Newsletter V7-N14

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Vol.7 No. 14 September 8, 2014

PREVIOUSLY AT THE MARKET

Corn, cucumbers, beans, squash, eggs, meat, diary, and more! It looked like September will be bountiful.

Tomatoes were busting out of their baskets.

As always, freshly cut flowers added a very important accent to the mix of products at the Market.

Mary and Maxine passionately discussed gladiolas, eggs, and diagramming sentences..

The local chapter of the Sierra Club staffed the Community Tent. Holly and Frank discussed Sierra Club programs and the upcoming People's Climate March in New York City.

Holly and Frank of the Sierra Club.

Jeff Slutsky and Mike Stets brought their great voice and instrumental talents to the Music Tent. They played a soulful catalog of old and new songs that grabbed everyone's attention. When they warm up, they mess around in the key of D; hence, they call their duo "Noodle in D" which is shortened to "Noodle 'n D".

 

Noodle 'n D: Mike (on the left), Jeff (on the right).

At the end of the Market Day, we need a lot of help from our friends. Tents, chairs, tables, signs and flags must go back into cars, trucks, and the Church's storage area.

Quint of Clover Meadow Creamery helped GG Bakes stow the tent.

Several volunteers have helped setup and breakdown for many years. Peter insures that tents, carnival flags, and the banners go up before the Market opens, and he takes them down when the Market closes.

Peter with some flags and a banner.

Quiet reigned across the parking lot when all the farmers and vendors packed-up and headed home. They always hope for empty trucks and cars!

Jesse of Sunscape was delighted to leave in an empty truck!

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.

Paperwhite Flowers, Clifton Springs

Fresh cut flowers, organic soap, organic cosmetics, leather bracelets, dupattas (scarves), honey, eggs, new potatoes, onions, pumpkins for pie.

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.

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 (mixed varieties), sweet and hot peppers, vases of miniature sunflowers, Indian corn, gourds, and corn stalks.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Apple pastries, 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.

MUSIC THIS WEEK

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.

COMMUNITY TABLE THIS WEEK

Monroe Branch Library

Everyone can find out what's happening at the library this summer and enjoy some special treats.

The Monroe Branch Library is located just steps away from our market and is open on Wednesday market days until 6 PM.  Children and adults are welcome to drop by and  pick up library card applications or check out a book.

INSIGHTS FOR THIS WEEK

Why We Say NO to GMOs
by Peggy Rosenthal

GMOs, or "genetically modified organisms," are plants or animals created through the gene-splicing techniques known as genetic engineering. This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.

The primary purpose of GMOs is to withstand direct application of herbicides. As a result, use of toxic herbicides like Roundup has increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced. GMO crops are also responsible for the emergence of "super weeds" and "super bugs," which can only be killed with ever more toxic poisons like 2,4-D (a major ingredient in Agent Orange). The long-term impacts of GMOs are unknown, and once released into the environment these novel organisms cannot be recalled.

Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems and environmental damage.

This is why vendors at our Market say No to GMOs. For instance, Perrine Family Farms raises all its animals on a GMO-free diet.

RECIPE & WINE PAIRING FOR THIS WEEK

Michael de Jong is on vacation this week. Look for more Recipes and Wine Pairings next week!

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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