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Don't buy food from strangers! Know Your Farmers!

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 website, newsletters, 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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Garden Centers Offering Curbside Pick-Up

Keep gardening safely with curbside pick-up and delivery options from your favorite garden centers! 

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Pantry Staple Recipe

By Chef Kelly Unger of The Rooster & The Carrot Cooking Studio
Farm to Table cooking classes + supporting local farms + connecting with ingredients
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Use Cloth Face Coverings to Slow the Spread

Click here to visit the CDC's website that includes information on:

  • How to wear a cloth face covering
  • CDC's recommendations on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings
  • Washing and sterilizing cloth face coverings 
  • Safely removing used cloth face coverings 
  • Sew and No Sew Instructions to create a DIY facemask
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Farmers Markets COVID-19 Mitigation Plans

Wrightstown Farmers Market

The Wrightstown Farmers Market Committee is dedicated to providing a market for locally produced food as we navigate through these uncertain times. Since The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has deemed farmers markets as ‘essential’, we will remain open during the Coronavirus pandemic and committed to our role as a key component of the local food supply. We are following CDC safety guidelines in an effort to promote the health and safety of our customers and vendors. 

The Wrightstown Farmers Market will hold it’s last winter market on Saturday, April 25th from 9-12 PM (9-10 am for seniors and those with underlying health issues, 10-12 pm for everyone else).  Our regular season market begins Saturday, May 2nd - however the market will continue at The Anchor Church location throughout the month of May (980 Durham Rd, Wrightstown, PA 18940). Starting May 2nd,  our regular market hours will transition to 9 am to 1 pm (9-10 am for seniors and those with underlying health issues and 10-1 PM for everyone else).  The reason we will stay at The Anchor Church through May is to give time for the field to dry out at our regular location at the Wrightstown Township Municipal Offices (2203 Second Street Pike in Wrightstown) so we can be sure to spread out for social distancing, hopefully by June. Please be sure to check regularly on the website, the newsletterFacebook, and Instagram for updates and changes

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Information for the April 25 Winter Market:
Compliance with these important rules will help keep our market safe and available to the community.
  1.  New Market Hours: 9 AM - 12 PMIf you are a senior citizen or have underlying health issues, shop the market from 9-10 AM.
  2.  Pre-order and pre-pay as much as you can. Click here for pre-ordering information.
  3. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet apart from one another at all times. The Market has been moved outside the Church with vendors spaced at least 20 feet apart.
  4. Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth.
  5. No cash bills or coins may exchange hands. Please have exact change and make arrangements with vendor in advance. Fill checks out prior to market. To avoid this all together, pre-order and pre-pay.
  6. Please have only one person from your household shop the market and pick up your pre-ordered food to keep crowds at a minimum. 
  7. Please bring your own hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.
  8. Credit Cards - Vendors will be instructed to have credit card device on their table and will step back 6 feet while you step forward. Please use a wipe from home for inserting, removing card and touching device.  Vendor will wipe down device in between customers.

In addition to these steps, vendors will be following safety guidelines as well, wearing masks and using clean gloves, changing them frequently throughout the morning, sanitizing surfaces often, offering sanitizing wipes at vendor booths when available, having one person handling money and another handling product. We will also be spacing vendors out along the Church driveway in order to adhere to social distancing and reduce crowding.

 As you know, things are changing hourly, and even the best laid plans can be affected by new updates. We will do whatever we can to keep this market open and functioning in some capacity as we finish out the winter season and the start of the regular season. Please check back regularly here, Facebook, Instagram and the Newsletter prior to the market for any updated information. Also check on our vendors' social media platforms and websites for updates.

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Recipe of the Month

Recipe by Chef Kelly Unger of The Rooster & The Carrot Cooking Studio, farm to table cooking classes. Click here to visit the website.
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The most nutritious foods for unhealthy times

Health Information from Life-Changing Foods by Anthony William and Radiant, The Cookbook by Mafalda Pinto Leite
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Governor Wolf’s Press Release regarding Farmers Markets and our new Market Guidelines

"The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today issued guidance for the agriculture industry on essential businesses and how those businesses can mitigate against COVID-19 while maintaining essential operations to ensure access to food. Governor Tom Wolf yesterday provided an update to businesses related to Pennsylvania's statewide mitigation efforts and noted that food processing, agriculture, feed mills, and grocery stores are essential services.

"As the commonwealth takes steps to mitigate against COVID-19 and continues to strive for a healthy Pennsylvania for all, businesses across the state have been asked to consider if they're essential or not," said Secretary Redding. "Agriculture's role is unquestionable: access to food is a right; we need local agriculture now more than ever."

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Our small farmers need you now more than ever!

We’re pleased to know that the PA Department of Agriculture is agreeing that farmers markets should stay/be open during the Coronavirus pandemic just as grocery stores are open as essential services to the community. We now have new guidelines for health and safety and both of our markets will implement these new measures.

Please support our farmers and your health by safely visiting and purchasing from our markets, Doylestown Farmers Market and Wrightstown Farmers Market, for nourishing produce and other food products. 
Wrightstown Farmers Market will stay at The Anchor Church and vendors will be outside on the Church grounds for the balance of the winter market season. Please check the website for up-to-date information

Do your part by social distancing, be prepared for a quick trip, supply your own hand sanitizer if possible (we are asking each vendor to have some as well), be prepared to pre-order and pre-pay for your items with as many vendors as possible. Information on how to do this will be given by each market ahead of time.  If we all work together and all do our part, we can stop the spread of the virus and have our lives return to normal.'

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Farmers' Forum was a Success

Farmers’ Forum: Climate Smart Farming in Bucks County was a Success


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