Newsletter V7-N10

Vol.7 No. 10 August 11, 2014


The demand for face-painting is growing rapidly. Alessandra, the Market's high-school intern, expertly transforms anyone's face, adult or child, into a work of art!

Alessandra working on a masterpiece.

Do you recognize this rabbit?

Of course we had more than world-class face-painting at the market! Our farmers were selling world-class food, too!

Fruits and vegetables from Monroe and Wayne Counties.

Maple syrup, blueberries, purple beans, and more from Timber Buck Maple.

Goat cheese samples.

Food directly from the farm isn't the only kind of fresh food at the Market. We have prepared food for taking or immediate eating.

GG Bakes offers delightful cookies and pastries.

Napa Woodfired Pizza makes personal pizzas with the freshest of toppings.

This past week, the NYS Commission for the Blind occupied the Community Tent and offered insight into services to help those families and friends who are dealing with someone's loss of vision.

New York State has programs to help the visually impaired.

There are flowers and crafts, too!

Paperwhite is a full service farm: food, flowers, and crafts!

Sunshine on Water returned for an encore.

Last week, we had a special guest drop by. Greg Rice showed his solar powered go-cart to anyone who cared to oogle or talk shop.

Greg Rice explains his solar go-cart.

Every week we have a single musician or a band under the Music Tent. Last week, Jeff Slutsky and Michael Stets delighted the Market with spot-on renditions of 60s and 70s songs. Young, old, and in-between sang along, reminisced, or just sat and soaked it up.

Michael Stets, left, and Jeff Slutsky play from their hearts.


Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Raspberries, 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

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 (green, wax, and flat), cucumbers (pickling and regular), zucchini, eggplant, corn, mild green bell peppers.

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, blueberry jam, garlic, garlic powder, beans, potatoes.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Lemon cardamom snickerdoodles, oatmeal toffee cookies with cherries, spicy gingersnaps, blueberry pie, peach cobbler, and shortbread.

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 of all sorts, and vanilla bean lemonade.

Sven Lake Berry Farm



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.


Monroe Branch Library, Rochester

Stop by the Community Table sponsored by the Monroe Branch Library and check out free books & magazines. Pint-sized visitors to the market are invited to make a "Magic Scratch Dragon" as well as to enjoy a special treat.

Talk to a librarian to pick up a library card application and to find out about programs and events taking place at the Monroe Branch this summer.


GG Bakes
by Peggy Rosenthal

Sisters Denise and Gina started their business, GG Bakes, a bit over a year ago. They had always baked for family and friends, and they just wanted to bake more!

At our Market, their cookies (tangy ginger snaps, luscious dried cherries-oatmeal-toffee, and more) are hugely popular. So are their seasonal mini-pies. For special occasions, they'll have fun cookies—shaped, for instance like shirts for Father's Day.

Denise and Gina use local ingredients whenever possible. Besides selling at neighborhood markets like ours, they bake wholesale for R.I.T. and for R's Market.

They'll take your special orders, too. And you'll often get to meet their Mom, Beverly, who helps out at their booth.


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.


Flavored Sparkling Wine


  • Flavor Extract [Flour City Flavors]
  • 1 glass of Val Da Occa Prosseco [Wine Sense]

Main Instructions

  1. Pour a glass of prosseco.
  2. Add drops of an extract of a flavor you like until the taste meets with your approval!


  • See above (Val Da Occa Prosseco)


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!