This Week at the Market — May 1, 2016

It has been a fits-and-starts kind of spring, but the ramps have arrived, even if warm weather hasn’t. Kurt of Clearview Farm has harvested a big batch of these tender treats, like delicate wild leeks, and will offer free recipes with the ramps at this week’s market. The season is very short, so don’t miss out. Kurt will also have green onions, eggs in various sizes and colors, Callan Farms dry black beans, Italy Hill popcorn, buckwheat, herbs (sage, Italian oregano, Genovese basil, lemon basil, and lemon mint), and 100% grass-fed Angus beef, ground and other cuts.

Fresh greens will be abundant at this May Day Market: Fellenz Family Farm is bringing spinach, sorrel, komatsuna, arugula, honey, eggs, and herb transplants. Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce will have spinach, arugula, lettuce, red radishes, celeriac, and frozen tomatoes and peppers.

Buzz’s Garden is bringing salad mix, spinach, ramps, and scallions. Bolton Farms will have Swiss chard, escarole, kale, bok choi, spring mix, lettuce bouquets, butterhead bibb lettuce, parsley, spinach, and arugula.

Growing Family Farms is bringing beet greens, scallions, sunnies, pea shoots, wheatgrass, potted herbs, free range eggs, Small World ferments and granola, and Singer Farm Naturals tart cherry juice. Fisher Hill Farm will have fresh chicken (whole, halves, and livers), kale, green garlic, cabbage, potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, beets, rutabaga, kohlrabi, spring mix lettuce, eggs, frozen turkey, and Red Jacket juices.

Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing steaks and ground beef from the farm’s organic 100% grass fed and finished cows, cuts of pasture-raised pork, and jars of the farm’s raw honey. Lakestone Family Farm will have lots of eggs, spinach, lettuce bouquets, kale, and raab.

Shannon Brook Farm is featuring organically-fed meaty spare ribs, pork shoulder roasts, and grass-fed, meaty lamb soup bones. Smugtown Mushrooms is bringing fresh oyster and shiitake mushrooms, mushroom grow kits, kombucha starters, and tincture.

Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is introducing all natural dog biscuits made with Wohlschlegel’s maple syrup; gold, amber, and dark  maple syrup; maple cream spread, maple cotton candy, maple garlic rub; maple mustard; granulated maple sugar; soft and hard sugar shapes; and maple vanilla body care products–soap, lotion, scrub, and lip balm. Nordic Farm will have paleo cookies, brownies, spiced nuts, many freshly made jams and jellies including caramel apple jam and jelly fish, and bread and butter zukes and cukes.

Farmhouse Table is bringing butternut squash soup (with squash from Bolton Farms), carrot ginger parsnip soup, beans and greens (organic kale from Lakestone Family Farms), German potato salad featuring house smoked bacon, quinoa salad (with shiitake mushrooms from Smugtown), Asian inspired slaw (green cabbage from Fisher Hill Farm), Moroccan carrot salad, fresh kimchi (Fisher Hill cabbage), house dill pickles, olive tapenade, apple bread (Gala apples from Lagoner Farms), coffee cake, vegan chocolate chip cookies, and vegan chocolate cake.

Tripleberry Farm is bringing traditional and reduced sugar pesticide-free jams and a large selection of goat milk soaps. Pasta Classics will have handmade ravioli, including 3 cheese, roasted red pepper and goat cheese, and shrimp and roasted garlic. Lavender Moon is bringing lots of herbal products, great for Mother’s Day gifts, with specials on lavender and lilac scented products and all natural Bug OFF and Tick me OFF repellents.

JonJohn’s Bakery will have BBQ pork spare rib dinner with mac & cheese and Spanish rice and beans, truffles, peanut butter balls, carrot cake, pineapple upside-down cake, decadent chocolate brownies, beyond chocolate cake, apple upside-down cake, and coconut-almond joy balls.

Also at the Market

We welcome guitarist John Wiesenthal to the Market.

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/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.

Summer Market

The summer Brighton Farmers’ Market opens May 22 and will be held every Sunday through October 30 from 9 am to 1 pm in the Brighton High School parking lot, 1150 Winton Road S. We can’t wait!

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 http://www.brightonfarmersmarket.org or on the Market’s Facebook page.

See you Sunday!