This Week at the Market – December 23, 2018

Happy holidays from Brighton Farmers’ Market! The Market is open this Sunday, December 23, for all your last-minute holiday shopping needs. The Market will be closed next Sunday, December 30, and will re-open January 6.

This week Growing Family Farms will have certified organic winter mesclun, baby spinach, potatoes, rosemary, mini succulent plants, organic duck and chicken eggs, Crooked Carrot ferments, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice. Andy’s Specialty Produce will have certified organic salad mix, carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, green kale, yellow onions, red beets, green cabbage, purple cabbage, napa cabbage, daikon radishes, red and yellow potatoes, and sunflower and pea shoots. 

K&S Bischoping will have delicious apples including Snapdragon, Gala, Crispin, Jonagold, Ida Red, Granny Smith, and Empire, as well as a selection of heirloom apples. Fellenz Family Farm is bringing certified organic ADK blue and red potatoes, Red Maria potatoes, Magic Molly fingerling potatoes, red and yellow onions, celeriac, German black radishes, Enterprise and Gold Rush apples, thyme, and dried chili peppers, plus Wild Thistle herbal products — tea, salves, facial toner, lip balm, bathing salts, infused oils, and tinctures.

Fisher Hill Farm will have lots of veggies, chicken, stewing hens, eggs, and Red jacket juices, and gift cards. Bolton Farms will have lettuce bouquets, spring mix, micro greens, and butternut and grey kabocha squash.

Bristol Mushrooms will have lion’s mane, king oyster, and shiitake mushrooms, fresh picked and certified organic, and Brain Booster Powder — add it to your smoothie or favorite hot beverage to get all of the health benefits of lion’s mane mushrooms without cooking. Happy Hooves Farm is offering a Merry Christmas sale of 25% off pasture-raised heritage breed pork; Della will also have cuts of 100% grass-fed and grass-finished Hereford beef, and raw wildflower honey; all animals are raised on pasture without soy, corn, or wheat.

Stonecrop Farm is bringing certified organic eggs, and fresh cuts of pasture-raised heritage breed pork, including chops, shoulder roasts, steaks, spare ribs, sausage, ground pork, smoked bacon, deli ham, fresh hocks, bones, fats, and organ meats. Smugtown Mushrooms will have fresh homegrown golden oyster, blue oyster, shiitake and king trumpet mushrooms, oyster and lion’s mane mushroom grow kits, medicinal mushroom tincture, and dried whole and ground reishi mushrooms.

Clearview Farm will have certified organic green acorn, carnival, spaghetti, butternut, and red Kuri winter squash; dried Tulsi (holy) basil; dill; catnip; truly free-range eggs; buckwheat; organically-fed 100% grass-grown Black Angus beef including steaks, roasts, ground beef, and assorted cuts; and Genesee Valley black and cannellini dry beans. Shannon Brook Farm is featuring grass-fed lamb leg and shoulder roasts, heritage-breed organic pork butt roasts, nitrate-free smoked hams and fresh hams, organic broiler chickens and pekin ducks, and certified organic eggs, plus chemical-free, washable sheep hides. 

Lakestone Family Farm is bringing certified organic kale, garlic, turnips, new five lb. bags of five potato varieties (Kennebec — white flesh, Red Maria — white flesh, Keuka Gold — yellow flesh, Adirondack Blue — blue flesh, and Papa Cacho — pink flesh fingerling), and chicken — boneless breast, thighs and thigh quarters, wings and drumsticks, feet, soup bones, whole chickens, chicken eggs, and fresh stewing hens.

Lavender Moon is bringing soaps, salves, lotions, hot cocoa, culinary blends, and teas. RocBucha will have apple-cinnamon, ginger, and blackberry-orange kombucha on tap.

Newbury Park Pastries is bringing chicken pot pies and cut out cookies. R&M Bischoping will have new whipped body butters; spring, summer, and fall honey; beeswax lip balms in ten flavors; beeswax lotion bars in a variety of scents; honey soaps in over 30 scents; and turmeric tincture, made with the farm’s own pesticide-free turmeric.

Flour City Pasta is bringing plenty of gift boxes and stocking stuffer flavors. Tripleberry Farm is bringing lots of traditional and reduced sugar pesticide-free berry jams, creamy fudge, hand-dipped chocolates and sugar plums, and lots of goat milks soaps, all great gifts and stocking stuffers.

Impact Earth offers its organics drop-off service: drop off outside, pick up inside; also offered are beeswax wraps, Eco-Pul bags, reusable utensils with case, and metal straws, all great gifts for sustainable holidays.

Also at the Market

We welcome musicians The Rick Crummins Trio to the Market.

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.

EBT/SNAP Bonus Program — Fresh Connect Checks

We welcome SNAP customers to our Market; stop by the Market tent to purchase tokens with your SNAP benefits card. 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 Winter Farmers’ Market is held indoors Sundays, 1 to 4 pm, in Brighton’s Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Rd., Rochester; easy access to the site from S. Winton between Westfall and 590. 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!