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  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Doylestown

    ServSafe

    Presented by Penn State Extension...

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    This is the ServSafe® Food Safety Program for Managers. Upon successful completion, participants will receive the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certificate.

    Training meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requirements for the Food Employee Certification Act.

    The ServSafe® course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is for individuals preparing for the exam. After attending the ServSafe® class(es) and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam with a score of 75% or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe® certificate, which meets the PDA requirement for food safety certification. To receive and maintain certification, all individuals are required to pass a certification exam every five (5) years.

    Course fee covers cost of the most recent edition of the ServSafe® Manager book, exam answer sheet, exam, and learning materials.

    $185.00 

    Register here.

     

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  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Plowshare Farms in Pipersville, PA

    Summer Farm Tour Series at Plowshare Farms

    Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and Buy Fresh Buy Local® Bucks County announce the 2018 series of popular farm evenings that introduce consumers to the local small-scale producers who put the freshest foods onto our tables via direct sales, community-supported agriculture operations (CSAs), farmers markets, farm stands, and other venues. The farm evenings include a potluck dinner at 6 pm and a tour of the farm to follow at 7 pm.

    The 2018 series opens Wednesday, June 6, with a visit to Plowshare Farms, 111 Stover Park Road, Pipersville, Pa 18947. While the tour is free, donations to offset the cost of BCFA’s programs are strongly encouraged. Please note that Plowshare Farms will not have a restroom available at this event.

    Plowshare Farms has been growing organic produce and raising grass-fed lamb in Bucks County since 2014. Owners Teddy and Faith Moynihan use sustainable practices like composting, remineralizing, and cover-cropping. Plowshare Farms does not use chemical pesticides and instead works to increase biodiversity, improve plant health and nurtures the land’s ability to protect against pests. Plowshare Farms offers an organic weekly CSA.

    For updates and more information visit plowsharefarms.com.

    The evening’s potluck meal runs from 6:00 to 7:00pm, with the tour to follow. Visitors are expected to bring a dish to share with others and their family’s own eating equipment, beverages, and seating, and they should expect to carry out their own trash. This educational and entertaining event is appropriate for children of all ages who are under an adult’s supervision. Please wear appropriate footwear for the farm.

    The series continues with two more summer farm evenings:

    July 11, Wednesday

    Love Grows CSA, 878 W Bridge Street, Morrisville, PA 19067

    www.lovegrowscsa.com

    Ailsa Coughlan and Brad Berry believe in growing food responsibly to produce fresh, nutrient-rich foods full of flavor. Come learn how they utilize cover crops, compost, rotational grazing, and organic practices for their CSA.

    August 1, Wednesday

    Bedminster Orchard, 1024 Kellers Church Road, Perkasie, PA 18944

    www.facebook.com/bedminsterorchard

    Brett Saddington will show us around his orchard and share his orchard's history and challenges. Bedminster Orchard offers peaches and apples of many varieties, fresh cut flowers, tomatoes, strawberries, and more. Bedminster Orchard’s farm store will be open for your convenience during this event.

    Any cancellations due to severe weather will be posted on the BCFA website and Facebook page. For more information: 215.621.8967 or BucksFoodshed.org.

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Raw Milk Nation

    Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter Meeting

    Raw Milk Nation - What's Behind the Demand for Fresh, Unprocessed Milk?

    Ever wonder what’s behind the falling demand for conventional processed fluid milk and the current so-called “Raw Milk Movement”?  Dr. Joseph Heckman, Ph. D, one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject of raw milk, will explain the reasons for the ever growing consumer interest in fresh unprocessed milk from organic cows on pasture.  In this presentation and discussion, he will answer the following questions:

      • How does taste influence milk choice?
      • How does pasture feeding influence milk quality?
      • What scientific evidence is there for health benefits from drinking fresh unprocessed milk?
      • What are the differences between “Fresh Unprocessed Milk”, “Certified Milk” and “Raw Milk”?
      • What were the historical reasons for the pasteurization movement?
      • How does the safety of raw milk compare to that of other foods?
      • What is the legal status of raw milk sales in New Jersey and Pennsylvania?
      • Where can one find this very special organic food?
     
    Please, join us for the presentation and discussion, “Raw Milk Nation – What’s Behind Demand for Fresh, Unprocessed Milk?” with Joseph Heckman, Ph. D at our June meeting of the Bucks County Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation co-sponsored by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey and the Earth Ministry of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Washington’s Crossing. Chapter meetings are free and open to all, members and non-members.
     
    Dr. Heckman is the co-author of several books on how to carefully produce fresh unprocessed milk.  Most recently, he published a review and analysis of the raw milk movement.  Available at this link: Securing Fresh Food From Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements.
     
    Meeting Location
    The Unitarian-Universalist Church of Washington’s Crossing is located at 268 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ 08560.
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Love Grows CSA in Morrisville, PA

    Summer Farm Tour Series at Love Grows

    Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and Buy Fresh Buy Local® Bucks County announce the 2018 series of popular farm evenings that introduce consumers to the local small-scale producers who put the freshest foods onto our tables via direct sales, community-supported agriculture operations (CSAs), farmers markets, farm stands, and other venues. The farm evenings include a potluck dinner at 6 pm and a tour of the farm to follow at 7 pm.

    The 2018 series continues Wednesday, July 11, with a visit to Love Grows CSA, 878 W Bridge Street, Morrisville, PA 19067. While the tour is free, donations to offset the cost of BCFA’s programs are strongly encouraged. 

    Ailsa Coughlan and Brad Berry believe in growing food responsibly to produce fresh, nutrient-rich foods full of flavor. Come learn how they utilize cover crops, compost, rotational grazing, and organic practices for their CSA.

    For more information, visit: www.lovegrowscsa.com

    The evening’s potluck meal runs from 6:00 to 7:00pm, with the tour to follow. Visitors are expected to bring a dish to share with others and their family’s own eating equipment, beverages, and seating, and they should expect to carry out their own trash. This educational and entertaining event is appropriate for children of all ages who are under an adult’s supervision. Please wear appropriate footwear for the farm.

    The series continues with one more summer farm evenings:

    August 1, Wednesday

    Bedminster Orchard, 1024 Kellers Church Road, Perkasie, PA 18944

    www.facebook.com/bedminsterorchard

    Brett Saddington will show us around his orchard and share his orchard's history and challenges. Bedminster Orchard offers peaches and apples of many varieties, fresh cut flowers, tomatoes, strawberries, and more. Bedminster Orchard’s farm store will be open for your convenience during this event.

    Any cancellations due to severe weather will be posted on the BCFA website and Facebook page. For more information: 215.621.8967 or BucksFoodshed.org.

  • Wednesday, August 01, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Bedminster Orchard

    Summer Farm Tour Series at Bedminster Orchard

    Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and Buy Fresh Buy Local® Bucks County announce the 2018 series of popular farm evenings that introduce consumers to the local small-scale producers who put the freshest foods onto our tables via direct sales, community-supported agriculture operations (CSAs), farmers markets, farm stands, and other venues. The farm evenings include a potluck dinner at 6 pm and a tour of the farm to follow at 7 pm.

    The 2018 series comes to a close Wednesday, August 1, with a visit to Bedminster Orchard, 1024 Kellers Church Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. While the tour is free, donations to offset the cost of BCFA’s programs are strongly encouraged.

    Brett Saddington will show us around his orchard and share his orchard's history and challenges. Bedminster Orchard offers peaches and apples of many varieties, fresh cut flowers, tomatoes, strawberries, and more. Bedminster Orchard’s farm store will be open for your convenience during this event.

    The evening’s potluck meal runs from 6:00 to 7:00pm, with the tour to follow. Visitors are expected to bring a dish to share with others and their family’s own eating equipment, beverages, and seating, and they should expect to carry out their own trash. This educational and entertaining event is appropriate for children of all ages who are under an adult’s supervision. Please wear appropriate footwear for the farm.

    Any cancellations due to severe weather will be posted on the BCFA website and Facebook page. For more information: 215.621.8967 or BucksFoodshed.org.

  • Saturday, September 01, 2018 at 08:30 AM

    Bucks Foodshed 5K and 3K Walk

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    Bucks County Foodshed Alliance (BCFA) and Buy Fresh Buy Local® Bucks County is hosting its 4th Annual Bucks Foodshed 5K & 3K Walk. BCFA invites runners and lovers of local food to Run and Walk for Our Farms on Saturday, September 1, 2018 on Delaware Valley University’s campus. The Foodshed 5K is a timed run with multiple prize categories. This year BCFA is introducing a 3K Walk for families, groups, or individuals. The 5K sets off at 8:30 am and the 3K Walk will begin at 9 am.

    All proceeds benefit Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to building a resilient local food system in our community through education and collaboration. Bucks County Foodshed Alliance supports local food producers and consumers through farmers markets, farm tours, educational programs, online resources, and more.

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    Registration is now open at BucksFoodshed.org/5K. Follow the individual links to register for the 5K Run or the 3K Walk accordingly. The registration link for the 5K Run will take you to Pretzel City Sports online form; pre-register before August 18th - $25, August 18th through August 29th (online) and on race-day (cash or check in-person) - $30. A nominal service fee applies. The registration for the 3K walk will be through BCFA’s site; $10 per adult, $5 per child (12 and under), $25 per family of 3 or more.

    The event is rain or shine, and no refunds can be issued. Race t-shirt provided for all 5K and 3K Walk registrants while supplies last.

    The course traverses comfortable terrain around Delaware Valley University’s scenic rural campus. DVU offers convenient free parking on the main campus and event participants are welcome to use indoor restrooms in its Life Sciences building. Light refreshments, water stations, and an air-conditioned lounge/gathering-area.

    Awards for the 5K are given for overall male and female and top three males and females in 8 age brackets: 14 & under, 15-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, 70+ years. All awards will be dispensed after the finish of the 5K; none will be mailed. Prizes are foodie and farm related, including gift certificates to local restaurants and running stores as well as baskets of vegetables and fruits from local farms.

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    Walkers will enjoy a Scavenger Hunt for families with children and educational and entertaining signs along the way. The course is paved and passes by horses, cows, and Bucks County Farmland. This event presents an opportunity for everyone to “vote with their feet” for local farms and food by helping Bucks County Foodshed Alliance promote a thriving local food system throughout the community.

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    Same-day registration and check-in opens at 7:30am in the Life Sciences Building. The 5K begins at 8:30 am and the 3K Walk begins at 9:00 am. GPS: 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901. Enter campus at Admissions Drive from New Britain Road.

    Interested in sponsoring the race? Contact BCFA5K@gmail.com for list of benefits, an application, and additional information.

    For more information: BucksFoodshed.org/5k or BCFA5K@gmail.com.

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    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    FOR THE 5K RUN

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    FOR THE 3K WALK

  • Wednesday, September 05, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Preserving the Herb Harvest

    Learn a variety of methods for preserving your herbal harvest for culinary and medicinal purposes with Linda Shanahan from Barefoot Botanicals.

    $5 Pre-registration Required.

  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Plumsteadville Grange

    Fermenting Vegetables Kimchee

    Learn from experts how to make traditional Korean Kimchi. Materials requested.

    Plumsteadville Grange, 5901 Old Easton Road, Plumsteadville, PA 18949.

  • Wednesday, November 07, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Lower Bucks Library

    DIY Baby Food and Healthy After School Snacks

    Dr. Julia Helstrom, doctor and experienced mom of two, will demonstrate healthy snacks for kids using fresh fruits and vegetables. Bucks County Free Library, James A. Michener Branch, 401 W Mill Steet, Quakertown, PA 18951.

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