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This Week at the Market – June 16, 2019

It’s a great week to bring a dad to Brighton Farmers’ Market, (Happy Father’s Day!) because it’s the week of ColorBrightonGreen’s annual Eco-Fair! Come learn about community solar, new recycling rules, local citizens groups, and land and water conservation. There will be student groups, children’s activities, a silent auction, and more.

ColorBrightonGreen at the Market

This is the 12th year that ColorBrightonGreen has partnered with Brighton Farmers’ Market  to, per ColorBrightonGreen’s mission statement, “educate and engage individuals and organizations in actions that protect and improve our environment.” As part of that, this entirely volunteer-driven organization has collected untold tons of hard-to-recycle items over the years at the Market, loaded them to bursting in their garages, and recycled them responsibly. This year because of changes in recycling rules (and most likely, from sheer exhaustion) the group is making significant changes to its recycling program. It is ramping up its educational efforts on important environmental education issues, and will be at the Market only on the third Sunday of each month to distribute information on important non-recycling climate actions that are needed to reduce carbon emissions. They will accept some items for recycling on the third Sundays at the Market; check here for items they will be able to accept.  We offer a huge thank you to ColorBrightonGreen volunteers for their tremendous efforts over the years and for the valuable service they have provided and will continue to provide to our community.

From the Vendors

It’s a great week for salad lovers; there’s a wonderful variety of salad greens being harvested on the farms. Squash Blossom Farm is bringing arugula, lettuce mix, spinach, head lettuce, frisee, endive, beets, zucchini, turnips, carrots, escarole, chard, kale broccolini, cilantro, parsley, scallion, fennel, spring onions, radish, basil, dandelion, and radicchio. Growing Family Farm will have organic romaine, butter lettuce, red bibb, Italian dandelion, Dino kale, rainbow chard, spring salad mix, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, shishito peppers, baby celery, fresh and potted herbs, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice.

Lighthouse Gardens will have certified organic cherry tomatoes; garlic scapes; a large variety of certified organic herb and vegetable transplants, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuces, kales, chard, Asian greens, spinach, endive, beets, onions, cole crops, cucumbers, squashes, ginger, fig plants, and others; succulents in pots, planters, and hanging baskets; perennials; strawberry hanging baskets with ripe strawberries; lettuce bowls; herb planters; berry plants; patio tomato planters; and organic potting soil. 

Zantopp Gardens will have veronica “Very Van Gogh,” lobelia “Black Truffle,” and coral bells “Spearmint,” plus lots of other cool perennials. Trademarks Flower Farm is bringing bunches of peonies, ranunculus, anemones, Icelandic poppies, foxglove, mixed bouquets that include scented stock and seasonal foliage, and a selection of assorted succulents.

Clearview Farm will have  certified organic green garlic; nettles; rhubarb; dried dill, basil (lemon and holy-tulsi tea), chocolate mint, and spearmint; truly free-range eggs; organically-fed 100% grass-grown Angus beef in a variety of cuts (bones, steaks, roasts, burger, liver, and more); organic buckwheat; and Genesee Valley Bean certified organic dry cannellini, black and pinto beans. Andy’s Specialty Produce is bringing certified organic salad mix, arugula, spinach, green kale, red radishes, French breakfast radishes, romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, potatoes, pea shoots, and mint.

Smugtown Mushrooms will have fresh home-grown oyster mushrooms, shiitake, and king trumpets; oyster mushroom grow kits; mushroom plug spawn to grow mushrooms outdoors in logs, and more cultivation supplies; dried reishi and chaga tea; medicinal mushroom extracts; other items for foraging needs; and homegrown fresh herbs including chives, chive flowers, fresh Greek oregano, and fresh thyme.

Happy Hooves Farm will have fresh pasture-raised pekin duck, cuts of pork and sausages from pasture-raised pigs, and cuts and ground beef from 100% grass-fed and grass-finished cows; animals are raised with no corn, no soy, and no wheat organic feed, except the cows which only eat grass. Bolton Farms is bringing soil-grown sugar snap peas, micro greens, lettuce bouquets, bibb lettuce, rappi, curly kale, Tuscan kale, Swiss chard, basil, bok choi, mustard greens, spring mix, cilantro, and parsley.

First Light Farm is featuring sheep’s milk Roquefort. Dearhaven Farm is bringing certified organic, freshly-picked napa cabbage, kohlrabi, scallions, lettuce, endive, asparagus, kale, fennel, cilantro, tarragon, and parsley. 

Stonecrop Farm is bringing fresh pasture-raised pork chops, kabob meat, shoulder roasts, steaks, spare ribs, ground pork, sausage, bacon, deli ham, ham steaks, hocks, organ meats, bones, trotters, and rendered lard; and certified organic fresh whole chickens, boneless breast, wings, frames, feet, and organ meats. Lagoner Farms will have a very limited amount of strawberries, plus asparagus, rhubarb, and apples. 

Shannon Brook Farm is bringing certified organic, pasture-raised heritage breed pork: fresh hams, no-nitrate smoked hams, smoked ham slices, smoked hocks, ground, soup bones, minute steaks, tenderloins, loin roasts, butt roasts, two types of chops, six types of sausage, and three types of no-nitrate bacon; grass-fed lamb raised on organic pastures: shoulder and leg roasts, three types of chops, shanks, hot Italian and chorizo sausage, riblets, lamb spare ribs; certified organic, free-range poultry: stew hens, broiler chickens – wholes and halves, chicken necks, livers, gizzards,and whole ducks; and certified organic free-range chicken eggs. 

K&S Bischoping will have a nice variety of crunchy and tasty apples, great for out of hand eating, cooking, or baking. Seaway Trail Honey will have all seasonal local raw honeys from spring to fall, certified Kosher; honeycomb; cute mini bears; black walnuts, almonds, pistachios in honey; infused honeys with organic lavender, ginger, rosemary, cocoa, and cinnamon; and pure beeswax candles; stop by for a sampling and for information about bees and the different types of honey. 

Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm will have  maple mustard; maple fudge; bourbon barrel aged maple syrup; maple BBQ sauce; maple cotton candy; maple coated almonds, cashews, and pecans; traditional, cinnamon, and raspberry maple cream spread; pure NYS maple syrup in flavors 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.

We welcome new vendor Boy and the Baker; Jennilee is bringing maple pecan sticky buns, assorted muffins (blueberry, hazelnut coffee cake, chocolate chip), chocolate chunk and cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookies, twice baked brioche (two ways), roasted banana bread, salted caramel popcorn, cherry almond granola, and coconut rochers. Tripleberry Farm will have lots of freshly made pesticide-free traditional and reduced sugar berry jams and a small amount of grape, peach and plum jams. 

Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, veggie, panang, shepherds, and shrimp & grits pot pies along with rugelach, tarts, peanut butter pies, and cut out cookies. Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors including roasted red pepper & goat cheese, feta & spinach, and shrimp & roasted garlic, plus a wide variety of strombolis for Father’s Day gatherings.

R&M Bischoping will have the first of the pesticide-free strawberries of the season, lots of spring, summer, and fall honey, beeswax lip balms, lots of honey and goats milk soaps and introducing new handmade liquid soap which features the farm’s honey to produce an extra luxurious lather. Lavender Moon is bringing soaps, salves, lotions, teas, culinary blends, and all natural repellents Bug Off and Tick Me Off.

Flour City Pasta will have lots of great flavors for Father’s Day including lemon saffron linguine with a saffron shrimp serving suggestion. RocBucha is bringing raspberry-lemon, pear, and ginger kombucha on tap, and will have bottled flavors including ginger, strawberry-basil, pineapple-ginger, blueberry-mint, and blackberry-orange; bring a bottle to fill (RocBucha or another brand) and receive $1 off the bottle price.

Le Petit Poutine’s special this week is spring onion and sweet pea poutine. Java’s will have coffee and treats.

JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing mom’s mac & cheese, pineapple coconut cake, strawberry rhubarb pie, mixed berry cobbler, lemon blueberry and blackberry raspberry cake, oatmeal cranberry cookies, chocolate chip cookies, grandma’s breakfast cake, lemon blueberry cake, muffins (blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and chocolate brownie), peanut butter balls, chocolate dipped bourbon balls, monster chocolate brownies, monster chocolate cake, and carrot cake.

Impact Earth offers its food scraps drop off service (sign up for five months, get the sixth month free) and zero waste lifestyle products. A special thanks to Impact Earth for providing zero waste services at Brighton Farmers’ Market each Sunday.

Also at the Market

We welcome WildRoot String Band to the music tent.

Please consider donating to the Brighton Food Cupboard to support their efforts on behalf of the needy in our community.

Representatives from Veteran’s Outreach will accept donations to support the group’s mission and will offer free flags and pins.

Volunteers from Brighton Central School District PTSA and Friends of the Arts in Brighton will offer information and answer questions about this Tuesday’s School Budget Re-Vote.

EBT/SNAP Bonus Program 

Brighton Farmers’ Market is pleased to offer SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) customers the opportunity to purchase tokens using their SNAP benefits, which can be used to buy SNAP eligible foods at the Market. Any SNAP customer who purchases $5 in tokens with SNAP benefits will also receive a bonus $2 FreshConnect Check to purchase eligible Market products. 

Market Details

Brighton Farmers’ Market is held Sundays, 9 am to 1 pm, in the Brighton High School parking lot, 1150 Winton Rd. S.

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!