Chef Matt McPhelin of Maize Restaurant, in Perkasie, will prepare a farm-to-table meal at the Celebrity Chef Farm to Table Dinner at 5 p.m., September 17, at the Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, in New Hope. The event will benefit the Doylestown Food Market. It is the market’s largest fundraiser of the year and will showcase seasonal preparations from local Bucks County farms.
McPhelin graduated with honors from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, then refined his culinary skills in the award-winning kitchens of Philadelphia’s best restaurants before opening his own restaurant in 2009. Like the Doylestown Food Market, Maize supports local farms and features innovative recipes based on fresh, seasonal, locally grown ingredients.
“Our third annual event will be a particularly special time to celebrate, as Doylestown Food Market is approaching one million dollars in local product sales,” says the market’s board president and fundraising chair, John LaSala. “What better way to celebrate local food than with community, enjoying a gourmet, farm-to-table meal?”
The fundraising event focuses on community partnerships, featuring local entertainment, locally farmed cuisine, fine wine, beer and kombucha tastings, and live and silent auctions. Honey Hollow, the idyllic site chosen for the annual event, is a National Historic Landmark and headquarters for the Bucks County Audubon Society.
Natural Awakenings of Bucks and Montgomery counties is proud to be a year-round media sponsor of the Doylestown co-op. “The cooperative’s values on environmental stewardship, community engagement and building the local economy resonate strongly with the magazine’s mission,” says BuxMont publisher Karen G. Meshkov. “It’s these kinds of partnerships that we are talking about when we say, ‘Together, we are making the awakening in Bucks and Montgomery counties.’”
Founded in 2014, the Doylestown Food Market focuses on providing convenient, year-round access to local, healthy, fresh and organic products. The market works closely with local producers and is open to members and non-members alike.
Event location: Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, 2877 Creamery Rd., New Hope. Doylestown Food Market location: 29 W. State St., Doylestown. For more information, call John LaSala at 908-337-9670, email John@Doylestown.coop or visit Doylestown.coop.