Final Summer Market; Winter Market Opens Next Week

This Sunday is the final week of the regular Brighton Farmers’ Market season! Thanks to our fantastic farmers, vendors, and customers for a terrific season of all local, sustainably produced food, and for week after week of fun and community! Please be sure to join us all winter long as our Winter Brighton Farmers’ Market opens, Sunday afternoons 1-4 pm at Brighton’s Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Rd., Rochester. Easy access to Brookside is just down the road from the summer market, off S. Winton between Westfall and 590.

This Week at the Market — November 18, 2018

This week at the Market you’ll find just about everything you’ll need for a delicious, all-local Thanksgiving. Fisher Hill Farm is bringing fresh turkeys, plus  sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, squash, onions, potatoes, and more. Growing Family Farms will have certified organic salad greens, pea shots, fennel, carrots, watermelon radish, kale, kohlrabi, tomatoes, peppers, buttercup squash, delicata squash, acorn squash, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice.

Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce will have certified organic carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, salad mix, arugula, green kale, green romaine and red leaf lettuce, yellow onions, red beets, green summer cabbage, purple cabbage, napa cabbage, salad turnips, red and yellow potatoes, and sunflower and pea shoots. Stonecrop Farm is bringing fresh cuts of pasture-raised heritage pork, including chops, shoulder roasts, shoulder steaks, spare ribs, ground pork, sausage, hocks, bacon, deli ham, leaf fat, soup bones, trotters, and organ meats.

Bolton Farms will have lettuce bouquets, spring mix, bibb lettuce, arugula, mustard greens, parsley, bok choi, no-spray brussels sprouts, and squash — butternut, honeynut, sweet meat, and spaghetti. Shannon Brook Farm is featuring grass-fed leg of lamb roasts, shoulder chops, ground lamb, and lamb sausages.

K&S Bischoping will have a large selection of apples including Honey Crisp, Snapdragon, Empire, Crispin, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Gold Delicious, and Gala, and lots of heirlooms. Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing cuts of 100% grass-fed and grass-finished Hereford beef, cuts of pasture-raised heritage breed pork, and raw wildflower honey; all animals are raised on pasture without soy, corn, or wheat.

Seaway Trail Honey is bringing fresh raw fall honey — a robust dark amber honey; summer honey — a pale, amber honey; early summer honey — a light sweet honey from basswood/linden blossoms and other wildflowers; honeycomb; cute mini bears; gift packs; certified Kosher; sweetmeats: gourmet honey with almonds, pistachio, or black walnut in honey; spice-infused honey that would make unique hostess gifts; and pure beeswax candles and turkey figurine candles; all from the small scale, small batch apiary near Pultneyville by Lake Ontario.

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.

RocBucha is bringing kombucha on tap in flavors cranberry-orange, apple-cinnamon, and pumpkin-clove. Flour City Pasta is bringing gift boxes and lasagna sheets.

Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors pumpkin, butternut squash, and sweet potato & craisin, plus cheese gnocchi and a wide variety of strombolis. Newbury Park Pastries is bringing chicken, veggie, shepherds, panang, beef stew, bbq beef brisket, and chicken & biscuit pot pies, along with seasonal pies and cut out cookies.

JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing a menu of fan favorites and will be taking last-minute Thanksgiving orders for Tuesday/Wednesday pick-ups. Java’s Coffee will be offering free coffee to all!

Impact Earth is offering a food waste and compostable wares hauling service at the Market; pick up a bucket and pay a deposit, return your filled bucket next week, and pick up a clean new bucket. Thanks to Impact Earth for collecting trash and recycling at the Market each week to promote our efforts to be a zero-waste Market.

Also at the Market

Representatives from Citizens Climate Lobby will offer information about the organization’s programs and mission.

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 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 https://brightonfarmersmarket.org or on Facebook and Instagram.

See you Sunday!