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.
Beginning in July, the Doylestown Food Co-op will select two local farmers each month and tell their story. There will be opportunities to meet the farmers and learn more about them, sample some of the fruits of their labors and learn new recipes. A coupon for 20 percent off the featured producer’s products at the Co-op will be available each month in Natural Awakenings magazine.
by Susan Vorwerk
When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of showing our appreciation for those we love. This year, multiply that appreciation abundantly by buying locally. One way to appreciate family and friends while benefiting our neighbors is to cook a meal using locally grown foods. By keeping our dollars in Bucks County, we can help provide a living wage to our farmers, artisan producers and their families, while feeding healthy, great-tasting foods to our own.
The Doylestown Food Co-op will open on January 16 at 29 West State Street, in Doylestown. Open to members and non-members alike, the store supports local food producers and artisans by offering local produce, dairy, eggs, meat and other goods, such as locally roasted coffee. The Co-op also stocks fresh bread, an extensive selection of organic products in bulk and some organic canned and packaged goods products.
Doylestown Food Co-op will host its first farm-to-table dinner at Honey Hollow Farm in Solebury Township from 6 to 9:30 p.m., August 24. Chef Michael Kanter of Puck will create a feast of small plates, or tapas, from locally sourced ingredients. Guests can bring their own beverage of choice to the rain-or-shine event; water and iced tea will be served.
Event hosts and farm owners Graham and Layla Phillips will share their plans to transition the farm, which is more than 200 years old, from conventional to organic Continue reading