This Week at the Market — November 22, 2015

They say it’s good for the soul to cultivate gratitude, and there will be much for which to be grateful this week at Brighton Farmers’ Market. We’re thankful for the food piled high on the tables, ready for our Thanksgiving feasts, and for the good people behind the tables who bring us the fruits of their labors each week. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

This week, Lakestone Family Farms will have mini jewel lettuce bouquets, mesclun greens, arugula, baby bok choi, baby Swiss chard, acorn squash, butternut squash, pie pumpkins, carrots, radishes, Hakurei turnips, parsnips, beets, kale, leeks, onions, four varieties of potatoes, eggs, whole chickens and chicken pieces, and Christmas wreaths, all certified organic. Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce is bringing sweet potatoes, broccoli, carrots, red and green leaf lettuce, spinach, arugula, turnips, broccoli greens, napa cabbage, butternut and spaghetti squash, pie pumpkins, green cabbage, leeks, purple cabbage, daikon radishes, red potatoes, green kale, collard greens, and red beets, all certified organic.

Fisher Hill Farm is bringing turkey, both organically and conventionally-fed, along with a wide variety of vegetables. Growing Family Farms will have tomatoes, baby butternut squash, spaghetti squash, pie pumpkins, baby spinach, tender mesclun, sunflower and pea shoots, garlic, Swiss chard, kale, napa cabbage, free-range eggs, Singer tart cherry juice, and Small World ferments and granola.  Buzz’s Garden is bringing broccoli, spinach, Swiss chard, carrots, beets, radishes, lettuce baskets, kale, tatsoi, salad mix, escarole, bok choi, kohlrabi, and cabbage–green, purple, and napa.

Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing winter cuts of organic 100% grass-fed beef; frozen whole small chickens; chicken feet, necks, and giblets; and raw honey. Bolton Farms will have lettuce bouquets, spring mix, Boston bibb, arugula, watercress, bok choi, mustard greens, micro greens, kale, escarole, pea shoots, pole beans, and winter squash–grey kabocha, butternut, buttercup, acorn, and delicata.

Shannon Brook Farm suggests certified organic leaf lard for the flakiest pie crusts for Thanksgiving dinner, and for a different kind of feast–grass-fed leg of lamb or pasture-raised pork loin roast. K&S Bischoping will have lots of apples for holiday baking including Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Crispin, Cortland, and Golden Delicious, plus heirlooms including Winesap and Golden Russet.

Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is bringing maple syrup in fancy holiday glass and classic plastic jugs, maple cream spread, maple mustard, maple garlic rub, maple sugar, soft sugar shapes boxed for gift-giving, maple cotton candy, and a new line of skin care–maple sugar exfoliate scrub and maple body lotion, plus maple vanilla soap. Pasta Classics will have pumpkin-sweet potato, walnut & craisin, and apple, Gorgonzola & walnut ravioli, as well as fresh-cut pasta.

Newbury Park Pastries will have turkey dinner, chicken, veggie, pulled pork, shepherds, and panang pot pies, plus pumpkin and apple pies. Nordic Farm is bringing pickles for the Thanksgiving table, including pickled hot Brussels sprouts, cranberry horseradish jam, many other jams, and two kinds of granola. Rise & Shine Bread returns to the market with English muffin bread, asiago ciabatta, rosemary focaccia, wheat, and sweet breads.

JonJohn’s Bakery is offering Thanksgiving dinner with roast turkey from Fisher Hill Farm, Brussels sprouts, and corn bread, plus pies–pecan, apple crumb, blueberry, pumpkin, and sweet potato; Jonathan and John will also have peanut butter balls, Grandma’s breakfast cake, and frosted sugar cookies. Seaway Trail Honey is bringing assorted seasonal, local honey in large and small containers, honeycomb, mini-bears, beeswax candles, and honey bear gift packs.

Also at the Market

Musician Tony Graham will perform for us. 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/Fresh Connect Checks

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. We now are also offering Fresh Connect Checks to SNAP customers; this state-funded program allows us to give a $2 Fresh Connect Check with each $5 in tokens purchased with an EBT/SNAP card, which can be used to purchase any SNAP-eligible foods at the market.

Market Details

Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market is held Sundays,1 to 4 pm, through May 15, 2016 in Brighton’s Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Road, with a second entrance to the building just off 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 or on the Market’s Facebook page.

See you Sunday!