Bucks Food Calendar: May 24, 2013

Umbrella drinkSummer officially starts this weekend. And you can start wearing white too (am I dating myself?). The weather is a little iffy – well, actually it’s pouring today with showers in the forecast tomorrow – but Sunday and Monday look lovely. Have an umbrella drink anyway.

Looking to open up the grill on Memorial Day? Check out our post, Where’s the beef? And pork, and lamb, and chicken. It lists all the butchers, farms and stores where you can buy great meat in Bucks County. Go get a couple of steaks.

Just picked strawberriesBut the big news this week is strawberries! Yesiree, they are starting to appear at area farms (that’s if the rain doesn’t do them in). Milk House Farm Market in Newtown definitely has them. They should start showing up at other markets too. Interested in pick-your-own? See our post, Pick-your-own strawberries in Bucks for a list of farms that invite you into the fields to pick. There is nothing like eating a warm strawberry right off the bush. Oh my. You’ll never buy those awful California strawberries again.

Farmers Markets. This week and next will see four more farmers’ markets opening for the season: Langhorne, The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm, Lower Makefield and Plumsteadville. This past Tuesday I published a list of all Bucks County farmers’ markets, as well as year-round markets and farmers’ markets in nearby New Jersey. Read the post here.

What can you expect to find at most farmers markets this week? Hopefully, strawberries, Romaine lettuce, spring lettuces, rosemary, thyme, chives, oregano, arugula and sorrel, asparagus, tender broccoli rabe, dandelion greens, Tuscan and Red Russian kale, lettuce, radishes, spinach, stinging nettles, tatsoi, bok choi, collards, spring onions, beets, fiddle heads, ramps, snow peas, green garlic, Swiss chard, French chard, rhubarb, endive and escarole.

Many markets will have fresh, hormone and antibiotic-free, pasture-raised chicken, turkey, pork and 100% grass-fed beef, and pasture-raised, free range eggs. Look also for cow and goat milk cheeses, smoothies, yogurt, and milk; foraged wild mushrooms and cultivated mushrooms, and prepared foods like dill pickles, sauces, fruit butters, gluten free and vegan products, olive oil, and humus. Artisanal breads and baked goods, including gluten free, are at several markets and you may find organic maple syrup, as well as fair trade, organic, locally roasted coffee.

Looking ahead. Friday Night Fireworks is officially supposed to start tonight in New Hope, but I think the rain will nix that. Hopefully next Friday night will be fair.

Next Saturday June 1st is the Annual Lobsterfest at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury. Yes, fresh lobster in Bucks County. For $30 per person, you can eat under the tents or take home a luscious 1 1/4 pound lobster dinner or 1/2 rack of smoked organic pork ribs, both include: beverage, corn on the cob, cole slaw and roll. There is homemade clam chowder as well as hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs and other carnival foods. The homemade dessert table – provided by church members – is wonderful.

memorialdayLast but not least, remember that Memorial Day is supposed to be about honoring our American brothers and sisters who have served for our country. Thank a veteran if you can.

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

Bucks County Food CalendarFriday, May 24:

  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market at Linden Hill Gardens – Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA [4 – 8 pm]
  • Beer Tasting, Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4 – 8 pm]
  • Friday Freestyle Flights of Wine – The Washington House, 136 N. Main Street , Sellersville, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Summer Wine and Music Series – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [6 – 9 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]
  • 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 Tasting for Singles – Crossing Vineyards, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • TGIF Music! – Crossing Vineyards, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [8 – 10 pm]
  • Friday Night Fireworks – New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ [9:30 – 10:30 pm]

Saturday, May 25:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market – W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA [7 am – 12 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 [9:00 am – 4 pm]
  • Summer Sangria – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Mixology Weekends – Chaddsford Winery Tasting Room, Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA [1 – 5 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing – New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Full Moon Dinner – Full Moon Cafe, 23 Bridge St, Lambertville, NJ [5:30 – 9 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 8 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]

Sunday, May 26:

  • 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]
  • Summer Sangria – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Jazzy Sundays – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [2 – 5 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing – New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 7 pm]

Monday, May 27: Memorial Day

  • Pancake Breakfast – Doylestown Masonic Temple, 55 E. State St., Doylestown, PA [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast – Salem United Church of Christ, 186 E. Court St, Doylestown, PA [7:30 am – 10 am]
  • Burger Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 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, May 28:

  • Cheesesteak Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Wings and Yuengs – Jamison Grill, 2600 York Road Jamison, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Food, Wine, Beer & Spirits Tastings – Old Bethlehem Road Hotel, 243 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Celebrating Tradition: Italian Food & Wine Pairing – Carlow Cookery, Doylestown Shopping Center, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Wednesday, May 29:

  • Pierogi Sale – St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1545 Easton Rd., Warrington, PA [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 – 9 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • “Cream of the Crop” Farm-to-Table Dinner – Lovin’ Oven, 62A Trenton Ave (Route 29), Frenchtown, NJ [5 – 8:30 pm]
  • Kids Eat Free Night – Jamison Grill, 2600 York Road Jamison, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Burger Night – Jamison Grill, 2600 York Road Jamison, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Supper Club – The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA [6 – 10 pm]

Thursday, May 30:

  • Community Hero Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Weekend Wine’d Up – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Mexican Night – Jamison Grill, 2600 York Road Jamison, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Emilia-Romagna – Casa Casale, #1 and #2 Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA [6:30 – 9 pm]

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

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