This Week at the Market – January 7, 2018

Brighton Farmers’ Market welcomes 2018, and we look forward to another great year of all-local, sustainably produced food. The last couple crazy-cold weeks have been tough on the farms, but our farmers are a hardy lot and accustomed to the challenges that Mother Nature regularly hurls at them. They especially appreciate the support of our wonderful Brighton Farmers’ Market community during times like these — thank you all!

This week Fisher Hill Farm is bringing fresh-cut salad mix and Asian greens from the high tunnel, winter squash, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, onions, turnips, celeriac, rutabaga, cabbage, frozen chicken, duck, turkey, and eggs. Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing organic 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef cuts, assorted sausages and cuts from organic pasture-raised pigs fed no soy and no corn, organic eggs and stewing hens raised without soy or corn, raw honey, and soap and candles made with organic ingredients from the farm.

Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce will have certified organic carrots, napa cabbage, beets, sweet potatoes, yellow onions, red potatoes, green cabbage, and hardneck garlic. Stonecrop Farm will have cuts of pasture-raised heritage pork including smoked bacon, sausage, and chops, as well as certified organic chicken backs, wings, and organs.

Shannon Brook Farm is bringing certified organic broiler chickens in various sizes, chicken eggs (still free-ranging, even in the snow), free-range pekin ducks, pasture-raised heritage breed pork (butt roasts; chops; leaf lard; side pork; a variety of sausage types; and nitrate free-ham, hocks, and bacon, all processed organically), and plenty of grass-fed lamb (chops, racks, riblets, legs, shoulder roasts, stew meat, and organ meat). Smugtown Mushrooms will have fresh shiitake, oyster, and king trumpet mushrooms; medicinal mushroom tincture; dried reishi and other therapeutic goods; and shiitake kits.

Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic green acorn, golden acorn, carnival, and butternut squash; golden turnips; dried Italian oregano and dried lemon basil; an assortment of organically-fed 100% grass-grown Angus beef steaks, roasts, ground beef and variety meats; and Callan Farms organic dry black and cannellini beans. Bristol Mushrooms will have fresh-picked certified organic king oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms.

Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm
is bringing bourbon barrel aged maple syrup; maple coated almonds, cashews, and pecans; traditional, cinnamon, and raspberry maple cream spread; maple mustard; pure NYS maple syrup (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. Tripleberry Farm will have pesticide-free traditional and reduced sugar berry jams, peach jam, and moisturizing goat milk soaps for dry winter skin.

Laughing Gull Chocolates will have salted caramel chocolate sauce, dark chocolate truffles (raspberry, coffee, salted caramel, plain dark, and seasonal flavors including cranberry orange, Irish cream from Black Button distillery, Aztec, and eggnog), and bark (salted almond, salted peanut, walnut and craisins, and salted cayenne peanut). Lavender Moon is bringing soaps, salves, lotions, and potions, and is featuring fair trade flavored hot chocolate mixes.

Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, veggie, panang, shepherds, and two new vegan pot pies. Brian’s Kitchen is bringing cookies including regular, gluten free, and vegan, as well as chocolate fudge and granola bars.

This Week’s Music

We welcome musician Sam Nitsch to the market this week.

Also at the Market 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’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 for more information.

Market Details

Brighton Farmers’ Market is held Sundays, 1 pm to 4 pm at the Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Rd. (with a second entrance off S. Winton between Westfall and 590. The Market is sponsored by the Town of Brighton. More information about the market can be found at or on the Market’s Facebook page.

See you Sunday!