Newsletter V7-N17

Vol.7 No. 17 September 29, 2014


Many thanks to George C. He made some wonderful images of the Market last week. With a different eye, we have a different view of the Market!

The sqash are coming! And the corn, too! And all sorts of fruits. You can't beat the luscious appearance, nor the taste, of fruits and vegetables picked earlier in the day.


Butternut squash and sweet corn basking in the sun on Monroe Avenue.


A cornucopia of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Every week, the Market also features some crafts and prepared foods, too.


Every week, these bracelets and the pastries are familiar sights.

We have a purveyor of fine meat.

It is good to see that our farmers enjoy coming to the Market, too!

A few pictures of vendors who we haven't seen in the newsletter lately.


Laurie of Flour City Flavors on the left; Joanne and Steve of Paperwhite on the right!

Last week, we welcomed Neno's California Fusion Cuisine to the Market for the first time! Fidelio's menu delighted everyone.

Fidelio figures that he'll be back!.

The Community Tent featured Metro Justice. George Dardess talked to shoppers about the mission of the group, its current programs, and its 40 year history in Rochester.

George greeted shoppers at the Community Tent.

NightinGael played the Music Tent. Thomas and Dana Alexander founded NightinGael in 1997. It's one of Thomas' alter egos. Another is the Tommy Twostring Band, which has played at the Market several times this season. NightinGael entertained the Market with the rich sounds of Renaissance and folk music.

On the left, Jonah plays the bass hammered dulcimer that was built specifically for NightinGael.

Lawn signs form the backbone of our advertising. We continue to get requests to host a lawn sign, but all of them have been distributed! Any one who can no longer host a sign, please contact Allen at , so that he can pass it on to someone else!

These signs pop-up on Wednesdays to help remind everyone about the Market.


Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Apples (several varieties), Cauliflower, Corn, Peppers (several varieties), Plums (prune), Radishers (red, white), Raspberries, and Tomatoes (grape and Roma).

Paperwhite Flowers, Clifton Springs

Bracelets, Organic Cosmetics, Cut flower bouquets, Dupattas (scarves), Chicken Eggs, Honey, Organic Soaps, and Steam Punk Lamps.

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. Say HI to the goat, too!

Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Apples (several varieties), Sweet Corn, Cucumbers (pickling, regular), Eggplant, Green Beans, Sweet Peppers (green, red), Pumpkins (for pies), Squash (acorn, buttercup, butternut, and spaghetti), and Tomatoes (beefsteak, cherry, grape, plum, and sungold orange).

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

Beans (purple), Blueberry Jam, Romanesco Cauliflower (green), Ground Cherries, Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic Powder, Gourds, hot Peppers, Indian Corn, Maple Syrup, Sweet Peppers, Halloween Pumpkins. Order giant pumpkins for delivery next week!

GG Bakes, Rochester

Cloud Nine Meringues, Fall Fruit Galettes, Fall Sugar Cookie Cutouts, Lemon Cardamom Snickerdoodles, Oatmeal Toffee with Cherries, Pumpkin Pie, Spicy Ginersnaps, and Sweet Potato Pie with Pralines.

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: Cheeseburgers, Chicken and Cheese Empanadas, Pork Tacos, and Vegie Quesadillas.


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 Cafe on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30.


Ask a Master Gardener

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Monroe County will be on hand to answer your gardening and pest questions. Located at 249 Highland Ave, CCE is dedicated to bringing residents of Monroe County the latest in Cornell University research. Bring your questions about vegetable gardening, flower gardening, tree and lawn care as well as household pests.


Featuring our vendors: Timber Buck Maple
by Peggy Rosenthal

This week we highlight Timber Buck Maple of Bloomfield. A member of "Pride of New York," Timber Buck has been producing their own maple syrup for 25 years. Not only that; but from the syrup, Lori (our vendor) goes the next step. She creates incredibly delicious maple products like jelly and lollipops—all made by hand.

Timber Buck also enjoys experimenting with new farm crops. This year's purple beans that they've been selling for a few weeks are new to them this year. They also have an amazing-looking vegetable called "romanesco": in the broccoli family, it looks like a green medieval helmet.

This week Lori will have lots of pumpkins and winter squash. And don't pass up the maple suger lollipop!


The Recipe and Wine Pairing will be back next week!


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!