Newsletter V8-N01

Vol.8 No. 01 June 15, 2015


We started the 8th season of the Monroe Village Farmers’ Market with bright sunshine, all but one of our vendors from last year, and  two new vendors! We expect one or two additional vendors this week.

Shoppers were a bit slow to appear because some big thunderstorms moved through the area just an hour before opening time, which is at 4pm. But soon the blue sky and the warm sun enticed a whole bunch of adults, children, and pets down to the Market.

After all the rain, the sun burst out in full splendor!.

The two new vendors were Java's Coffee Truck and The Happy Pickle:

Frankie the Java Lady talks to a customer.

Fresh, heavenly pickles at The Happy Pickle..

And of course, we had familiar faces from previous years:

Market volunteer Tom jokes with Lori of Timber Buck Maple.

Steve and Joanne of Paperwhite.

Denise and Bev of GG Bakes.

Danielle of Lagoner Farms.

We don’t have photos from last week of Meyrick of Perrine Family Farms (frozen meat) or of Kim of Clover Meadow Farm (goat’s milk products), but we did get a photo of this year’s baby goat!

A shopper cuddles the baby goat.

Other shoppers ranged from the very young to the very canine:

Some tender moments.

This is a good moment to mention pets at the Market: Pets are welcome! However, they must be constrained and they must be well behaved towards people, other pets, and farm animals.

And now a word about the music! Jeff Slutsky started our season of musical entertainment. Congratulations are due for his first prize among the buskers at the Show on Monroe festival on May 30! Jeff will appear a few more times  at our Market throughout the 2015 season.

This is not a realistic picture of Jeff: the microphone is not really connected to his nose!


Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Strawberries, turnips, radishes, kale, and apples..

Paperwhite Flowers, Clifton Springs

Fresh cut flowers, organic soap, organic cosmetics, leather bracelets, dupattas (scarves), honey, eggs.

Clover Meadow Creamery, Lyons

Goat milk, goat yogurt, goat cheese, and natural scents.

Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Strawberries, peas, and 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, maple jelly, maple candies, clover honey, and mustard.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Cookies, mini pies, spicy ginger snaps, oatmeal and French macaroons.

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.

The Happy Pickle

Seven varieties of pickles.

Neno's Gourmet Mexican Street Food

Sandwiches inspired by Asian and Southwestern food: Cheeseburgers, Chicken and Cheese Empanadas, Pork Tacos, and Vegie Quesadillas.


Red Hot and Blues



Reconnect Rochester

Learn how to participate in ROC Transit Day, a day-long community event on Thursday, June 18.  Local non-profit group Reconnect Rochester is organizing this event, aimed at encouraging Rochesterians to try public transportation. If you've ever considered riding the bus, or just want to experience your city from a new perspective, ROC Transit Day is for you. Take the leap with thousands of other Rochesterians as we go car-free in support of a healthier community. Prizes will be given away to random bus riders, and you can use your fare card to redeem exclusive deals at participating shops and restaurants. For event details visit Contact Mike Governale ( for even more info.


Selected by Maxine Manjos

Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch

Ingredients - serves 18

  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 tblspn all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries [Sunscape, Lagoner]
  • 1 cup diced rhubarb
  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix white sugar, 3 tablespoons of flour, strawberries, and rhubarb.
  3. Place the mixture in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  4. Mix 1-1/2 cups flour, brown sugar, butter, and oats until crumbly. A pastry blender may help. Crumble on top of the rhubarb and strawberry mixture.
  5. Bake 45 minutes or until crisp and lightly brown.


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!