Newsletter V10-NBR02-20170612

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Vol.10 Nbr02 MktWk. 01 June 12, 2017

The Market's first day for the 2017 season is June 14.

Open on Wednesdays, 4pm to 7pm
Blessed Sacrament's Parking Lot
726 Monroe Avenue (the Corner at Rutgers Street)

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NAME THE BABY GOAT

Kim of Clover Meadow Creamery brings a baby goat to the Market almost every week. It is a hit with adults and children. It gives urbanites the chance to experience a bit of the farm life! Shoppers get a chance to see it grow-up to be a teenager during the course of the season.

Goat kids love human kids (and vice versa)!

We would like to conduct a contest to name this year's baby goat! We need a volunteer to coordinate this effort. Please contact Allen.

FOOD and CRAFTS THIS WEEK

Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Strawberries, peas, zucchini, cut flower bouquets.

Aguilera Farms, Williamson

Strawberries, lettuce, radishes, onions, and spinach

Clover Meadow Creamery, Lyons

Goat milk, goat yogurt, goat cheese and herbed cheeses, and sometimes, bakery goods (honey oatmeal bread, whole wheat bread, white bread, dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, and stick buns).

Timber Buck Maple, Bloomfield

Assorted salad greens, free range eggs, garlic, honey, maple syrup.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Fruit pies, spicy ginger snaps, oatmeal cookies, and French macaroons.

DeWitt's Homemade Hummus, Rochester

Fresh hummus with different herbal accents.

Mooseberry Soaps, Rochester

Handcrafted soaps.

Paw-la's Pantry, Rochester

Dog treats handmade with locally sourced, organic ingredients.

MUSIC THIS WEEK

Jeff Slutsky

Jeff sings and plays guitar. He is steeped in 60's and 70's blues, classic rock and folk. He lives in Rochester and plays at various venues throughout the upstate area.

COMMUNITY TENT THIS WEEK

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Nutrition Group

Jessica from Cornell Cooperative Extension is back at our market again this year.  She'll be here once each  month with activities to provide kids and their adult companions with nutrition information.  Following her simple guidelines can really make a difference in learning to eat delicious, healthful foods.   She usually prepares sample recipes on a gas grill right at the Community Tent. She uses ingredients gathered from the other vendors at the Market. And she always shares!

RECIPE FOR THIS WEEK

Selected by Maxine Manjos

Braised Radishes with Shallots and Bacon

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Here's a surprising way to prepare radishes. Most of us eat radishes raw in salads or on a relish tray. Have you ever tried cooked radishes? This recipe uses the cooking technique of braising. I liked the Wikipedia definition:

Braising is a combination-cooking method that uses both moist and dry heats: typically, the food is first seared at a high temperature, then finished in a covered pot at a lower temperature while sitting in some (variable) amount of liquid (which may also add flavor).

It's actually an easy recipe, despite the two steps. Click the link below and see if this cooking adventure with seasonal radishes might appeal.

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UPDATE ON LAWN SIGNS

Ten special lawn signs are on order. They are a little bit bigger than our standard lawn signs. Bob Hawkes pitched the idea last year, but our small budget could not support the extra expense of larger signs. And the Market Manager couldn't break out the extra couple of hours of time necessary to rework the design.

But this year, thanks to additional volunteers willing to take on some projects and Bob's donation of some cash to pay for half the expense of the larger signs, we placed the order last week.

New larger sign for placement along major, busy streets like Goodman or Monroe.

The larger sign (24" x 36") is designed for better visibility to motorists traveling at about 30 mph down a major street. It contains a bit less information and larger lettering. And the QR code was removed since it is illegal for a driver to operate his cell phone while moving!

Our standard lawn sign is for smaller streets and smaller neighborhood settings..

Several lawn sign hosts will get the larger signs for planting along Goodman Street, along Monroe Avenue, and along University Avenue. Anyone with the willingness to host another one of the larger (or smaller) signs is encouraged to contact Allen. Remember that they must come home every Wednesday night to avoid visual clutter during the week and to respect City zoning regulations.

UPDATE ON POSTERS

We have a new poster design ready for printing and distribution!

The new poster is an elaboration upon last year's design..

We need volunteers to distribute copies to businesses in the area (Monroe, Park, University, Alexander, Goodman, etc). Please contact Allen.

Any graphic artist with ideas and the tools for taking this design to the next level is encouraged to contact Allen.

EBT, SNAP, FOOD STAMPS

The market has always welcomed shoppers in the various State and Federal supplemental nutrition programs. Farmers at our Market accept tokens and some coupons. See the Market-Day supervisor; bring your EBT card.

See USDA SNAP guidelines for more information.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

Looking to give back to the community this summer? We can really use your help! You can commit up to one hour this summer, or a few weeks, any help is appreciated! Contact the Market Manager, Allen Krisiloff at allen@triptar.com for more details.

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