S U M M E R 2 018 Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community
Bethlehem The Food & Drink Issue
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Gather some friends, grab a seat, and enjoy! Get up close and personal with what we’re eating (and drinking) in Bethlehem and the Valley—from growing to making and sharing the foods we love.
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A local farm providing fresh produce to those in need: Monocacy Farm Project.
Community Supported Agriculture, as local as it gets: Bethlehem’s Bounty CSA.
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The sounds of our city from Lehigh Valley Underground: meet Stacy Gabel.
Our 2018 Social Mission Partner: Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley.
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And of course,
great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community— as always. KEEP READING
neighborhood noshing Delicious Downtown breakfasts and SouthSide dining destinations. PA G E 3 4 + 3 5
community supporters Supporting the growth of the City of Bethlehem. PA G E 5 0
ISSUE 19 / SUMMER 2018 / BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA / THE FOOD & DRINK ISSUE
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I R E C E N T LY R E A D a piece in a travel magazine that advised scouting out locals’ favorite restaurants before a trip, to devise a sort of eating plan before you arrive at your destination. The article described a restaurant scene as a sort of lovely “litmus test”: with menus boasting local products, staff and clientele interacting together, and even dining room décor reflecting meaningful aspects of a community and its food culture. I couldn’t agree more. But why wait until you’re traveling? This summer, we invite you to explore the dynamic and diverse food and drink scene right here in Bethlehem and throughout the Lehigh Valley. Inspired by bountiful farm-to-table produce, vibrant multicultural influences, and dishes ranging from familiar comfort foods to those with an adventurous edge, we’ve got it all right here. Let this issue be your guide! Among these pages you’ll find everything from elegant sit-down meals to fingerlicking barbeque. You’ll read about vintners and brewers, bakers and candymakers, a Community-Supported Agriculture program right here in Bethlehem, and an Aussie café in Easton. You’ll get a peek at some of the fabulous dining options on the SouthSide, and a
delicious breakfast tour of Downtown Bethlehem. And you’ll learn about local organizations donating food to those in need through choice pantries, freshgrown produce, and a special school program. This issue is all about food. But we all know that food is so much more than what’s on the plate. It’s the farmers who raise or grow it; the chefs who prepare it; the folks who deliver it to the markets, to our table, or to our door; and of course, whom we share it with. Food is a way to get to know our own communities, and to experience the cultures of far-flung places. We’re so fortunate to be able to do all of that right here—no plane ticket required. Happy exploring! KIERA WILHELM & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM
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F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to the Lehigh Valley.
Fresh Face: Tucker Silk Mill I F YO U W A N T S O M E genuinely tasty tucker, there’s a new Aussie café just off Route 22 in one of Easton’s hottest destinations: its newly-renovated Silk Mill.
The cheery industrial space filled with vintage finds features super fast Wifi, plus a sunny courtyard.
“Tucker” is an Australian slang term for really good food—in this case brought to you by Jason Hoy, who hails from Wagga Wagga. In addition to creative breakfast and lunch items, the menu sports plenty of Aussie specialties, including savory toasties and housemade baked goods, such as the iconic chocolate-coconut Lamingtons and salted Caramel Slice.
“We don’t do any drip coffee,” Jason says, “just espresso, using really good beans roasted by a bunch of Australians from Toby’s Estate Coffee in Brooklyn.”
But Tucker Silk Mill is about more than food. It’s about community and creating a welcoming experience, a place where patrons can stake out a spot and settle in.
And, of course, they have excellent coffee.
Jason and his wife, Melanie, moved to the United States about three and a half years ago. Melanie was editing one of the most successful food magazines in Australia, donna hay magazine, and Jason had been in the fine wine business for over 25 years. “Our ambition was to open up a café by day and a wine bar by night,” he says.
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Phase One has been a gratifying success, and Phase Two, the wine bar, should be up and running in the next six months. In the meantime, the always-changing menu showcases the best tucker this side of the International Date Line. “And if it’s local and sustainable and organic,” Jason says, “that would be perfect—and we work with all of those things to the best of our ability.” “We want to make sure that people can feel good without being militantly healthy. We like putting good things in our face.” Now that’s a philosophy we all benefit from. For more information and a sample menu, please visit tuckersilkmill.com.
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Not Harming Spiders by Thomas Kelly
C E L E B R AT I N G I T S F O U R T H Y E A R O N M A I N S T R E E T, Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery specializes in original art by regional artists. Quarterly shows demonstrate the use of contemporary artwork in modern interior design by exhibiting works in a furnished environment. When you enter the gallery, you feel as if youâ€™re being welcomed into the home of a friend. Come by and say hello!
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Home is where the Art is
Aardvark Stories: Margie DiSimo Kavchok AFTER DECADES OF on-again, offagain running, in 2014, Margie DiSimo Kavchok made a commitment. At 57 years old, she vowed to complete a marathon before turning 60. “I knew that if I wanted to run a marathon, I needed to do something about it. Then I got an email from Team Vark to ‘Come Join Us.’ I couldn’t even finish the first 4-mile training run. But, I kept coming back,” said Margie. Aardvark Sports Shop’s Team Vark, a 16week half marathon training group, gave Margie the support, encouragement, and running companions she needed
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to complete the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon. However, after enduring particularly brutal race day conditions, with a 20 degree wind chill factor and winds up to 60 mph, Margie was eager to complete another: the 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon. “I had such a blast in Pittsburgh because I got to run on my 60th birthday, in the city I was born in. That was my present for myself,” said Margie, who teaches nursing at Gwynedd Mercy University and owns Alpha Optical. Her running goals have continued to grow and evolve. To date, she has A ARDVARKSPORTSSHOP.COM
This is the second installment of Aardvark Stories—celebrating the journeys of folks who have found support, good health, and fitness through their experience with Aardvark Sports Shop. Each story is written as told to freelance writer and blogger Stephanie Hoppe, herself an avid runner and Team Vark member. Learn more about Stephanie’s running adventures at hoppefeet.wordpress.com.
completed 3 marathons and 12 half marathons, with plans for 2 more marathons this year. As a token of her appreciation to Aardvark, Margie, who has dabbled in art her entire life, created a pen and ink picture of the D&L Towpath, which she presented to the store last fall. “Aardvark has truly changed my life…my artwork has improved, my health has improved, and my outlook on life has improved. When I feel really moved by something, I produce art. That picture is a sincerely felt thank you from my heart for all of the quiet support and the belief in me that I could do this,” said Margie.
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F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Bethlehem.
Fresh Face: Rise Above Hair Studio A S H L E Y M AT L O C K W A S having a bad day. But when she got in the car, iconic punk band Black Flag’s song “Rise Above” was playing. We are born with a chance. Rise above! We’re gonna rise above! I am gonna have my chance. Rise above! We’re gonna rise above! “This is what I’m going to name my salon,” Ashley recalls thinking. Ashley had been a beloved stylist on Bethlehem’s South Side for the last ten years since graduating from Paul Mitchell’s The Vision Academy in 2008. But she had begun to feel it was her time to grow (no pun intended!) and do her own thing. Her new salon, Rise Above Hair, opened in January. She wanted to stay on the South Side because of the community there. “I love this location and area,” she says. “Everyone’s so helpful and kind. Everybody knows each other, everybody helps each other, and that’s really nice.” Walking into Ashley’s salon, you’ll see the upbeat punk rock aesthetic decor, with many of the colorful posters and other artwork coming from her friend Andy Po at HomeBase. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet Ashley’s sweet and friendly pup, Dottie, who will lie by your feet while you get your hair done. Ashley has a flair for cuts with character. “I do a lot of texturized short haircuts,” she says, “and a lot of blonding, fashion color with Pulp Riot.” She also enjoys helping male clientele, and has a great men’s hair care line, Reuzel. After less than six months, Rise Above is already growing. “So the five year plan is to bust out of here and have a bigger space,” still on the South Side, she says. Ashley hopes to hire another stylist this summer and be fully staffed by the end of the year, too.
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July 14, 2018 SteelStacks™
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Fig Table is a place where the best chefs and restaurateurs come together to share crave-worthy dishes and inspiring stories. A go-to digital resource for foodies, Fig Table will take local readers behind the scenes to share the diverse, dynamic, and delicious details that make Bethlehem a dining destination in the Lehigh Valley. Watch for Fig Table this Fall and pull up a chair.
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M E E T T H E A L L - S TA R T E A M O F E X P E R T S M A K I N G YO U R D R E A M H O M E A R E A L I T Y. Building your new home can be fun, but without a team you trust, it can also be pretty overwhelming. With over 50 years of experience across three generations, you can count on Team Tuskes to take your vision and turn it into a handcrafted home that checks all the boxes on your wish list. From choosing your home site and floorplan, to color selections, to the moment you get the keys and for years after, Tuskes has assembled a team of friendly and dedicated professionals to take you every step of the way through the building process. With Tuskes, youâ€™ll find a local, familyowned home builder with a team that lives in and loves the Lehigh Valley as much as you do. #TEAMTUSKES #WELIVEHERETOO
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FIG VOICES New sounds of our City in partnership with Lehigh Valley Underground.
Voices: Stacy Gabel T H E P O P U L A R I D E A in local music circles is that singer-songwriter Stacy Gabel burst onto the scene this year. However, a closer look at Lehigh Valley’s promising star reveals a seasoned artist. A singer since the age of three, Stacy is also a guitarist, pianist, actor, and model whose performance credits include national commercial, TV, and film roles. She sings locally with the Bethlehem Bach Choir, The SwingTime Dolls, Secret Coda Acoustic Duo, and has a musical theatre education from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AMDA) in New York City, and a degree in TV production from Kutztown University. “Everyone thinks I just came out of nowhere and suddenly started playing music,” Stacy says. “I’ve always been a singer and a performer.” After New York and Los Angeles, Stacy moved back to the Lehigh Valley and joined the music scene. On March 4, she won four 2018 Lehigh Valley Music Awards at SteelStacks: the Discover Lehigh Valley “Discovered Artist” Award; the Fan’s Choice Award; Outstanding Song; and Outstanding Female Artist in a tie alongside Julia Sommer. “That day was just amazing. I didn’t expect to win anything.” A music and theatre instructor by day, Stacy has continued to perform throughout the region, with a big Musikfest performance on Monday, Aug. 6 at 6 pm on the Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz stage. She also plans to record her debut album soon. “I’m consciously making an effort to write more this year,” Stacy says. “The Music Awards inspired me to get out there and do more original music as a solo musician. At this point, I’m writing as much as I can.” Keep up-to-date with Stacy Gabel by visiting StacyGabel.com. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of the local community.” AT FIG AND LEHIGH VALLEY UNDERGROUND, WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LIVE, LOCAL MUSIC TO BUILD COMMUNITY. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VALLEY’S MUSIC SCENE AND EVENTS AT LEHIGHVALLEYUNDERGROUND.COM.
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Passion for Fashion!
T H AT ’ S W H AT I N S P I R E D Ann Marie Supinski, owner of AM Luxe, to create two private label offerings: “Ann Marie” for women, and “AM Luxe Men” for her male clients. AM Luxe is excited to announce that both lines are now available—in store and online—with pieces that will appeal to the sophisticated client looking to add unique and special pieces to their wardrobe. Shop the curated collection of apparel and accessories for both women and men at AM Luxe!
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MENU W E ’ R E C E L E B R AT I N G the brewers and bakers, producers and purveyors, roasters and restaurateurs who are bringing the tastes of the summer season to Bethlehem and beyond. In the next few pages, get up close and personal with what we’re eating (and drinking) in the Valley—from growing to making to sharing the foods we love.
A B A R B E Q U E D E S T I N AT I O N serving up delicious smoked meats along with seasonal, fresh, southern sides. Try: The BBQ Platter with Smoked Sausage, Brisket, Spare Ribs, Pulled ‘Pit’ Beef, 5 Cheese Mac, Burnt End Baked Beans, Cornbread, House Pickles, and MTQ BBQ Sauce.
325 NORTHAMPTON S T R E E T, E A S T O N 610.829.2777 morethanq.com
S C R AT C H M A D E B R E A K FA S T, lunch, and baked goods in a quaint bistro setting. Try: The Natural Beef Burger with locally sourced beef and bacon from Breakaway Farms: provolone, roasted peppers, fresh vidalia onion, spring greens, and housemade pickles, on freshly baked focaccia. 13 4 2 C H E L S E A AV E N U E 610.866.1660 jumbars.com
The Ruby: Stateside vodka, Lillet, pink grapefruit juice
1741 O N T H E T E R R A C E : Elevated farm to table cuisine and award-winning wine list in a garden terrace setting. TA P R O O M : Cozy brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktails in a comfortable setting. Try: Grilled shrimp with tomato confit, avocado, chimichurri, and cilantro; or the Seared halibut with watermelon radish, pea shoots, grapefruit, and a citrus vinaigrette.
437 MAIN STREET 610.625.5000 hotelbethlehem.com
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Mother Earth Cookie: Organic spelt flour, wheat germ, oats, raisins, dried cranberries, pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds
Quiche: Tuscan kale, yam & smoked cheddar
Main St. Masterpiece: Fresh mushrooms, zucchini, tomato, sprouts, swiss cheese, Dijon mayo, on wheat bread
small batch goodness
92 E AST BROAD STREET 610.625.0987 backdoorbakeshop.com
C O Z Y TA K E O U T C A F E and bakeshop serving coffee, light breakfast, lunch, and freshly made baked goods.
Apple Cider Donut Holes: Made with Scholl Orchards Apple Cider
C R E AT I V E , C A S U A L L U N C H and dinner menu with a world twist. House-infused cocktails in an upbeat atmosphere that includes weekly live music in the bar or on the patio. Try: Grilled marinated skirt steak with sweet soy glaze, plantain fried rice, and bean sprout salad.
51 WEST B ROAD STREET 610.419.1200 twistedolivebethlehem.com
C A S U A L I TA L I A N C U I S I N E specialty pizzas, craft beer, and cocktails in the heart of Downtown. Try: the Margherita with tomato and fresh basil or homemade fresh mozzarella and roasted sweet pepper.
ONE BETHLEHEM PLAZA , 1 W E S T B R O A D S T R E E T #10 0 610.419.1141 thebrickpa.com
530 MAIN STREET 610.849.2576 clusterspopcorn.com
G O U R M E T P O P C O R N P O P P E D F R E S H D A I LY in mouth-watering flavors from Cinnamon Toast to Chipotle White Cheddarâ€”and everything in between. Try: your own mix! Clockwise from top left: Peanut Butter Blast, Sweet Habanero, Cookie Explosion, Cinnabun, Toasted Coconut, Dill Pickle.
530 EAST 3RD STREET 610.625.4585 socialstill.com
M I C R O - D I S T I L L E R Y A N D S C R AT C H K I T C H E N serving local craft beer and local wine, creative cocktails featuring housemade spirits, and an inventive menu. Try: the Roasted Poulet Rouge: Spice-coated, free-range chicken, couscous & vegetable salad, cucumber mint raita, harissa.
S E R V I N G AWA R D -W I N N I N G W I N E S at their Bangor vineyard and in their Downtown tasting room, Franklin Hill is the Lehigh Valleyâ€™s oldest winery. Try: the ever-popular Wine Sampler accompanied by a tasty cheese plate.
7833 FR ANKLIN HILL ROAD, BANGOR TA S T I N G R O O M : 5 5 9 M A I N S T R E E T 610.588.8708 franklinhillvineyards.com
Evanswood (Dry red blend) White Jade (Light Chardonnay-style)
Sir Walterâ€™s Red (Sweet Concord)
Kiss (Off-dry blend)
M O L LY ’ S I R I S H GRILLE & SPORTS PUB 4 East 4th Street Traditional Irish food in a lively atmosphere
JENNY ’ S KUALI 102 East 4th Street Fresh Malaysian and vegetarian cuisine
G E N E R A L Z A PATA 15 East 4th Street Mexican fare with a Caribbean twist
ROASTED 22 West 4th Street Cozy, creative breakfast and lunch
S O U T H S I D E 313 BAR & GRILLE 313 East 3rd Street Creative comfort cuisine in a rustic industrial atmosphere
P L AYA B O W L S BETHLEHEM 310 East 3rd Street Super fresh and perfectly ripe fruit bowls, smoothies, and juices
S A Lâ€™ S B R I C K OVEN PIZZA 313 South New Street Family owned and operated fresh Italian cuisine
BONN PL ACE B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 310 Taylor Street Award-winning homegrown brewery and pub
SOCIAL STILL 530 East 3rd Street Modern American grill meets gastro-distillery 77 SANDS BOULEVARD RESERVATIONS: 877.726.3777 PASANDS.COM
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10 0 % H A N D M A D E S W E E T S in countless creative flavors both classic and unexpected. Handrolled and dipped in Belgian chocolate. Try: the flavors pictured here, including: Peanut Butter Almond Crunch, Passion Fruit Truffle, Bananas Foster, Apple Cider Caramel, Peanut Butter Crispy Balls, Candied Walnut Caramel, Aztec Chili, Blackberry Noir, Fresh Mint Truffle, and Sea Salt Caramel.
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85 WEST BROAD STREET 610.865.9600 apollogrill.com
R ACHEL GRIFFITH Owner
JANSEN H O WA R D General Manager
C O Z Y, S O P H I S T I C AT E D bar & grill featuring creative dishes in a lively atmosphere. Try: the Tuna Poke Bowl, with raw ahi grade tuna, sushi rice, seaweed salad, pineapple, mango, radish, avocado, and toasted sesame seeds; or the Pan Seared Scallops with coconut curry sauce, and herb jasmine rice.
74 W E S T B R O A D S T R E E T 610.814.0100 edgerestaurant.net
CL ASSICS WITH A M O D E R N T W I S T. Lunch, dinner, and cocktails in a casual upscale restaurant and patio atmosphere. Try: Pan seared diver sea scallops with spring vegetable quinoa salad, pickled ramp vinaigrette, grilled asparagus, micro amaranth, and wasabi mustard greens.
8 75 5 J O N E S R D , S L AT I N G T O N 610.442.2719 kreekytreefarm.com
DISCOVER THE TA ST E O F R E A L C H I C K E N CLEAN, ORGANIC, RAISED I N H A R M O NY W I T H N AT U R E AT K R E E K Y T R E E FA R M W E O F F E R T H E F I N E S T FO O D S F R O M O U R FA R M TO YO U R TA B L E A L L O R G A N I C Heritage Breed chicken meat including our specialty, Poulet de Bresse; eggs, seasonal vegetables & herbs and artisanal goat cheeses. Call or email to schedule a visit to tour or shop.
B R E A K FA ST IN BETHLEHEM Six mouth-watering downtown destinations for your morning meal
APOLLO GRILL 85 WEST BROAD STREET
HISTORIC HOTEL BETHLEHEM 437 MAIN STREET
T H E F LY I N G E G G 451 MAIN STREET
M C C A R T H Y ’ S R E D S TA G P U B AND WHISKEY BAR 534 MAIN STREET
B I L LY ’ S D O W N T O W N D I N E R 10 EAST BROAD STREET
Advocating for small businesses in the historic, arts, and shopping districts. WHO WE ARE The Downtown Bethlehem Association is a council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
THE JOINT COFFEE SHOP 77 WEST BROAD STREET, #18C SUN INN COURT YARD
W H AT W E D O We aim to revitalize, rehabilitate, promote, and advance downtown business areas within the City of Bethlehem. JOIN US Have questions about the downtown, current events, or just curious about how to get involved? Visit getdowntownbethlehem.com. Find out about the benefits of being a member of the DBA by contacting Emily or Tim at EmilyK@lehighvalleychamber.org or TimB@lehighvalleychamber.org. GETDOWNTOWNBETHLEHEM.COM
United We Feed
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L E T YO U R I N N E R FO O D I E R U N W I L D ! The Easton Public Market distinguishes itself as a first in the Lehigh Valley—a thoughtfully curated gathering place for family, friends, and community, showcasing some of the most dynamic food producers in the region. The revitalized historic space combines the experience of a fun and vibrant metropolitan food hall with a fresh, local food market and artisanal grocery. The result is a sincere and honest presentation of hyper-local and regional food. From fresh, pasture-raised meats to local, organic produce, and artisanal pantry items, like oils, vinegars, and spices, the Easton Public Market provides an authentic high quality shopping experience. Guests can also enjoy a full complement of award-winning food producers, offering ramen, crepes, BBQ, Egyptian-inspired cuisine, wood-fired pizza, premise baked breads and pasties, locally roasted coffee, Belgian chocolates, craft beer, and local wine. There’s even a kid’s zone for the littlest foodie in training. Come fall in love with the art and culture of food at the Easton Public Market!
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AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example.
Authentic: Bethlehem’s Bounty CSA W H E N C H R I S W E S T learned about the controversies swirling around agrochemical company Monsanto ten years ago, he decided he wanted to grow his own food. During one of his free periods working as a project-based draftsman, he interned at the Rodale Institute in their Agriculture Supported Communities program. That’s where he met Bob Drake, manager of the Monocacy Farm Project, where the CSA program known as Bethlehem’s Bounty, which Chris founded and runs, is located. Right now, the CSA (which stands for Community Supported Agriculture) has eight workshares and about 20 paying members. Though Chris is currently the sole owner, he wants that to change.
“I want to focus on having the CSA owned by the workers,” Chris says, “so they can make decisions instead of me dictating everything.” The American philosopher John Dewey believed that you didn’t really have democracy unless you had democratic control by the very people who work in the institutions and communities that make up society. Chris is sympathetic to that view.
kale, broccoli, and kohlrabi. They’re also planting tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumber, squash, cabbage, onions, herbs—and even some flowers as an added bonus. For Chris, Bethlehem’s Bounty is not only about providing fine organic produce, but having those in the Bethlehem community own the fruits of their labor—and in a small but significant way, owning more of their own lives.
“I think we have democracy outside of work,” he says, “but we don’t have it inside of work. I want the people who do the work to own the work.”
“I want to get more people involved,” Chris says, “who are dedicated and who also live within the community. They can share in the profits and the surplus we provide.”
It’s their fifth growing season, and this year, Bethlehem’s Bounty is focusing on including salad greens and brassicas like
To learn more about how to get involved with Bethlehem’s Bounty, visit bethlehemsbountycsa.com.
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also about fashion—the friendly and dedicated team at Fox wants for you to see well and look fabulous, too! With an on-site lab and a meticulous and knowledgeable staff, quality control is tight, and patient satisfaction is the goal. Stop by the shop to browse the unique collection of frames and let the Fox team show you the difference.
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WE’RE BETHLEHEM’S LONGEST RUNNING producer-only farmers market—meaning everything is natural, fresh, handmade, and local. 13 vendors, community organizations, special events, giveaways, and more!
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Our Vendors T H E F L O U R S H O P B A K E R Y: Yeast bread, sandwiches, and pastries made with local, organic, seasonal ingredients HULDUFOLK HOMESTEAD: Mushrooms, mushroom grow kits, powdered mushrooms, mushroom salts L E T T U C E A L O N E FA R M : Chemical-free, seasonal fresh produce, plus canned soups and more (SNAP & FMNP) B E C H D O LT O R C H A R D S : Peaches, plums, apples, berries, and vegetables, along with preserves and slushies
T H E TA Z A T R U C K : Fresh Egyptian lunch items R I S I N G H I L L FA R M : Fresh, local produce and flowers PEANUT BUTTER & MORE: Natural peanut butter
L E H I G H VA L L E Y K O M B U C H A : Kombucha AUNT JACK ’S: Individual and family sized sweet and savory pies and sweet treats
(SNAP & FMNP)
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Fun to expect: Community Organizations of the Lehigh Valley, like Pediatric Cancer Foundation, United Way, and more at every market day.
Free Market Tote Bag on opening day and throughout the season for guests that visit the welcome table and sign-up for our newsletter, thanks to Consolidated Graphic Communications. Lehigh's own The Mending Project Every Thursday pay what makes you happy. Proceeds benefit a student ticket fund for shows at Zoellner. Early-morning yoga and fitness classes once a month thanks to Steel Fitness Riverport.
Jolly July A festive, winter-themed celebration for all at the peak of summer.
Performer Spotlight LIVE MUSIC AT T H E M A R K E T. 12 â€“ 2 p m RAIN OR SHINE.
Lehigh Valley Underground Day September 6. Live music and fun from the Underground, celebrating their First Friday Concert Series 1-year anniversary. New partnerships with 99.9 The Hawk, Spin Radio, Fig Bethlehem, and more. New sponsors including Offix Systems, Southside Arts District, Domaci, Greek Meat Guy, and more.
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Special Programming: National Farmers Week: August 5-11 Special T-shirt giveaway.
Hispanic Heritage Month: September 20, 27 and October 4, 11. Celebrating Hispanic/Latino cultures in Southside Bethlehem, in partnership with Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley.
Kids Day: August 16 Featuring local, family-friendly musician and performer, Dave Fry, kids activities, free bottled water courtesy of Wegmans, candy courtesy of Just Born, Inc., circus-themed street performances.
Massages by Balanced Body Therapeutic, LLC. every other Thursday starting May 10.
The Bethlehem Farmersâ€™ Market, proudly run by Lehigh University, operates as a nonprofit, community service for Southside Bethlehem. We aim to bring fresh, local foods to the neighborhood, offer a welcoming space, offer nutritional information, promote nonprofits, and act as an economic incubator for S Psmall ONS O R E D Band Y farms. businesses
We provide a safe and clean environment in which local farmers and vendors are able to sell their products to residents of the Bethlehem and Lehigh Valley communities free of charge. Our vendors are local, produceronly, and abide by Buy Fresh Buy Local, Greater Lehigh Valley guidelines.
Pentley Holmes June 14 | pentleyholmes.com
Ralph Pagano August 9 | ralphpaganomusic.com
Erin Kelly August 23 | erinkellymusic.com
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GIVING BACK Making a difference in the lives of others.
Giving Back: Monocacy Farm Project WHEN YOU PETITION the powers that be with prayer, you don’t necessarily expect an explicit answer. But that’s what happened when Sister Bonnie Kleinschuster of the School Sisters of Saint Francis was looking for someone to manage the Monocacy Farm Project and its many community initiatives.
New York, but they liked the area so much that they moved to Bethlehem.”
produce that will be donated to those in need.
When Bonnie asked where, Bob told her Bridle Path Woods Apartments—literally across the street from the School Sisters of Saint Francis.
Bob Drake, who is now the manager of the project, had long experience with agricultural projects all over Africa. But he decided he needed more formal tutelage, so he took an internship at Rodale Institute in Kutztown to learn organic farming—and was soon recommended to the Project.
Since 2013, Bob, along with a troupe of indispensable volunteers, has tended the ten-acre project, which seeks to use land and resources at Monocacy Manor in the Franciscan tradition to model stewardship and care of the earth, foster community involvement, provide educational opportunities, and serve the needs of the poor. In fact, half of the farm’s space is dedicated to growing
The Project has grown to include community garden plots, a CSA, education programs, demonstration gardens—and of course, their GrowHealthy Community initiative, which currently provides fresh produce to 10 soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters in the Lehigh Valley.
“Bob introduced himself,” Sister Bonnie says, “saying he and his wife were from
“God dropped you in our front yard!” Sister Bonnie told him.
For more information about the Project and how to support their good work, find the Monocacy Farm Project on Facebook or visit schoolsistersosf. org/pages/ministries/monocacy-farmproject.php. And to get a taste of the fruits of their labor, don’t miss the 3rd annual Monocacy Farm Food Festival on Saturday, September 15th!
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WHILE MANY CHILDREN look forward to a long holiday weekend, some kids don’t—because they aren’t sure whether they will have enough food to eat. It was this problem that inspired Nikki Testa, a mom on a mission, to found the Backpack Pals program. Nikki and her friends, family, and community volunteers provide backpacks full of donated non-perishable nutritious food items for 185 children at 10 Bethlehem Area School District schools each month.
“Eating should not be a privilege” “Eating should not be a privilege,” said Nikki. “We strive to feed all children in the Bethlehem area that are food insecure.” Sands Bethlehem is one of the local companies that helps support Backpack Pals. They have supplied and installed the shelving in the food storage room, and supply food to the program on a regular basis. Sands Cares Team Members, pictured here, volunteer time to help pack the backpacks for distribution several times throughout the year.
Want to help? Supplies are always needed for the backpacks—including cereal, fruit cups, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, protein bars, canned ravioli, canned soup, macaroni and cheese bowls, applesauce, books, school supplies, and hygiene items. To donate items, or to find out more information, contact Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-704-5262 or visit facebook.com/ backpackpalspa.
OUTDOOR SCULPTURE AT L E H I G H U N I V E R S I T Y Visit Lehigh University’s Outdoor Sculpture Collection. Henry Moore’s Large Totem Head, 1968, is a monumental bronze by one of the most important modern sculptors of the post-war era. To learn more about Large Totem Head, Henry Moore (English, 1898-1986), and to explore the other 50+ outdoor sculptures on Lehigh University’s three campuses, including the Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Goodman Campus, text the word ARTWORK to 56512. LUAG’s Outdoor Sculpture Collection contains works that range in scale from modest to monumental and encompasses a variety of styles, approaches, periods, and materials. Free and open to the public. 420 EAST PACKER AVENUE 610.758.3615 LUAG.ORG
Godfrey’s is an internationally acclaimed club on the folk circuit, also featuring some of the best in Celtic, blues, roots and Americana.
It’s like a backstage pass, every time. godfreydaniels.org
Mike & Ruthy Band photo by Brian McCloskey
2018 Social Mission
H C LV C H O I C E F O O D P A N T R Y C O O R D I N AT O R Bennie Eliason and some of her dedicated volunteers. The Pantry is grateful for donations, support, and volunteer help from a variety of local organizations including ArtsQuest, Borinqueneers Motorcycle Club Nation, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, Gracedale Nursing home, Lehigh University, Northampton Community College, Sands Casino, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Taggart Associates, and Victory House.
Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley
Empowering families since 1968
T H E M I S S I O N O F Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley is to improve the quality of life of Hispanic and other families by empowering them to become more selfsufficient, while promoting an intercultural understanding in the Lehigh Valley. One of HCLV’s most important programs is the Choice Food Pantry, which has been managed for over six years by Coordinator Bennie Eliason, an inspiring leader to an energetic and dedicated team of volunteers. “After six-plus years of work in this field, I’ve come to one very important conclusion: that self-sufficiency looks entirely different
depending on the person,” Ms. Eliason says. “It’s because of this perspective that I can see past all the stereotypes and statistics and work with and advocate for all my families in all facets of life.”
nutritious foods. With offering healthy choices as a central part of their mission, some of the food options always include fresh items in addition to canned goods and other non-perishable foods.
Operating every third Saturday of the month, the Pantry provides 3 days’ worth of groceries as a supplement to anyone residing in the City of Bethlehem and Bethlehem Township area who is unable to secure sufficient amounts of food. The food initiative of the HCLV food pantry is to combine hunger relief efforts with clear nutrition information and healthy eating opportunities, and focuses specifically on
Anyone that resides in South Bethlehem can agree that the neighborhood has changed drastically over the last few years—and that one thing that has remained constant is HCLV’s reliable and ever-important services such as the Choice Food Pantry. To learn more about participating or how to donate, visit hclv.org.
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Local Events Here are just a few of the fabulous events taking place in Bethlehem this summer—to receive weekly updates on local events and happenings in Bethlehem, sign up for Fig Datebook at figbethlehem.com! SANGRIAFEST J U LY 1 4 Bottomless samples of 10 different sangrias, all made with light and refreshing wines imported by South Italy Imports from family-owned vineyards throughout Italy.
MUSIKFEST AUGUST 3-12 Experience the music, food, and fun of this musical extravaganza! Musikfest is the largest free music festival in the nation, with 500-plus shows on 14 stages over 10 days.
VEGFEST VEGAN FOOD & S T R E E T F E S T I VA L J U LY 1 4 Bethlehem VegFest celebrates the growing vegan culture and sustainable living practices throughout Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley.
T U N E S AT T W I L I G H T T H U R S D AY S T H R O U G H J U LY 1 9 This free family-friendly concert series takes place Thursday from 6-8pm through July 19th at the Sun Inn Courtyard in Historic Bethlehem, PA. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes!
B LU E B E R RY F E S T I VA L J U LY 2 1 & 2 2 Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites at Burnside Plantation for their 31st annual Blueberry Festival! Enjoy food, music, crafts, live demonstrations, and much more.
Yuengling Summer Concert Series:
YO U N G T H E G I A N T SEPTEMBER 18 Hear the Los Angeles quintet that braves new sonic landscapes with expansive musicianship and boldly eclectic arrangements anchored by a keen melodic presence.
O U T T O LU N C H C O N C E RT S E R I E S on T H E S O U T H S I D E G R E E N WAY E V E RY F R I D AY T H R O U G H E A R LY FA L L Dine alfresco with live music every Friday from 12-2pm on the South Bethlehem Greenway and enjoy takeout discounted lunch specials, live music, and pop-up vendors.
B E T H L E H E M FA R M E R S ’ M A R K E T T H U R S D AY S T H R O U G H O C T O B E R 2 5 Visit Bethlehem’s longest running producer-only farmers market every Thursday from 11am-3pm. Thirteen great vendors, special events, giveaways, and more!
O N T H E F O L LOW I N G PA G E S , you’ll find our Community Supporters—businesses committed to a thriving downtown. Although they may not be located in the City, they believe in the power of buying local and shopping small. Take time this summer to visit these businesses—and tell them you found them in Fig! FOR A FULL LIST OF COMMUNITY EVENTS, VISIT FIGBETHLEHEM.COM
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F O O D I E FAY S T R I C K L E R H A S traveled the world, tasting exotic cuisines. As a Penn State Extension Family and Consumer Science Educator, Fay visited every state in the U.S., as well as all seven continents. She and her husband enjoyed dining at local restaurants during their travels, savoring traditional dishes. Fay uses these experiences and applies them to her passion for cooking, baking, and hosting friends in her home. In addition, Fay recently started to use her training as a foods judge to review local restaurants and offer insight on the best entrees and offerings at local fine and casual dining establishments. Her reviews are posted regularly on gardenspotvillage.org as a way to connect the community to the wealth of dining opportunities here in central Pennsylvania. Living a purposeful life in a thriving community is at the heart of Garden Spot Village — because creating a meaningful future never ends. We would love to hear your story, introduce you to some residents, and give you the opportunity to learn a little more about the Garden Spot story.
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Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...
Published on Jun 1, 2018
Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...