Hortulus Farm Hosts Fall Garden Benefit for Bucks County Foodshed Alliance
Garden lovers and “local foodists” have a particularly good reason to mark their calendars for Sunday, September 30, from 4:00 until 7:00pm. It’s the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance Fall Garden Benefit at Hortulus Farm in Wrightstown, home to 30 acres of world-class gardens designed and implemented by renowned horticulturists Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub.
The event benefits the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen Bucks County’s farming economy and improve the availability of local, healthy, sustainably grown food by connecting farmers, consumers and other stakeholders in education, government, healthcare and business.
The evening at the farm gives visitors an opportunity to enjoy locally produced wine and locally sourced light fare while strolling through Hortulus Farm’s spectacular decorative and kitchen gardens. Contributors to the cuisine include Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, Buckingham Valley Vineyards, Castle Valley Mill, The Coffee Scoop, Flint Hill Farm, Lima Farm, Mainly Mushrooms, Manoff Market Gardens, Rose Bank Winery, Solebury Orchards and Wycombe Vineyards. Acoustic guitar music will be provided by Gareth Kear.
Event sponsors include Kimberton Whole Foods, Ottsville, and Boucher & James Inc.
Lecturer and garden writer Jack Staub, considered one of the country’s foremost experts on edible plants and vegetable garden design, will speak on vegetable gardening and his celebrated herb and kitchen gardens at the farm. In addition, guests are welcome to view the owners’ collection of Bucks County Impressionist paintings in the Hortulus barn/office.
Tickets for the BCFA Fall Garden Benefit at Hortulus Farm are $25pp in advance, $30 at the door, and tickets will be held at the door. Purchase tickets by phone 215.598.3979, at the event website, www.bcfa.eventbrite.com or the Wrightstown Farmers Market, Saturdays from 9-1:00 pm (2203 2nd Street Pike, adjacent to the Wrightstown Township municipal offices) or the Lower Makefield Farmers Market, Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 pm (Edgewood Rd. at Heacock Rd. at Veterans Park in Lower Makefield, Pa).
The event will be held under cover if wet weather threatens; the site is NOT wheelchair accessible. Hortulus Farm is at 60 Thompson Mill Rd., Wrightstown, PA 18940.
Hortulus Farm is a preserved 100-acre William Penn 1690 land-grant farm, home to nonprofit Hortulus Farm Foundation and the historic Isaiah Warner House, two classic circa 1860 dairy barns and the celebrated gardens. www.HortulusFarm.org