This Week at the Market – August 11, 2019

Summer fruit, fresh from local farms, always feels like a revelation — this is what fruit is meant to be. The fruit this year seems especially delicious and abundant. These blackberries from Tripleberry Farm are sweet and enormous — thumb-size is only a slight exaggeration. This Sunday Kim will have these pesticide-free berries and pesticide-free blueberries plus a full array of pesticide-free berry jams.

Dearhaven Farm is bringing certified organic heirloom tomatoes, fresh shallot (uncured), cipollini onions, sweet red pepper, eggplant, lettuce, sweet onion, cucumber, zucchini, celery, cabbage, cherry tomato, garlic, kale, carrot, parsley, basil, and mint. Andy’s Specialty Produce will have certified organic slicing tomatoes, salad mix, seedless cucumbers, arugula, carrots, red beets, kale, radishes, pea shoots, red leaf and romaine lettuce, garlic, sweet onions, and green summer cabbage.

K&S Bischoping is bringing peaches. Bolton Farms is bringing arugula, watercress, basil, spring mix, lettuce bouquets, butterhead bibb, bok choi, tatsoi, curly kale, Tuscan kale, Red Russian kale, mustard greens, spicy mix, sorrel, soil grown heirloom tomatoes, green and yellow squash, sweet corn, and pea shoots.

Lagoner Farms will have white peaches, Flaming Fury peaches, donut peaches, red and yellow plums, apricots, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and apples. Chicory Blue Gardens will have bright summery bouquets of zinnias, sunflowers, echinops, and other flowers.

Growing Family Farm will have certified organic tomatoes — heirloom, slicers, saladette, cherry, grape, and bulk Roma; Italian sweet peppers; shishitos; cubanelles; summer eggplant; cucumbers; salad mix; rainbow chard; Italian dandelion; celery; fresh onions; garlic; French filet beans; patty pan squash; zucchini; fresh cut and potted herbs; and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice. Smugtown Mushrooms will have new fresh homegrown chestnut mushrooms, lion’s mane, shiitake, king trumpets, and oyster mushrooms, as well as seasonal log-grown shiitakes; various mushroom cultivation supplies; medicinal mushroom tinctures; reishi tea; and a limited supply of chaga.

Fellenz Family Farm is bringing certified organic Roma tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, Italian eggplant, Japanese eggplant, Genovese basil, lemon basil, tulsi basil, sweet Thai basil, purple Genovese basil, fresh onions, Swiss chard, kale, and sweet peppers. R&M Bischoping will have cherry tomatoes; baby zucchini; cucumbers, tomatillos; green beans; spring, summer, and fall seasonal honeys; and honey and goat’s milk handmade artisan soaps.

Lighthouse Gardens will have certified organic cherry tomatoes; heirloom tomatoes; carrots; bunches of basil; sweet peppers; Hungarian hot wax peppers; celery; scallions; eggplant; garlic, beets; lettuce bouquets; mixed salad greens; rainbow Swiss chard; kale; radishes;  zucchini and summer squash; certified organic herb and vegetable transplants for summer succession planting; ginger, bay laurel, and fig plants; succulents in pots, planters, and hanging baskets; summer flowering perennials; hostas; lettuce bowls; herb planters; berry plants; and organic potting soil. 

Shannon Brook Farm is bringing certified organic, pasture-raised heritage breed pork: no-nitrate smoked hams, smoked ham slices, smoked hocks, ground, soup bones, leaf lard, butt roasts, two types of chops, six types of sausage, fresh pork belly, country-style ribs, spare ribs, baby back ribs, tenderloins, and three types of no-nitrate bacon; grass-fed lamb raised on organic pastures: shoulder and leg roasts, loin chops, ground, shanks, riblets, and short ribs; certified organic, free-range poultry: stew hens, broiler chickens – wholes and halves, chicken necks, livers, gizzards, and whole ducks; certified organic free-range chicken eggs; and certified organic rhubarb.

Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic Roma beans,  cucumbers, fresh Genovese and holy basil, squash (cousa, patty pan, and zucchini), Portuguese and curly kale, collards, dried dill, holy basil-tulsi tea, spearmint, truly free-range eggs, organically-fed 100% grass-grown Angus beef in a variety of cuts (bones, roasts, burger, liver, and more), and Genesee Valley Bean certified organic dry cannellini, black, and pinto beans.

Stonecrop Farm is bringing pasture-raised pork chops, shoulder roasts, steaks, spare ribs, ground pork, sausage, bacon, deli ham, ham steaks, hocks, organ meats, bones, trotters, and rendered lard, plus certified organic fresh whole chickens and feet. Zantopia Gardens will have a nice selection of colorful perennials for late summer planting.

Bristol Mushrooms will have fresh-picked, certified organic lion’s mane and king oyster mushrooms, Brain Booster lion’s mane coffee (now with 40% more in each package), Brain Booster lion’s mane powder, and dried lion’s mane — simply re-hydrate in a soup or stew. Happy Hooves Farm is offering a sale on all cuts of pork and sausages from pasture-raised pigs, and beef from 100% grass-fed and grass-finished cows; all animals are raised outside on pasture with no corn, no soy, and no wheat organic feed, except cows which only eat grass.

Trademarks Flower Farm is offering a build-your-own bouquet bar, mixed bouquets, bunches of dahlias, specialty rudbeckia, gladiolus, sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, and giant marigolds. First Light Farm will be featuring first place winners in their class at the American Cheese Society 2019 national awards: Old Chatham Ewe’s Blue and Old Chatham Nature’s Perfect Yogurt; congratulations First Light and Old Chatham!

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.

Seaway Trail Honey will have summer honey, harvested on Thursday, a light amber honey — fresh, raw, with active enzymes; 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; pure beeswax candles; and propolis — the leaf resins that bees collect — in powdered, chunks, and tincture; stop by for a sampling, for information about bees and the different types of honey, and to see the educational display of live honey bees for the non-profit NY Bee Wellness Inc. 

RocBucha is bringing blackberry-orange, blueberry-mint, and raspberry-lemonade kombucha on tap, and will have bottled flavors including ginger, strawberry-basil, pineapple-ginger, blueberry-mint, and raspberry-lemonade; bring any bottle (RocBucha’s or other brand) to fill for $1 off. Brian’s Kitchen will have gluten-free and vegan cookies, granola bars, and chocolate fudge.

Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, veggie, panang, shepherds, and chicken tarragon pot pies along with cut-out cookies, rugelach, Piccadilly pies, galettes, and tarts. Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors including artichoke & provolone, shiitake, spinach, garlic & asiago, and six cheese, plus cheese gnocchi and a wide variety of strombolis.

Boy and the Baker will have seasonal brioche, almond brioche, soft pretzel, pecan maple sticky buns, brioche twist, assorted muffins, coconut rocher, cherry almond granola, roasted banana bread, and chocolate chunk and cinnamon oatmeal raisin cookies. Flour City Pasta is featuring cucumber gnocchetti made with local cukes — a great summer salad with fresh blueberries.

JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing sweet potato tarts, peach tarts, mom’s mac & cheese, lemon blueberry blackberry raspberry cake, peanut butter balls, chocolate dipped bourbon bars, bourbon butter pound cake, coconut pecan chocolate chip cookies, monster brownies, grandma’s breakfast cake, beyond chocolate cake, and lemonade. Lavender Moon is bringing soaps, salves, lotions, teas, culinary blends, and all natural repellents Bug Off and Tick Me Off.

Impact Earth will have sign-ups available for residential food scraps drop off program as well as zero waste lifestyle products and information about community solar. A special thanks to Impact Earth for providing zero waste services at Brighton Farmers’ Market each Sunday.

Also at the Market

We welcome The Charlie Mitchell Group to the music tent.

Please consider donating to the Brighton Food Cupboard to support their efforts on behalf of the needy in our community.

We welcome scientists at the Ask a Scientist booth, sponsored by the Rochester NY March for Science. Scientists will answer all kinds of questions you might have about pretty much anything. Kids’ questions are welcome! Brighton Farmers’ Market celebrates the importance of science to our everyday lives, to society, to policy, and to our mission of promoting a healthier, more sustainable food system.

Councilmember on Your Corner — This week Brighton Town Council members Robin Wilt and Chris Werner will join us to chat with community members about issues of concern, answer questions, and offer updates on what’s happening in Town government.

Brighton Rowing Club will offer information about its programs.

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 or on Facebook and Instagram.

See you Sunday!