Floor Breaking Ceremony This Friday

The long-anticipated Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market renovation project is about to begin! This Friday, January 18, the Town is hosting a “Floor Breaking” ceremony to launch Phase 1 of the project, which will involve renovating a Town-owned barn to be the permanent home of the Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market. Please join Supervisor Moehle, Town Board members, and other dignitaries at 9 AM at the Winter Market barn on Westfall Road, when they will break up the barn’s old floor to start the project. Please park in the main Buckland Park parking lot (1341 Westfall Road) and ride the shuttle to the ceremony. The shuttle begins at 8:30 AM at the park concession building. Please dress for warmth!

This Week at the Market – January 13, 2019

This week Bolton Farms will have lettuce bouquets, spring mix, arugula, bok choi, micro greens, cilantro, and butternut and grey kabocha squash. Andy’s Specialty Produce is bringing certified organic carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, green kale, yellow onions, red beets, green cabbage, napa cabbage, red and yellow potatoes, and sunflower and pea shoots. 

Stonecrop Farm is bringing fresh pasture-raised pork chops, shoulder roasts, spare ribs, tenderloin, sausage, ground pork, smoked bacon, sliced deli ham, ham hocks, trotters, organ meats, and fat, as well as certified organic eggs. Fisher Hill Farm is bringing kale, Asian greens from the high tunnel, kohlrabi, celeriac, beets, sweet potatoes, onions, shallots, potatoes, parsnips, carrots, butternut and spaghetti squash, cabbage, eggs, frozen chicken, turkey, stewing hens, and Red Jacket cider and juices. 

Shannon Brook Farm will have organically-processed grass-fed lamb sausages, shanks, shoulders, and leg roasts and two kinds of chops; certified organic whole and half broiler chickens (try this recipe); certified organic whole ducks; pasture-raised, heritage breed, organically-processed pork cuts, sausage, and leaf lard; and certified organic chicken eggs. Clearview Farm is bringing carnival and green acorn winter squash, pie pumpkins, dried Tulsi (holy) basil, dill, 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.

Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is bringing 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.

Newbury Park Pastries is bringing chicken, veggie, shepherds, panang, and lobster mac and cheese pot pies along with raspberry rugelach, biscotti, and cut out cookies.  Tripleberry Farm will have lots of traditional and reduced sugar peach jams and pesticide-free berry jams and moisturizing goat milk soaps.

Lavender Moon is bringing soaps, salves, lotions, teas, culinary blends, and flavored hot cocoa. Brian’s Kitchen will have traditional and gluten-free/vegan cookies, granola bars, and chocolate fudge.

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.

Also at the Market

We welcome musicians Grant Cos and Babak Elahi 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!