This Week at the Market – May 3
We made it to May! There must be a corollary — the tougher the winter, the happier we all are at May’s sparkling arrival. Farms are also welcoming May, and farmers are harvesting the first early crops that inaugurate the new season. Fellenz Family Farm is bringing certified organic kale, Hakurei turnips, komatsuna, sorrel, eggs, and spinach. Clearview Farm will have ramps (hurry, it’s a very short season!), green onions, red sunchokes, gold and purple top turnips, certified organic free-range eggs, dried herbs, and dried beans — cannellini, red Merlot, and black.
Fisher Hill Farm is bringing spring mix, lettuce, leeks, fresh chicken (whole, half, and livers), both conventional and organically-fed, potatoes, beets, cabbage, rutabaga, celeriac, onions, carrots, micro greens, eggs, and Red Jacket juices. Lakestone Family Farm will have certified organic baby kale, eggs, whole chickens, and chicken legs.
Smugtown Mushrooms is bringing oyster mushrooms, grow kits, plug spawn, kombucha kits, and ramps. Growing Family Farms will have spinach, arugula, Asian greens, pea shoots, potted basil and cilantro, free range eggs, dried shiitakes, Small World ferments and granola, and Singer Naturals tart cherry juice.
Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce is bringing certified organic baby spinach, kale, lettuce, Chinese cabbage, beets, green cabbage, garlic powder, sauerkraut, and frozen tomatoes. Shannon Brook Farm is offering a special on pork chops — 10% off two packages of organic, pasture-raised loin, sirloin, or rib chops.
Happy Hooves Organic Farm is bringing eggs from free-ranging hens, 100% grass fed beef, pasture-raised pork, and honey; all animals are raised outdoors humanely on certified organic no-soy feed and pastures. Rise and Shine Bread is bringing English muffin bread, asiago ciabatta, rosemary focaccia, rye, pumpernickel, raisin, wheat, muffins, and sweet bread.
Newbury Park Pastries will have Philly cheesesteak, chicken, veggie, pulled pork, and panang pot pies, plus roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella and ramp oil quiche. Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm is bringing a fresh batch of soft maple sugar shapes, maple garlic pepper rub for grilling meats or veggies, and dark maple syrup.
Brian’s Kitchen is featuring an improved gluten-free chocolate chip cookie. Tripleberry Farm is bringing freshly-made pesticide-free berry jams and moisturizing goat milk soaps, including lilac scented soap, a soap for oily skin and acne, and jewel weed soap to combat poison ivy. Nordic Farm will have Mother’s Day gift boxes, new jams and jellies, pickles, four kinds of granola, paleo and gluten-free baked goods, and spiced pecans.
Also at the Market
Music will be provided by John Wiesenthal .
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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.
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.
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.
The summer Brighton Farmers’ Market opens May 24 and runs through October 25. It will be held Sundays 9 am to 1 pm in the Brighton High School parking lot, 1150 Winton Road S., Rochester. We can’t wait!
See you Sunday!