Doylestown Farmers Market Opens May 2

With a slightly delayed opening due to the current health crisis, the local community will be happy to know that the new opening date for the Doylestown Farmers Market is just a few days away. This year’s Doylestown Farmers Market season will start on Saturday, May 2!

With social distancing rules and other requirements in place, the organizers of the Doylestown Farmers Market and vendors have found a way to offer fresh, local produce and artisan goods to the public while keeping safety and health at the forefront.

The market will be open from 8 a.m.–1 p.m., same as prior years, but there will be hour entry times as follows:

  • 8–9 a.m.: Customers who are 60 years of age and older
  • 9–10 a.m.: Customers with a last name beginning with the letters A-H
  • 10–11 a.m.: Customers with a last name beginning with the letters H-P
  • 11 a.m.–Noon: Customers with a last name beginning with the letters P-Z
  • Noon–1 p.m.: Open to all customers

Other health safeguards will include having one entrance and one exit as well as barricades surrounding the market. And only 25 people will be allowed in the market at any given time. In addition, although the Doylestown Farmers Market usually welcomes dogs, during this time they ask that you please leave your pups at home.

Ready to see what vendors will be there on opening day? Here is a list of the farmers, food vendors, and product vendors:

To learn more about what each vendor will be offering on May 2 as well as their payment options, view the latest Doylestown Farmers Market newsletter for details.

Support local farmers and vendors by shopping local at the Doylestown Farmers Market!

 

 

Support Doylestown Businesses by Shopping Virtual Small Business Saturday (Apr. 25)

The coronavirus pandemic is troubling for all individuals but especially small businesses that are shut down or on limited service capabilities due to the current situation. The Doylestown Business and Community Alliance organization dba Discover Doylestown is hosting Doylestown Virtual Small Business Saturday on Saturday, April 25.

This daylong virtual shopping and dining event is a way for Doylestown stores and restaurants to come together collectively and offer their products and services to the community via curbside pickup, takeout, or even gift card purchases to be used at a later time. It’s also a way for individuals near and far to support Doylestown businesses at a time when support is so desperately needed.

In addition to offering their products online for shipping or pickup, many Doylestown businesses will be offering sales and specials. Here are some of the shops and restaurants from the list of 50+ participants:

  • Monkey’s Uncle: Free shipping for all online orders plus 10% off with code: LOVEYOURLOCAL (Photo above is of a t-shirt created by Peace Alley and sold at Monkey’s Uncle).
  • Lotus Apparel and Home: All clothing is on sale and delivery options include shipping, curbside pickup, and local delivery.
  • Doylestown Bookshop: Order your favorite books online and have them shipped directly to your door.
  • Native Café: Open for curbside pickup and takeout. eGift certificates available for purchase.
  • Heather Bleu Home: Shop the selection on Facebook and pay via Venmo or Paypal. Curbside pickup available. Gift cards available for purchase.
  • Artistic Pizzeria: Full menu available for curbside pickup or contactless delivery. eGift cards available on website.
  • Busy Bee Toys: Customers can set up an appointment for FaceTime shopping with the owner. Peruse the store virtually and place an order.
  • And more! View the current list of shops, restaurants, and deals here!

Show your love for Doylestown and the wonderful business owners that make this such an extraordinary place to live, shop, and dine!

Local Restaurants Offering Easter Sunday Takeout Options

As Easter approaches, many of us are wondering how to prepare an Easter dinner and still practice social distancing. Fortunately, local restaurants and food vendors are making it easier on the community by offering Easter Sunday takeout meals. Here are some of the Doylestown-area locations where you can order your meal:

  • Just Food: Just Food is offering Easter dinner to-go for curbside pickup or delivery. You can order a fully prepared Easter meal that you can heat and serve for your holiday meal. Today is the last day to order, so be sure to reserve your dinner ASAP!
  • Baci Ristorante: Baci Ristorante is offering takeout for your Easter dinner. Larger orders must be placed by 8 p.m. on Friday evening to ensure there’s enough time to prepare the order. Curbside pickup and delivery is available, Thursday through Sunday, 4-8 p.m.
  • Water Wheel Tavern: Water Wheel Tavern is offering an Easter brunch to-go. Choose from cold tray offerings, hot tray options, and full brunch items. Orders must be placed by 3 p.m. on Friday and picked up on Easter Sunday between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • M.O.M.’s: Maxwell’s on Main (M.O.M.’s) is cooking up Easter dinner for you. Each family-style Easter dinner feeds a family of four and is complete with your choice of items.

To find out more about the individual offerings at each restaurant, please visit their website/social media pages and contact them today to help make your Easter meal planning a whole lot easier.

NAMI Bucks County Lends a Helping Hand Through Virtual Support

The current coronavirus pandemic is stressful for all individuals, but even more so when those who receive in-person support can no longer do so due to social distancing requirements. Fortunately, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Bucks County is offering a wide array of services online.

In addition to reaching out to the community through social media, NAMI Bucks County is offering online support services, such as those scheduled for today, Saturday, April 4, including:

  •  3 p.m.: Mental wellness group
  • 7 p.m.: Youth support group
  • 9 p.m.: Movie night with NAMI: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” via Zoom

All of these online support groups and activities are free, confidential, and open to all individuals.

Learn more about these services by visiting the NAMI Bucks County website and visiting their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Most importantly, please remember you are not alone!

Lend a Helping Hand to Doylestown Hospital

Doylestown Hospital, our community health facility and part of Doylestown Health, is in need of assistance from the local community. And there are many ways we can lend a hand to help those who are working tirelessly to care for the community.

Doylestown Hospital is currently accepting donations due to the current crisis at hand. There is a critical shortage pertaining to surgical masks and other items. As the facility continues to operate at full capacity, they are in need of the personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that these extraordinary health professionals are properly protected as they continue to tend to the health needs of the community.

Visit the Doylestown Health Foundation website, which is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Doylestown Health and Doylestown Hospital. On that page you’ll see the current donation needs in addition to monetary donations (which are accepted at all times). Today, the current medical supply needs include the following:

  • 3M N95 masks, new and unused (preferably small)
  • Surgical masks and procedure masks
  • Goggles
  • Face shields
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lysol and Clorox
  • Germicidal wipes
  • Bouffant caps
  • Thermometers (infrared, glass, and digital)
  • Disposable gowns
  • Shoe covers

The facility is also accepting homemade masks and details on these mask can be found online, along with how and when to deliver the medical supplies.

Please consider making a monetary donation or medical supply donation so that our local health professionals can continue to stay safe while they serve the community.

Thank you so much to everyone working at Doylestown Health, and medical professionals everywhere, for being on the front lines of this pandemic and working with the utmost courage, expertise, and dedication in this extremely important role! We appreciate you so much. Please stay well!