This Week at the Market – September 10, 2017

Don’t this year’s early apples seem especially colorful? Stan Bischoping of K&S Bischoping Farm says that cool nights and sunny days, like those of this summer, produce more colorful apples and peaches. This Sunday Stan and Karen are bringing loads of these colorful apples to Brighton Farmers’ Market, including varieties Paula Red, McIntosh, Ginger Gold, William’s Pride, Zestar, and heirlooms including Rhode Island Greening; they will also have brightly colored peaches, nectarines, blackberries, and pears. Lagoner Farms will also have McIntosh, Gala, Jonamac, Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Autumn Crisp apples, plus peaches, nectarines, raspberries, and Bartlett pears.

Lighthouse Gardens will have certified organic cherry saladette, cocktail, and slicing tomatoes; shishito, yellow bell, and super sweet Italian frying peppers; green and red celery; carrots; red and gold beets; hot Ostergruss, sweet Korean daikon, and Easter egg radishes; purple and white eggplant; Tendersweet and Napa cabbage; acorn and delicata winter squash; green beans; rainbow Swiss chard; baby kale; lettuce bouquets; salad mix; garlic; chrysanthemums; unique succulent planters; summer blooming perennials; larger pots of herbs; cut sunflowers; and zinnia bouquets. Shannon Brook Farm is featuring organically-fed, pasture-raised heritage pork sausages: kielbasa, hot, chorizo, and Andouille, all made using certified organic seasonings and sea salt.

Honeybee Happy & Healthy Herbs is bringing jalapeno and cayenne hot peppers, rainbow radishes, catnip, chives, cilantro, dill, flat-leaf parsley, French tarragon, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, spearmint, and thyme, plus frozen pizza crusts, biscuits, and soft pretzels. Bolton Farms will have Boston bibb lettuce, lettuce bouquets, spring mix, basil, kale, arugula, watercress, sweet corn, parsley, bok choi, dandelion greens, and microgreens.

Bristol Mushrooms will have certified organic king oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms. Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing 100% grass fed and grass finished beef (sale on ground beef); pork chops, shoulder roasts, and hot Italian sausage from organic pasture raised pigs fed no corn or soy; frozen organic chickens and organs; fresh eggs and frozen duck from free ranging flocks fed no soy or corn; fresh raw honey; and farmstead soaps, candles, and jams made with organic ingredients from the farm.

Growing Family Farms is bringing organic heirloom tomatoes, grape and cherry tomatoes, Asian cucumbers, tangerine peppers, poblano peppers, Italian eggplant, fresh sweet onions, celery, kale, pasture raised chicken and duck eggs, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice. Tripleberry Farm is brining fresh picked blackberries and strawberries, pesticide-free berry jams and fresh peach jam (traditional and reduced sugar), and goat milk soaps.

Chicory Blue Gardens will have flowers to dry and lots of summer flowers including zinnias, dahlias, and hydrangeas, blooming in pretty colors. R&M Bischoping is bringing cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, tomatillos, hot and bell peppers, zucchini, watermelon, kale, sunflower bouquets, some green beans, honey, beeswax lip balms, and honey soaps.

Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce is bringing certified organic slicing tomatoes, carrots, spinach, pea shoots, zucchini, beets, radishes, salad mix, arugula, baby kale, romaine and red leaf lettuce, yellow and orange peppers, spaghetti squash, yellow onions, turnips, hardneck garlic, and green cabbage. Shady Lane Farm will have cherry and slicing tomatoes, edamame, leeks, sweet bell and shishito peppers, sweet and cooking onions, red cabbage, red potatoes, red beets, Swiss chard, cantaloupes, Italian parsley, and colorful flower bouquets and bunches.

Flowerwell is bringing fresh specialty cut flowers, mixed paper bouquets, and a limited supply of dahlia arrangements, vase included. Stonecrop Farm will have certified organic baby ginger, fresh organic chickens and chicken parts, whole ducks, organic turkey parts, and cuts of pasture raised, organically fed pork. Dearhaven Farm is bringing certified organic parsnips, fennel, carrots, leeks, beets, onions, potatoes, shallots, garlic, heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, summer squash, parsley, and basil.

Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is bringing maple cotton candy; maple coated almonds, cashews, and pecans; traditional and cinnamon & raspberry maple cream spread; maple mustard; pur NYS maple syrup in golden, amber, dark, or very dark; maple cream spread; 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. Seaway Trail Honey will have fresh late summer honey harvested on Labor Day, other raw fresh seasonal award-winning honey and honeycomb, from spring to fall pure wildflower varieties from the bees by the shore of Lake Ontario and certified Kosher, flavorful local black walnuts in honey, and live honeybees for the non-profit NY Bee Wellness educational display.

Pasta Classics is introducing new crab & shrimp ravioli bake, ready to put in the oven, plus cheese gnocchi, and plenty of baked stuffed breads to kick off the football season. Eat Me Ice Cream is featuring sweet corn ice cream or dairy-free blackberry ice cream with blackberry jalapeno jam on spicy cornmeal cookies.

Brian’s Kitchen is bringing cookies, chocolate fudge, and granola bars, all dairy free, some vegan, and some gluten-free. Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, panang, veggie, and shepherds pot pies, plus seasonal sweet pies, tarts, and galettes.

JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing blueberry, mixed berry, brownie, and chocolate chip muffins; classic carrot cake; lemon blueberry cake; lemon sour cream cake; multi-layer lemon dream cake; banana bread; chocolate ganache cakes; grandma’s breakfast cake; chocolate chip and oatmeal cranberry cookies; chocolate peanut butter balls; and dark chocolate bourbon balls.

This Week’s Music

We welcome The Rita Collective 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.

ColorBrightonGreen.org will collect recycling items; check here for items they are currently able to accept and recycle. For the next several weeks Color Brighton Green volunteers will collect winter coats to be donated to homeless people.

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!