Summer is THE season for farmers markets, and while many things will be different during summer 2020, farmers markets in Bucks County are able to proceed with precautions in place.
Despite restrictions due to coronavirus, farmers markets are still the best place to get local and organically grown fruits and veggies and other homemade items. The produce is fresher, it lasts longer, there's less handling than in the big grocery stores since it's going from the grower to the customer, and on top of it all … you're supporting small local businesses.
Here's a list of some of the best farmers markets in Bucks County, featuring our 2020 Happening List Winner & Finalists, plus a few more:
Bolton Farm Market Happening List Winner
When: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1005 E. Main Street, Silverdale
Why we love them: Bolton Farm Market is open year-round and carries all of their own meat products, seasonal produce, a variety of local products and lots of homemade, delicious goodies.
Precautions in place: Limits on meat products. Please limit shopping to one family member, when possible. Practice social distancing. If you're using your own bag, please bag your own groceries. They will not be making sandwiches/hoagies Thursday through Saturday.
Wrightstown Farmers Market Happening List Finalist
When: Saturdays, May through Thanksgiving, from 9 a.m. to noon, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. is reserved for Seniors and those with health issues.
Where: For the month of May – The Anchor Church at 980 Durham Road, Wrightstown. Beginning in June – The Middletown Grange at 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown.
Why we love them: They are known as a place to grab more than just fresh foods and veggies. They also have local pottery, raw local honey, locally roasted coffee, handmade soaps, and even dog treats.
Precautions in place: Vendors are spaced more than 20 feet apart, church bathrooms are for vendors only, no cash may directly exchange hands, masks are required, there won't be any food sampling or hot ready-to-eat food. To read the full list of guidelines, click here. Many vendors are also allowing pre-orders. For more information, click here.
Perkasie Farmers' Market Happening List Finalist
When: Saturdays, June 6 through October 31 from 9 a.m. to noon. If possible, shop during the following times:
9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Seniors, those with underlying conditions and pickup of preorders only.
9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Surnames beginning with A-H.
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Surnames beginning with I-P.
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Surnames beginning with Q-Z.
Where: 7th Street and Market Street, Perkasie
Why we love them: You will find farms, food products, soap and handmade face masks at the market. Previously, there were always special events such as live music, crafts and entertainment. Special events are temporarily suspended.
Precautions in place: Masks are required. Restrooms are closed. Please send only one person from your household to shop. bring small bills and try to pay in exact cash whenever possible. If you can, pre-order and pre-pay. Click here for info.
Yardley Farmers Market Happening List Finalist
When: Saturday, May 16 through mid-October, from 9 a.m. to noon. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be reserved for seniors and those with underlying health issues, caregivers or order pick-ups.
Where: Buttonwood Park located in Yardley Borough
Why we love them: You'll find local farmers offering conventional, sustainable and certified organic options. Plus, there's a variety of other vendors with cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, granola, homemade bread, cold-pressed juices, and more.
Precautions in place: Vendors will be wearing masks and gloves (or using sanitizer on bare hands). Customers are also required to wear masks and are asks to bring their own hand sanitizer to use between vendors. Limit shopping to one person per family. No change can be given, so please bring exact change/small bills. Click here for more information on how to preorder.
Doylestown Farmers Market Happening List Finalist
When: Every Saturday, May 2 through November 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the following guidelines:
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Customers 60 years or older
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Customers whose last name begins with A through H
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Customers whose last name begins with H through P
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Customers P through Z
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Any customer that was prevented from coming during their designated time
Where: On South Hamilton Street, between West State Street and Oakland Avenue.
Why we love them: The Doylestown Farmers Market offers more than 30 rotating vendors local to Bucks County and the surrounding area. So there's always something new! When permitted (on hold for now), you can enjoy live music every week and special events throughout the season.
Precautions in place: There will be only one entrance and exit in order to to limit the number of customers to 25 people or less at any one time. Please bring your own hand sanitizer to use between vendor visits. Dogs are not allowed. Please only send one person per family to shop. Pre-pay and pre-order whenever possible (click here for more info), and bring small bills as you will need exact cash when paying in person.
Snipes Farm Market
When: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 890 W. Bridge Street, Morrisville (come to the main entrance and follow the “CSA” signs to the large parking lot of the Big Red Barn
Why we love them: All produce is certified organic and grown right there at the farm! In addition to veggies like head lettuce, spinach, asparagus and radishes, they also sell herb, vegetable and flowering plants, annuals and perennials for your garden. You'll also find flower bouquets, their home-grown wellness tonic “Mighty Cider,” honey, fruit butters, and their new CBD tincture and salve made from hemp organically grown on Snipes Farm. Plus – half of the food grown at Snipes Farm is donated to people in need, so it's a great local business to support.
Precautions in place: The farm market is held in a large parking lots with lots of room for social distancing. They are following government and agricultural guidelines for sanitation and safe practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market
When: Friday and Saturday year-round from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 201 Station Road, Quakertown, PA 18951
Why we love them: The Quakertown Farmer’s Market is like no other. It’s been around so long a whole building has built up around it and now shoppers can peruse in climate-controlled comfort. One of the favorites in the Quakertown Market is the Sticky Buns from Fleck’s Bakery.
Precautions in place: Maintain proper social distancing and wear a mask. As of May 16, the outdoor flea market is not open. Stop by or call in your orders for curbside pickup from your favorite vendors. Visit the Facebook page for a list of vendors open that specific day and their contact info.
None Such Farm & Market
When: (Modified Hours) Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 4458 York Road, Buckingham
Why we love them: None Such Farm is a 100% non-GMO producer of Black Angus beef and seasonal crops including herb plants, asparagus, strawberries, sweet corn and tomatoes. None Such Farm beef and seasonal crops are available exclusively at None Such Market. In addition to fresh produce and meats, the market also offers deli, bakery, dairy, frozen and grocery products. You can also go across the street (4493 York Road) to shop the greenhouse on the farm!
Precautions in place: Please practice social distancing. Masks are required.