Success All Around for 11th Annual Bucks Locavore ~ Buy Local Event
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Presented Letter of Recognition to Bucks Locavore~Buy Local Event
Over 700 community members attended the award winning event
$1,500 was raised for Bucks County Housing Group Food Pantry
Local, State & Federal Govt. Leaders Attend
On February 20, 2020, Superior Woodcraft, custom cabinet maker in Doylestown, Pa once again hosted this award-winning event in their historical factory. Bucks Locavore gave participants the unique opportunity to network while sampling specially prepared foods, beverages, and delicacies from over 35 of the region’s top local producers.
Where the event is free, the attendees are encouraged to bring donations to the Bucks County Housing Group who are on hand to collect for the Food Pantries. This year we are proud to have earned $1,500 in both food donations and cash in just three hours!
Local Recipe For Success
Bucks Locavore ~ Local Event is a one of a kind event where great things happen. The recipe for success is created by mixing: one-part locavore, one-part buy local, one-part networking, one-part micro-business incubator, one-part community focus, one-part party and mix with a generous helping of outstanding community members and leaders. After three hours of processing with care you have an event that raised food for our local food pantry, created some new local products and created the stage for local businesses to develop and flourish. The cherry on top of the 2020 Bucks Locavore ~ Buy Local Event was when Honorable Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick recognized the success of the event with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol and a commendation honoring its 11 years of success and contribution to our community.
Award Winning Event
Bucks Locavore ~ Buy Local voted several years running both Best Foodie Event by Bucks Happening and Best Business Event by The Intelligencer, Bucks Locavore is a one of a kind evening encouraging business networking while offering a fresh perspective on what it means to shop locally. Our participating producers not only benefit from relationships with new suppliers and local consumers, but with each other. Many meet at Bucks Locavore ~ Buy Local Event and start using each other’s goods to offer a new brand new product.
Truly Local Taste
New this year, Anna Perkins from Anna P’s Catering talks about partnering with her fellow producers, “We loved participating in this year’s event. It was great to be included with so many great local food vendors and also wonderful to talk with so many of the people in our community. We use Castle Valley Mill grits for our polenta, and that’s what we served at the event. We topped it with beef short ribs, roasted winter vegetables and pickled shallots. It’s one of our most popular combinations. We could showcase how we use Castle Valley products and guests could see how delicious they are.” Another great example of the collaboration is Laurie’s Chocolates who offered her award-winning chocolates infused with another participating vendor, Homestead Coffee Roasters.
Government Leaders Attend Buy Local Event
Local politicians attended, Doylestown Mayor Ron Strouse and Doylestown Borough Council Members have always been long time supporters. Pa State Representative Wendy Ullman attended and met with many local businesses and guests. In addition, the Honorable Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick visited, chatted with the attendees and presented Patrick Kennedy, of Superior Woodcraft with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol and a commendation honoring Superior Woodcraft for opening their doors every year to create awareness of the Buy Local Movement and supporting the collection of donations to food pantries.
Thanks from Superior Woodcraft
Host Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft summed it up perfectly, “For the Bucks Locavore ~ Buy Local Event to receive a commendation from Representative Brian Fitzpatrick is a strong testament to the success of local businesses and the strength of our community. We thank Representative Fitzpatrick for this honor. We thank all of our government leaders that demonstrate their support for our local businesses. Thank you to our fellow local businesses, government leaders and our community for all that you do. Working together we make our community a stronger and better place for everyone. ”
Keep your calendars open for the 12th Annual Bucks Locavore event, slated for late February 2021.