This Week at the Market - March 1

We’re not even going to think about winter; we’re just going to think about all the great local foods available at the Brighton Farmers’ Market this Sunday, the first day of March.  Fisher Hill Farm will have cabbage, potatoes, celeriac, rutabaga, beets, carrots, parsnips, onions, garlic, frozen corn and peas, Red Jacket juices, eggs, organically-fed turkey (save $2 a pound), and whole frozen chickens (buy three and get one free). Shannon Brook Farm is featuring organic, grass-fed lamb; Walter will have leg of lamb, lamb shoulder roast, lamb chops and ground lamb.

Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce will have certified organic carrots, butternut squash, garlic, garlic powder, sauerkraut from the farm’s cabbage, daikon radishes, green and purple cabbage, and beets. Lagoner Farms is bringing apples, pies, jams, and applesauces. Lakestone Family Farm will have gold and white beets, eggs, and chicken — whole, thighs, legs, thigh quarters, and feet, all certified organic.

Happy Hooves Organic Farm will have 100% grass fed beef, pasture raised pork (some on sale), and free-range stewing chickens; all Della’s meats are certified organic and fed no soy. Bolton Farms is bringing Boston bibb lettuce, spring mix, lettuce bouquets, parsley, cilantro, escarole, tatsoi, microgreens, kale, Swiss chard, and arugula.

Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic dry beans in three flavors: black, red Merlot, and cannellini (white kidney beans); buckwheat (to grind and make fresh flour); eschallions and eschallion scallions; dried herbs (oregano, dill, sweet marjoram, and Genovese basil); golden and purple-top turnips and maybe even a little bit of fresh rosemary. Growing Family Farms will have tender pea shoots, free range eggs, dried shiitakes, ferments and granola from Small World Food, and Singer Naturals tart cherry juice concentrate. Allens Hill Farm is bringing fodder fed meat rabbits, fodder fed chicken eggs, Ithaca Milk Yogurt, yogurt parfaits made from Ithaca Milk Yogurt and Allens Hill Farm granola, Ithaca Milk Raw Milk Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Apple Cider Molasses, Dukkah, seven varieties of Apple Cider Molasses granola, and all natural baking mixes.

Nordic Farm is bringing fresh jams, pickles, granola, chunky applesauce, paleo baked goods, and some personal care products from Bloomfield Honey Farm. Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is bringing a full assortment of maple products. Tripleberry Farm will have  jams, plus moisturizing goat milk soaps in some new scents, including blackberry bramble. Newbury Park Pastries is bringing chicken, panang, shepherds, and pulled pork pot pies, plus quiche, roasted tomato soup, and shamrock cookies. Brian’s Kitchen will offer a wide variety of cookies.

Also at the Market

John Wiesenthal will perform with his guitar.

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. Thanks to our generous vendors and customers, who last year donated 2,497 pounds of food to the Food Cupboard.

One Day Alternate Entrance

If you park on the Winton Road side of the Brookside Center, please use the entrance to the building near the dumpster, at the end of the parking lot. The regular entrance will be closed, just for this week.

EBT/SNAP Bonus Program

We’re pleased to offer our Market 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.

Market Details

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!