Newsletter V7-N08

Vol.7 No. 8 July 28, 2014


All farmers' market crowds get bigger as the middle of the summer approaches, and the Monroe Village Farmers' Market is no different! We're getting busier every week. The bounty of the Finger Lakes region is on full display: produce, meats, dairy products, pastries, flowers, crafts, and pizza, too!

Last week, we had elegant face painting by Alessandra, who is donating her time and talents to help administer the Market as part of a City school district intern program. She'll be here every week for the rest of the summer!

Timber Buck Maple Farm has joined our group of farmers - Lagoner, Sunscape, Paperwhite, Clover Meadow, and Perrine Family Farm - with its maple syrup and fresh produce.

Napa Wood Fired Pizza joined the Market, too!

GG Bakes continued to delight everyone with its cookies and pastries.

Sunshine on Water marked its third week at the Crafts Tent. This week, July 30, will be Betsy's last week at the Market. Be sure to look at her sterling silver and beaded jewelry.

Tim Cawley, Rochester Museum and Science Center's H2O HERO, talked about watersheds and residential water barrels at the Community Tent.

John Heyer was back in the Music Tent with an ensemble of recorders and other fascinating instruments to play soothing music from contemporary and earlier centuries.

John Heyer and Recorders

John Heyer and the ensemble of recorders.

Apologies to everyone; last week, we didn't publish a newsletter. Our one and only publisher was on vacation. Click here to ask about volunteering to help prevent the same thing from happening in the future!


Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Raspberries, apricots, blueberries, cherries, sweet turnips, zucchini, kale, apples, green onions, beets, radishes, peas, and lettuce.

Paperwhite Flowers, Clifton Springs

Fresh cut flowers, organic soap, organic cosmetics, leather bracelets, dupattas (scarves), honey, eggs, dill, eggplant, garlic, cucumbers, summer squash, and zucchini.

Clover Meadow Creamery, Lyons

An assortment of granola (orange ginger, maples cashew, honey bunny, and cinnamon raisin), sour dough and rye bread from Small World Bakery, goat milk, goat yogurt, goat cheese, sheep mozzarella, and pesto of many varieties. Take a picture with the goat!

Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Peas, tomatoes, zucchini, cherries, cucumbers, basil, and snap peas!

Perrine Family Farm, Lyons

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

Timber Buck Maple, Bloomfield

Maple syrup, berries, and garlic.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Assorted cookies, sweet potato pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, and apple crumb pie.

Flour City Flavors, Williamson

14 different flavor extracts, including vanilla, banana, raspberry, and pineapple. No artificial sweeteners.

Napa Wood Fired Pizza, Rochester

Delicious wood fired pizza at the market! Pizza of all sorts, and vanilla bean lemonade.

Sunshine on Water, Webster

Sterling silver and beaded jewelry. Hand crafted rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.


Allen Hopkins

Intimacy is one of the things that Allen Hopkins 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.

Allen plays folk music – American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary. 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.


Cornell Cooperative Extension, Rochester

Nutrition educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension will have a nutrition education display. We invite market-goers to stop by our tent tolearn about healthy eating and meal planning. There will be interactive games, recipes using produce that can be purchased from the vendors and giveaways.


Hand-Made Sterling Silver Jewelry
by Peggy Rosenthal

The July 30th Market will be the last chance to see the astonishingly beautiful jewelry created by Sunshine On Water. Owner and artist Betsy Murray, of Webster, will be displaying and selling her hand-made sterling silver earrings, necklaces, and rings.

Betsy is inspired by natural forms when she designs her jewelry: leaves, circles within circles, graceful arcs, and more. She also incorporates beads and stones into some of her pieces.

Don't miss the birthstone pieces and the elegant dancing alphabet letters!

Prices are very reasonable, and Betsy accepts credit cards. She also takes custom orders.


Compliments of Michael de Jong, Owner and Wine Geek of Wine Sense, 749 Park Avenue. Enjoy weekly wine tastings, Fridays from 5 to 8 pm.


Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Oregano


  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup (about 2 lemons) lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (plus more for grates)
  • coarse salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 4 medium lemons, halved crosswise
  • oregano sprigs for garnish, optional

Main Instructions

  1. Prepare marinade: In a small bowl, whisk lemon zest and juice, oregano, oil, 2 teaspoons coarse salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Divide marinade between 2 large re-sealable plastic bags. Divide the chicken between the bags; shake to coat. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning bags occasionally.
  2. Grill the chicken: Preheat grill to medium; lightly oil grates. Remove chicken from marinade, and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken on grill. Cover and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Turn chicken over, cover and cook until chicken is cooked through (an instant-read thermometer should read 175° when inserted into the thickest part of the chicken). If chicken is browning too quickly, move to cooler parts of grill or turn grill to low heat.
  3. Transfer chicken to cutting board. Tent with foil; let rest 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place lemon halves on the grill, cut side down; cook until slightly charred, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve chicken breasts with grilled lemon halves. Garnish with fresh oregano sprigs, if desired.

Grilling Tips

  • Chicken grills up best when it's an even thickness throughout the breast.
  • Take the time to pound out the breasts slightly (between two pieces of plastic wrap) to even out the thickness.


  • Attitude Rosé


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.


Check us out @MonroeVillageFarmerMarket for updates and pictures!