This Week at the Market – October 20, 2019

Is autumn color at its peak right now? I’m not sure, but colors at Brighton Farmers’ Market are pretty spectacular, and the flavors are as well. Despite a couple frosty mornings, our farmers are still bringing a cornucopia of harvested crops, fresh from the fields. This week Andy’s Specialty Produce will have certified organic salad mix, spinach, arugula, pea shoots, sweet potatoes, carrots, salad turnips, red and yellow potatoes, napa cabbage, red beets, radishes, romaine and red leaf lettuce, garlic, onions, and green cabbage. Growing Family Farm will have certified organic tomatoes, sweet peppers, poblanos, eggplant, salad mix, romaine, escarole, endive, fennel, Italian dandelion, kale, delicata squash, pie pumpkins, buttercup squash, Asian pears, fresh herbs, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice. 

Lighthouse Gardens will have a huge selection of hardy fall mums; freshly harvested ginger; cherry tomatoes; heirloom tomatoes; carrots; green beans; sweet peppers; jalapenos; Hungarian hot wax peppers; celery; eggplant; broccoli; napa and green cabbage; garlic; shallots; beets; lettuce bouquets; mixed salad greens; baby leaf spinach; arugula, Asian greens; rainbow Swiss chard; kale; radishes; green and purple kohlrabi; tomatillos; ground cherries; cut herb bunches; certified organic herb plants; ginger, fig, and bay laurel plants; succulents in pots, planters, and hanging baskets; herb planters; and organic potting soil.

K&S Bischoping will have quince and lots of apples — Snapdragon, Honeycrisp, Macoun, MacIntosh, Cortland, Fuji, Empire, Gala, and Ginger Gold, plus heirlooms including Fearns Pippin, Karmijn de Sonneville, Pomme Gris, Thompkins County King, and Ashmead’s Kernel. Bolton Farms is bringing no-spray cauliflower, Swiss chard, basil, lettuce bouquets, spring mix, bibb lettuce, bok choi, Italian flat leaf parsley, Red Russian kale, dandelion greens, and butternut, delicata, and acorn squash.

Shannon Brook Farm is bringing certified organic, pasture-raised heritage breed pork: no-nitrate smoked hams and smoked ham slices, smoked and fresh hocks, three types of no-nitrate bacon, ground, chops, six types of sausage, fresh pork belly, soup bones, organs, and leaf lard; grass-fed lamb raised on organic pastures: shoulder roasts, loin and neck chops, and short ribs; certified organic, free-range poultry: whole pekin ducks; whole broiler chickens; and certified organic free-range chicken eggs; and organically-grown Hubbard squash and pie pumpkins.

Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic dill, tomatillos, jalapeno and cayenne peppers, baby bok choi, arugula, broccoli raab, radishes, winter squash (butternut, delicata, and acorn), pie pumpkins, ground cherries, sweet peppers, fresh holy basil, collards, Portuguese and curly kale, holy basil-tulsi tea, spearmint, truly free-range eggs,  100% grass-grown (no grain) Angus beef, and Genesee Valley Bean certified organic dry black, cannellini, red kidney, and pinto beans. 

Stonecrop Farm is bringing pasture-raised pork sausage, soup bones, trotters, organ meats, and rendered pork lard. Dearhaven Farm is bringing certified organic potatoes, shallots, lettuce, kohlrabi, spinach, napa, bok choi, onions, kale, sweet peppers, fennel, butternut squash, and parsley,

Trademarks Flower Farm will have lots of different sized mixed bouquets featuring dahlias, zinnias, cosmos, rudbeckia, eucalyptus, dusty miller, amaranthus, and ageratum, in addition to bunches of broom corn, dahlias, and seasonal foliage. Happy Hooves Farm will have cuts of pork and sausages from pasture-raised pigs and beef from 100% grass-fed and grass-finished herd of beef cows; all animals are raised outside on pasture with organic feed containing no corn, no soy, and no wheat, except cows which only eat grass.

Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is offerings tastings of its newest maple product — coffee infused bourbon barrel aged maple syrup, plus 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 fall honey, a dark amber honey with a rich flavor — fresh, raw, with active enzymes; all seasonal local  Kosher raw honeys from spring to fall; honeycomb; cute mini bears; almonds and pistachios in honey; infused honeys with organic lavender, ginger, rosemary, cocoa, cinnamon and new pumpkin spice; infused honey made with organic Kosher spices; pure beeswax, candles; and propolis — the leaf resins that bees collect — in powdered, chunks, and tincture; stop by for a sampling and for information about bees and the different types of honey.

Brian’s Kitchen will have chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, molasses, peanut butter, almond, and lemon cookies, some traditional, some gluten-free and vegan, plus four types of granola bars and chocolate fudge. RocBucha is bringing peach-cardamom, apple-cinnamon, and ginger kombucha on tap, and will have bottled flavors including ginger, strawberry-basil, pineapple-ginger, blueberry-mint, pumpkin-clove, and apple-cinnamon; bring any bottle (RocBucha’s or other brand) to fill for $1 off.

Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, veggie, panang, shepherds, turkey dinner, and shrimp panang pot pies. Pasta Classics will have ravioli flavors including sausage & roasted garlic, pumpkin, and butternut squash from Fisher Hill Farm, plus 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. Tripleberry Farm is bringing pesticide-free premium berry jams.

Le Petit Poutine is  offering sausage gravy poutine, chili cheese poutine, grape soda and apple cider soda. Lavender Moon is bringing soaps, salves, lotions, culinary blends, and flavored cocoas and teas.

JonJohn’s Bakery will have mom’s mac & cheese, cheesecake brownie, apple tarts, coconut almond joy cookies, pumpkin spice cookies with a maple glaze frosting, peanut butter balls, chocolate dip bourbon balls, pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate chip and oatmeal cranberry cookies, brownie muffins, mixed berry muffins, grandma’s breakfast cake, and peach cobbler.

Impact Earth will have sign-ups available for residential food scraps drop off service as well as zero waste lifestyle products; find them by the food trucks. A special thanks to Impact Earth for providing zero waste services at Brighton Farmers’ Market each Sunday.

Also at the Market

We welcome The Geezers 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.

ColorBrightonGreen.org joins us with information about food waste. For information on what items for recycling ColorBrightonGreen can now accept, please check here.

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. 

Parking

Please remember that additional parking is available at Twelve Corners Middle School and in permitted on-street parking areas besides the High School. Please do not park along the entrance to the BHS parking lot. Thanks to all those who walk and ride bikes to the Market!

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 summer Market runs through November 24; the winter Market opens December 1

The Market is sponsored by the Town of Brighton. More information about the market can be found at https://brightonfarmersmarket.org or on Facebook and Instagram.

See you Sunday!