Welcome to the 2013 Farmers’ Market season! Farmers’ markets in Bucks County and nearby are in full swing with many having opened in late April or early May. Several are opening in early June too. There are now eight in Bucks County.
Most farmers’ markets in Bucks County are now selling a wide array of goods, all grown or produced in Bucks or nearby. Products like delicious baked goods (including cookies, breads, pies and more); Grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, poultry, and lamb; eggs, cheeses and yogurt from pastured animals; local unprocessed raw honey, maple syrup and beeswax candles; flowers and plants; jams, jellies, condiments and sauces; organic, fair trade, locally roasted coffees; prepared foods, hand-made soaps and lotions, artisan and handcrafted goods, and, of course, locally grown produce.
Let’s not forget the great year-round farmers’ markets in Bucks. None Such Farm Market in Buckingham provides meats, cheeses, baked goods, grocery items, plants, and fresh produce from their farm across the street. Blue Moon Acres, also in Buckingham, sells their microgreens, grown in Buckingham, and vegetables from their Pennington farm on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm.
Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, and at The Market at Delaware Valley College, also offer a wide variety of foods, in addition to fruit and produce from their farm and from the college. The indoor Newtown Farmers’ Market has been a mainstay in Newtown for years, with a diverse group of vendors from Amish, to Middle Eastern, to Asian and Mexican. In Ivyland, Tanners Bros. Dairy Market offers their own meat and dairy products (and ice cream!), and nicely priced produce (sometimes local).
Carroll’s Seafood & Produce in Plumsteadville carries produce, local milk, and a good selection of fish. Likewise, Bolton’s in Silverdale. In addition to local produce, you can get their fresh, hormone-free, antibiotic-free poultry year-round, raised on their farm adjacent to the store. And as you wind your way up Route 611, stop in at Trauger’s in Kintersville. They carry a huge variety of fruit and vegetables from their 9th generation-owned farm. There is also the indoor Stockton Market, open year-round on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Stockton, NJ. [See our post on the Stockton Market here.]
To find more local farm stands and markets, check out the Fresh From Bucks County Farms Guide on the Web site of the Penn State Cooperative Extension, Bucks County. If you want to know where you can do “pick-your-own” produce, or who sells locally raised beef, it’s a great resource. According to the guide, the 2007 Census of Agricultural has ranked Bucks County as 20th in the nation in the category of Direct Sales by Farmers to Consumers for Human Consumption. Aren’t we lucky?
Here’s a listing of seasonal farm markets in Bucks (and nearby), arranged geographically (going south to north). Most of the markets take place rain or shine. Some have email lists, a great reminder as well as source of what will be selling in the market that week. Click on the name of the market to go to their Web site and get even more information.
In Bucks County…
- The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm: Wednesdays 3 – 6 pm, 2350 Bridgetown Pike in Feasterville, Starting June 5 until October 30.
- Langhorne Farmers’ Market: Tuesdays 3 – 6:30 pm, at the Jesse Soby American Legion Post, 115 W. Richardson Ave. in Langhorne. Starting June 4 until October 29.
- Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market: Thursdays 3:30 – 6:30 pm, at Edgewood & Heacock Roads in Yardley. Starting June 6 until October 17.
- Wrightstown Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm, at 2203 2nd Street Pike (next to the Wrightstown Township Municipal Building), Wrightstown. Starting May 4 until November 23.
- Doylestown Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 7 am – noon, on Hamilton Ave. near West State St. in Doylestown. Starting April 20 until November 23.
- Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market: Saturdays 9 am – noon, at the Plumsteadville Grange near the intersection of Route 611 and Keller’s Church Rd. in Plumsteadville. Starting June 1 until October 26.
- Ottsville Farmers’ Market: Fridays 4 – 8 pm, 8230 Easton Rd. (Rt. 611, between Rt. 113 and 412) in Ottsville. Beginning April 26 until October 11.
- Perkasie Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm, 7th and Market Streets in Perkasie. Start date June 15.
In nearby counties…
- Indian Valley Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, at Penn Ave. and Main St. in Telford. Beginning June 29 until October 19.
- Lansdale Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm, Railroad Avenue at Main Street in Lansdale. Beginning May 18 until November 2.
- Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market: Sundays 9 am – 1 pm, at Water Street Park on Water Street in Hellertown. Starting May 5 until November 24.
- Easton Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm, Centre Square in downtown Easton. Starting May 4 until November 23.
Across da river in Jersey…
- Capital City Market: Thursdays 11 am – 2 pm, East State St., The Commons Between Warren & Broad Sts., Trenton, NJ. Beginning July 11 through October 24.
- Trenton Farmers’ Market: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm, at 960 Spruce St. in Lawrence Township, NJ. Year round.
- Gravity Hill Farm Market: Tuesdays 1 – 6 pm, Sundays 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, in Titusville, NJ (see website for more details).
- Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 8 am – noon, 20 South Clayton St. in Lawrenceville, NJ. Opening June 1 through September 7.
- Pennington Farmers’ Market: Saturday mornings, 101 Rt. 31 North at Rosedale Mills in Pennington, NJ. Beginning June 1 through October 26.
- Blue Moon Acres – Pennington Farm: Wednesday – Friday from 9 am – 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm.
- Hopewell Farmers Market: Wednesdays, 2 – 6 pm, year round, at the Hopewell train station off of Greenwood Ave. in Hopewell, NJ.
- Sergeantsville Farmers Market: Saturdays 8:30 – noon, Routes 604 and 12. Starting May 11 through end of October.
- Stockton Market: Fridays 3 – 7 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 4 pm, Sundays 10 am – 4 pm, on Bridge St. in Stockton, NJ. Year-round and indoor.
- Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance Farmers’ Market at Dvoor Farm: Sundays 9 am – 1 pm, at Dvoor Farm, at 111 Mine Street, in Flemington, NJ on the Route 12 (Dvoor) Circle. Beginning May 19 until November 24.
- Frenchtown Farmers’ Market: Sundays 10 am – 2 pm, in the parking lot of Kathee’s General Store at 4 Kingwood Avenue in Frenchtown, NJ. Beginning June 2 until October 27.
For more information on New Jersey markets in nearby Mercer County, see the State of New Jersey’s site, Jersey Fresh.