Bucks County Foodshed Alliance was founded in 2006 by a grassroots group that saw a need to make the bounty of our farms more accessible to families while providing farmers with a market for their products. Today, BCFA’s mission has grown beyond its first initiative, the successful and now self-supporting year-round Wrightstown Farmers Market, to building a resilient local food system through education and collaboration.
BCFA’s two key objectives are to strengthen our farming economy and to improve availability of local, healthy, sustainably grown food for all members of our community.
To achieve these objectives, the BCFA Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and committed partners work to
- Connect consumers and farmers in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, using face-to-face meetings, its website resources, its online e-guide to local food sources, print and online media outlets and various social media platforms
- Educate and raise awareness among consumers and food system professionals using a variety of informative programs, farm tours, potlucks and demonstrations at venues around the county
- Collaborate with and develop vital relationships among stakeholders in farming, retail, food preparation & processing, education, government, healthcare and business in and around Bucks County
BCFA manages the Wrightstown Farmers Market at 2203 Second Street Pike, open every Saturday, 9–1, May through November, and Wrightstown Winter Market, held 10–11 on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, December through April.
BCFA also manages the Doylestown Farmers Market, at South Hamilton Street between West State Street and Oakland Avenue, is open every Saturday, 7-12 April through mid-November (with the exception of the weekend of the Doylestown Arts Festival).
As part of FoodRoutes Network, a national nonprofit organization that provides technical support to community-based groups that are working to strengthen regional markets for locally grown foods, BCFA also oversees Buy Fresh Buy Local® Bucks County, a consumer education program that connects citizens to Bucks County’s freshest and most delicious locally grown and produced food. Through outreach materials, advertisements and point-of-purchase materials, BFBL Bucks makes it easy for citizens to find and buy fresh, local food.
BCFA is a 501(c)(3) public charity supported by donations and membership dues.