Doylestown Food Market Hosts Third Annual Celebrity Chef Farm to Table Dinner

Chef Matt McPhelinChef 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.

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Minimus: A Community Tiny House Project at DelVal

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Area residents are invited to tour the Minimus Tiny House at Sustainable Saturdays from August 12 through October 28 at The Market at DelVal. From noon until 4 p.m., guests can see the build in progress, take a full tour of the home when completed and have an opportunity to speak with sustainability experts, project sponsors and other community members interested in a more sustainable way of living.

Designed to educate and inspire a more Earth-conscious community by reducing waste, using as few resources as possible and choosing locally sourced, non-toxic and reusable materials, Minimus serves as an educational demonstration for those seeking to integrate sustainability into their everyday living.

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Doylestown Food Market Hosts Second Annual Celebrity Chef Farm to Table Dinner

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On August 13, twin chefs Keith Blalock, of PA Soup and Seafood and Penn Taproom, and Kevin Blalock, of Lookaway Golf Club, will prepare a farm-to-table meal to benefit the Doylestown Food Market. The tented, rain-or-shine event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, in New Hope. The event is the Market’s largest fundraiser of the year and will showcase seasonal preparations from local Bucks County farms.

John LaSala, market board president and fundraising chair, says, “We knew it would be hard to top Chef and Mayor Ron Strouse, who we had at our premiere event last year. And then we thought of Keith and Kevin Blalock and realized how cool it would be to have local chefs who are brothers—twice as good; twice the fun!”

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The dining experience will be accompanied by a silent auction and live music by Cherry Lane Jazz Band. The event is BYOB with local beer, wine and kombucha “mocktails” sampling. Local wine will be available for purchase.

Honey Hollow, the idyllic site chosen for the annual event, is a National Historic Landmark and headquarters for the Bucks County Audubon Society.

Tickets can be reserved at Farm ToTable.doylestown.coop. The cost is $75 for members and $95 for non-members, and all proceeds go to support the Doylestown Food Market on its path toward sustainability.

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 incorporates the feedback of member-owners in developing and designing the store. The Market is open to members and non-members alike.

The Market is currently accepting volunteers for the event as well as sponsorship inquiries from area businesses.

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 or visit FarmToTable.doylestown.coop.

July 2016