Newsletter V12-NBR07-20190724

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Vol12 Nbr07

July 24, 2019

Open on Wednesdays, 4pm to 7pm
June 12 - October 16, 2019
Blessed Sacrament's Parking Lot
726 Monroe Avenue (the Corner at Rutgers Street)

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PREVIOUSLY AT THE MARKET

There are no pictures from last week because of the rainy day closure, but today is glorious! The Market resumes its normal schedule..

UPDATE ABOUT GG BAKES

GG Bakes will be at today's market! Bev's knee is healing nicely.

UPDATE ABOUT SNAP-EBT

This year, we have had tremendous difficulty with the equipment and then the payments processor. After many rounds of conversations with the suppliers and with help from other local Farmers Markets, we might have the solution!

It seems that the payment processor changed its processing software but failed to register our account with the new protocol. It was such a subtle problem, that the three customer agents who tried to help us over the past six weeks didn't realize that the problem could be so basic.

There is no guarantee that processing will work today. The change in registration will be written to the servers sometime today. If we are lucky, it will occur before 4 pm.

Stop by the Information table for more news.

FOOD and CRAFTS THIS WEEK

Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Beautiful mixed bouquets of cut flowers, hanging baskets, annuals, and herbs. Tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, potatoes, zucchini, blueberries, and cherries.

Clover Meadow Creamery, Lyons

Goat milk, goat yogurt, goat cheese and herbed cheeses. Fresh eggs, too.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Fruit pies, spicy ginger snaps, and a variety of other pastries and cookies.

Farm Boy Products

Home made soap products, lip balms, natural insect repellant bar (brazilian lemon eucalyptus oil), beeswax candles, and solid lotion bar. Gourmet spice rub mixes.

Church Book Sale

The Church of the Blessed Sacrament is selling books that were donated to help raise money for the parish.

MUSIC THIS WEEK

Joan Burch

Genre

Americana, Folk, Independent

Background

Singer and songwriter Joan Burch has a knack for writing a catchy tune. Joan started writing songs and performing 2007 and released her first recording, Taking Flight , a CD of thirteen original songs, in 2012. Joan plays keyboard and guitar, singing her own songs with a warm mezzo-soprano voice. Several local musicians, playing instruments ranging from flute to banjo, are featured on her first CD, highlighting her varied compositions. Listeners identify with Joan's thoughtful musical commentary.

Joan has performed with enthusiastic reception at more than 40 local festivals, coffee houses and farmers' markets in the Rochester. In 2013, Joan produced two songs, "Joan of Arc" and "All We Ever Wanted", and continues to write and perform new material.

Joan is a native of Buffalo and currently lives in Honeoye Falls, New York. Joan's music background includes soloing and participating in choirs in New York and Colorado. She has a degree in Communications from Buffalo State College.

COMMUNITY TENT THIS WEEK

Monroe Branch Library

Children's Librarian Margaret Paige from our own Monroe Branch Library will host the Community Table this week. Questions about a book that might appeal to a young reader in your family? Margaret is the person who can help you find just the right selection.

Margaret will move to the market lawn to present a special STORYTIME at 5:00 PM for children visiting the market.

You can ask Margaret about these special Monroe Branch Library programs for children:

Babies & Books Tuesdays: July 30, 2 – 2:30 p.m. Ages 0 - 18 months, with caregiver(s)
LEGO Club Wednesdays: July 24 & 31 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ages 4 - 12
Reader’s Theater Thursdays: July 25, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ages 5 & up
Dreamland PJ Story Time Thursday: July 25, from 5 – 6 p.m. For all ages
Stardust Playdough Tuesday: July 30, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. For all ages

Remember, the Monroe Branch Library is just steps away from the Market at 809 Monroe Avenue, next door to the Monroe YMCA. It is open on Wednesday Market Days until 8:00 PM.

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Check us out on MonroeVillageFarmersMarket for updates and pictures!

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 help the Market this summer? We can really use your support! You can commit up to one hour this summer, or a few weeks, any help is appreciated! Think about helping with Market Day photography, opening and closing, or lawn signs! Contact the Market Manager, Allen Krisiloff at allen@triptar.com for more details.

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