Newsletter V7-N16

Vol.7 No. 16 September 22, 2014


Apple season is in full swing! It's a great reason to grab your kids and check-out the Market.

This mom and daughter posed for a Portrait with Apples.

George the Goat from Clover Meadow Creamery made another appearance last week. Who knew that a goat could eat an apple almost like a person! However, a goat does need someone to hold the apple.

Jarrod held an apple for George and they became best friends for a while.

Lagoner Farms have extensive orchards. They offered four different types of apples last week.

Cameron of Lagoner helped a customer load-up on apples.

The colors and textures of autumn appear in the harvest. Squash, gourds, and pumpkins of all types hit the stands, and so did empty corn stalks. Use them for decorations!

Timber Buck Maple Farm decorated its tent with corn stalks and offers them for sale.

Unusual lamps showed up at the Market last week. They were made of old electrical utility insulators and iron plumbing pipes.

Joanne and Steve of Paperwhite introduced shoppers to a clever desk lamp idea!

The Community Tent featured the Cornell Cooperative Extension's Nutrition Group. During the afternoon, 32 people stopped by to talk about diet and to look at the startling presentation about how much sugar goes into common soft drinks.

Dora of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Mike McLaughlin and Friends played the Music Tent with the outstanding melodies and rhythyms of covers and originals. They rocked the Market with their infectious enthusiasm!

Jeanne Weber, Mike McLaughlin, and their friends played and sang to a bustling crowd.


Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers (regular), Eggplant (Fairy Tale, Japanese), Garden Tomatoes, Hot Peppers (Jalapeno, Poblano), radishes, apples (Ginger Gold, Macintosh, Gala, Paula Red), peaches, plums, and raspberries.

Paperwhite Flowers, Clifton Springs

Fresh cut flowers, organic soap, leather bracelets, dupattas (scarves), and insulator desk lamps. Honey, eggs, new potatoes, onions, and 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, squash (acorn, buttercup, spaghetti), zucchini, pumpkins for pie, peaches, and chrysanthemums.

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, concord grapes, garlic bulbs, garden tomatoes (mixed varieties), sweet and hot peppers, squash (delicata carnival), vases of miniature sunflowers, Indian corn, gourds, corn stalks and pumpkins. Order corn stalks and giant pumpkins for delivery next week!

GG Bakes, Rochester

Apple pie, apple caramel pie, apple gallette, 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.

Neno California Fusion, Rochester

Sandwiches inspired by Asian and Southwestern food.


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!


Metro Justice, Rochester

At our Community Table this week, Metro Justice will offer information about issues important to all members of a democratic society. Pick up one of their newsletters or flyers. You may wish to sign a petition to support a current position. Ask for a free ticket to see a film that is part of the labor film series at the Dryden Theatre. Metro Justice tee-shirts and bandannas, buttons, bumper stickers will be offered for sale.

Metro Justice has long been on the forefront of important issues affecting our country and our world. The organization has opposed such issues as "redlining", corporate welfare, military spending, privatizing social security or Medicare, and unlawful housing evictions.


What a Festive Market!
by Peggy Rosenthal

A friend from out of town was visiting last week, so he came to our Wednesday Market with me. "It's so festive!" he said as we left, laden with goodies from every vendor. "No musak to dull the mind. This is the real thing: real singers livening up the scene."

My friend's comments made me newly aware of how much festivity our musicians do add to our Market experience. Music nourishes the soul, just as our vendors' delicious fresh foods nourish the body. You can even sing along as you ponder which meat to choose from Perrine Family Farm, or which maple sugar product from Timber Buck Maple, or which fresh-picked apples from Lagoner Farms.

And as a break from all that choosing, you can sit down in the chairs in front of the musicians and just enjoy the vibes.


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.


Pork Chop Skillet Dinner
Betty Crocker Recipes

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 pork loin or rib chops, 1 inch thick (1 1/2 lb) [Perrine]
  • 1/4 cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth or chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into fourths [Paperwhite]
  • 4 small carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 medium onions, cut into fourths [Paperwhite]
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley, if desired


  1. Remove fat from pork. Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook pork in skillet about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown
  2. Add broth, potatoes, carrots and onions to skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender and pork is slightly pink when cut near bone. Sprinkle with parsley.


Apple Pie
Taste of Home

Ingredients (Serves 8)

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples [Lagoner]
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg white [Paperwhite, Perrine]
  • Additional sugar


  1. In a small bowl, combine the sugars, flour and spices; set aside. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.
  3. Beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.
  4. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20-25 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.


  • Paired with the main dish: Foris Pinot Noir
  • Paired with the dessert: Standing Stone Riesling Ice Wine


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!