This Week at the Market - December 14
Perhaps not everyone on your list would appreciate a gift of Brussels sprouts this holiday season, but chances are someone on your list says “no more stuff!” And chances are that person would be thrilled with a gift that’s local, edible, sustainable, and delicious. You’ll find a bounty of great choices this Sunday at Brighton Farmers’ Market, and lots of options for your own holiday feasting.
Fisher Hill Farm will have winter squash, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, celeriac, rutabaga, beets, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, pie pumpkins, Niagara grapes, garlic, frozen corn and peas, chicken, eggs, and Red Jacket juices; Phil and Sandi will also be taking orders for fresh turkeys for Christmas, both conventional and organically-fed. Lakestone Family Farm is bringing wreaths, spinach, lacinato, red Russian and curly kale, baby boc choi, braising greens, arugula, Savoy cabbage, napa cabbage, kohlrabi, Hakurei turnips, baby gold beets, squash (butternut, buttercup and acorn), pie pumpkins, eggs, whole chickens and chicken pieces, all certified organic.
Clearview Farm will have certified organic Deadon red-green savoy mini-cabbages, dry white kidney beans, leeks, garlic, eschallions, yellow cooking onions, celeriac, squash (butternut, Long Island cheese pumpkins and green acorn), dried herbs (oregano, dill, marjoram, Genovese, and lemon basil), sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes), purple-top turnips, Munchnerbier radishes, watermelon radishes and free-range organically-fed eggs. Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce is bringing certified organic sweet carrots, garlic powder, kale, lettuce, daikon radishes, collard greens, sweet potatoes, garlic, beets, green and purple cabbage, butternut and acorn squash, pie pumpkins, and turnips. K&S Bischoping will have apples including Honey Crisp, Jonagold, Gold Delicious, Idared, and Empire, plus an assortment of heirlooms.
Shannon Brook Farm is featuring organically-fed, pasture-raised pork chops — rib, loin, and sirloin, one for every kind of pork chop recipe. Bolton Farm will have lettuce bouquets, bok choi, tatsoi, spring mix, arugula, watercress, micro greens, pea shoots, kale, and winter squash including butternut, grey kabocha, red kabocha, delicata, and buttercup. Seaway Trail Honey is bringing mini honey bear gift packs, novelty jars, pure local honeycomb, and seasonal honey. Happy Hooves Organic Farm will have organic 100% grass-fed beef, organic no-soy free-ranging frozen whole turkeys and cuts, and organic no-soy pork cuts, on sale.
Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is bringing lots of maple products, including granulated maple sugar, soft molded sugar, maple cream spread, and three grades of maple syrups in plastic and fancy glass bottles — lots of stocking stuffer sizes. This week is the last chance to pick up a beautiful all-natural balsam wreath decorated with winter berries, acorns and pinecones, from Lavender Moon Herb Gardens; Joe will also have all kinds of herbal stocking stuffers, soaps lotions, and culinary treats. Flour City Pasta will have pasta gift boxes.
Nordic Farm will have lots of gift ideas, including recipe cards to go with most jams, stocking stuffers, freshly-made chunky applesauce, and a new surprise product. JonJohn’s Bakery is offering macaroni and cheese and Brussels sprouts, HoHo cake, carrot cake, German chocolate cake, pecan brownies, and Christmas cookies. Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, shepherds, veggie, and panang veggie pot pies and quiche. Tripleberry Farm is bringing freshly-made pesticide-free jams, concord grape jam, sugar plus for stocking stuffers, and goat milk soaps.
Also at the Market
Music will be provided by Grant Cos.
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
We’re happy to announce our new Bonus Program for EBT/SNAP customers. Purchase at least $10 in tokens with an EBT card, and receive $5 in bonus tokens to be used at the market to purchase EBT-eligible foods.
The Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market is held Sunday afternoons, 1 to 4 pm, at Brighton’s Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Road. There is a second entrance to the building just off of S. Winton Road, between Westfall and 590. The Market is sponsored by the Town of Brighton. More information about the market can be found at www.brightonfarmersmarket.org or on the Market’s Facebook page.
See you Sunday!