Hunger Action Day at the Market

As we enjoy the abundant harvest available each week at the Brighton Farmers’ Market, it’s easy to forget that many people in our community and beyond don’t have enough to eat. Hunger is a huge problem in our country, and it’s only getting worse. Last year, 14.5% of American households experienced food insecurity, up from 11% just 10 years ago. This week we welcome partner organizations Foodlink and the Brighton Food Cupboard to the Market; they will offer information about the need locally, their efforts to fight hunger, and how we can help. Over the past three months, the number of families served by the Brighton Food Cupboard rose from an average of 600 per month to between 700 and 800 families per month. Please consider donating; the Food Cupboard’s greatest need right now is fresh produce, healthy snack items, and canned vegetables; cash is always welcome. Thank you.

From the Vendors

Ann’s Purple Produce will have the first of the purple potatoes and ground cherries along with tender, white cucumbers, purple beans, purple peppers, lots of eggplant, colorful Bright Lights swiss chard, baby summer squash,  French Breakfast radishes, golden beets, red chesnok garlic, parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme and spearmint, bouquets of all sizes, lots of dahlias, strawflowers,  potted herbs for growing indoors, shade and sun perennials, sunflower heads for the birds or for seed eating and decorative fall amaranth. R&M Bischoping is bringing tomatillos, hot peppers (Serrano, cayenne and jalapeno), red and heirloom cherry tomatoes, red Russian kale, fresh basil, red and heirloom slicing tomatoes, sunflowers, fresh cut bouquets, and baby summer squash.

Shady Lane Farm will have red and white onions, Shirofumi edamame, Beauregard sweet potatoes, Ruby chard, red mini-cabbages, beets, leeks, red and blue potatoes, cherry tomato mixes, Sugar Baby watermelons, parsley and dill, sorghum for fall decorating, and colorful fresh-cut flowers. K&S Bischoping is bringing lots of apples, just in time for Rosh Hashahah — Gala, McIntosh, Ginger Gold, Fuji, and heirlooms Karmijn de Sonnaville, Jonathan, Orange Pippin, and Snow. Honeyhill Farm will have cherry and heirloom slicing tomatoes, sweet onions, carrots, red and golden beets, garlic, and fresh pasture raised chicken.

Lakestone Family Farm is bringing lettuce bouquets; butterhead, red and green leaf lettuce; red Russian, curly, and lacinato kale; Asian eggplants; arugula; leeks; napa cabbage; summer squash and zucchini; pickling and slicing cucumbers; French breakfast radishes; acorn and delicata squash; Fava beans; eggs; and fresh whole and cut chicken parts including feet for stock — all certified organic. Noto  Fruit Farm will have peaches and apples — Ginger Gold, McIntosh, Gala, Honey Crisp, and Autumn Crisp. Dearhaven Farm is bringing spinach, beets, onions, garlic, sweet peppers, zucchini, potatoes, parsnips, leeks, herbs and red raspberries,

Buzz’s Garden will have lettuce bouquets, pea shoots, baby kale mix, cherry and heirloom slicing tomatoes, three varieties of eggplant, multi-colored carrots, tri-colored string beans, leeks, and okra. Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce is bringing certified organic sweet potatoes, spinach, arugula, carrots (also available in 20lb bags for juicing, please pre-order by emailing Andy at, red and golden beets, garlic, radishes, turnips, green and purple cabbage, kale, pie pumpkins, butternut and spaghetti squash.

Fellenz Family Farm will have salad mix, kale, arugula, mizuna, red komatsuna, beets, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, ground cherries, cucumbers, summer squash, delicata and red kuri winter squash, eggplant, sweet peppers, hot peppers, edible flowers, apples (Akane, Enterprise, Scarlett O’Hara, Liberty, Holstein Pippin, and Chenango Strawberry), raspberries, eggs (1/2 and whole dozens), garlic, onions, potatoes (ADK Blue, ADK Red, Keuka Gold, Carola, Red Maria, and French fingerling), shallots, and honey. Organic Matters Farm is bringing sweet corn, lettuce, beans, tomatoes, tomatillos, garlic, cucumbers, radishes, collards, mustard greens, and watermelons.

Growing Family Farms will have heirloom tomatoes, the last of the season’s cucumbers, sweet peppers, Nantucket pie pumpkins, celebration squash, rainbow chard, no spray concord grapes and apples, freshly dug red potatoes, free range eggs, and Singer Naturals tart cherry, concord grape, and organic apple juice. Shannon Brook Farm is featuring andouille sausage from the farm’s certified organic, pasture-raised pigs — great for fall pasta dishes. Bolton Farms will have sweet corn, beefsteak tomatoes, pumpkins, buttercup and acorn squash from the fields;  hydroponic crops include lettuce bouquets, spring mix, arugula, tatsoi, swiss chard, basil, parsley, micro greens, spinach, and pea shoots.

Allens Hill Farm is bringing Wild Boar Blue Berry tomatoes, Chinese five color peppers, aquaponically grown genovese basil, seven varieties of apple cider molasses granola, Dukkah, and all natural baking mixes. Chicory Blue Gardens will have pretty fall bouquets of zinnias, lisianthus, ornamental grasses, and fall blooming sunflowers. Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing 100% grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork, all certified organic and soy-free; Della will take orders for fresh organic pasture-raised soy-free turkeys for pick-up at the winter market for Thanksgiving, and for organic  pasture-raised soy-free 1/2 hogs for delivery beginning in November. Seaway Trail Honey will have fresh, raw, local honey and honeycomb, certified Kosher for Rosh Hashanah.

Clearview Farm is bringing certified organic sweet corn; ground cherries; snow peas; Roma beans; cherry, heirloom, and beefsteak tomatoes; poblano peppers, dill and other herbs; slicing and pickling cucumbers; garlic; eschallion scallions; baby leeks and onions; Asian eggplant; pie pumpkins; and acorn squash. Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm will have maple mustard, maple cream spread, and assorted maple products. Lavender Moon is featuring herbal neck wraps and flavored hot chocolate mix. Nordic Farm will have jams, jellies, pickles, salsa, and jam bars.

JonJohn’s Bakery is featuring zucchini bread with walnuts and chocolate chips, decadent chocolate brownies with coconut and pecans, a double-decker lemon-blueberry-raspberry cake, and roast pork sandwiches with spicy pepper-garlic jam. Flour City Pasta is bringing lots of pumpkin pappardelle pasta. Small World Food will have country multigrain bread, gluten-free buckwheat sourdough bread, pickled garlic scapes, and sauerkraut. Eat Me Ice Cream is bringing fig balsamic Nutella swirl ice cream sandwiches on a shortbread cookie, pints, and watermelon ice candy. Newbury Park Pastries will have chicken, veggie, beef stew, and shepherds pot pies, plus seasonal tarts. Biscotti for Everybotti will have vegan coconut, gluten-free ginger, and maple biscotti. Tripleberry Farm is bringing plum, caramel apple, red plum/peach and blue raspberry jams and goat milk soaps, scented and unscented. Squash Blossom Farm will have squash blossoms, kale, lettuce, escarole, basil, potatoes, onions, leeks, celery, Concord grapes, sugarloaf chicory, radicchio, watercress, and artichokes.

Also at the Market

JAVA returns to the music tent. will collect recycling items; check here for items they are currently able to accept and recycle. The group is also looking for more volunteers to help with these collections; please consider helping this good cause.

The Brighton Farmers’ Market is held every Sunday through October 26 from 9 am to 1 pm.  It is held in the Brighton High School parking lot, 1150 Winton Road S., and 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!