This Week at the Market – February 17, 2019

At Brighton Farmers’ Market we’ve been pleased to offer our SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) customers the ability to purchase good Market food with tokens bought with SNAP benefits. Our system has been down for several weeks, but we are happy to report that it is now up and running, and SNAP customers can once again purchase tokens at the Market. We’re also pleased to report that the FreshConnect Check bonus program has been renewed for 2019 — for every $5 in tokens purchased with SNAP benefits a customer will receive a $2 Fresh Connect Check to purchase eligible Market food.

This week Lakestone Family Farm will have frozen whole chickens, chicken pieces, stewing hens, and soup bones, plus four varieties of potatoes and beets. Stonecrop Farm is bringing fresh cuts of pasture-raised pork, including chops, shoulder roast, steaks, spare ribs, sausage, ground pork, smoked bacon, deli ham, hocks, bones, organ meats, and jars of rendered lard. 

Andy’s Specialty Produce is bringing certified organic carrots, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, yellow onions, red beets, green cabbage, napa cabbage, red and yellow potatoes, and pea shoots. Happy Hooves Farm is offering a “My Freezers are Stuffed” sale again this week and will have pork from pasture-raised heritage breed pigs, 100% grass-fed and grass-finished Hereford beef, and raw wildflower honey; all animals are raised on pasture and supplemented with organic feed containing no soy, no corn, and no wheat.

Fisher Hill Farm is bringing micro greens, pea shoots, root veggies, cabbage, sweet potatoes, onions, shallots, eggs, Red Jacket juices, and frozen duck, chicken, turkey, and stewing hens. Shannon Brook Farm will have certified organic chicken eggs; certified organic heritage breed pork chops, roasts, and sausages; and grass-fed lamb sausages, ground, shanks, and roasts (try this recipe for lamb stew).

Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic dried dill, basil (lemon and holy/tulsi tea), and spearmint; dried hot peppers; carnival squash; organically-fed 100% grass-grown Angus beef in a variety of cuts (steaks, roasts, burger, liver, and more), and Genesee Valley Bean dry cannellini beans. Bolton Farms will have lettuce bouquets, spring mix, arugula, Swiss chard, pea shoots, micro greens, escarole, mustard greens, and butternut squash.

Newbury Park Pastries is bringing chicken, veggie, shepherds, panang, pulled pork, and beef stew pot pies; quiche; and shamrock cut-out cookies and rugelach. Tripleberry Farm will have lots of traditional and reduced sugar peach and grape jams and pesticide-free berry jams and moisturizing goat milk soaps.

Lavender Moon is bringing soaps, salves, lotions, teas, culinary blends, and flavored fair trade hot cocoa mixes. 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 Rick McRae and Friends 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 

We are pleased to offer SNAP customers the ability to purchase tokens with their benefits cards to buy eligible Market foods, and to offer the FreshConnect Check bonus program — for every $5 in tokens purchased with SNAP benefits, a customer will receive a $2 FreshConnect Check to purchase additional eligible foods. Stop by the Market table to purchase tokens.

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!