Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fresh From Bucks County Farms

Summer has arrived … and so have seasonal fruit and vegetables. Blueberries are “in” and peaches are not far behind. Raspberries are about to ripen. Get them while you can! The first tomatoes, planted early in greenhouses, are about to become plentiful, too. Some local sweet corn for the 4th of July? You bet.

"New" potatoes and peas
You can find a source for all of these favorite produce items in the 2012 edition of Fresh From Bucks County Farms, a directory of local farms, farm markets and CSA’s published by Penn State Extension. Copies are available on request by calling 215-345-3283 or at this site. Copies are also available in any Bucks County library.

While peaches, sweet corn and tomatoes get all of the attention, there is a lot more to like in the local food scene. “Foodies” have been enjoying garlic scapes for the last 3 weeks. The strawberry crop was exceptionally early and delicious this year. If you have never enjoyed “new” potatoes and peas a visit to the local farmers market will introduce you to a June treat.

Looking of something special? European-style artisanal cheese? Champagne? Duck eggs? Lamb? Grass-fed beef? You will find it all in Fresh From Bucks County Farms.