This month is perfect for ensuring more leisurely time is spent at the Wrightstown Farmers Market at The Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road in Newtown. The market is open Saturdays during November from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Note that only service dogs are permitted on the fairgrounds.
More than 30 vendors offer seasonal, freshly harvested vegetables, herbs, flowers and mushrooms; freshly picked orchard fruits; 100% grass-fed beef and pasture-raised poultry, pork and lamb; fresh eggs from pasture-raised hens; organic yogurt and handmade artisanal cheeses; homemade bread and baked goods; pickled products, raw local honey and preserved foods; handmade soaps, lotions and dog treats; vegan soups and other prepared foods; fair trade, locally roasted coffees; and even local pottery from The Newtown Studio. Dial 215.378.3284 or visit WrightstownFarmersMarket.org.
Dashin' Through The Lights!
Start the holiday season with a 2-mile run or 2-mile family fun run/walk through a holiday light display on Nov. 18 at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley. The course is mostly on stone gravel so it's recommended to take jogging strollers for youngsters. This year, they're having rolling starts every 30 minutes, regardless of weather. The first group will start at 5 p.m. and the last group will start at 8:30 p.m.; start times are first come, first serve basis. Current entry fees are $45 each for adults; $35 for children 12 years old and younger; children younger than 2 in strollers are free. Race Day registration fees are respectively, $55, $40 and still free. Water and fruit provided at race end. High Tech T-shirts and custom finisher medals provided.
Washington Crossing Park/Zoom
In partnership with Friends of Washington Crossing Park, the next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the selection: The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis, 1754-1836 by William L. Kidder. The park gift shop is offering a 25% discount for the book to book club participants. Registration is required: Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website; Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registering. These book club meetings are free and open to all.
Celebrate Apple season in Bucks County with a weekend of family fun at the Peddler’s Village 48th Annual Apple Weekend on Nov. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This outdoor event is held rain or shine as one of the most popular annual events in the greater Philadelphia region. Admission and most parking spaces are free. All attractions and food are pay as-you-go. Peddler’s Village shops are open until 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The Craftery Market is slated for Nov. 19 at 7th and Market Streets. This free event will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including products from 80-plus vendors of artisan handmade items, antique and vintage finds, fresh flowers, original art, food trucks and live music. Call 215.435.6416 with questions. Dogs on leashes are welcome. In the case of inclement weather, however, the market organizers state the event will be canceled with no rain date planned.