What's in Season?

What’s in season?
 
The cold winter can bring thoughts of barrenness and the frozen ground, but many of our farms are still growing delicious produce this season.

Some of the local foods that are available include apples, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms, potatoes, and turnips. Locally produced meats, cheeses, breads, and pastured eggs are also available.


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Six Reasons to Eat a Local, Sustainable Diet

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What is a Foodshed?

A foodshed is the geographic region that produces food for a population. This takes into account the area where it is produced and where it is consumed, including the land it grows on, the route it travels, the markets it passes through, and the table it ends up on.

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A Local Foods E-Guide How-To

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Did you know that we at Buy Fresh Buy Local Bucks County have a robust E-guide of Bucks County's local foodshed for you to use? This online guide is an extensive listing of CSAs, Farms, Farm Markets, Vineyards, and other local food purveyors that Bucks County has to offer. All the information you need is right at your fingertips!

Wondering how to use this resource? Let's get started!

 

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Buy Fresh Buy Local Bucks County Launches E-Guide of Local Foods & New Partner Structure

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Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL) Bucks County chapter launches a new partner structure and online resource of local foods this January. Buy Fresh Buy Local is a consumer education program of Bucks County Foodshed Alliance (BCFA).

Originally launched as part of FoodRoutes, BFBL Bucks County is now under the complete auspices of Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and provides Partner-Members with communication tools and marketing resources. BFBL connects consumers and producers to help energize and rebuild our local food system and promote sustainable agriculture.

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Help us Continue our Mission

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Dear Supporter,


2.pngWe are proud to have completed our 11th year as an organization and our first year as the umbrella organization for both the Wrightstown Farmers Market and Doylestown Farmers Market. We believe it should be everyone’s right to have access to and be able to feed themselves, their families and communities abundant locally-grown healthy food. With your continued support, Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is able to help make that belief a reality.  


That is why I have joined the board and team of volunteers at Bucks County Foodshed Alliance to work toward this important objectiveto build a resilient local food system through education and collaboration. It is why we present farm tours, films, speakers, and culinary demonstrations; why we oversee the county's beloved year-round Wrightstown Farmers Market; why we happily accepted responsibility of the Doylestown Farmers Market after a 40+ year history; why we maintain a lively and informative website at BucksFoodshed.org, including our E-Guide, and Bucks Buy Fresh Buy Local®.

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Double Pumpkin Pasta Sauce by Chef Kelly Unger

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From Chef Kelly Unger, The Rooster & The Carrot

I love using pumpkin in savory recipes as much as sweet. I created this Double Pumpkin Pasta Sauce recipe for LoRe Pasta and the Doylestown Farmers Market. I wanted to show you how versatile pumpkin can be and give you a delicious yet easy recipe using farmers market ingredients. Every great dish starts with the best ingredients and our local farmers and producers give us those ingredients. This recipe demonstrates that good food doesn't have to be complicated.

 

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Organic Farming Certificate Program at DelVal

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From Delaware Valley University:

The Organic Farming Program is a 36-credit, one-year certificate program offered through a partnership between Delaware Valley University and Rodale Institute. The program can lead to a rewarding career producing food in a way that restores, maintains and enhances the natural world. Organic agriculture promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs. Students take courses such as: Commercial Vegetable Production, Organic Food and Fiber, Principles of Sustainable Agriculture, Plant Health Management and Soil Biology. They also apply what they learn at both Delaware Valley University and Rodale Institute during practicums. 

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Fermenting Drinks How-To

On Wednesday, October 4th, BCFA held a Fermenting Drinks Workshop at Plumsteadville Grange that attracted 50+ participants! Angela of Sole Kombucha detailed the in and outs of the Kombucha process, Gene Taylor instructed on how he makes Dairy Kefir, and Susan Peirson of BCFA's Advisory Board taught how to make Beet Kvass, Apple Cider Fizzy, and Buttermilk. Attendees enjoyed sampling the probiotic-rich drinks after the lessons and left the event ready to ferment all types of beneficial drinks!

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Lacking for Space? Try Container Gardening

by Jackie Edwards

Not everyone in Bucks County is blessed with a large enough garden or yard to grow vegetables or herbs. It can seem like a hopeless situation, but it’s not. Container gardening offers people with all kinds of properties - even balconies in an apartment block, the chance to grow a wide variety of plants and flowers. Furthermore, each container can become its own microcosm with its own soil type and composition, which means you can grow a wider variety than is possible in the ground.

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