This Week at the Market – March 24, 2019

Looking for evidence of spring’s arrival might feel like an exercise in delusion and frustration.  But spring has arrived  on our farms, where seedlings are growing and farmers are laboring to prepare for the new season. Lots of the fresh new greens will be harvested for this week’s Winter (Spring!) Market. Growing Family Farms will have certified organic spinach, spring lettuce mix, kale, rainbow chard, potted herbs, chicken and duck eggs, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice. Bolton Farms will have spring mix, lettuce bouquets, arugula, watercress, butterhead bibb lettuce, micro greens, pea shoots, mustard greens, butternut squash, kale, and tatsoi.

Lakestone Family Farm will have frozen whole chickens, chicken pieces, stewing hens, and soup bones, plus three varieties of potatoes and beets. Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic dried dill, basil (lemon and holy-tulsi tea), and spearmint; organically-fed 100% grass-grown Angus beef in a variety of cuts (steaks, roasts, burger, liver, and more); buckwheat; and Genesee Valley Bean dry cannellini, black, and pinto beans.

Stonecrop Farm is bringing pasture-raised pork chops, loin roasts, shoulder roasts, spare ribs, Italian and breakfast sausage, ground pork, stew meat, smoked bacon, deli ham, smoked hocks, fresh hocks, rendered lard, trotters, and organ meats. Bristol Mushrooms will have fresh-picked certified organic lion’s mane mushrooms and Brain Booster Lion’s Mane coffee and powder.

Andy’s Specialty Produce is bringing certified organic spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, yellow onions, red and yellow potatoes, and pea and sunflower shoots. Shannon Brook Farm is bringing certified organic poultry — whole and half broiler chickens (plus necks) and pekin ducks (plus feet and necks for soup-making); certified organic, heritage breed pasture-raised pork — butt roasts, spare ribs, baby back ribs, tenderloins, chops, five kinds of sausages, minute steaks (on sale), fresh hams, leaf lard, no-nitrate smoked pork (hams, four types of bacon, and hocks); and grass-fed lamb — ground, four types of chops, steaks, shoulder and leg roasts, and breakfast sausage.

Fisher Hill Farm  is bringing micro greens, pea shoots, root veggies, cabbage, sweet potatoes, onions, shallots, eggs, Red Jacket juices, and frozen hens, turkey, duck, and stewing hens. Happy Hooves Farm 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  pigs are supplemented with organic feed containing no soy, no corn, and no wheat.

Tripleberry Farm will have lots of traditional and reduced sugar peach, plum, and grape jams, 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.

Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, veggie, shepherds, and panang pot pies along with cut-out cookies and rugelach. Brian’s Kitchen will have six varieties of cookies, three varieties of granola bars, and two varieties of 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 the Rick Crummins Duo to the music stage.

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 

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 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!