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This Week at the Market – June 9, 2019

We’re lucky at Brighton Farmers’ Market to have farmers who offer an abundance of plants and flowers, including this beautiful patchwork of easy-to-grow succulents from Lighthouse Gardens. On Sunday Todd will have an amazing selection of these certified organic succulents (great gifts) in pots, planters, and hanging baskets; as well as organic cherry tomatoes; a large variety of certified organic herb and vegetable transplants, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuces, kales, chard, Asian greens, spinach, endive, beets, onions, cole crops, cucumbers, squashes, ginger, fig plants, and others; perennials; strawberry hanging baskets with ripe strawberries; lettuce bowls; herb planters; berry plants; patio tomato planters; and organic potting soil. 

We welcome two new plant and flower vendors this year: Zantopp Gardens will have Caspian Blue baptisia, stunning brunneras, red cardinal flowers, and many other perennials, and Trademarks Flower Farm joins us: Jenny is bringing flowers in jar arrangements that include anemones, ranunculus, and seasonal foliage, bunches of Icelandic poppies, bunches of foxglove, mixed bouquets, and if lucky, a few peonies.

Clearview Farm will have  certified organic green garlic; nettles; rhubarb; dried dill, basil (lemon and holy-tulsi tea), chocolate mint, 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. Andy’s Specialty Produce is bringing certified organic salad mix, arugula, spinach, green kale, red radishes, potatoes, pea shoots, mint, and lemon balm.

Growing Family Farms will have certified organic spring crisp salad mix, cucumbers, baby beets and beet greens, green garlic, baby eggplant, petite celery, endive, escarole, Italian dandelion, kale, rainbow chard, and fresh basil, mint, and parsley; Paul and the team will offer a nursery stock sale on all tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. Smugtown Mushrooms will have fresh home-grown oyster mushrooms, shiitake, and king trumpets; oyster mushroom grow kits; mushroom plug spawn to grow mushrooms outdoors in logs, and more cultivation supplies; dried reishi and chaga tea; medicinal mushroom extracts; other items for foraging needs; homegrown fresh herbs including chives, chive flowers, fresh Greek oregano, and fresh thyme; and freshly foraged wild edible black locust flowers.

Happy Hooves Farm will have eggs from free-roaming hens fed no soy, no corn, and no wheat organic feed; pork cuts including chops, steaks, roasts, 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 lots of steaks, brisket, short ribs, ground beef, pot roast, chuck roast, stew beef from sirloin, liver, tongue, oxtail, and bare and meaty soup bones. Bolton Farms is bringing lettuces, bok choy, sugar snap peas, mustard greens, pea shoots, rappi, Tuscan kale, and curly kale.

Stonecrop Farm is bringing fresh certified organic whole chickens and chicken feet, as well as pasture-raised heritage breed pork chops shoulder roasts, steaks, spare ribs, kabob meat, ground pork, sausage, deli ham, ham steaks, bacon, hocks, organ meats, bones, trotters, and rendered lard. Lagoner Farms will have asparagus and rhubarb, plus apples from cold storage — Crispin, Jonagold, and Empire. 

Shannon Brook Farm is bringing certified organic, pasture-raised heritage breed pork: fresh hams, no-nitrate smoked hams, smoked ham slices, smoked hocks, ground, soup bones, minute steaks, tenderloins, loin roasts, two types of chops, five types of sausage, and four 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, riblets, lamb spare ribs, soup bones, and organ meats; certified organic, free-range poultry: stew hens, broiler chickens, chicken necks, and ducks; and certified organic free-range chicken eggs. 

Fellenz Family Farm is bringing certified organic head lettuce (green leaf, romaine, red leaf, red oakleaf), hakurei turnips, Scarlet Queen turnips, Red Russian kale, Siberian kale, curly kale, spring leeks, spinach, bonus bag cooking/juicing spinach, and herb and veggie transplants. K&S Bischoping will have a nice variety of crunchy and tasty apples, great for out of hand eating, cooking, or baking.

Dearhaven Farm is bringing certified organic, freshly-picked napa cabbage, kohlrabi, scallions, lettuce, endive, asparagus, kale, fennel, cilantro, tarragon, and parsley. 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; and pure beeswax candles; stop by for a sampling and for information about bees and the different types of honey. 

Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm will have  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.

Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, veggie, panang, shepherds, and chicken & dumpling pot pies along with chocolate pecan tarts, banana cream pie, apple Bavarian cheesecake, biscotti, and rugelach. Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors including smoked mozzarella & asparagus from Fisher Hill Farm, three cheese and six cheese in a whole pasta, strombolis, and fresh pasta.

R&M Bischoping will have lots of spring, summer, and fall honey, beeswax lip balms, lots of honey and goats milk soaps and introducing new handmade liquid soap which features the farm’s honey to produce an extra luxurious lather. Lavender Moon is bringing soaps, salves, lotions, teas, culinary blends, and all natural repellents Bug Off and Tick Me Off.

Flour City Pasta is featuring hot spicy pastas made with local hot peppers. RocBucha is bringing blueberry-mint, ginger, and raspberry-lemon kombucha on tap, and will have bottled flavors including ginger, strawberry-basil, pineapple-ginger, blueberry-mint, and blackberry-orange; bring a bottle to fill (RocBucha or another brand) and receive $1 off the bottle price.

Le Petit Poutine is offering, in addition to the regular menu, maple bacon poutine — a rich gluten-free gravy with maple wood smoked bacon and maple syrup. Brian’s Kitchen is bringing chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, peanut butter, molasses, almond, and lemon cookies, all dairy-free, some gluten-free and vegan, as well as granola bars and chocolate fudge.

JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing mom’s mac & cheese, lemonade, strawberry rhubarb pie, mixed berry cobbler, lemon blueberry and blackberry raspberry cake, oatmeal cranberry cookies, chocolate chip cookies, grandma’s breakfast cake, lemon blueberry cake, muffins (blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and chocolate brownie), peanut butter balls, chocolate dipped bourbon balls, monster chocolate brownies, monster chocolate cake, and carrot cake.

Impact Earth Impact Earth offers its food scraps drop off service (sign up for five months, get the sixth month free) and zero waste lifestyle products. A special thanks to Impact Earth for providing zero waste services at Brighton Farmers’ Market each Sunday.

Also at the Market

We welcome Gregg Dougherty-Herman and Friends 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.

Councilmember on Your Corner

We’re introducing a new feature at the Market this week — members of the Brighton Town Council will join us for Councilmember on Your Corner. This week Robin Wilt and Jason DiPonzio will join us to chat with community members about issues of concern, answer questions, and offer updates on what’s happening in Town government.

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!