This Week at the Market – November 24, 2019

This is the final week of the outdoor Brighton Farmers’ Market! Thanks to all who helped make the 2019 Market the best ever — the loyal customers who support the Market and its vendors, and especially the farmers and producers who work so hard to bring the best local food and product to us each week. The good food continues all year — the Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market opens next Sunday, December 1, at Brighton’s Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Rd., Sundays 1-4 pm.

It’s Thanksgiving week — happy Thanksgiving! — and what could be a finer celebration than a feast of all-local, delicious food freshly-harvested by our farmers. Fisher Hill Farm will have turkeys and lots of Thanksgiving veggies. Lighthouse Gardens will have bulk carrots, sweet peppers, green tomatoes, napa, green and purple cabbage, garlic, beets, rainbow Swiss chard, kale, green and purple kohlrabi, tomatillos, cut herb bunches, certified organic herb plants, bay laurel plants, and succulents.

K&S Bischoping will have lots of apples — Honeycrisp, Snap Dragon, Gold Delicious, Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Stayman Winesap, and Empire, plus heirlooms including Winter Banana, White Pearmain, Caville Blanc, Rome, and Ashmead’s Kernel. Andy’s Specialty Produce is bringing certified organic salad mix, spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, napa cabbage, green cabbage, red and yellow potatoes, red beets, green kale, green and red leaf lettuce, garlic, and yellow onions.

Shannon Brook Farm is bringing certified organic, pasture-raised heritage breed pork: no-nitrate smoked hams, butt roasts, boneless loin roasts, spare ribs, smoked and fresh hocks, three types of no-nitrate bacon, ground, chops, six types of sausage, fresh pork belly, soup bones, organs, and leaf lard; grass-fed lamb raised on organic pastures: shoulder and leg roasts, ground, loin, rib, leg and neck chops, short ribs, and soup bones; certified organic, free-range poultry: whole pekin ducks, and whole and half broiler chickens; certified organic free-range chicken eggs; and organically grown Hubbard squash and pie pumpkins.

Stonecrop Farm is bringing fresh pasture-raised pork chops, kabob meat, shoulder roasts, steaks, ground pork, sausage, bacon, deli ham, organ meats, bones, trotters, and rendered lard. Bolton Farms will have spring mix, lettuce bouquets, bibb lettuce, spicy mix, parsley, tatsoi, dandelion grens, escarole, and no-ospray caulkiflower.

Smugtown Mushrooms is bringing fresh shiitake, king trumpet, and oyster mushrooms, plus tinctures, dried reishi, and mushroom grow kits. Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic squash (butternut, carnival, and delicata), turnips (purple top and baby golden), bok choi, Portuguese and curly kale, dill, jalapeno and cayenne peppers, tomatillos, truly free-range eggs,  100% grass-grown Angus beef (steaks, roasts, ground, and miscellaneous cuts), and Genesee Valley Bean certified organic dry black, cannellini, and red kidney beans.

Happy Hooves Farm will have cuts of pork and sausages from heritage breed pasture-raised pigs plus beef from 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef cows, patties on sale; all animals are raised outside on pasture with organic feed containing no corn, no soy, and no wheat, except cows which only eat grass. 

Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is offerings tastings of its newest maple product — coffee infused bourbon barrel aged maple syrup, plus 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.

Seaway Trail Honey will have Thanksgiving turkey candles; rich fall and late summer honey; recipe for honey cranberry sauce; honey sampler gift packs of the seasonal honeys, mini-bears, and infused honeys, great for hostess gifts; free wood honey dippers with 8 oz. or larger jars; fall honey, a dark amber honey with a rich flavor — fresh, raw, with active enzymes; all seasonal local raw honeys from spring to fall; honeycomb; cute mini bears; all Kosher; almonds, pistachios, and black walnuts in honey; infused honeys with organic lavender, ginger, rosemary, cocoa, cinnamon and new pumpkin spice; infused honey made with organic Kosher spices; pure beeswax, candles in novelty shapes (pine cones, turkeys, morel mushrooms); and propolis — the leaf resins that bees collect — in powdered, chunks, and tincture; stop by for a sampling and for information about bees and the different types of honey.

Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, veggie, panang, shepherds, turkey dinner, and mussels with green curry pot pies, along with sugar cookies and rugelach, plus lemon ginger, strawberry, and blueberry lavender shrubs. Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors including six cheese, pumpkin, and butternut squash from Fisher Hill Farms, plus beet gnocchi and a wide variety of strombolis.

Boy and the Baker will have seasonal brioche, almond brioche, soft pretzel, pecan maple sticky buns, brioche twist, assorted muffins, coconut rocher, cherry almond granola, roasted banana bread, and chocolate chunk and cinnamon oatmeal raisin cookies. RocBucha is bringing Stonecrop Farm’s ginger, cranberry-orange, cranberry-spice, and pumpkin-clove (limited supply) kombucha on tap, and will have bottled flavors including ginger, strawberry-basil, pineapple-ginger, blueberry-mint, pumpkin-clove, and apple-cinnamon; bring any bottle (RocBucha’s or other brand) to fill for $1 off.

Le Petit Poutine is featuring Thanksgiving poutine, with turkey, crunchy stuffing, and homemade cranberry sauce, as well as beef and vegetarian gravy by the quart; guarantee pick up by pre-ordering hereFarmhouse Table is bringing a selection of 10 inch pies including local apple and blueberry crumb, bourbon pecan, salted honey, and vinegar, as well as other seasonal treats.

Impact Earth will have the full line of zero waste lifestyle reusable wares plus sign-ups for organics drop-off service.  A special thanks to Impact Earth for providing zero waste services at Brighton Farmers’ Market each Sunday.

Also at the Market

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

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. 

Parking

Please remember that additional parking is available at Twelve Corners Middle School and in permitted on-street parking areas besides the High School. Please do not park along the entrance to the BHS parking lot. Thanks to all those who walk and ride bikes to the Market!

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 summer Market runs through November 24; the winter Market opens December 1.

The Market is sponsored by the Town of Brighton. More information about the market can be found at https://brightonfarmersmarket.org or on Facebook and Instagram.

See you Sunday!