This Week at the Market
It may be white outside, but it’s Green Sunday again at the Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market, a welcome antidote to Black Friday and other excesses of this time of year. If you’re hoping to shop local during this holiday season, you can’t get much more local than our market, where everything is either grown or produced within 100 miles of Brighton, and most of it is produced much closer than that. For a great local gift idea, pick up a Brighton Farmers’ Market Gift Certificate, available in any amount (in $5 increments), which the recipient can exchange for tokens to spend at the market.
This past week Fisher Hill Farm put Thanksgiving turkeys on many of your tables and welcomed a new baby to the farm; congratulations Phil, Sandi, and Lily, and welcome little Paige! Phil will be back at the market this week with his usual wide variety of products, including winter squash, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, onions, broccoli, frozen chicken, and much more. Happy Hooves Organic Farm will have various cuts of certified organic 100% grass-fed and finished beef, some pasture-raised pork Italian sausage links, and some small frozen heritage turkeys; Della will take orders for farm-raised venison for December and January deliveries and for sides of certified organic pork for January and February deliveries.
Bolton Farms is bringing lettuce bouquets, spring mix, parsley, micro greens, pea shoots, tatsoi, and more. Bloomfield Honey Farm will have raw honey and flavored honeys, beeswax candles, skin care products, and a gift set containing honey, tea, and muffin mix. First Light Farm & Creamery will have holiday gift baskets. Allens Hill Farm will have free-range chicken eggs and will sample Dukkah and apple cider molasses apple cake. Shannon Brook Farm will have eggs, pork chops (loin, sirloin, and rib), butt roasts, spare ribs, and duck, all raised on the certified organic farm. Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is featuring maple mugs with cuppows — a great gift. Fellenz Family Farm will have a mix of apple varieties, potatoes (French fingerling, Keuka Gold, Red Maria), Kossak kohlrabi, celeriac, Hakurei turnips, lettuce baskets, beets, leeks, and some herb plants, all certified organic.
Also at the Market
John Wiesenthal‘s beautiful guitar music will provide some holiday cheer. ColorBrightonGreen.org will collect hard-to-recycle items. Brighton Food Cupboard will accept donations of food and cash to help support its mission of providing food to the needy in our community. The need is especially great during the holiday season; a list of items needed can be found here.
Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market is held Sundays, 1 to 4 pm, through April 13, 2014. It’s located in Brighton’s Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Road, Rochester. There is a second entrance to the building, easily accessible, from S. Winton, between Westfall and 590 (just south of Westfall).
The Brighton Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the Town of Brighton. For information on lots of great activities sponsored by the Town’s Recreation Department, see http://www.townofbrighton.org/index.aspx?nid=220. To register online for programs, see https://secure.rec1.com/NY/Town-Brighton-Parks-Recreation/reg.php
See you Sunday!