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This Week at the Market – September 9, 2018

Is it the weather? Our excellent farmers? Aren’t we enjoying an especially fine harvest this year? Come share the September bounty at Brighton Farmers’ Market this Sunday. The excellent farmers at Growing Family Farms will have certified organic heirloom, sauce, saladette, and cherry tomatoes; sweet tangerine peppers; poblanos; jalapenos; onions; eggplant; potatoes; scallions; romaine; red butter lettuce; chard; kale; dandelion; Romanesco beans; summer squash; cucumbers; and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice.

Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce will have certified organic plum tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, carrots, salad mix, arugula, baby kale, green romaine lettuce, yellow onions, red beets, green summer cabbage, red radishes, salad turnips, red and yellow potatoes, pea and sunflower shoots, and garlic. Bolton Farms will have bibb lettuce, lettuce bouquets, spring mix, arugula, watercress, bok choi, basil, beets, heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, rappi, and kale.

Shady Lane Farm is bringing cherry and beefsteak tomatoes, shirofumi edamame, sweet bell peppers and shishitos, cucumbers, beans in three colors, onions, melons, spaghetti squash, garlic, and colorful flower bouquets in various sizes. K&S Bischoping will have peaches, nectarines, blackberries, red raspberries, and apples — Zestar!, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, and heirlooms including Gravenstein, Rhode Island Greening, and Chenango Strawberry.

Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing cuts of 100% grass-fed and grass-finished Hereford beef, cuts of pasture-raised pork including some from American Guinea hogs, fresh and frozen chickens from the Freedom Ranger flock in whole and cut choices, fresh eggs from truly free-ranging hens, and fresh raw spring honey; all meats and eggs are raised without soy, corn, or wheat and are certified organic. Chicory Blue Gardens will have beautiful bouquets in fall colors and sunflowers.

R&M Bischoping will have heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, tomatillos, cayenne hot peppers, and honey, plus fall scented soaps made with the farm’s honey which makes them extra moisturizing. Stonecrop Farm is bringing certified organic ginger and turmeric; organic fresh whole chickens, boneless breast, leg quarters, backs, feet and organ meat; and pasture-raised pork chops, shoulder roasts, steaks, sausage, ground pork, bacon, ham steaks, deli ham, hocks, trotters, back fat, and organ meat.

Shannon Brook Farm is featuring grass-fed lamb shanks and chops; organically processed lamb sausages free-range, certified organic broiler chickens; and free-range, certified organic whole pekin ducks. Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic slicing and pickling cucumbers, Sunburst patty pan summer squash, zucchini for bread and cooking, basil (Genovese, lemon, and Tulsi), dill, tomatoes, garlic, catnip, spearmint, eggs, dry black beans, buckwheat, and organically-fed 100% grass-grown Black Angus beef including steaks, roasts, ground beef, and assorted cuts.

Lagoner Farms will have freestone peaches and nectarines in larger quantities, raspberries, red plums, prune plums, pears, and apples — Ginger Gold, Paula Red, and Honeycrisp. Flowerwell is bringing bouquets with dahlias and sunflowers — dinnerplate dahlias the size of your head!

Fellenz Family Farm is bringing certified organic tomatoes, Roma tomatoes (last week for bulk; please email erik@fellenzfamilyfarm.com to pre-order), sweet and hot peppers, watermelon, sweet onions, red onions, yellow onions, scallions, squash (acorn, delicata, sweet dumpling, and spaghetti), basil, potatoes, pears, apples, eggplant, and cucumbers. Bristol Mushrooms will have certified organic lion’s mane mushrooms.

Lighthouse Gardens will have organic cherry, saladette, and slicing tomatoes; sweet peppers; hot peppers; eggplant; summer squash and striped zucchini; celery; lettuce bouquets; baby salad greens; five kinds of radishes; hakurei turnips; rainbow Swiss chard; garlic; scallions; green beans; rattlesnake pole beans; carrots; cabbage; kale; ground cherries; honey; herb and vegetable transplants; succulents in pots, planters, and hanging baskets; perennials; hostas; herb planters; berry plants; organic potting soil; and fall chrysanthemums.

Lakestone Family Farm is bringing heirloom tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Swiss chard, lettuce bouquets, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers hot and sweet, hakurei turnips, potatoes (red, gold, and purple), garlic, zucchini, eggs, whole chickens, spatchcock chickens, boneless breast, tenders, thighs, thigh quarters, drumsticks, wings, lollipops, feet, and soup bones.

Seaway Trail Honey is bringing late summer honey, — a medium amber honey with a robust taste; raw, pure, local summer honey — a pale, amber honey; early summer honey — a light sweet honey from basswood/linden blossoms and other wildflowers; and dark fall honey; honeycomb; cute mini bears; certified Kosher for Rosh Hashanah; nuts in honey; infused honeys; pure beeswax; and candles, all from the small scale, small batch apiary near Pultneyville by Lake Ontario; see live bees in an observation hive for the non-profit NY Bee Wellness.

Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is bringing barrel aged maple syrup; maple BBQ sauce; maple cotton candy; maple coated almonds, 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 blueberry-mint, strawberry-basil, ginger, pineapple-ginger, and (new this week) apple-cinnamon; on tap will be cherry-sage, ginger (featuring Stonecrop Farm ginger), and strawberry-basil. Lavender Moon is bringing soaps, salves, lotions, culinary blends, gourds for fall decorating, and complimentary cups of hibiscus cooler tea.

Eat Me ice Cream is bringing NYS Certified Dairy bars including classic fudge bar, cookies ‘n cream, and deep & dark; Vegan Certified dairy-free in raspberry dip, s’mores, lavender, and cherry; and dairy and dairy-free ice cream seasonal pints. Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors six cheese; kalamata, feta, & sundried tomato; and sausage & roasted garlic, plus fresh pasta, a wide variety of strombolis, and fresh-cut pasta.

Newbury Park Pastries is bringing chicken, veggie, shepherds, panang, bbq beef brisket, Philly cheesesteak, and shrimp panang pot pies plus seasonal fruit pies and cut out cookies. Tripleberry Farm is bringing pesticide-free premium jams, fresh peach jam, a few pesticide-free red raspberries, and goat milk soaps.

Brian’s Kitchen will have traditional cookies, gluten-free and vegan cookies, chocolate chip and peanut butter granola bars, almond and coconut granola bars, chocolate fudge, and reusable bags. JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing lemonade with fresh berries, mom’s mac & cheese, carrot cake, three layer lemon berry cake, chocolate chip cookies, blueberry pie, cheesecake brownies, peanut butter balls, oatmeal cranberry cookies, chocolate dipped bourbon balls, and zucchini bread.

Impact Earth is offering a food waste and compostble wares hauling service at the Market; pick up a bucket and pay a deposit, return your filled bucket next week, and pick up a clean new bucket. Thanks to Impact Earth for collecting trash and recycling at the Market each week to promote our efforts to be a zero-waste Market.

Also at the Market

We welcome The Dan Eaton Band to the music tent.

Chabad House staff will offer honey cakes for Rosh Hashanah.

A representative from Jewish Home will have information on volunteer opportunities available.

Yoga at the Market — We welcome Dr. Joanne Wu, MD, who will lead a free, open level approachable yoga session at the Market this week from 9 to 10 am. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Free healthy recipes will be given to participants. Joanne is a board certified rehabilitation medicine doctor, experienced registered yoga teacher, wellness consultant, and fitness expert who is passionate about exercise as prescription for healing. Her training includes holistic health coaching through Integrative Nutrition, and Medical Acupuncture through Harvard University. She carries a board certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, is a certified Cancer Exercise Trainer through American College of Sports Medicine, and is a Level II Reiki practitioner.

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.

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 Facebook and Instagram.

See you Sunday!