Welcome Back!

The summer season of the Brighton Farmers’ Market opens this Sunday, May 12!  Please join us at 10 am as Supervisor Bill Moehle presides over the traditional Cutting of the Vine to inaugurate the new season. We’re looking forward to another great year of outstanding all-local food and community!

Thanks once again to Lili Schwartz of liliandben.com for this year’s awesome Market poster!

This Week at the Market – May 12, 2019

Make Mom happy by bringing her to the Market this Mother’s Day! There will be lots of treats and gifts and good spring food to make her a celebratory meal. Growing Family Farms will have certified organic rainbow chard, Red Russian kale, napa cabbage, endive, escarole, scallions, Italian dandelion, fresh cilantro, butter crisp lettuce, spring salad greens, organic nursery stock (heirloom tomatoes including Pink Berkeley dye and Cherokee purple, tiger cherries, grape tomatoes, slicers, assorted sweet bell peppers, assorted eggplant), potted herbs, and Singer Farm Naturals cherry juice.. Lakestone Family Farm is bringing fresh organic chicken — whole chickens, boneless breast, split breast tenders, thigh quarters, thighs, wings, drumsticks, and tomahawks, plus eggs, asparagus, arugula, Asian greens, lettuce mix, radishes, beets, and potatoes.

Lighthouse Gardens will have its largest variety ever of certified organic herb and vegetable transplants, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuces, kales, chard, Asian greens, spinach, endive, beets, onions, cole crops, cucumbers, squashes, and many others, plus great Mother’s Day gifts including succulents in pots, planters, hanging baskets, perennials, strawberry hanging baskets with ripe strawberries, lettuce bowls, herb planters, berry plants, patio tomato planters, and organic potting soil.

Fisher Hill Farm is bringing the first asparagus of the season, pea and sunflower shoots, beets, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, onions, potatoes, rutabaga, turnips, fresh whole chicken, frozen duck, frozen turkey, frozen stewing hens, eggs, and Red Jacket juices. Dearhaven Farm is bringing certified organic asparagus, red and lime green head lettuce, sunchokes, potatoes (russet and gold flesh — still delicious and also suitable for seed), and hen’s eggs.

Happy Hooves Farm will have pork chops, steaks, roasts, ribs, sausages, and other parts from pasture-raised heritage breed pigs raised on pasture with organic feed containing no soy, no corn, and no wheat, and pasture-raised 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef including ground beef, pot roast, chuck roast, stew beef from sirloin, and assorted other cuts. Bolton Farms is bringing butterhead bibb lettuce, micro greens, spring mix, lettuce bouquets, bok choi, dandelion greens, Red Russian kale, escarole, parsley, cilantro, and mustard greens.

Stonecrop Farm is bringing certified organic eggs, fresh certified organic whole chickens, boneless breast, leg quarters, wings, frames, feet, and organ meats, as well as pasture-raised pork chops, roasts, shoulder steaks, spare ribs, sausage, ground pork, deli hams, bacon, ham steaks, hocks, trotters, and rendered lard. Bristol Mushrooms will have fresh picked, certified organic shiitake, lion’s mane, and king oyster mushrooms, plus Brain Booster lion’s mane coffee and powder (now with 40% more in each package) and dried lion’s mane — just re-hydrate in a soup or stew.

Andy’s Specialty Produce is bringing certified organic spinach, arugula, salad mix, onions, potatoes, and sunflower shoots. Clearview Farm will have certified organic ramps (wild leeks); nettles; dried dill, basil (lemon and holy-tulsi tea), 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.

Shannon Brook Farm is offering on opening day special — traditional, certified organic, no-nitrate bacon two for the price of one; Walter will also have organic pasture-raised, heritage breed pork: fresh hams, no-nitrate smoked hams, hocks, ground, soup bones, minute steaks, two types of chops, five types of sausage, and five 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, ground, soup bones, and organ meats; certified organic, free-range poultry: stew hens, whole and half broiler chickens, chicken necks, and pekin ducks; and certified organic free-range chicken eggs.

K&S Bischoping will have a nice selection of apples fresh out of cold storage, still crunchy and juicy. Fellenz Family Farm is bringing certified organic komatsuna, mizuna, head lettuce, gemstone salad mix, mesclun salad mix, sorrel, arugula, hakurei turnips, Red Russian kale, Siberian kale, green garlic, spring leeks, tat soi, fresh cut herbs, chives, fresh thyme, nettles oregano, and lemon balm, plus Wild Thistle herbal products.

First Light Farm has partnered with Old Chatham Creamery in Groton, NY to build a brand new state-of-the-art creamery to produce cheese and yogurt from sheep and goat milk, and will now offer sheep’s milk yogurt, brie, and camembert-style cheeses; a sheep’s milk blue cheese made in the style of Roquefort; First Light favorites including chevre, feta, and aged cheese, and new First Light goat yogurt, coming soon.

Wohlschlegels Naples Maple Farm is bringing 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; 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.

Tripleberry Farm will have lots of freshly-made jams including peach, plum, and grape jams, and pesticide-free traditional and reduced sugar berry jams. Lavender Moon is bringing soaps, salves, lotions, teas, culinary blends, and Bug Off and Tick Me off natural repellents.

Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, veggie, panang, shepherds, lobster mac & cheese, and shrimp panang pot pies along with cut-out cookies, rugelach, mocha chocolate cheesecake tarts, carrot cake tarts, and lemon tarts. Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors including shiitake, spinach, garlic & asiago, roasted red pepper & goat cheese, and sausage & roasted garlic, plus a wide variety of strombolis and fresh pasta.

R&M Bischoping will have lots of raw spring, summer, and fall honey; beeswax lotion bars; beeswax lip balms, including new options with eco-friendly packaging; and lots of honey and goats milk soaps, including popular lilac scented soap made in tribute to the Lilac Festival. JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing blueberry and blackberry raspberry muffins, carrot cake, peanut butter balls, monster brownies, grandma’s breakfast cake, lemon blueberry cake, chocolate chip and oatmeal craisin cookies, chocolate brownie muffins, red velvet cake, and mom’s mac & cheese.

Flour City Pasta is featuring hot spicy pastas made with local hot peppers. RocBucha is bringing pear, ginger, and blackberry-orange kombucha on tap, and bottled flavors including blueberry-mint, strawberry-basil, ginger, pineapple-ginger, and blackberry-orange.

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; colorful gift bags for Mother’s day; and pure beeswax candles; stop by for a sampling and for information about the different types of honey. Brian’s Kitchen is bringing four varieties of traditional old fashioned cookies, four varieties of gluten-free and vegan cookies, chocolate fudge, and four different granola bars, including new pecan and cinnamon; all products are dairy free.

Impact Earth offers its residential organics subscription sign up and exchange, as well as beeswax wraps, eco pul bags, produce bags, eco spongs, bamboo utensil seta, and specials for Mother’s Day. A special thanks to Impact Earth for providing zero waste services at Brighton Farmers’ Market each Sunday.

Also at the Market

We welcome musicians Flexitarians to the music tent.

ColorBrightonGreen.org will collect recycling items through June 16; 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.

Volunteers from Bri-Pen Senior Rides will offer information about the riding service for Brighton and Penfield seniors and opportunities to volunteer.

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!