Newsletter V7-N12

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Vol.7 No. 12 August 25, 2014

PREVIOUSLY AT THE MARKET

Alessandra finished her summer internship at our Market! Maxine Manjos thanked her for her dedicated help and her face painting talents!

Alessandra and Maxine.

We didn't have that many face painting requests last week, but one young lady kept Alessandra busy by asking for a border of flowers.

The floral theme works nicely for a farmers' market!

Jesse of Sunscape Farms brought news of flooded fields, but the flow of produce continued.

Cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, and wax beans from Sunscape..

The Church of the Blessed Sacrament has been a sponsor of the Market since its beginning 6 years ago. Father Bob likes to say hello and take advantage of the convenient shopping.

Father Bob buys some eggs from Joanne and Steve of Paperwhite.

The Market is the source for more than a hundred food and craft items.

These parents bought some good food and entertained their little one, too!

Perrine Family farmers and helpers anchor our meats department!

Shoppers contemplate the selection of pastries at GG Bakes.

Don't forget that some of the food at the Market is good picnic food. The lawn by the rectory is a great place to spread a blanket and have a leisurely supper.

Relaxing on the lawn with some pizza, some lemonade, and some extra snacks.

At the Community Table, the 23rd LD Democratic Committee answered questions about voter registration, helped several people register new addresses, and distributed voter-registration forms. The Committee members also helped to close the Market at 7pm!

The voter registration team Allan, Matt, Ruth, and Lonna from the 23rd LD Democratic Committee.

At the Music Tent, Mike McLaughlin and some of his friends jammed and sang a whole bunch of beautiful songs.

Under the Music Tent.

FOOD and CRAFTS THIS WEEK

Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Peaches, raspberries, plums, blueberries, apples, yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, cucumbers, turnips, and beets.

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, plum, and sungold orange), beans (green, wax, and flat), corn, cucumbers (pickling, regular), eggplant, peaches, zucchini.

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 bulbs, garlic powder, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, vases of miniature sunflowers.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Lemon cardamom snickerdoodles, oatmeal toffee cookies with cherries, spicy gingersnaps, pumpkin pie, peach cobbler, sweet potato pie with praline topping, 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

Wood fired pizza of all sorts, and vanilla bean lemonade.

Sven Lake Berry Farm

Blueberries.

MUSIC THIS WEEK

Tommy Twostring

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 TENT THIS WEEK

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Nutrition Group, Rochester

Nutrition educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension will have a nutrition education display at the Monroe Village Market on August 27th. We invite market-goers to stop by our tent to learn about healthy eating and meal planning. There will be interactive games, recipes using produce that can be purchased from the vendors and various giveaways

INSIGHTS FOR THIS WEEK

Lagoner Farms
by Peggy Rosenthal

Lagoner Farms is a fifth generation farm in Williamson. For over 100 years, they have been supplying fresh homegrown produce to customers of the greater Rochester area.

Because the farm is located near the southern shores of Lake Ontario, the unique soil and climate help to produce fruits and vegetables of the highest quality.

Over the years, Lagoner Farms has diversified the crops grown on the farm, increased their wholesale outlets, and expanded their farmer's markets. They've also transitioned six acres of farmland to organic practices.

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

Onion, Tomato, and Blue Cheese Salad
Clean and Delicious with Dani Spies

Ingredients (for 2 servings)

  • 2 medium red tomatoes, cut into bite size chunks [Sunscape, Lagoner, and Timber Buck Maple]
  • 1/3 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic [Paperwhite, Timber Buck Maple]
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of blue cheese, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Toss tomatoes and onions together in a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl combine garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar together and whisk. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Toss tomatoes and onions with the dressing and top with crumbled blue cheese.

THE WINE

  • Costello Monachi Fiano [Wine Sense]

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.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

Check us out @MonroeVillageFarmerMarket for updates and pictures!

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