Recipe: Spring Greens with Quick-Pickled Vegetables

Try out this Spring recipe using fresh seasonal ingredients found at the Farmers Market!

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Tell the EPA to stop bee-killing pesticides from harming pollinators

Action Item: Protect the Bees!

Pollinators like bees, birds and butterflies, help produce about one-third of the world’s food crops. If bee and bird-killing insecticides are not discontinued soon, our food supply could be in jeopardy.

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Doylestown Farmers Market Opens April 14th

Doylestown Farmers Market, located on South Hamilton Street between West State Street and West Oakland Avenue in Doylestown, will celebrate opening day of its 43rd year on April 14. The market begins the 2018 season with NEW HOURS from 8am to 1pm. 

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Fight Crime with Gardens

About 15% of land in America’s cities sits abandoned or vacant. These spaces are associated with an increase of crime and stress to residents, especially in low-income neighborhoods.

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Ways to Manage Food Waste for a Sustainable Future

By Jackie Edwards

31%, or 133 billion pounds of the available food supply in the U.S. goes uneaten, the USDA reports. Most of this food waste then goes straight into landfills where it emits pollutants, including methane, a greenhouse gas even more harmful to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Needless to say, food waste is a real problem — but it doesn’t have to be! Adopting a sustainable approach to food waste is easy. Reduce your overall food waste by becoming more mindful about what you buy and consume. You can then dispose of the little waste you’re left with with greener alternatives to landfills (garbage disposal systems, composting, and recycling!).  

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Ramping up your Home Production Line

By Jackie Edwards

Getting a good crop of vegetables up and running takes care, passion and dedication. Whilst doable without the most in depth technical knowledge or experience, there’s no argument against it being a labor of love. What about when you want to take it to the next level, though, and start producing big crops that you can hand out to all your family or sell for a tidy profit? Pennsylvania is a big agriculture player, with the state making $1.2bn of agriculture sales every year, so you’d fit in well.

Even if your gardening operation is lacking in space, there are ways you can get going with to create a bigger crop.

 

 

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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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