This Week at the Market – March 31, 2019

If your favorite farmer looks tired at the Market this week, it’s probably because he or she has been working at full tilt to prepare for the new growing season, which is already well underway. Longer days and warmer temperatures have jump-started seedling growth, such as this baby spinach thriving in the high tunnel at Andy’s Specialty Produce Farm. This week Andy will have certified organic spinach, plus kale, sweet potatoes, yellow onions, red and yellow potatoes, and pea and sunflower shoots.

Bolton Farms is bringing lettuce bouquets, bibb lettuce, spring mix, sorrel, watercress, bok choi, mustard greens, micro greens, pea shoots, butternut squash, and other cooking greens. Lakestone Family Farm will have frozen whole chickens, chicken pieces, stewing hens, and soup bones, plus potatoes and beets. 

Stonecrop Farm is bringing fresh pasture-raised pork chops, roasts, steaks, spare ribs, sausage, ground pork, smoked hocks, smoked ham steaks, bacon, deli hams, smoked ham roasts (advance order at greg@stonecropfarmny.com), trotters, organ meats, and rendered lard. Bristol Mushrooms will have fresh-picked certified organic king oyster, lion’s mane, and shiitake mushrooms and Brain Booster Lion’s Mane coffee and powder.

Growing Family Farm will have organic lettuce mix, head lettuce, spinach, baby kale, Crooked Carrot ferments, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice. Shannon Brook Farm is bringing certified organic, free-range poultry: stew hens, whole and half broiler chickens, chicken necks, pekin ducks, and duck necks; certified organic, pasture-raised pork: butt roasts, tenderloins, two types of chops, baby back ribs, five types of sausage, four types of no-nitrate bacon, fresh hams, no-nitrate hams and hocks, and soup bones; grass-fed lamb raised on organic pastures: shoulder and leg roasts, three types of chops, and breakfast sausage; and certified organic free-range chicken eggs.

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. 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.

Happy Hooves Farm is bringing 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. Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, veggie, shepherds, panang, and bbq beef brisket pot pies along with cut out cookies, biscotti, and rugelach.

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 all things herbal.

Brian’s Kitchen will have chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, molasses, lemon, and almond cookies, some of which are gluten free and vegan, plus granola bars and 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 musicians Outreach Players Recorder Ensemble 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 

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!