Newsletter V7-N09

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Vol.7 No. 9 August 4, 2014

PREVIOUSLY AT THE MARKET

Heavy clouds threatened the Market last week, but it never rained! Well, there was a one-minute sprinkle several times, but no one pulled-out an umbrella. It just wasn't necessary!

The Market is growing. Sunscape, Lagoners, and Paperwhite are bringing more and more produce as we enter the mid-summer harvest: corn, zucchini, cucumbers for salads, cucumbers for pickling, garlic, eggplant, honey, sugar snap peas, green beans, green peppers, cherries, cherry tomatoes, full-sized tomatoes, yellow squash, cabbage, broccoli, radishes, turnips, blueberries, plums, apricots.

A line forms at Sunscape.

Clover Meadow Creamery, Perrine Family Farm, Flour City Flavors, Timber Buck Farms, Paperwhite, GG Bakes, and Napa Woodfired Pizza sold flowers, cookies, pie, flavor extracts, maple syrup, yogurt, cheese, granola, bread, pesto, eggs, pork, beef, chicken, lamb, and pizza.

Remember, that all the food at the Market is grown, raised, or produced within 100 miles of Rochester. Farmers and producers use organic, humane practices and natural ingredients for all their products.

The crew of two at Napa Pizza, and a pair of shoppers.

The Cornell Coopertive Extension's Nutrition Group fielded questions about healthy, balanced diets, and distributed brochures and recipes.

Allen Hopkins provided the music. He played eight different instruments. His folk songs from the past 200 years drew shoppers to the folding chairs in front of the music tent.

A young audience listens to some old folk songs.

Vendors and shoppers sang along as Allen played guitar, banjo, and harmonica.

Allen Hopkins

The goat from Clover Meadow gets a lot of attention every week, and last week was no exception. Adults and children are always delighted to discover how this little goat is so gentle and soft.

The goat gets another snack!

FOOD and CRAFTS THIS WEEK

Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Blueberries, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, red radishes, turnips, green beans, yellow plums, red plums, apricots, and peaches.

Paperwhite Flowers, Clifton Springs

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

Clover Meadow Creamery, Lyons

Goat milk, goat yogurt, goat cheese, sheep mozzarella, and pesto of many varieties. Also an assortment of granola (orange ginger, maples cashew, honey bunny, and cinnamon raisin), sour dough and country whole-grain bread, and fermented products from Small World Bakery. Take a picture with the goat!

Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Tomatoes (beefsteak, cherry, grape, and sungold orange), beans (wax, green, and flat), cucumbers (pickling and regular), zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and corn.

Perrine Family Farm, Lyons

Non-GMO, non-medicated, grass-fed, and chemical-free chicken (whole and halves), beef (ground, sirloin, Delmonico, porterhouse, T-bone), lamb (ground, chops, steaks, shanks), pork (chops, sausage, spare ribs, ham steaks, pork butt, bacon, and hocks), and chicken eggs.

Timber Buck Maple, Bloomfield

Maple syrup, berries, and garlic.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Lemon cardamom snickerdoodles, oatmeal toffee cookies with cherries, spicy ginersnaps, assorted pastries featuring cherries, peaches, and blueberries.

Flour City Flavors, Williamson

Extracts of almond, anise, banana, coconut, hazelnut, lemon, maple, orange, pecan, peppermint, pineapple, raspberry, rum, strawberry, and vanilla. No artificial sweeteners.

Napa Wood Fired Pizza, Rochester

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

MUSIC THIS WEEK

Jeff Slutsky

Jeff Slutsky grew up in New York City in the 60's and 70's. What a time for music, and what a place to be! Clapton, The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, The Doors. They all influenced him from his teens on. They all played NYC, and Jeff got to see them and many others. Little known, David Bromberg has and continues to influence Jeff and his music.

Jeff plays covers. As someone said, "Why write new songs when there are thousands of good ones that people already know". There are of course, many good reasons to write new songs, but the songs that Jeff covers are a big part of his life. He feels a responsibility to do his small part to keep these songs alive. He's been getting into some old stuff like Kurt Weil's "Mac the Knife" from the '20's and Rochester-born Cab Callaway's "Minnie the Moocher".

Jeff encourages his audiences to sing along with him. He plays at many open microphones around town, and he hosts the open mic at Starry Nights Café on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30.

COMMUNITY TABLE THIS WEEK

New York State Commission for the Blind

Our Community Table will feature information regarding the many services available for legally blind individuals through the New York State Commission for the Blind. These services include employment training and assistance in gaining employment. The NYSCB also provides instruction in skills for independent living. Applications for service will be available for interested individuals.

INSIGHTS FOR THIS WEEK

Clover Meadow Creamery
by Peggy Rosenthal

If you happen to see a baby goat at our Market, it belongs to Clover Meadow Creamery. Kim Henretty and her family raise goats in Lyons. About 100 goats, in fact, each with its own name. To feed the goats, they grow their own hay, which they supplement with non-GMO grains from a local mill that doesn't use pesticides.

Kim and her family milk the goats by hand. From this milk they make, themselves, cheeses and yogurts—all in small batches.

In these delicious products, you can taste the goodness and TLC that goes into creating each one.

At Clover Meadow Creamery's table, you can also buy granola and delicious fresh-baked bread from Small World Bakery!

RECIPE & WINE PAIRING FOR THIS WEEK

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.

THE RECIPE

Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes, Basil, and Feta
from Martha Stewart Living

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed, cut lengthwise into 1-inch-thick slices [Paperwhite, Sunscape]
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (about 10 ounces), halved [Sunscape]
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup) [Clover Meadow]
  • Pinch of red-pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, torn if large

Main Instructions

  1. Generously season eggplant slices with salt. Place vertically in a colander, overlapping them. Let stand 30 minutes; rinse and pat dry.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high. Liberally brush cut sides of eggplant with oil. Grill, turning once, until tender, about 4 minutes a side. Mix tomatoes, pine nuts, feta, red-pepper flakes, and oil; season with salt. Spoon over eggplant; top with basil.

THE WINE

  • Arona Savignon Blanc from New Zealand

EBT, SNAP, FOOD STAMPS

The market always welcomes 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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