Newsletter V12-NBR14-20190911

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Vol12 Nbr14

Sep 11, 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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Weather Update

Today's afternoon forecast is for dry, warm, and partly sunny. Perfect for the Market.

SNAP EBT NEWS FLASH

Finally, after many months, the Market's SNAP EBT account is up and running. It is a story of the disinterested bureacracy of a private company and help provided by one dedicated customer service agent.

Ask to hear more details, if you dare, at the Information Table.

PREVIOUSLY AT THE MARKET

 

Pretty and edible!

Eggs at Clover Meadow.

Wes took the goat for a walk.

The Church continues the book sale.

Larry's spice rubs, tomatoes and mediterranean zucchini, and balms ready for the opening bell.

Peppers and eggplants at Sunscape.

Wading into the vegetables and fruits..

Bill of Metro Justice staffed the Community Tent.

Mark Foery provided the music.

FOOD and CRAFTS THIS WEEK

Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Beautiful mixed bouquets of cut flowers, hanging baskets, annuals, and herbs. Tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, sweet peppers, cantaloupe.

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. Meditteraneian zucchinis and tomatoes.

MUSIC THIS WEEK

Allen Hopkins

Allen Hopkins plays folk music: American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary. Intimacy is one of the things that he has always loved about folk music - the lack of distance between performer and audience. Here, in the paradoxical one-on-one closeness of our impersonal electronic community, we can talk directly.

With varying degrees of expertise, he plays guitar, banjo, mandolins of all sizes, Autoharp, English concertina, harmonica, bass (acoustic and electric), Dobro, Appalachian dulcimer, ukulele, and other odd instruments from tiple to kalimba.

COMMUNITY TENT THIS WEEK

Genesee Valley Handspinner’s Guild

Julia Cook and Cary McIver will be demonstrating hand spinning of yarn at the community tent this week.

Hand spinning has a long and rich history in many regions of the world, from Great Britain to Russia to India to the Andes. One of the oldest forms of hand spinning uses a hand-held drop spindle. The (relatively) modern spinning wheel, which dates back to the Middle Ages, is a less portable but more efficient way of turning animal fiber into yarn. Julia and Cary will primarily be spinning on their wheels, but they will also have drop spindles available for display.

Interested in learning more about hand spinning? The Rochester area has its own guild! Visit the Genesee Valley Handspinners Guild today: www.gvhg.org

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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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