Newsletter V7-N03

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Vol.7 No. 4 June 30, 2014

PREVIOUSLY AT THE MARKET

Overcast skies threatened rain but sunny exuberance kept the storms away!

Sunscape, Paperwhite, Clover Meadows, and Perrine Family Farms sold strawberries, rhubarb, potted bazil, potted lettuce, potted zinnias, cut flowers, organic soaps and cosmetics, honey, eggs, goat's and sheep's milk products, pork, beef, and lamb.

Our bakery, GG Bakes, had yet another great day selling cookies and pastries.

Two Master Gardeners from the Cornell Cooperative Extension entertained lots of garden and lawn questions.

John Heyer played dulcimer and Hurdy Gurdy to a fascinated audience. He took time to explain the instrument, too.

Several new volunteers helped out with opening and closing!

FOOD THIS WEEK

Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Zucchini, cucumbers.

Paperwhite Flowers, Clifton Springs

Fresh cut flowers, garlic scapes, rhubarb, honey, eggs, organic soap and cosmetics.

Clover Meadow Creamery, Lyons

Goat's milk, goat's yogurt, goat's cheese, goat's mozzarella, sheep's feta, and pesto of many varieties.

Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Peas, zucchini, cherries, sunflowers, cucumbers, and basil.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Cookies with a July 4th theme, sweet potato pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, and apple crumb pie.

Perrine Family Farm, Lyons

Non-GMO, non-medicated, grass-fed, and chemical-free chicken, beef, lamb, pork, and eggs.

MUSIC THIS WEEK

Tommy Twostring Trio

We are a trio with four people! We are trying new things and new combinations that we custom made for the Monroe Village Farmers' Market. Check it out!

COMMUNITY TABLE THIS WEEK

NY Bee Wellness

NY Bee Wellness, Inc., is an educational, non-profit program that promotes the health of honey bees and teaches beekeepers about recognizing honey bee diseases. Pat Bono is the Project Director. She will have handouts and information about honeybees. Kids and adults will enjoy seeing Pat's observation hive with live honey bees.

INSIGHTS FOR THIS WEEK

Perrine Family Farm by Peggy Rosenthal

Healthy hotdogs! That’s what you can get from our new Market vendor, Perrine Family Farm. They also sell ground beef and beef patties; pork chops, sausage, spare ribs, ham steaks and bacon; lamb chops, steaks, and shank; and chickens (whole or half. The hotdogs are made from their own beef and pork.

What makes these hotdogs and other meats super-healthy? It’s because the animals are all grass-fed, and those that get a grain supplement are fed a non-medicated, non-GMO grain. The pigs also love eating the goat cheese whey from another of our Market vendors, Clover Meadow Creamery.

Prices are competitive with supermarket organic meats. And when you shop at our Market, you get to meet Meyrick Peterson, whose family now runs the farm. The farm has been in her family for generations; the Lyons house she lives in dates back to 1810.

You can order ahead from Meyrick at mpete2525@gmail.com or 315-398-8818. Credit cards are accepted. Ask about ordering a ¼ or ½ cow, ½ lamb, or ½ or whole pig

RECIPE FOR THIS WEEK

submitted by Michael De Jong, Wine Sense, 749 Park Avenue

Sauteed Radishes with Spinach
Food Network

Ingredients

  • 2 Bunches radishes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Trim and cut the radishes in half.
  2. Slice the onion.
  3. Saute, while stirring, radishes and onions in a skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat until tender (about 8 minutes).
  4. Stir in the baby spinach, the juice of the lemon, the salt, and the pepper. Cook until wilted (about 1 minute).

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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