Bucks Food Calendar: September 2, 2010

What a lovely weekend coming up in beautiful Bucks County! While my heart goes out to all those folks at the shore who may get a piece of Hurricane Earl (especially to those in North Carolina and Virginia – batten down the hatches), it looks like we are going to have a sweet weekend here.

So much to do! This Friday will be the final New Hope – Lambertville Friday Night Lights on the River. Get down early, dine and drink, and enjoy the view. Why not do the Kindle Cafe Supper Club’s Fireworks Picnic Serenade at Yogaphoria in New Hope? Gourmet vegetarian/vegan food, music and fireworks. Find out more at their website.

Of course, it will be perfect cookout weather. Want to know where to get good, local meat in Bucks County? Check out our previous post, Where’s the beef? (and pork, and lamb, and chicken).

What can you expect to find produce-wise this week at local farm markets? Apples, Arugula, Basil, Beans, Beets, Berries, Broccoli, Butter Lettuce, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, Chard, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Dandelion Greens, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Melons, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Nectarines, Sweet White Onions, Red Onions, Parsley, Peaches, Peppers (green, red, hot), Plums, Potatoes, Radishes, Romaine lettuce, Salad Mix, Scallions, Shallots, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatillos, Tomatoes (cherry and slicing), Turnips, Watermelon, Wax Beans, and Zucchini.
 
In addition, many local farmers’ markets have vendors selling: pastured pork, beef, and chicken; cheeses and yogurt from pastured animals (cow, goat); pastured eggs; bread and baked goods; preserved products; handmade soaps and lotions; honey; maple syrup; organic, fair trade, locally roasted coffees; prepared foods and fiber products, and even seafood.

Festivals. Frenchtown, NJ hosts their annual Riverfest this weekend, beginning with a ticketed wine-tasting event benefiting the Hunterdon Land Trust on Friday evening. For more info, go to their website. Also on the Jersey side of the river, is the 4th Annual Delaware River Blues Festival at the Stockton Inn on Saturday. And do you love all things Polish? Then make your way to the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown this weekend and next for their 45th Polish-American Festival. Music, rides and pierogies!

Last chance! As some of you may know, we are running a contest right now on our Facebook (FB) page. It’s pretty simple. If you are already on FB, go to “Bucks County Taste,” join the page as a friend (click “LIKE” on the top of the page), and post a comment on the wall with these words, “I love Bucks County Taste and I want free local food.” Why? Because you will have a chance at winning a $50 gift certificate to a local farmers’ market OR a personal chef OR a local restaurant, all of your choosing. Second prize (there’s more??) is a $25 gift certificate to the same. So go to our FB page today and “LIKE” us! Click here. Contest ends September 6th!!

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

Calendar continues here…

Friday, September 3rd:
Forecast – Sunny, 85°

  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [11 am – 7 pm]
  • Warrington Farmers’ Market @ Valley Square, Warrington [3 – 6 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market @ Linden Hill Gardens, Ottsville [3 – 7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting @ Phillips’ Fine Wines, Stockton, NJ [4 – 8 pm]
  • Friday Happy Hour @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Barrel Tappings @ Triumph Brewing Co., New Hope [6 – 7 pm]
  • Wine Tasting @ 6th Annual Frenchtown Riverfest, Frenchtown, NJ [6 – 8:30 pm]
  • Friday Night un(Wine)d Concerts, Doylestown [6 – 9 pm]
  • Summer Wine Concert Series @ Shady Brook Farm, Yardley [6 – 9 pm]
  • Summer Music Series @ Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Washington Crossing [7 – 10 pm]
  • Barbara Trent @ The Centre Bridge Inn, New Hope [7 – 11 pm]
  • Kindle Cafe Supper Club’s Fireworks Picnic Serenade, New Hope  [7:00 – 10:00 pm]
  • Bob Egan @ Bowman’s Tavern, New Hope [8 pm-12 am]

Saturday, September 4th:
Forecast – Sunny, 75°

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market, Doylestown [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Indian Valley Farmers’ Market, Telford [8:30 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market, Plumsteadville [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Wrightstown Farmers’ Market, Wrightstown [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 3 pm]
  • 6th Annual Frenchtown Riverfest, Frenchtown, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • 2010 45th Polish-American Festival, Doylestown [12 – 8 pm]
  • The 4th Annual Delaware River Blues Festival, Stockton, NJ [12:30 – 5 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing, New Hope [5 – 7 pm]
  • Evening Star Dinner Trains, New Hope [7 – 9 pm]

Sunday, September 5th:
Forecast – Sunny, 76°

  • Breakfast Buffet @ Plumsteadville Fire Co., Plumsteadville [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market, Hellertown [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Farmers’ Market, Stockton, NJ [10 am – 3 pm]
  • Wine Tasting @ Phillips’ Fine Wines, Stockton, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • 6th Annual Frenchtown Riverfest, Frenchtown, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • 2010 45th Polish-American Festival, Doylestown [12 – 8 pm]
  • Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Pairing, New Hope [5 – 7 pm]

Monday, September 6th:
Labor Day

  • 2010 45th Polish-American Festival, Doylestown [12 – 8 pm]
  • Cruise Night Block Party @ Chubby’s Dairy Barn, Plumsteadville [6 – 9 pm]

Tuesday, September 7th:

  • Langhorne Farmers’ Market, Langhorne [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Gluten Free / Healthy Living Support Group, Langhorne [7 – 9 pm]

Wednesday, September 8th:

  • American Legion Meals on Wednesdays, Quakertown [11:30 am – 9 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm, Feasterville [4 – 7 pm]
  • Complimentary Beer Tasting @ the Copper Leaf Grill, Buckingham [5 – 9 pm]
  • Healthy Cooking 101 5-part Series with Chef Vincent Peterson, New Hope [6:30 – 8:30 pm]

Thursday, September 9th:

  • Capital City Market, Trenton, NJ [11 am – 2 pm]
  • Healthier Hearts Farmers’ Market, Trenton, NJ [12:30 – 5 pm]
  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market, Flemington, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market, Yardley [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • New Hope Farmers’ Market, New Hope [3:30 – 7 pm]
  • Springtown Farmers’ Market, Springtown [4 – 7 pm]
  • 94 Cent Ice Cream Cone Night @ Uncle Dave’s Ice Cream, Yardley [5 – 9 pm]
  • Lobster Night @ The Centre Bridge Inn, New Hope [6 – 10 pm]

For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County, where you can also view future events. Next weekend has LOTS going on.

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