Local, regional and national food news from the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance

Local farmers' markets still open

Don't mind the chill in the air. The Doylestown, New Hope and Wrightstown markets are open until the week before Thanksgiving. They'll have lots of veggies, eggs, meats, cheese, bread, baked goods and other goodies perfect for holiday cooking, as well as storing for the winter.
Check out the Stockton Farmers' Market, which is indoor and open year round. With many local farmers building hoop houses and greenhouses, look too for the growing season to be extended on both ends - longer harvests in November and December, and earlier harvests in April. Some farmers' markets, like Wrightstown and New Hope will also be holding monthly winter markets through April. Wrightstown will meet on the second Saturday of each month through April from 10 am - 11 am at its regular location. New Hope will meet on the third Thursday of each month through April from 3 - 5 pm..
Area markets also have hand crafted soaps and body care products, alpaca products, jams and pie fillings and more to make great holiday, hostess, and other gifts. Many vendors are also more than willing to make beautiful gift baskets or sell gift certificates.

Mark Your Calendars

Nov 10-12, 2011 It Takes A Region - 2011: A Working Conference to Build Northeast Food System, Albany, NY
Nov 12, 2011 Chef Brian Held demonstrates at BCFA's Wrightstown Farmers' Market [9 am - 1 pm]
Nov 15, 2011  Organic Farm Transition Workshop, Collegeville, PA [1-5:30 pm]
Nov 17, 2011  Webinar: Two Revolutionary Tools for Beginning Farmers, online [3:30 - 4:30 pm]
Nov 17, 2011 New Hope Farmers' Market [3:30 - 7 pm]

Nov 25-27, 2011 Thanksgiving at the Farm Indoor Slow Food Market, WoodsEdge Wool Farm, Stockton, NJ [10 am - 4 pm]
For more details, see the BCFA full calendar here.

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    Bucks County Foodshed Alliance

National Food News

The Beginning Farmer Rancher Opportunity Act is a comprehensive bill intended for inclusion in the 2012 Farm Bill that highlights federal programs that help support economic opportunities for young and beginning farmers and ranchers. Read more here. The Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act has been introduced in both the Senate (S-1773) and House (HR-3286). This bill will improve federal farm bill programs that support local and regional farm and food systems. Learn more and voice your opinion here. Do more supermarkets really help get better food to the poor? New study says not so. Read more here.
Listing of area farmers' markets

Area Farm Markets

New Hope Farmers' Market, Thursdays, New Hope-Solebury High School, Bridge St, New Hope, PA  [3:30 - 7 pm]
Stockton Farmers' Market, Fridays [3 - 7 pm], Saturdays [9 am - 4 pm] and Sundays [10 am - 4 pm], 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ
Doylestown Farmers' Market, Saturdays, W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA 18901 [7 am - 12 pm]
BCFA's Wrightstown Farmers' Market, Saturdays, Wrightstown Twp. Municipal Bldg (parking lot), 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers' Market, Sundays, Dvoor Farm, Route 12 Circle, Flemington, NJ [9 am - 1 pm]
Learn more about the Doylestown Food Co-op

Doylestown Food Co-op hosts screening

Come out on Thursday, December 8th to see the documentary "FRESH:The Movie" at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown. The event is also an opportunity to learn more about the emerging Doylestown Food Co-op. Both the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and the Heritage Conservancy are co-sponsoring the showing. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the movie starts at 7 pm. A Q&A session about the Doylestown Food Co-op will follow. Tickets are $10, $11.75 if bought online. To learn more click here.
Donate to the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance

Help us help you

Consider making a donation to the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance. Our mission is to foster and expand a local, sustainable food supply in Bucks County, and to connect producers and consumers. Right now we are also working on establishing a Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter in Bucks County. Our goals are:
- Improve the variety, amount and availability of fresh, healthy and delicious locally grown food.
- Support local farmers’ ability to grow and market food.
- Be the “go-to” place for trusted information about locally produced food in Bucks County.
- Increase demand for local, sustainably grown food.
Click here to make an online donation. Thanks for your support.

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