By Betsy Natter
Saturday, Nov. 25 is Small Business Saturday when consumers are encouraged to support the local businesses in their area as everyone heads into the heaviest shopping season of the year. Bucks County too has many small businesses to support. In this guide, we’ve listed a variety of artisans in the area who produce specialty food products for your enjoyment. Click on the links to access website and purchasing information. Why not try a few and fill your holiday table or a gift basket with products from these fine businesses?
Bucks County Honey Co.
2000 John Fried Hwy., Quakertown, PA 18951
The Willauer Family has been farming in Bucks County for over four generations and proudly offers their seasonal varieties of honey. They work with local bee keepers and apiaries to hand-select and jar small batches of raw, natural honey. In addition to a variety of honey flavors, raw bee pollen and wax is also available.
Box 177, Silverdale, PA 18962
This business began over the love of one man’s honey marinade. You’ll find lots of ways to use Dad’s Honey Vinaigrette as a dressing or marinade in your kitchen. Also available are flavored and creamed honeys in a variety of sizes. To order honey, send an email to [email protected], or contact them through facebook. Free local delivery and pickup.
Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm
Ferry Market, 32 S. Main St., New Hope, PA 18938
These Hunterdon County, NJ beekeepers offer their raw honey at the new Ferry Market and the Factory Girl Bakeshop, both in New Hope, PA as well as online. Enjoy raw wildflower honey on its own or as a specialty flavor with blueberry, beetroot, gingerroot, matcha or lavender.
75 Headquarters Rd., Erwinna, PA 18920
Eat This is a family owned business that uses locally-produced ingredients to create their all-natural jams and marmalades. Available in both sweet and savory varieties, enjoy unique flavors like Tomato Jalapeño Marmalade, Fig Lemon and Honey Preserve, Elderberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade and Blackberry and Rosemary Jam. Purchase online or click here to see where to pick up locally.
This award-winning producer of jams and marmalades offer unique flavors such as Sugar Plum Conserve, Almond Apricot Orange Marmalade, Craft Manhattan Marmalade and Honey Roasted Tomato & Green Chile Pepper Preserves. Individual jars and gift sets made be purchased online or by clicking here for where to find them locally.
Homestead Coffee Roasters
1650 Bridgeton Hill Rd, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Located along the scenic Pennsylvania Tow Path by the Delaware River this roastery sources its beans from small farms and cooperatives and carefully blends and roasts them to present their customers with a delicious cup of coffee every time. Choose from flavors like strong and smokey Dead Man’s Brew, Guatemalan Bourbon or the sweet and earthy Sulawesi. Coffee can be purchased as whole beans or in a variety of grind types. Available online here or by visiting their website for locations where Homestead Products are available.
Covered Bridge Coffee Roasters
208 Reetz Ave #2A, Hulmeville, PA 19047
All the coffee here is roasted to order daily and can be shipped straight to your door. Choose from single origin, signature blends or uniquely flavored roasts such as Maple Walnut or Nutella. Order online here or stop by one of their retail locations or their warehouse for some of your favorites.
The Coffee Scoop
Pipersville, PA 18947
These hand-craft roasted beans are 100% organic and fair trade produced. Beans are sourced from the Americas, Asia and Africa. Begun as an online business, the company’s coffees can now also be found in over 30 retail establishments. Click here to find out where or order online.
Calm Waters Coffee Roasters
242 Mill St., Bristol, PA 19007
(215) 781 6286
This small roaster and coffee shop is all about taking the time to slow down and enjoy the good things in life. Enjoys brews from Guatemala, Brazil and Nicaragua in the shop or by ordering online.
Candy & Confections
Raymer’s Homemade Candies
21 East Oakland Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901
This family owned candy business uses recipes dating back to the 1880’s and makes a variety of chocolates, caramels, chocolate covered fruits, pretzels and nuts, truffles and specialty holiday items. Visit their store in Doylestown or order online here.
Handcrafted chocolates and colorful confections to be savored can be found at Sciascia Confections. Choose from chocolate bark, salted caramels, French macaroons or the BFF gluten free cookie. Purchase the confections at Yardley General and the Ferry Market in New Hope or order online.
360 W. Bridge St., New Hope, PA 18938
Pierre’s was started over 30 years by a chocolatier from Switzerland. Today the shop handcrafts a variety of chocolate confections featuring single origin cacao from around the world. Select from a large variety of truffles, meltaways, caramels and special small batch specialty pieces, some with liquor infusions. Visit their shop in New Hope or order online here.