This Week at the Market – May 21, 2017

Now it’s really spring — the Market is open and good things are growing and blooming on our local farms, such as these delicately beautiful blossoms on the apple trees at K&S Bischoping’s farm in Williamson. This week Karen Bischoping will have apples from last fall’s harvest, still crispy and sweet from winter storage.

Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce is bringing certified organic salad mix, spinach, baby kale, arugula, beets, sweet potatoes, radishes, and garlic powder. Fisher Hill Farm will have asparagus, rhubarb, bok choi, turnips, green garlic, roots, fresh chicken and duck, eggs, and Red Jacket juices.

Stonecrop Farm is bringing certified organic eggs; fresh whole chickens; chicken parts including boneless breast, tenders, leg quarters and feet; whole ducks; and cuts of pasture raised pork. Bolton Farms will have spinach, arugula, watercress, tatsoi, micro greens, Boston bibb lettuce, spring mix, and lettuce bouquets.

Buzz’s Garden is bringing certified organic bok choi, arugula, spinach, lettuce mix, kale medley, baby Swiss chard, radishes, hakurei turnips, micro greens, chives, and potted vegetable and herb plants. Growing Family Farms will have certified organic summer crop transplants including grape and cherry heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, eggplant, and potted herbs, as well as spinach, mesclun, pea shoots, sunnies, raw wildflower honey, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice.

Lighthouse Gardens is bringing the first super sweet certified organic cherry tomatoes of the season, plus certified organic herb and vegetable garden plants including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuces, kales, chards, Asian greens, beets, leeks, onions, cole crops, cucumbers, squashes, and more, as well as succulents in pots, planters, and hanging baskets and perennials, flowering hanging baskets, lettuce bowls, herb planters, berry plants, and patio tomato planters with ripe tomatoes.

Happy Hooves Organic Farm will have fresh whole free ranging chickens, assorted cuts of 100% grass fed and grass finished beef, and cuts of pasture raised pork, all organic and raised without soy or corn; also raw fall wildflower honey, rhubarb, and farmstead jams, candles, and soaps made with organic ingredients from the farm. Bristol Mushrooms is bringing king oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms and is offering a sale on shiitakes, all certified organic.

Shannon Brook Farm is featuring pasture-raised, organically-fed spare ribs and country-style ribs in anticipation of Memorial Day. Lakestone Family Farm will have certified organic asparagus, French breakfast and red radishes, arugula, mustard salad, mesclun mix, baby lettuce mix, baby kale, spring garlic, eggs, and fresh chicken — now offered as whole chicken cut spatchcock or quartered, as well as boneless breast, split breast, thigh quarters, thighs, drumsticks, wings, livers, hearts, feet, and bones for soup and broth.

Fellenz Family Farm will have spinach, kale, broccoli raab, mizuna, komatsuna, hakurei turnips, baby leeks, scallions, radishes, honey, Wild Thistle herbal products, vegetable transplants, and herb transplants. Honeybee Happy & Healthy Herbs is bringing fresh chives, cilantro, thyme, oregano, parsley, rhubarb, spearmint, and dried herbs — sage, parsley, chives, pepper flakes, chamomile tea, and peppermint tea.

Dearhaven Farm will have certified organic spinach, pea greens, assorted lettuce, radish, large sweet leek, asparagus, rhubarb, and fresh herbs: tarragon, mint, parsley, cilantro, thyme, sage, and oregano. Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic rhubarb, the last ramps of the season, green onions, sunchokes, dry beans, dried herbs, dried peppers, and organically-fed 100% grass-fed Angus beef.

Seaway Trail Honey will have raw, local, seasonal, award-winning honeycomb and honey, from spring to fall pure wildflower varieties, harvested from bees by the shore of Lake Ontario and certified Kosher, plus live honey bees for the non-profit NY Bee Wellness’ educational display. Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is bringing maple cotton candy, pure NYS maple syrup (golden, amber, dark, very dark), maple cream spread, granulated maple sugar, maple garlic rub, maple mustard, maple coffee, maple tea, wheat free oatmeal maple dog treats, soft and hard sugar shapes, and body care products — maple vanilla soap, lotion, and lip balm.

Flour City Bread returns to the Market with a variety of hand-crafted breads and sweet and savory pastries. R&M Bischoping will have honey soaps, beeswax lotion bars and lip balms, and an assortment of honeys ranging from light to dark as well as creamed and cinnamon creamed honey.

JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing baked macaroni and cheese, muffins (blueberry, mixed berry, and brownie), classic carrot cake, lemon blueberry cake, star cakes, triple decker chocolate ganache cake, grandma’s breakfast cake, chocolate chip and oatmeal cranberry cookies, chocolate peanut butter balls, potent dark chocolate bourbon balls, and peach cobbler. Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, shepherds, veggie, panang, and chicken & biscuit pot pies plus banana cream pies and lemon meringue tarts.

Lavender Moon is bringing herbal products including all natural Bug Off and Tick Me Off natural repellents. Flour City Pasta will have pasta made from local spent grains, Three Heads The Kind IPA fettuccine, and Black Button bourbon fettuccine.

Tripleberry Farm is bringing fresh made pesticide-free traditional and reduced sugar jams and goat milk soaps. Farmhouse Table will have vinegar pies, an assortment of seasonal sweets, fresh salads, small bites; the quinoa salad features Lagoner Farms asparagus and Smugtown shiitake mushrooms.

Pasta Classics is bringing ravioli flavors including artichoke and provolone, feta and spinach, and new beef with mushroom and gorgonzola; Nancy will also have egg, spinach basil, and garlic and pepper fresh pasta. Eat Me Ice Cream will have a limited number of lilac ice cream sammies on homemade graham (dairy), a limited number of lilac ice cram pints (dairy), fudge bars (dairy), and a variety of dairy and nondairy sammies and pints. Brian’s Kitchen is bringing cookies, fudge, and granola bars.

This Week’s Music

We welcome Stardust Jazz Trio to the music tent this week.

Also at the Market

Ask a Scientist —  Each week we will welcome real live 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.

CommUnity: We Grow Better Together — This year at the Market we celebrate CommUnity; as Supervisor Moehle says, the most important part of Community is Unity. We honor those who help promote the strong, welcoming, inclusive community that we all value. This week we welcome students from Brighton High School’s Muslim Student Association; the students will join us from 10 to 11 am. The Association, started in 2006, aims to raise Islamic knowledge and awareness, promote outreach and interfaith understanding, encourage activism and globalism in the student body, and provide students with social activities. The club is open to everyone and meets regularly with Mrs. Rose Homan, high school chemistry teacher and club advisor.

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.

Special thanks to Impact Earth for providing zero-waste services to Brighton Farmers’ Market each week.

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 Winter Farmers’ Market is held Sundays, 9 am to 1 pm in the Brighton High School parking lot, 1150 Winton Road 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!