From the Locals

From the Locals

From the Locals is a podcast that explores the people, places, and experiences that make Bucks County, Pennsylvania a truly unique destination. This series is hosted by Brooke Hillman and presented by Visit Bucks County.

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November 30, 2021 23 min

While we're working on creating new content we're bringing you a replay of an episode that features Peddler's Village, one of Bucks County's top destinations during the holiday season.

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Jonathan Snipes and Melanie Douty Snipes tell us about Snipes Farm and Education Center located in Morrisville, PA. Snipes aims to model and teach sustainable farming, build community, and reconnect people to the land. 

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Jim Cain tells us about starting several businesses in Yardley borough with his family  including Pretty Bird Coffee Roasters, Kawaii Tori Sushi, Vault Brewing,  and Vault Taproom. He also give us the inside scoop on a barbecue restaurant, a vegetarian/vegan restaurant, and a secret speakeasy that will be opening soon!

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July 30, 2021 32 min

While we're creating new content, we're replaying one of our most popular episodes featuring the Black Bass Hotel in Lumberville, PA. Hear from Laura Barnes, whose family owns the Black Bass Hotel, and Grant Ross, General Manager at the Black Bass,  talk about this historic riverside eatery and inn. Laura tells me about  what it meant to her family to preserve the property and take it through all the renovations, and Grant ...

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June 17, 2021 29 min

Patti Lyons, Owner of the Peace Valley Lavender Farm, tells us about how her and her husband started the farm over 20 years ago based on a vision that Patti had of a field of lavender.

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May 31, 2021 32 min

Chris and Tom Carroll of Crossing Vineyards and Winery tell us about their 10-year-old son's (Tom Jr.) dream to make their 200 year old estate in Washington Crossing into a vineyard and winery. 

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May 1, 2021 28 min

While we work on creating new content for this year, we're replaying one of our most popular episodes with Timothy Mourer of The Happy Mixer bakeries. Learn about Timothy's gluten-free bakeries which are on Bucks County's Sweet Spots Trail.

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March 31, 2021 28 min

Ryan Seiz sits tells us about how he and long-time friend Tim Taber started Warwick Farm Brewing - a brew farm located in Jamison, PA. Ryan used to play professional baseball with the Angels, and after returning home to Bucks County, he decided to pursue his passion of brewing.

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February 25, 2021 27 min

Elayne Brick tells us about how her and her husband began the Washington House a historic restaurant and inn, and the Sellersville Theater a  live entertainment venue all located in downtown Sellersville, PA. 

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January 23, 2021 23 min

Ed and Sherri Bennett, Owners of the Galvanized American Inn and Art Gallery, join us to talk about their boutique BnB located in the heart of Bucks County. The gorgeous property also serves as a micro wedding venue and, in the future, will house an art gallery in their 18th century bank barn.

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December 14, 2020 27 min

Bob Byers, son of Joyce Byers, tells us about how his mom started making the iconic Byers' Choice caroler figurines at her dining room table over 40 years ago. Today, visitors can come to their gift shop, museum, and workshop in Chalfont where the figures are still individually handcrafted by artisans. 

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November 29, 2020 23 min

Donna Jamison tells us how her parents, Earl and Sheila Jamison, started Peddler's Village which today is home to some of Bucks County's most popular restaurants, specialty shops, and inns. They also hold events during every season for the whole family.

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October 25, 2020 31 min

Laura Barnes, whose family owns the Black Bass Hotel, and Grant Ross, General Manager at the Black Bass, join me to talk about this historic riverside eatery and inn. Laura tells me about  what it meant to her family to preserve the property and take it through all the renovations, and Grant discusses the ghost stories of this haunted establishment (it even has a pet cemetery!). 

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September 26, 2020 24 min

Dave Fleming, who owns Shady Brook farm along with his two siblings Amy and Paul, discusses the history and evolution of this farm that's over 100 years old. Dave also gives an inside look at some of their most popular events throughout the year as well as what they have coming up for the 2020 fall season. 

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August 3, 2020 27 min

Carl Glassman, Owner of the Wedgwood Inn in New Hope, discusses purchasing and renovating the inn with his wife, the property's ties to the American Revolution and the Underground Railroad, and the ghostly spirits who reside at the inn today. Carl and Dinie are taking special care during these challenging times and are Covid compliant with consistency of service and attention to detail.

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June 30, 2020 27 min

Timothy Mourer, Owner of The Happy Mixer Bakeries, discusses his baking beginnings, what visitors can expect when they visit his shop on the Bucks County Sweet Spots Trail and why he is proud to own and run his business in the same area where he grew up.

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June 14, 2020 1 min

Welcome to From the Locals - a podcast dedicated to the people, places, and experiences that make Bucks County, Pennsylvania a truly unique destination. We'll talk to bakers, innkeepers, winemakers, boutique owners, and so many more locals who call Bucks County home. For more information on this podcast and our stories, visit visitbuckscounty.com.

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