Saucon Source Official July 4th Essentials Buying Guide



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Do your July 4th weekend shopping and support local businesses in one fell swoop by visiting some or all of the locations featured in our official July 4th essentials buying guide! Whether it’s meats to grill, ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth, or pool supplies for a great weekend swim, we’ve got a few recommendations you’ll enjoy.

Whether they’re planning to host friends and family for a barbecue, hike to a lakeside cabin or beach house, or hike local trails and greenways, many Americans will be on the go this week to buy all the essentials needed for the perfect 4th of July Weekend!

Like many of our readers, at Saucon Source we remain committed to supporting the small, local businesses that are the lifeblood of our community. With a little forethought, many of the items needed for your Independence Day celebration can be purchased locally, which is why we hope you will check out what is available in your garden.

We have compiled the following list of businesses to support before July 4th. Of course, there are plenty more, so feel free to share recommendations for your favorite local businesses with your friends and neighbors. Have a good July 4th!

Saylors & Co. (Hellertown / Easton)

Nothing says “July 4th” like a hot grill loaded with meat. Saylors & Co. has everything to make daddy proud behind the grill this weekend. Saylors responsibly sources meat from suppliers dedicated to raising their animals without antibiotics or hormones.

They also offer a wide choice of artisanal sausages and homemade smoked meats. They even sell prepared soups, salads, sandwiches, spreads, desserts, dog treats and more. With locations in the Easton Public Market and on Main Street Hellertown, be sure to make a stop in Saylors as you browse the rest of our shopping list.

Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market (Hellertown)

Who Said The Grill Is Just For The Meat? Maybe asparagus courtesy of Epic Acre Farm would pair well with these Saylors & Co meats. The Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market, located in Hellertown, is full of delicious, fresh, local produce, and they’re open this July 4th to meet your culinary and other last-minute needs.

In addition to Epic Acre, vendors like Blackbird Farms, Microgreens of the valley and Bechdolt orchards also have plenty of locally grown produce for sale. Right now strawberries, peaches, blueberries and fresh rhubarb are in season.

Are you looking for beautiful flowers for your patio or pool, or maybe to give someone a host or hostess gift? Moon Gate Farms is your farmer’s market stop for all-natural vegetables and flowers.

Of course, a fruit tart will be the order of the day during this weekend’s festivities. Aunt Jack’s real homemade pastry currently sells a delicious strawberry rhubarb crumb pie, in addition to a wide variety of other baked goods and side dishes.

The Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market is held next to the Hellertown Area Library at 409 Constitution Ave., Hellertown, every Sunday in the summer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The inside scoop (Coopersburg)

Everyone knows that a pie is not complete without an ice cream! With more than 30 homemade flavors offered daily, The inside scoop has your vacation weekend ice cream needs covered. Stop by their retro-themed boutique in Coopersburg for a pint or liter of your favorite flavors to take out, or treat yourself to a milkshake, smoothie, Italian ice cream, or sundae.

Hellertown Bakery (Hellertown)

In case ice cream alone doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, Hellertown Bakery offers a wide variety of sticky buns, pastries, pies, cupcakes and specialty cakes. They also serve special breakfast sandwiches and coffee, so consider starting your shopping at 612 Main Street. Call 610-838-1025 to place your special order before this weekend.

Lost Tavern Brewery (Hellertown / Bethlehem)

There are many great options, but Lost Tavern Brewery is our choice of local craft beer. Lost Tavern is constantly introducing new smart beers to its range, and also has delicious cocktails and slushes for those who prefer a different adult drink.

Consider grabbing takeout cans from their patriotic-themed groups: Stars and Stripes New England IPA or POG Gose Too Fast Sour to fill the beer fridge with this weekend.

Black River Farms (Bethlehem / Quakertown)

With over 40 different varieties for sale, the Township of Lower Saucon Black River Farms has excellent food and wine pairings for fireworks and independence. The vineyard’s offerings range from standard whites, reds, rosés and sparkling wines to their more unique selections of pierpoint and carriage series. You can also fine them Watchdog spirits range of distilled spirits for sale in the Black River Farms online store as well as in their physical location at 2472 Black River Road, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015. If you’re in the Quakertown area, head to the Black River Wine Bar in the Trolley Barn Public Market.

ROOT Crafted Cocktail Mixers (Online / Various liquor stores)

Lower Saucon Township Craft Cocktail Mixers ROOT would go well with any Wardog bottle (s) you take. ROOT blenders are made with all-natural and organic ingredients, and they make it easier than ever to make a delicious cocktail at home.

The Granada, their version of a pomegranate and lemongrass cosmo blender, or maybe Hibi Hibi, an infused hibiscus tea mixed with honey and citrus, seem to make excellent porch drinkers this. weekend. Learn more about ROOT in our 2020 podcast interview with owners / mixmasters Diane Aemisegeo and Trish Lauden.

Saucon True Value (Hellertown)

There are plenty of other Independence Day essentials beyond what will end up in our bellies. The true value of Saucon is a one stop shop for many other party necessities. Located at 1 Main Street in the Shoppes in Hellertown, you’ll find coolers for all that Lost Tavern beer, charcoal for the grill, exterior decor, and plenty of other items you’ll need if you’re planning on spending time in. outside of this fourth of July. The hardware store also offers a large selection of umbrellas, chairs and garden accessories. You’ll even find bug spray and sunscreen to protect you from insects and rays all summer long.

B&B Pools (Hellertown)

It will likely be hot all weekend long, so be sure to get the pool back to top condition before guests arrive!Hellertown B&B Poolscan help with that. They offer water testing and all the friendly advice you need to make your pool look like a tropical sea. They also have a great selection of pool toys and accessories to keep the whole family entertained.


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