Newsletter V8-N04

Vol.8 No. 04 July 6, 2015


Last week, at about 5 pm, the rain came down pretty hard. Thankfully, it cleared up within 30 minutes, and the sun popped out! The flood of water gave way to a flood of shoppers.

The view at 5 pm from behind Webermusic was dismal and wet.

Soon after the deluge, before the last drop of rain had stopped, some hardy souls appeared.

This umbrellaed shopper investigated the goat's milk products.

Another dedicated shopper lifted the spirits at Sunscape.

A young farmer knows how to deal with all kinds of weather!

By 5:45, the sky was clearing, and the puddles were retreating.

A cyclist joined the growing crowd.

There was a sighting of a celebrity, but we don't know who she was!

Cell phone reception is excellent at the Market.

Max, and his mom, Kim, confer at Clover Meadow Creamery.

At The Happy Pickle, a clean-shaven PJ introduces a shopper to the wild world of pickles.

Denise, and her mom, Bev, of GG Bakes, takes a moment to look at the camera!.

Maxine and Pam take a break for dinner burritos at Neno's.

Some serious backpackers visited Lori of Timber Buck.

Two of Sunscape's hanging baskets.

At the Community Table, we had the Eastern Service Workers Association. They talked to neighbors about some of the challenges, like health care and utility bills, that face working people who live on the edge of poverty.

Baly, on the right, and his dedicated crew from ESWA.

Webermusic set up as it started to pour. But their enthusiasm and wonderful music helped to dry the parking lot and set the stage, so to speak, for another delightful evening at the Market. They also invited Mike McLaughlin, another of the Market's favorite musicians who was in the crowd, for a couple of songs.

Webermusic had a great time entertaining and stayed reasonably dry under the music tent.


Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Broccoli, peas, lettuce, apricots, cherries, and raspberries.

Paperwhite Flowers, Clifton Springs

Fresh cut flower bouquets, organic soap, organic cosmetics, leather bracelets, dupattas (scarves), honey, eggs, and beets.

Clover Meadow Creamery, Lyons

Goat milk, goat yogurt, goat cheese and herbed cheeses, and bakery goods (honey oatmeal bread, whole wheat bread, white bread, dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, and stick buns).

Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Cucumbers (pickling and regular), garlic, green beans, onions, peas, (snap and shelling), tomatoes, cherries, annual flowers for planting, hanging baskets of flowers, and herbs.

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), and pork (chops, sausage, spare ribs, ham steaks, pork butt, bacon, and hocks).

Timber Buck Maple, Bloomfield

Assorted salad greens, free range eggs, garlic, garlic scapes, honey, maple syrup, and pickled garlic scapes.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Fruit pies, shortbread, assorted cookies, and turtle brownies.

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

Kosher dills (spears and whole), bread and butter chips, garlic dill (spears and whole), garlic spicy dill spears, spicy dill spears, sweet and hotties chips.

Neno's Gourmet Mexican Street Food

Tostadas, tacos, street tacos, burriNenos, and drinks.


Allen Hopkins

Allen Hopkins plays folk music: American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary. Intimacy is one of the things that he 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.

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.


Amy Gravitz, Beekeeper

Come to the Community Table this week to learn about how beekeepers keep their bees making honey for you! Amy will have many activities that will appeal to children including trying on a beekeeper's suit.

She will be prepared to answer questions from children and adults on all aspects of beekeeping.


Selected by Maxine Manjos

Snap Pea and Cucumber Salad
(Giada De Laurentiis)

Salad Ingredients - serves 8

  • 1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 2 small Persian cucumbers, unpeeled, thinly sliced
  • 1c grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

Salad Directions

  1. Steam snap peas in microwave for 2 minutes, cooking until vibrant green.
  2. Drain and transfer to a bowl of iced water to cool, about 2 minutes.
  3. Drain and add to a salad bowl.
  4. Stir in the cucumbers, tomatoes and dill..

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 T fresh lemon juice.
  • 2 T extra-virgin olive oil.
  • 1 tsp lemon zest.
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Dressing Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil and lemon zest until smooth.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until coated.


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!