This Week at the Market — June 18, 2017

Bring a Dad to the Eco-Fair at Brighton Farmers’ Market this week. ColorBrightonGreen.org’s annual event brings together a large number of businesses and organizations offering information, products, and services to help us treat our planet more kindly — more important now than ever with the increasing threat of climate change. There will be displays of alternative technologies, student projects, activities for children, and a silent auction featuring energy-saving products and services. A huge thank you to the volunteers of ColorBrightonGreen.org for all they do in our community year after year to help us protect our fragile and endangered environment.

From the Vendors

Strawberry shortcake for Father’s Day! There will be lots of strawberries from the farms this week. Fisher Hill Farm will have them, as will Fellenz Family Farm, which will also have lettuce, beets, kohlrabi, sorrel, spigarello (don’t you want to know?), purple scallions, and vegetable transplants. Lagoner Farms reports that strawberries this year are beautiful and delicious and will also offer asparagus, apples, and radishes.

Shady Lane Farm is bringing strawberries, green onions, Swiss chard, pea shoots, rhubarb, Mojito mint, and fresh-cut bouquets, large and small. Dearhaven Farm will have certified organic and spray-free strawberries, beets, head lettuce, kale, celery, scallions, kohlrabi, spinach, freshly picked herbs, chard, garlic scapes, and fennel.

R&M Bischoping is bringing pesticide-free strawberries, honey, beeswax lotion bars and lip balms, and honey soaps. Tripleberry Farm will also have pesticide-free strawberries, plus berry jams and several scents of goat milk soaps.

K&S Bischoping will have sweet crunchy apples for hot summer day snacking. Buzz’s Garden is bringing yellow and purple snow peas, snap peas, garlic scapes, lettuce mix, Swiss chard, spinach, escarole, bok choi, scallions, parsley, basil, dill, kohlrabi, radishes, salad turnips, and microgreens.

Growing Family Farms will have certified organic cherry and grape tomatoes, Japanese and slicing cucumbers, sunnies, pea shoots, Swiss chard, garlic scapes, potted herbs, pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs, raw honey, potted herbs, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice. Bolton Farms is bringing lettuce bouquets, spring mix, Boston bibb lettuce, arugula, watercress, cilantro, parsley, basil, bok choi, red Russian and curly kale, and spicy mix.

Lighthouse Gardens will have organic cherry tomatoes, red and yellow sweet peppers, garlic scapes, certified organic herb and vegetable plants (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuces, kales, chards, Asian greens, beets, leeks, onions, cole crops, cucumbers, and squashes), succulents in pots and hanging baskets, perennials, flowering hanging baskets, lettuce bowls, herb planters, berry plants, and patio tomato planters. Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce is bringing the farm’s first certified organic vine ripe tomatoes, spinach, arugula, baby chard, baby kale, salad mix, radishes, beets, green leaf lettuce, and garlic scapes.

Stonecrop Farm is bringing certified organic eggs, whole chickens, chicken parts, and pasture raised heritage pork cuts featuring lots of chops and sausage for a Father’s Day grill. Chicory Blue Gardens returns to the Market with lovely pink, peach, and purple stock, sweet pea blooms, snapdragons, and orlaya.

Honeybee Happy & Healthy Herbs is bringing fresh catnip, chives, cilantro, dill, flat-leaf parsley, French tarragon, oregano, spearmint, and thyme, as well as dried herbs and teas. Shannon Brook Farm will have organically-fed, pasture-raised heritage pork spare ribs, country-style ribs, and pork chops.

Bristol Mushrooms will have certified shiitake and lion’s mane mushrooms. Farmhouse Table is bringing fresh salads and sides featuring local ingredients, plus tarts including strawberry rhubarb and blueberry crumb featuring berries from Lagoner Farms.

Le Petit Poutine is offering a strawberry soda, limited for the season. Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors including six cheese, kalamata, feta, sundried tomato, and chicken wing, plus cheese gnocchi, fresh pasta, and baked stuffed breads.

Eat Me Ice Cream is bringing lavender-coconut bars dipped in chocolate (v), s’mores sammies (v), dark chocolate bars dipped in chocolate, pints (v) in lavender and mint, and cream pints — lavender, dark chocolate, garden mint, asparagus & black pepper honey, and vanilla. Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, panang, shepherds, veggie, pulled pork, shrimp panang, and bacon double cheeseburger pot pies along with rhubarb and a few other tarts and pies.

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. Small World Food will have country multigrain, pain au levain, sourdough rye, and sunflower maple bread.

JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing lemonade with strawberries, muffins (blueberry, mixed berry, and brownie), classic carrot cake, lemon blueberry cake, lemon sour cream cake, chocolate star cakes, triple decker chocolate ganache cake, grandma’s breakfast cake, strawberry rhubarb pie, chocolate chip and oatmeal cranberry cookies, chocolate bourbon cake, chocolate peanut butter balls, and dark chocolate bourbon balls. Lavender Moon will have all natural Tick Me Off and Bug Off repellents, grilling herbs or Manly Man soap for Dad, and free samples of iced herbal tea.

Flour City Pasta is featuring a wide selection of orzo for summer and Father’s Day salads. Brian’s Kitchen is bringing cookies, fudge, and granola bars. Seaway Trail Honey will have raw, local, seasonal award-winning honeycomb and honey, spring to fall pure wildflower varieties harvested from the bees by the shore of Lake Ontario and certified Kosher, plus live honey bees for the non-profit NY Bee Wellness educational display to mark National Pollinator Week

This Week’s Music

We welcome WildRoot String Band to the music tent this week.

Also at the Market

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.

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.

In addition to hosting the Eco-Fair, 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 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!