What we do

Founded in 2006, the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is commited to building a resilient local food system through CONNECTION, EDUCATION and COLLABORATION.

We Connect

BCFA builds vital relationships between consumers, farmers, local and regional government, schools, social services, businesses, land stewards and others to activate and strengthen our local food system.

We Educate

BCFA raises awareness among consumers, elected officials, farmers, and food system professionals about local food issues and sustainability using a variety of informative programs, farm tours and demonstrations at venues around the county.

We Collaborate

BCFA works closely with a wide range of organizations, institutions, and individuals to ensure a resilient local food system that strengthens the health of our ecosystems, our economy and our community.

What is a Foodshed?

A foodshed is the geographic region that produces the food for a particular population. Food flows from the area where it is produced to the place where it is consumed, including the land it grows on, the route it travels, the markets it passes through, and the tables it ends up on.

BCFA COVID-19 Basics

Since the beginning of the pandemic, our farmers’ market teams have been constantly working with the Bucks County Health Department and Penn State Extension to keep current with best practices and customer and vendor safety.

Who We Are

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is an organization of consumers, producers and other stakeholders working together to:

Strengthen our farming economy

Improve availability of local, healthy, sustainably-grown food for all members of our community

Explore

Bucks County’s

Foodshed

Our Programs & Events

Wrightstown Winter Farmers Market

We are a local, producer-only market promoting sustainable farming practices that support healthy soil, produce, pastures, animals, people and local communities.

BCFA Farms

Farm Tours Conducted

Small Farm Grants Awarded

What’s been happening!

CSA Programs

Customers at BCFA Farmers' Markets in 2020

Places to Buy Local Farm Products!

Our Team

Collaboration is the key to achieving our mission. Thanks so much to our incredible network of farmers, producers, dedicated volunteers and all of our committed supporters and advocates.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Our History

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance (BCFA) was founded in 2006 by a grassroots group to make the bounty of our farms more accessible to our community, while providing farmers with a market for their products. The first initiative was to create a farmers’ market, which is now the self-supporting year-round Wrightstown Farmers Market. Today, BCFA’s activities continue to expand and evolve in order to keep:

Building a Resilient Local Food System

through

Connection, Education & Collaboration

July 2006

BCFA is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) public charity supported by donations and membership dues.

September 2006

2017

BCFA began running the Doylestown Farmers Market.

2018

BCFA established the Bucks County Chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local, a consumer education program that helps citizens easily identify fresh, locally grown and produced food.

Look for this label wherever you shop!

Buy Fresh Buy Local

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