Even though we had a mostly mild winter, and were fortunate to have local produce at winter farmers markets, it’s so exciting to welcome the beginning of our real growing season.
The BIG news this week is strawberries! Both Amy Manoff of Manoff Market Gardens and Brenda Slack of Milk House Farm tell me the red beauties are starting to ripen. Hopefully if we get some warm, sunny weather this week, you’ll see them at your local farmers market. Here’s our strawberry post from 2015. We’re working on an update for 2016.
Here’s what you will find at area farms and farmers markets, all grown in Bucks County. [Note: not every farmers market will have all these goods, but it’s a good chance you will find this produce.]
For a full listing of Bucks County farmer markets and their days/times, go to our Local Food Guide to area farmers markets.
CLICK HERE to download My local food shopping list from BUCKS COUNTY TASTE – perfect for planning your weekly shopping at local farms and markets.
- Beets (with green tops)
- Bok choy
- Broccoli raab
- Carrots (with green tops)
- Garlic (spring) and garlic scapes
- Herbs: dill, parsley, thyme, mint, sage, cilantro and chives
- Lettuce and lettuce mix
- White & sweet potatoes
- Swiss Chard
- Hakurei Turnips
Many markets will also be selling…
Seedlings – Organic veggie seedlings, potted herbs, leek and onion plants, bedding flowers
Honey – locally sourced honey and beeswax products
Meats – Locally raised meats including pasture-raised pork, beef, chicken, and goat
Eggs, Dairy – free range eggs, fresh cow milk cheeses
Baked Goods – Wood fired Breads, sweets using locally sourced ingredients, gluten-free goods, granola.
Prepared Foods – soups and meals to eat at market or bring home, plus pickled and fermented goods.
Other food items – Preserves made from local fruits and vegetables. Pie fillings. Marinades and sauces. Oils and vinegars. Locally roasted organic coffee beans. Bottled wine and cider.
Plus – Dog bones and treats, crafts, soaps and skin care products, and other gift items
CLICK HERE to download My local food shopping list_Bucks County Taste – perfect for planning your weekly shopping at local farms and markets.