including Milford, Springfield, Durham, Richland, Haycock, Nockamixon, Bridgeton,
West Rockhill, East Rockhill, Hilltown, Bedminster & Tinicum Townships.


Direct from Upper Buck's Farms: Locally Produced, Natural Food

The 2007 Census of Agricultural lists Bucks County as 20th in direct sales by farmers to consumers.  While this ranking is probably due in part to things like nursery stock, Christmas trees and selling horses for leisure,  I've seen a significant increase in the amount of farms offering fresh, healthy food.

My family began visiting Upper Bucks farms for food purchases as a way to support local businesses and do a small part to preserve local farms.  More recently, my wife's intense scrutiny of the factory food, in abundance at the large grocery chains has us replacing this mass-produced "food" containing chemicals, petroleum, waste products, byproducts and genetically altered organisms with all-natural products from our "neighbors" family farms.  Just like Bucks Countians did in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

The kids enjoy it, too.  They learn about responsible agriculture and see hard work first hand.  I like to see the organically grown, free-range and grass fed that will be next week's meals - not wonder if the livestock that is to be my dinner was raised in the same conditions as mushrooms.

Here's my list of Upper Bucks farms and markets. Check web sites to confirm seasonal hours and availability. 

Bechdolts Orchard
2209 Leithsville Road, (Route 212) toward Hellertown 
Peaches, pears, apples, plums, nectarines, tomatoes, peppers, honey & many other food products.
Mon & Tue 9:00 to 5:00. Wed - Sun 9:00 to 6:00.

Bolton's Farm Market
1005 Route 113 Silverdale 
Turkey: parts, sausage, ground, cutlets: chicken, beef, seasonal produce & milk 
Mon - Fri 9:30 - 6:00. Sat 9:30 – 5:00.

Maximuck's Farm Market
5793 Long Lane Road Doylestown (near carversville)
Produce, hormone free frozen beef, milk, plants, flowers, bird seed.
Call for hours: 215-297-9894

Meadow Brook Farms
2655 Slifer Valley Road, Riegelsville (near Pleasant valley)
Beef - ground, steaks, roasts, specialty cuts No hormones, no antibiotics
Fri 9:00 am to 6:00 Sat 9:00 am to 4:00  Sun 11:00 am to 4:00.

Ottsville Farmers' Market
8230 Easton Road Ottsville (Route 611 - Linden Hill Gardens)
Fridays 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Penn Vermont Fruit Farm
113 Rolling Hills Rd, Bedminster, PA
Many fruits, produce, honey, syrup & cider.
For hours and availability check their Facebook page

Trauger's Farm Store
Route 611 & Island Rd.  Kintnersville
Many kinds of fruit & vegetables, baked goods & other products.
Mon - Fri 9:00 - 6:00. Sat & Sun 9:00 - 5:00

Windy Springs Farm
Market on Rte. 663 east of turnpike, Quakertown
Many kinds of produce, beef, chicken & eggs.
July through Mid October, every day 9:00 - 6:30.

Klein Farms Dairy and Creamery
410 Klein Rd, Easton, PA.  This is not in Bucks County, it's in Northampton County above Easton (Northampton County used to be the northern part of Bucks until 1752 and it's worth being listed here). 
Raw milk, cheese, yogurt, smoothies,beef, some seasonal produce, some baked goods.  My kids and I like visiting their variety of animals.

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