Newsletter V10-NBR03-20170618

Vol.10 Nbr03 MktWk. 02 June 18, 2017

Open on Wednesdays, 4pm to 7pm
June 14 - October 18, 2017
Blessed Sacrament's Parking Lot
726 Monroe Avenue (the Corner at Rutgers Street)

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The first day of the season was spectacular! The weather was perfect, all of last year's vendors attended, and we had three new vendors. Lots of people came through with friends, children, bicycles, and pets. It was probably the best attended opening day in the past five years. Everyone was delighted and some of the vendors sold out of their inventory.

Here's a quick introduction to our new vendors.

DeWitte's Homemade Hummus made its debut appearance. Mary thought the crowd was fun and gracious. She sold out before the Market closed.

Mary sold out of her specially flavored hummus.

Therese staffed the Mooseberry table. She didn't sell out, but she had a busy day.

Mooseberry makes its own soaps.

Paula of Paw-la's Pantry makes a line of snacks for dogs with the same care and quality ingredients as she uses to prepare her own dinner.

Paula offers a sample to a potential customer.

At the Community Tent, Jessica of the Cornell Cooperative Extension prepared some fresh salsa snacks and talked about the basics of a nutrional diet.

Jessica likes the atmosphere at our Market.

Two curious and hungry kids give positive feedback to Jessica about her recipe.

Under the Music Tent, Jeff Slutsky entertained with songs of the 60s and 70s.

Jeff finishes a song.


Kim and her son Quinn brought one of their baby goats. Lots of children and adults said hello.

The baby goat took a rest in its portable corral.

We would like to conduct a contest to name this year's baby goat! We need a volunteer to coordinate this effort. It can be as simple as finding a big bowl and making a sign! Please contact Allen.


The Monroe Village Farmers Market is a pet friendly market. Many neighbors bring their dogs. On occasion, we see a cat. And one year, a ferret was a regular visitor.

Your pet may be very curious about the baby goat or the other animals around it. Children may not be familiar with the way a dog reacts to a stranger's attention.

Therefore, pay close attention to your pet's level of comfort and behavior. Keep dogs restrained on a short leash.

If your pet is not comfortable around strangers or other animals, please to not bring it to the Market.

And Kim of Clover Meadow Creamery pointed out that dogs and goats are instinctively wary of each other. Don't let your dog get too close to the baby goat!


Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Strawberries, tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, onions, and plants. Annuals, hanging baskets, herbs.

Aguilera Farms, Williamson

Strawberries, lettuce, radishes, onions, and spinach

Clover Meadow Creamery, Lyons

Goat milk, goat yogurt, goat cheese and herbed cheeses.

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, Newark, NY

Handcrafted soaps.

Paw-la's Pantry, Rochester

Dog treats handmade with locally sourced, organic ingredients.


Brett Lighthouse

Brett played in The Al Beaman Band and Section 8. Yes, he was a punk rocker born and raised in Rochester. Then he shunned his mowhawk for a cowboy hat and hasn't looked back.

He is now all about old country, old folk, and old rock: Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Marty Robbins, Eddie Rabbitt, Burl Ives, John Denver, Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley etc.

Brett is for hire for all kinds of social occasions. Reach him at 415-9832.


NeighborWorks Rochester

NeighborWorks Rochester provides housing solutions as a foundation for individuals, families and neighborhoods to build vibrant communities. Whether you’re looking to buy a home, fix your home or make your home more healthy and efficient, non-profit NeighborWorks can help.


Selected by Maxine Manjos

Spinach-Artichoke Flatbread Pizzas


There's nothing better on a busy evening than to have an easy supper made from pantry staples combined with fresh ingredients. This recipe includes a name brand flatbread and spaghetti sauce, but feel free to substitute something else that you find at the supermarket.  Keep them on hand and have them ready for the night when you want something delicious to eat with the minimum amount of preparation.

Click on the link below and start getting your pantry ready.


Click to go to the recipe at Epicurious.


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.


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 for more details.


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