 for reservations.

To market, to market. Here’s what you can expect to find at local farmers markets this week.

Yellow watermelon from Blooming Glen Farm. Photo credit: Lynne Goldman

Just arrived! Purple Viking potatoes, sweet white onions, hot peppers, plum tomatoes, red cabbage. You’ll also find basil, beets, cabbage, cantaloupe, cherry tomatoes, chives, cilantro, non-GMO SWEET CORN, cucumbers (slicing & picking), dill, fennel, garlic (cured), garlic scapes, green beans, garlic (fresh and cured), Tuscan and curly kale, lettuce, lettuce microgreens, mix, mint, mushrooms, nectarines, okra, torpedo onions, parsley, peaches, radishes, red new potatoes, rosemary, sage, spring onions, summer squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes (heirloom), wheat grass, yellow wax beans, tomatillos, watermelon, zucchini, and flower bouquets.

Most markets will also have:  eggs from free-range chickens, grass-fed and pastured meats, preserves, specialty foods, baked goods like breads, cakes, cookies and pastries, cheese and yogurt, locally roasted coffee, and interesting crafts from local artisans. For a list of all farmers’ markets in Bucks and nearby, go to our food guide here.

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For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County, or click the “continue reading” link below.

Bucks County Food CalendarWednesday, July 30:

  • Cinnamon Bun Sale – Central Bucks Activity Center, 700 Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 pm – 9 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Miss Maxwell’s Clam Bar – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Matt’s Left Handed Tasting Dinner – Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, 22 Bloomfield Ave, Flemington, NJ [5:30 – 9 pm]
  • Tea Ice Cream Class – The Tubby Olive, 6 West State Street, Doylestown, PA [6 – 8 pm]
  • Healthy Grocery Shopping Tour – Giant, 4357 W Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA [6:30 – 7:30 pm]
  • Margaritas & Fajitas (Pairing) – Carlow Cookery, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Thursday, July 31:

  • National Raspberry Cake Day – The Washington House Restaurant, 136 N Main St, Sellersville, PA [all day]
  • Cinnamon Bun Sale – Central Bucks Activity Center, 700 Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market – Veterans Square Park, Edgewood and Heacock Rds, Lower Makefield, PA [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Community Hero Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – Deanna’s, 54 N. Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Happy Hour Dollar Oysters – Freight House, 194 West Ashland St. Doylestown, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Weekly Wine’d Up – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Clam Bake – Logan Inn, 10 West Ferry Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Farm to Table Fundraiser: Sustainable Fare for Sustainable Jersey – Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ [5 – 9:30 pm]
  • Fajita-Rita Night! – Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA [5 – 10 pm]

Friday, August 1:

  • Cinnamon Bun Sale – Central Bucks Activity Center, 700 Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market – Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA [4 – 7 pm]
  • First Friday at Blue Moon Acres Market – 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, NJ [4 – 7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting, Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4 – 8 pm]
  • First Friday Crabfest! – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – Deanna’s, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Beer Tasting: Long Trail Brewing Company – The Washington House Restaurant, 136 N Main St, Sellersville, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Barrel Tappings @ Triumph Brewing Co. – Triumph Brewing Co., 400 Union Square, New Hope, PA [6 – 7 pm]
  • Sunset Lobster Bake – Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Road, East Amwell Township, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Hatboro Farmers Market – Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 North York Road, Hatboro, PA [6 – 8 pm]
  • unWINEd Wine Concert Series – The Market by Shady Brook Farm at Delaware Valley College, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA [6 – 9 pm}
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Wine and Music Under the Stars – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Farm to Table Dinner – Pennypack Farm, 685 Mann Road, Horsham, PA [6 – 10 pm]
  • unWINEd Wine Concert – Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA [6:30 – 9:30 pm]
  • Summer Wine & Music Series: The Mango Men – Crossing Vineyards, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Saturday, August 2:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market – W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Sergeantsville Farmers’ Market – Across from Delaware Township Building, Route 604, Sergeantsville, NJ [8:30 – 12 pm]
  • Indian Valley Farmers’ Market – Penn Avenue and Main Street, Telford, PA [8:30 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Perkasie Farmers’ Market – 7th and Market Sts, Perkasie, PA [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market – Plumsteadville Grange, 5901 Easton Rd (Route 611 & Keller’s Church Rd), Plumsteadville, PA [9 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Wrightstown Farmers Market – Wrightstown Twp. Municipal Bldg (parking lot), 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stangl Factory Farmers’ Market – Stangl Factory, 12 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 2 pm]
  • Stockton Market, 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 4 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA [9 am – 9 pm]
  • Chicken Barbecue – Sandy Ridge Farm Market, 925 Sandy Ridge Road, Doylestown, PA [11 am – 4 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Wine and Ice Cream Pairing – Chaddsford Winery at Peddlers Village, Street Road, New Hope, PA [2 – 3:30 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]

Sunday, August 3:

  • 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]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA [10 am – 5 pm]
  • Sunday Brunch – The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA [11 am – 3 pm]
  • KimCheeSteak Picnic – Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, 369 Stamets Road, Milford, NJ [1 – 3 pm]
  • Jazzy Sundays – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [2 – 5 pm]
  • Sunday Supper at the Vintage Grille – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [4 – 10 pm]

Monday, August 4:

  • Burger Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Chef’s Choice Prix Fixe – Hearth, 7 East Ferry Street New Hope, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Monday Wine Special plus Surf & Turf – Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA [5:30 – 10 pm]
  • Half Price Burgers Night – Continental Tavern, 2 North Main Street Yardley, PA [6 – 10 pm]

Tuesday, August 5:

  • National Oysters Day – The Washington House Restaurant, 136 N Main Street, Sellersville, PA [all day]
  • Tuesday Farm Market at Gravity Hill – Gravity Hill Farm, Pleasant Valley Road, Titusville, NJ [1 – 6 pm]
  • Langhorne Farmers’ Market – Jesse Soby American Legion Post, 115 W. Richardson Ave., Langhorne, PA [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Cheese Steak Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Lobster Fest – The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Lobster Night – The Pineville Tavern, 1098 Durham Road, Pineville, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Night – Bell’s Tavern, 183 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Gluten Free / Healthy Living Support Group – Medicine in Balance, 940 Town Center Drive, Suite F-90, Langhorne, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Wednesday, August 6:

  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 pm – 9 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Miss Maxwell’s Clam Bar – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Schnitzel Night – United German Hungarians Club, 4666 Bristol Rd, Bensalem, PA [5:30 – 7:30 pm]

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

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