This Week at the Market – May 13, 2018

So much to celebrate this Sunday! Mother’s Day, Brighton Farmers’ Market’s 10th Anniversary, our new logo thanks to the ever fabulous Lili Schwartz, and yes, the Market’s Opening Day! Please join us Sunday at 10 am as Supervisor Bill Moehle presides over the traditional Cutting of the Vine to open the season. We can’t wait!

This week is a great week to stock up on garden plants. Lighthouse Gardens will have their largest ever variety of certified organic herb and vegetable transplants including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuces, kale, chards, Asian greens, beets, leeks, onions, cole crops, cucumbers, squashes, and many others, plus lots of Mother’s Day gifts including succulents in pots and hanging baskets, perennials, flowering hanging baskets, lettuce bowls, herb planters, berry plants, patio tomato planters and organic potting soil. Fellenz Family Farm is also bringing certified organic herb and veggie transplants, plus radishes, hakurei turnips, lettuce, spinach, arugula, and salad mix.

Growing Family Farms will have a large selection of certified organic starts including heirloom tomatoes, disease resistant tomato varieties, sweet to hot peppers, lettuce, kale, chard, potted herbs, cucumbers, cardoons, and artichokes, plus fresh produce including certified organic kale, lettuce heads, pea shoots, spring onions, green garlic, fresh picked herbs (basil, cilantro, and parsley), pasture raised chicken and duck eggs, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice. Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce will have certified organic salad mix, spinach, arugula, red radishes, salad turnips, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, beets, chives, and onions.

Fisher Hill Farms is bringing the first asparagus of the season, lots of veggies, fresh chicken, eggs, and Red Jacket juices. Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing assorted cuts of 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, pasture-raised pork, free-range chicken eggs, and raw wildflower honey; all meat and eggs are certified organic and raised without corn or soy.

Bolton Farms will have plenty of greens: spinach, lettuce bouquets, Boston bibb lettuce, spring mix, arugula, spicy mix, bok choi, broccoli raab, dandelion greens, Swiss chard, curly kale, micro greens, and cilantro. Shannon Brook Farm is featuring grass-fed lamb for summer grilling with American Lamb Board recipes for grilled chops, kebabs, burgers, salads, and wine pairings; Walter will also have certified organic, pasture-raised whole and half chickens and certified organic, pasture-raised whole ducks.

Dearhaven Farm is bringing certified organic sunchokes, asparagus, garlic, shallots, winter scallions, herbs, and rhubarb. Stonecrop Farm will have certified organic eggs; fresh whole chickens, gizzards, and feet; and a full selection of fresh cuts of pasture-raised pork, including tenderloin, chops, shoulder roasts, spare ribs, sausage, ground pork, steaks, bones, trotters, organ meats, smoked bacon, deli ham, and smoked ham steaks.

K&S Bischoping will have apples — Jonagold, Gold Delicious, Macoun, and Gala, all crunchy and delicious. First Light Farm & Creamery is introducing new chevre flavors wild chive & onion and cucumber cress; cheddar curds will also be available.

Bristol Mushrooms will have certified organic shiitake and lion’s mane mushrooms. Seaway Trail Honey is bringing spring to fall seasonal honeys and honeycomb, certified Kosher, cute mini bears, nuts in honey, infused honeys (try a taste!), and pure beeswax, all from the small scale small batch apiary near Pultneyville by Lake Ontario.

Flowerwell is bringing mixed bouquets, large and small, packed with heirloom daffodils and specialty tulips. Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm will have bourbon 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 joins the Market with bottled kombucha flavors including blueberry mint, pineapple ginger, strawberry basil, and ginger; flavors on tap (for in cups or to fill growlers) are blueberry mint and blackberry orange. Flour City Pasta will have plenty of pasta made with local ingredients.

R&M Bischoping will have honey soaps, beeswax lotion bars, lip balms, body butters, and honey; Robin will also have special lilac scented gift sets for Mother’s Day. Tripleberry Farm is bringing freshly made pesticide-free traditional and reduced sugar berry jams, plus some reduced sugar peach jam.

Newbury Park Pastries is bringing chicken, veggie, shrimp panang, chicken Cordon Bleu, bean and bacon, panang, shepherds, and proper pork (with three cuts of pork and lard from Stonecrop Farm) pot pies, plus cut out cookies and sweet pies and tarts including lemon meringue, banana cream, and coconut cream. Fuego will have hot coffee, iced coffee, iced tea, cold brew, and French Quarter cold brew.

Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors including smoked mozzarella and asparagus, roasted red pepper and goat cheese, and sausage and roasted garlic; Nancy will also have fresh pasta, cheese gnocchi, and a wide variety of strombolis (formerly known as baked stuffed breads. Same product, new name!). Lavender Moon will have lots of herbal products including all natural repellents Bug Off and Tick Me Off.

Brian’s Kitchen is bringing old fashioned simple cookies, made with all natural premium ingredients — traditional, gluten-free, and vegan, plus two flavors of granola bars and chocolate fudge, all dairy-free. JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing mom’s mac & cheese, blueberry and mixed berry muffins, brownie and lemon blueberry muffins, carrot cake, peanut butter balls, chocolate chip and oatmeal cranberry cookies, decadent peanut butter brownies with ganache, and lemon cakes.

This Week’s Music

We welcome Flexitarians to the music tent this week. The group includes Eric Metzgar, Maury Rosenberg, Brian Williams, Pete Hasler, Bill Tiberio, and Rick McRae

Also at the Market

ColorBrightonGreen.org will collect recycling items; check here for items they are currently able to accept and recycle.

Highland Planning will join us with information about Reimagine RTS, the bus system redesign.

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 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 the Market’s Facebook page.

See you Sunday!