Quote of the Month: June

"On this June day the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year - those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled."

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Sautéed Yellow Squash with Basil & Pine Nuts Recipe

The first of the season summer squash is always a treat! Try out this simple, but delicious recipe utilizing summer squash. This recipe serves four people.

 

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Garden Tips: Summer Weeds

Its summertime in the garden! Weeds love it now as much as your preferred vegetables do, so here is an easy tip to control weeds.


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Food Terms You Need to Know: Eggs

Cage Free Eggs:
"Cage-free" means that the chickens raised as poultry or the hens laying "cage-free" eggs are, quite simply, not kept in cages. They are free to walk around the hen house, to perch on roosts, and to lay eggs in nests.
"Cage-free" chickens are kept in poultry barns, often in cramped conditions, and may or may not have access to outdoors and pasture.

Free-Range Eggs:

The technical meaning of "Free-Range" as regulated by the USDA calls for poultry to be "allowed access to the outside."

As you might imagine, that phrase can be interpreted generously or quite narrowly. Some farmers let their free-range chickens roam on real fields and pastures. Larger producers, however, have been known to follow only the letter of the law, not its spirit, and put an open window or small door that leads to a paved patch of ground at one end of a large, crowded hen house.

 

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In Review: Summer Farm Tour at Tussock Sedge Farm

Henry Rosenberg, his family and many fine farm hands took thirty visitors on a  farm tour at dusk for the BCFA farm tour and potluck on June 5, the first of our summer tours for the season!

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3 Tips For Following a Farm-Fresh, Sustainable Keto Diet

Disclaimer: Bucks County Foodshed Alliance does not endorse a Ketogenic diet. This article provides information on how to do keto sustainably. Always talk to your healthcare provider before making dietary changes. 

With an estimated 160 million Americans qualifying as either overweight or obese, it is no wonder that lifestyles such as those revolving around a keto diet is skyrocketing in popularity. While a new lifestyle can undoubtedly transform your body, it is important to never do it at the expense of the environment. If you want to fuel your body with the best food available while also being kind to the environment it is important to seek out sustainable food sources such as those produced at the various farms in Bucks County. There are, in fact, a number of steps you can take to ensure that your keto diet is as sustainable as possible.

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Save the Date, August 31 for the Foodshed 5K & 3K Walk

Foodshed 5k & 3k Walk 

5th Annual - Run or Walk for our Farms!

Saturday, August 31st

Save the Date!

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Save the Dates: Summer Farm Tours & Potlucks

Tussock Sedge Farm

Wednesday, June 5
Potluck: 6 pm, Tour: 7 pm


1239 PA-113
Blooming Glen, PA 18911

tussocksedgefarm.com

Tussock Sedge farm sits on 550 beautiful, preserved acres in Bucks County where they raise 100% grass-fed Red Angus beef cattle. Tussock Sedge Farm does not use herbicides or pesticides on their fields, nor do they use growth hormones or antibiotics in raising their cattle. Their grass-fed beef is dry-aged, vacuum packed, and flash frozen for freshness.

Tussock Sedge Farm welcomes Farm Tour attendees to purchase individual pieces, a Sampler Pak, or an 1/8 of Tussock Sedge 100% Grass-fed Beef. Attendees can order ahead on tussocksedgefarm.com and pick up at the farm tour on 6/5. Purchases by the piece will be available that evening as well.



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Feed a Family, Support a Family Farm

Look out for this initiative at the Doylestown Farmers Market and Wrightstown Farmers Market. Thank you in advance for your donations.

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Small Farm Grants Program: Grant Applications are arriving

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is proud to announce that applications are now rolling in for the Small Farm Grant Program. This program will help small farms with small grants to make a big impact.

Our organization is keen to return to our roots of helping out small farms directly, in addition to our efforts at education, collaboration, and connection. We are so grateful to the many people who have specifically donated to this program so far and look forward to awarding our first grants soon. 

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