This Week at the Market – June 17, 2018

ColorBrightonGreen’s Eco-Fair is this week at Brighton Farmers’ Market, featuring a wide variety of businesses and organizations offering information, products, and services to help us live more environmentally sensitive lives. A silent auction will be held offering items including a carbon monoxide detector, environmentally friendly products, a solar voucher, and more.

In our efforts to promote greater sustainability, Brighton Farmers’ Market is encouraging the use of fewer plastic bags at the Market. Please consider bringing reusable bags from home, or check out our new 100% cotton canvas tote bags, available for $10 at the Market tent near the music. They would make great Father’s Day gifts — Happy Father’s Day to all the dads!

Strawberries have arrived at the Market! Tripleberry Farm will have pesticide-free strawberries, plus jams and goat milk soaps, including new scents pineapple papaya and jewel weed. Fellenz Family Farm will have certified organic strawberries, beets, kohlrabi, kale, herb transplants, cut herbs, garlic scapes, and fresh garlic, plus Wild Thistle Herbal products.

Lagoner Farms will have lots of strawberries; Jake Lagoner says it’s a good week for buying quantities for freezing, baking, and jam; he’ll also have rhubarb, asparagus, and apples. Dearhaven Farm will have certified organic strawberries, sugar snap peas, napa cabbage, scallions, romaine and bibb lettuce, very sweet kohlrabi, fennel, beet root, and fresh herbs.

Shady Lane Farm is also bringing strawberries, plus sunchokes, red lettuce, pea shoots, green garlic and scapes, scallions, cut herbs (thyme, oregano, mint), and mixed flower bouquets, large and small. Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic garlic scapes, the last of its rhubarb, scallions, dried herbs, organic eggs, dried black beans, buckwheat, and 100% grass-grown beef in a variety of cuts.

Shannon Brook Farm is featuring its new grass-fed lamb sausage, perfect for grilling, in varieties including mild Italian, hot Italian, chorizo, andouille, and breakfast; all sausages are processed organically and made with certified organic seasonings and sea salt. K&S Bischoping will have crunchy, juicy, and tasty apples — Crispin, Cortland, Cameo, Jonagold, and Golden Delicious.

R&M Bischoping Is bringing lots of strawberries; honey soaps, beeswax lip balms, and lotion bars; and honey. Growing Family Farms will have certified organic cucumbers, limited quantities of tomatoes, romaine and red leaf lettuce, garlic scapes, fresh-cut herbs (parsley, cilantro, and basil), baby kale and chard, pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs, raw honey, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice.

Bolton Farms is bringing plenty of lettuce bouquets, spring mix, butterhead bibb lettuce, arugula, spicy mix, microgreens, and red Russian kale. Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing cuts of 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, pasture-raised pork, and eggs from free-ranging hens; all meats and eggs are raised without soy, corn, or wheat and are certified organic.

Stonecrop Farm is bringing fresh cuts of pasture-raised heritage pork including chops, steaks, spare ribs, Italian and breakfast sausage, ground pork, soup bones, organ meats, smoked bacon, and deli ham, plus fresh certified organic whole chickens and chicken parts. Deep Root Farm will have salad mix, kale, scapes, and fennel.

Lighthouse Gardens is bringing certified organic cherry tomatoes; herb and vegetable transplants including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuces, kales, chards, Asian greens, beets, leeks, onions, cole crops, cucumbers, squashes, and more; an enormous selection of succulents in pots, planters, and hanging baskets; perennials; hostas; lettuce bowls; herb planters; berry plants; patio tomato planters; and organic potting soil. Bristol Mushrooms will have shiitake, king oyster, and lion’s mane mushrooms, fresh and certified organic.

Seaway Trail Honey is bringing spring to fall seasonal honeys and honeycomb, certified Kosher, cute mini bears, nuts in honey, infused honeys, pure beeswax, and candles, all from the small scale, small batch apiary near Pultneyville by Lake Ontario. Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is bringing barrel aged maple syrup; maple BBQ sauce; maple cotton candy; maple coated cashews and pecans; traditional, cinnamon, and raspberry maple cream spread; maple mustard; pure NYS maple syrup in golden, amber, dark, and very dark; granulated maple sugar; maple garlic rub; maple coffee and tea; wheat free oatmeal maple dog treats; soft and hard sugar shapes; and body care products — maple vanilla soap, lotion, and lip balm.

RocBucha is bringing bottled kombucha in strawberry-basil, blueberry-mint, ginger, and pineapple-ginger; on tap is blackberry-orange, strawberry-basil, and nectarine-cardamom. Lavender Moon will have all-natural Bug Off and Tick Me Off repellents, a delicious selection of culinary blends for Father’s Day barbecues, and will offer free samples of hibiscus cooler tea to dads and others.

Le Petite Poutine will have sausage gravy poutine and a special — The Triple P — poutine, pastrami, and house-made pickles, plus strawberry soda, made with strawberries from farmers at the Market. Eat Me ice Cream is bringing NYS certified ice cream dairy fudge bars; dairy-free ice cream bars in curry cashew crystal ginger, hibiscus, and fresh mint chip; and a variety of NYS certified dairy and dairy-free ice cream pints.

Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors including smoked mozzarella & asparagus (from Fisher Hill Farm), sausage & roasted garlic, and six cheese; handmade strombolis; and cheese gnocchi. Fuego Coffee‘s drink special is Dutch Quarter — a chocolate French quarter.

Newbury Park Pastries is bringing proper pork pies featuring Stonecrop Farms pork; chicken, veggie, shepherds, chicken & biscuit, and panang pot pies; and sweets — banana cream, raspberry, and triple berry pies and cherry cheesecake tarts. Flour City Pasta will have new spicy hot ramen (“for the chiliheads out there” says Jon) and Reaper Madness ramen made with organic Carolina reapers.

JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing Mom’s mac & cheese, monster chocolate layer cake, strawberry shortcake, strawberry rhubarb pie, decadent chocolate brownies, peanut butter balls, bourbon balls, chocolate chip cookies, peach cobbler, pecan brownies, oatmeal cranberry cookies, and lemon blueberry cake. Brian’s Kitchen will have all dairy-free products including cookies (traditional, gluten-free, and vegan), chocolate fudge, and granola bars.

Hot Day!

It’s going to be a hot one this Sunday, especially later in the morning. We love your dogs, but the blacktop on the parking lots gets too hot for their feet on hot, sunny days. Please consider bringing the pups to Market early or leaving them home in your nice cool house.

Also at the Market

We welcome Meghan Koch and The Gentlemen Callers to the music tent.

In honor of Flag Day, Veterans Outreach Center will accept donations to help fund its services to our Veterans.

ColorBrightonGreen.org will collect recycling items; check here for items they are currently able to accept and recycle.

Please consider donating to the Brighton Food Cupboard to support their efforts on behalf of the needy in our community.

Ask a Scientist —  Each week we welcome scientists to join us at our Ask a Scientist table to answer all kinds of questions you might have about pretty much anything. Kids’ questions are welcome! Brighton Farmers’ Market celebrates the importance of science to our everyday lives, to society, to policy, and to our mission of promoting a healthier, more sustainable food system.

EBT/SNAP Bonus Program — Fresh Connect Checks

We’re pleased to offer Fresh Connect Checks to SNAP customers. This state-funded program allows us to give a $2 Fresh Connect Check with each $5 in tokens purchased with an EBT/SNAP card, which can be used to purchase any SNAP-eligible foods at the market.

We are pleased to be part of Farmers Markets ROC, a collaboration of Rochester area farmers’ markets that received grant funding to promote greater SNAP participation at our farmers’ markets. See FarmersMarketsRoc.com for more information.

Market Details

Brighton Farmers’ Market is held Sundays, 9 am to 1 pm in the Brighton High School parking lot, 1150 Winton Rd. S., Rochester. The Market is sponsored by the Town of Brighton. More information about the market can be found at http://www.brightonfarmersmarket.org or on the Market’s Facebook page.

See you Sunday!