Bucks Food Calendar: November 5, 2010

Brrrr. It’s November. But don’t worry. There are still lots of fun things to do and eat in Bucks County before Thanksgiving. Oh. Or are you starving yourself in preparation for Thanksgiving?

Soon-to-be-but-not-yet-food category. The Annual Big Gobbler Contest takes place this Sunday at Davis Feed Mill in Rushland (Wrightstown Township, not far from Buckingham). Watch Bucks County youngsters proudly display their prize turkeys. There will be other fun kids’ activities too. This is Bucks County at its best – sort of a smaller version of the Grange Fair and an annual tradition ’round here.

Speaking of turkeys…check out our post, Fresh turkeys in Bucks – 2010, for where to buy your Thanksgiving bird. Don’t wait too long, however, some suppliers will run out (no pun intended).

39th Annual Peddler’s Village Apple Festival also takes place this weekend in Lahaska. Crisp apple fritters and warm apple pie, savory apple dumplings and freshly pressed apple cider as well as delicious apple specialties all weekend at The Peddler’s Village restaurants and the Town Crier Bakery. You can take home a bushel of green, golden or red delicious apples from local orchards. Watch authentic demonstrations of cider production in an antique cider press and cooking old-fashioned apple butter in a huge cauldron stirred by hand over an open fire. There will also be live musical entertainment, jugglers and stilt walkers on the Main Green. The Apple Pie Eating Contests, held at 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday are held in three age categories — 10 and under, 11-14 and 15 and up. Contestants are chosen by lottery and must sign up from 10 a.m.-2: 45 p.m. at the Hospitality Booth on the Main Green. I’ll be there too, at the Doylestown Food Co-op table, talking to folks about the formation of the co-op. Stop by Saturday morning and say hi.

To market, to market. There is still LOTS of fresh produce to be had at local farmers’ markets all from Bucks County farms, as well as eggs, pastured meats, coffee and teas, baked goods, honey and preserves, cheeses, and gift items. Come to the Stockton Market on Sunday for an amazing Squash Tasting by Brenda Slack from the Milk House Farm Market. Brenda is the Queen of Variety (she loves heirloom seeds). She grows over 2 dozen kinds of squash on her farm (!). She’ll bring it all – and cooked so that you can taste the differences. Don’t miss this event, especially if you are a local chef or home cook. You’ll end up finding some new favorites to add to your repertoire.

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

Friday, November 5:

  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [11 am – 7 pm]
  • Guy Fawkes Tribute Lunch/Dinner @ Yardley Inn, Yardley [12 – 9 pm]
  • Friday Happy Hour @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Barrel Tappings @ Triumph Brewing Co., New Hope [6 – 7 pm]
  • First Fridays in Perkasie, Perkasie [6 – 9 pm]
  • First Fridays in Doylestown, Doylestown [6 – 9:30 pm]
  • Hard Hats & High Heels – Habitat for Humanity Event, Doylestown [6:30 – 10:30 pm][SOLD OUT]
  • Barbara Trent @ The Centre Bridge Inn, New Hope [7 – 11 pm]
  • Kindle Cafe Supper Club @ Rojo’s Roastery, Lambertville, NJ [7:30 – 9 pm]

Saturday, November 6:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market, Doylestown [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Pancake Breakfast @ Quakertown High School, Quakertown [7:30 – 11 am]
  • Wrightstown Farmers’ Market, Wrightstown [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Morocco (cooking class), Upper Black Eddy [10 am – 1 pm]
  • 39th Annual Peddler’s Village Apple Festival, Lahaska [10 am – 6 pm]
  • Brining, Roasting and Carving the Perfect Bird (FREE class), Doylestown [12 – 2 pm]
  • VIP Wine Course (class), Erwinna [1 – 3 pm]
  • Family Style Roast Beef and Ham Dinner, Pleasant Valley [4 – 7 pm]
  • Roast Beef Dinner @ Chalfont United Methodist Church, Chalfont [4 – 7 pm]
  • Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner @ Riegelsville Fire Company, Riegelsville [4 – 7 pm]
  • Chicken & Dumplings Dinner @ Plumsteadville Fire Co., Plumsteadville [4 – 7:30 pm]
  • Evening Star Dinner Trains, New Hope [7 – 9 pm]

Sunday, November 7:

  • Fall Buffet Breakfast @ Hartsville Fire Company, Warminster [8 am – 12 pm]
  • Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market, Hellertown [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Big Gobbler Contest @ Davis Feed Mill, Rushland [10 am – 2 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [10 am – 3 pm]
  • 39th Annual Peddler’s Village Apple Festival, Lahaska [10 am – 6 pm]
  • A Tasting Tour of Spain @ Crossing Vineyards, Washington Crossing [2 – 4 pm]

Wednesday, November 10:

  • American Legion Meals on Wednesdays, Quakertown [11:30 am – 9 pm]
  • Complimentary Beer Tasting @ the Copper Leaf Grill, Buckingham [5 – 9 pm]
  • Mediterranean Cooking (cooking class), New Hope [7 – 9 pm]
  • Food Gifts You Can Make for the Holidays (cooking class), New Hope [7 – 9 pm]
  • French Wine for Beginners: Burgundy, Washington Crossing [7 -9 pm]

Thursday, November 11:

  • Veterans Day Breakfast, Chalfont [8 – 10:30 am]
  • New Hope Farmers’ Market, New Hope [3:30 – 7 pm]
  • Turkish Cooking (cooking class), New Hope [6:30 – 9 pm]
  • Holiday Baking (class), Doylestown [7 – 9 pm]

Coming up next weekend… the Harvest Festival @ Jamie Hollander (New Hope), the 8th Annual Culinary Classics, Forbidden Ice Wine Release @ Alba Vineyard, and a Taste of Hunterdon. See Food Events in Bucks County for more details.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. The news on the computer about Bucks County events is seriously outdated. When, and where, is the Turkey Gobbler Contest this year,November 2011. Thanks you. M B H

  2. Thanks, Mary. This was our post from last year I just called to find out about this year. It will take place on Sunday, November 13 at Davis Feed Mill’s location in Perkasie, at 140 North 7th St.

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