Where to Source Locally-Raised Turkey for the Holidays directly from your Farmers

There are many places in Bucks County to get local, fresh turkeys and other meat for your holiday table. Here is a list of where you can find directly from the farmer.

Your turkey should be 1 – 1 ½ pounds per person around your holiday table. 14-18 pounds will serve 6-10 people, 18-22 pounds will serve 10-14 people Any leftovers? Make turkey salad sandwiches, open-faced turkey and gravy, turkey tetrazzini and more! Also the bones will make an awesome homemade stock that you can freeze for recipes throughout the year.
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Free Range Versus Pastured: A Guide

Free Range labels are regulated by the USDA only for poultry produced for meat. The requirements are very high: poultry can use the label if the chicken had any access to the outdoors each day for some unspecified period of time; it could be just a few minutes, and does not assure that the animal ever actually went outdoors to roam freely.

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Holiday Gifts from Bucks County Vendors

This Holiday Season, Build Gift Baskets For Your Loved Ones With Products From Bucks County Vendors

By Courtney Linder

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to dream up the perfect gifts for your friends and family. And even if you can’t be physically together this year, you can still spread some warmth and holiday cheer with a thoughtful present. Right now, we’re obsessed with handcrafting beautiful gift baskets, combining artisan goods from our favorite farmers markets, Doylestown and Wrightstown, with tasteful flourishes that will make the goodies inside even more memorable. 

The best part? You can source all of the perfect elements for your foodie baskets by supporting local vendors. Try hitting one of the two markets remaining this year in Doylestown on Saturday November 14 and Saturday, November 21. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on South Hamilton Street between West Oakland Avenue and West State Street. 

Alternatively, you can visit the farmers market in Wrightstown, located at the Middletown Grange (576 Penns Park Road), running from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., also on Saturday, November 13 and Saturday, November 20. Or, before the holiday season ends, visit the Wrightstown Winter Farmers Market, which will be held outdoors at The Anchor Church (980 Durham Road) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, Saturday, December 19, and Saturday, December 26 (limited vendors), with more dates in 2021.

If you don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your home, you can order from your favorite businesses directly online or give them a call to place an order. Most places should be able to coordinate a safe, contactless delivery. 

Planning on building a basket? Show us what you’ve put together, and we just may share it with our followers on Instagram (@doylestownfarmersmarket or @wrightstownmarket) or on Facebook. Happy crafting!

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Eating on the Wild Side Garlic

by Susan Pierson, President 

 

Get the maximum health benefits from garlic!
 
Now is the time to both enjoy this year’s harvest and plant garlic for next year.

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Simple Kohlrabi Pickles

 

by Susan Pierson, President 

 

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A Changing World from Rolling Hills Farm

Farmer Stephanie Spock writes...

As farmers, John and I consider ourselves lucky. We farm in a spot that is protected on all sides by trees. We have a half-acre pond to irrigate from, which means we have water even in the middle of a drought. Our soil is pretty permeable so water drains easier. We don't have a fear of fires raging around us.

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Support Local: Shop Farmers Markets

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Gardening is for the Birds!

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Help us Support our Small Farmers

Dear Supporter,

You’ve heard it before, the importance of knowing who grows your food – and now it's even more important than ever. In addition to adapting to new and unexpected weather patterns as well as pests and diseases, Your Farmers are now also dealing with new rules, regulations and other economic challenges as a result of this pandemic. Over the years, BCFA has offered many ways for you and your community to better "Know Your Farmers," through the Wrightstown and Doylestown Farmers Markets, our Buy Fresh Buy Local e-guide, our websitenewsletters, and farm tours. And with your help, BCFA has also provided financial support directly to farmers. In 2019, we awarded Small Farm Grants (SFGs) to three local farmers. And recently, we continued this effort with a SFG to a generationally family-owned and operated Pennsylvania Maple Syrup grower and producer, whose primary market is Bucks County.

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Future Bucks County Farming Exhibit: Community Survey

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is collaborating with the Mercer Museum and we need your help to shape the content of an upcoming exhibit! This exhibit will focus on the agricultural innovations and inventions of Bucks County farmers and growers over time.

The below surveys should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. We greatly appreciate your honest responses and look forward to seeing your ideas come to life! 

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