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  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Anchor Church in Newtown, PA

    Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

  • Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 33 rsvps

    Newtown Township Building

    Growing Herbs through the Seasons

    Bucks County Foodshed Alliance presents Growing Herbs through the Seasons on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 7 pm at the Newtown Township Building in Newtown. Learn about growing herbs for culinary and medicinal use all year round. The Newtown Township Building is located at 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940.

    This program will be led by Linda Shanahan, a practitioner, educator, farmer and medicine maker. Co-owner of Barefoot Botanicals, a certified organic herb farm in Doylestown, Linda is also a Registered Nurse with over a decade of experience providing care in the hospital setting and a Master’s degree in Nursing. She is an herbalist with more than two decades of experience studying, growing and using herbs.

    Linda will share some of the many ways to use herbs in food, beverages, and to build your herbal medicine cabinet. You will discover new herbs to grow, new ways to preserve the herbs you love, and exciting things to make with them. Join us for a great evening.

    Barefoot Botanicals is a certified organic farm based in Doylestown specializing in medicinal and culinary herbs. Farmed by Linda and husband Eric Vanderhyde, Barefoot Botanical provides culinary and medicinal herbs to medicine makers, brewers and distillers, chefs and bartenders, and individuals. Their herbs are sold fresh, dried, as herbal oils, hydrosols, and syrups. Workshops and hands on herbal education is an important part of the work they do. Learn more at barefootbotanicals.net.

    This event is $5. Pre-registration will open soon.

    For more information visit www.bucksfoodshed.org or contact info@BucksFoodshed.org.

  • Saturday, February 09, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Anchor Church in Newtown, PA

    Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 07:00 PM through February 14, 2019

    Life Sciences Building, Delaware Valley University

    Farmer Forum

    Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and Delaware Valley University are partnering together to host a public forum on the current challenges and opportunities in farming in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The 2019 Farmer Forum will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the University’s Life Sciences Building from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests do not need to register in advance and the event is open to the general public.

     

    “The 2019 Farmer Forum is designed to provide valuable information and discussion for anyone who is interested in farming or, the local food system,” said Delaware Valley University Professor of Horticulture Dr. Jackie Ricotta. “The forum is expected to attract area residents who are interested in local food, local farmers, food purveyors, chefs, and restaurateurs.”

    Dr. Ricotta recently worked with DelVal Dean of Business and Humanities Dr. Tanya Casas and Marian Rubin, a DelVal Master of Public Policy student to survey Bucks County farmers to learn more about the state of the local farming community. The farmer survey, entitled, “Integrating Food, Farming and Human Values: Farmer Perceptions on their Role in Sustaining Agriculture in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,” will be presented at the forum.

    The extensive, 62-question survey was completed by 26 Bucks County farmers. The survey provides an in-depth look at some of the current issues farmers are dealing with as well as some of the solutions they are finding to challenges. Questions in the survey included topics such as employees, land ownership, farmland preservation programs, farm size, production, organic certification, farming practices, value-added products, and resources. Farmers were also asked about their perceptions of success and future trends in farming and the local food system.

    Guests will also have a chance to hear a presentation on farming from the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, network with other participants, and ask questions about farming. There will also be light refreshments.

    Event Schedule:
    7 p.m. – Meet and Greet
    7:10 p.m.– Welcome, Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Dr. Broc Sandelin
    7:20 p.m. – Bucks County Foodshed Alliance Presentation
    7:40 p.m.– Review of Delaware Valley University’s 2018 Bucks County Farmer Survey
    8 p.m. to 9 p.m.- Q & A with the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and DelVal, followed by networking and social time

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Anchor Church in Newtown, PA

    Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

  • Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Anchor Church in Newtown, PA

    Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Anchor Church in Newtown, PA

    Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Anchor Church in Newtown, PA

    Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Anchor Church in Newtown, PA

    Wrightstown Indoor Winter Farmers Market

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