This Week at the Market – May 14, 2017

Welcome Back! We’re excited for Opening Day of the 2017 summer season of Brighton Farmers’ Market. We return to Brighton High School, 1150 Winton Road S. and to morning hours, 9 am to 1 pm. Supervisor Bill Moehle will preside over the traditional cutting of the vine at 10 am to open the Market season. A big welcome to all the mothers — Happy Mother’s Day!

This year at the Market we’ll be celebrating CommUnity; as Supervisor Moehle says, the most important part of Community is Unity. We will honor those who help promote the strong, welcoming, inclusive community that we all value. Special thanks to Lili Schwartz of liliandben.com for designing this year’s poster that perfectly illustrates our theme for the year. We do grow better together.

From the Vendors

Next week’s warmer days mean good news for gardeners, who will find an abundance of plants at the Market this week. Lighthouse Gardens is bringing its largest variety ever of certified organic  herb and vegetable transplants, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuces, kales, chards, Asian greens, beets, leeks, onions, cole crops, cucumbers, squashes, and more, plus great Mothers’ Day gifts including succulents in pots, planters, and hanging baskets, as well as perennials, flowering hanging baskets, lettuce bowls, herb planters, berry plants, and patio tomato planters with ripe tomatoes. Flowerwell is bringing Mother’s Day spring bouquets filled with fresh lilac, French tulips, and double daffodils.

Fellenz Family Farm will have certified organic tomato and herb transplants, as well as spinach, kale, radishes, hakurei turnips, leeks, and scallions, plus honey and Wild Thistle herbal products. Buzz’s Garden is also bringing certified organic potted vegetable and herb plants, as well as bok choi, arugula, spinach, kale medley, radishes, salad turnips, microgreens, and wild ramps.

Growing Family Farms will have certified organic nursery plants including heirloom tomatoes, grape and cherry tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil, dill, cilantro, and strawberries, plus fresh spinach, spicy meslun, organic duck and chicken eggs, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice. Stonecrop Farm is bringing certified organic fresh whole chickens and chicken parts, eggs, pasture raised duck, and a full selection of pork cuts featuring chops and shoulder roasts.

Fisher Hill Farm is bringing asparagus, Swiss chard, bok choi, green garlic, fresh chicken and duck, eggs, roots, and Red jacket juices. Clearview Farm will have certified organic ramps, baby leeks, green onions, kale, dried herbs, free-range eggs, and organically 100% grass-grown Angus beef.

Shannon Brook Farm is featuring pasture-raised, certified organic broiler chickens and recommends this recipe. Bolton Farms will have Boston bibb lettuce, lettuce bouquets, spring mix, arugula, watercress, spinach, parsley, escarole, micro greens, and mustard greens.

Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce is bringing certified organic salad mix, spinach, baby chard, baby kale, beets, sweet potatoes, and garlic powder. Bristol Mushrooms is offering a Mother’s Day sale on shiitakes, certified organic and fresh picked.

Honeybee Happy & Healthy Herbs will have fresh chives, thyme, oregano, parsley, rhubarb, lemon balm, spearmint, and dried herbs — sage, parsley, chives, pepper flakes, chamomile tea, and peppermint tea. Lakestone Family Farm is bringing field greens, spring garlic, eggs, and fresh chicken — boneless breast, tenders, thighs, drumsticks, wings, feet, soup bones, and whole chickens available quartered or spatchcock.

K&S Bischoping will have very crunchy and tasty apples — Jonagold, Gold Delicious, Cortland, and Macoun. Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing the growing season’s first fresh pastured organic chickens, assorted cuts of 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, cuts of pasture raised pork, eggs from free ranging hens (organic and raised without soy or corn), raw wildflower honey, rhubarb, and farmstead jams, muffins, and old fashioned soaps.

R&M Bischoping is bringing beeswax lotion bars and lip balms and honey soaps, available in gift sets for Mother’s Day, plus spring and fall honey and creamed and cinnamon creamed honey, delicious spread on toast. Laughing Gull Chocolates will have Mother’s Day treats including mimosa flavored truffles and classic flavors (raspberry, salted caramel, coffee, and pure dark), chocolate flowers, chocolate sauce, and chocolate bark (peanut, almond, and hazelnut); ask Lindsay about upcoming workshops.

Seaway Trail Honey is bringing raw, local, seasonal award-winning honeycomb and honey — from spring to fall pure wildflower varieties, harvested from the bees by the shore of Lake Ontario and certified Kosher. Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm will have maple cotton candy, pure 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.

Pasta Classics is bringing raviolis including new six cheese ravioli, feta and spinach, and crab and shrimp, plus fresh pasta, cheese and spinach gnocchi, and baked stuffed breads. Small World Food is featuring breads including cinnamon raisin (good for Mother’s Day brunch), country multigrain, sourdough rye, pain au levain, and sunflower maple.

Flour City Pasta will have chipotle cilantro pappardelle and squid ink fettuccine, which has a mildly salty flavor of the sea and is served at area restaurants, great with seafood and asparagus. JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing baked macaroni and cheese, muffins (blueberry, mixed berry, and brownie), classic carrot cake, lemon blueberry cake, star cakes, triple decker chocolate ganache cake, grandma’s breakfast cake, chocolate chip and oatmeal cranberry cookies, chocolate peanut butter balls, dark chocolate bourbon balls, and Mother’s Day cakes.

Newbury Park Pastries is bringing chicken, panang, shepherds, and veggie pot pies. Tripleberry Farm will have fresh made pesticide-free berry jams and several scents of moisturizing goat milk soaps.

Brian’s Kitchen will have traditional cookies as well as gluten free, vegan, and low carb versions, plus chocolate fudge and almond coconut granola bars. Lavender Moon is bringing all natural repellents and a variety of herbal products for Mom.

This Weeks’ Music

We welcome Flexitarians to the music tent this week (Maury Rosenberg, Scott Wochler, Bill Tiberio, Pete Hasler, Brian Williams, and Rick McRae).

Also at the Market

Ask a Scientist — Be sure to stop by our new Ask a Scientist Table. Each week we will welcome real live scientists to join us 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.

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!