2013 Fresh From Bucks Co. Farms - Farm Market Directory
Posted: June 10, 2013
Strawberries are “in” ! The locally grown, red-ripe and flavorful ones, that is. For the next three weeks you can pick them yourself at a dozen Bucks County farms. How do you find them?
Your source for all kinds of delicious local delicacies is the 2013 edition of Fresh From Bucks County Farms, a directory of local farms, farm markets and CSAs published by Penn State Extension. Free copies are available on request by calling 215-345-3283 or on-line. Copies are also available in any Bucks County library.
While strawberries, peaches, sweet corn and tomatoes get all of the attention, there’s a lot more to like in the local food scene. “Foodies” are enjoying garlic scapes this week. If you’ve never enjoyed “new” potatoes and fresh peas, a visit to the local farmers market later in June will introduce you to these treats.
Looking for something special? European-style artisanal cheese? Champagne? Duck eggs? Lamb? Grass-fed beef? You’ll find it all in Fresh From Bucks County Farms!
You don’t have to go to Napa Valley to cruise from vineyard to vineyard tasting wine. Do it right here in Bucks County on the Bucks County Wine Trail! Finding locally grown unique foods is a fine way to spend a Saturday morning or Friday evening or... whenever community farmers markets are in operation. Bucks County has a farmers’ market in operation five days of the week, in season.
These are places where many farmers gather at a set time each week. Each market has a unique set of vendors but every market offers an interesting variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, baked goods, eggs and seasonal specialties. This directory lists eight community markets in Bucks County, from Ottsville to Langhorne, and they are all worth visiting.
[loh-kuh-vawr, ‐vohr] noun;
a person interested in eating food that is locally produced, not moved long distances to market. The food may be grown in home gardens or grown by local commercial groups interested in keeping the environment as clean as possible and selling food close to where it is grown.
Join the growing number of Bucks County Locavores! Call for your free copy of the Fresh From Bucks County Farms guide and start on your very own Food Adventure!