Newsletter V8-N05

Vol.8 No. 05 July 13, 2015


At the Market last week, we had a cloudy sky, no rain, very delightful temperatures, and the largest turn-out of shoppers this year. The sunflowers were shining!

Some happy sunflowers at Paperwhite.

Neighbors and families always take the opportunity to hang-out for a while.

Amand and Sister Kathleen served as co-managers of the Market two years ago.

The Market is a great place for the start of a special visit from far away!

Pheobe, dad Eric, and grandparents George and Peggy. Last year, Peggy wrote the Weekly Insight article in this newsletter!

Shoppers arrive in all sorts of ways and carry their fruits and vegetables in all sorts of ways, too.

Sally struck an elegant pose with her basket of fruit.

A pair of bicyling shoppers with a simple plastic bag.

The uncertainties of a budding friendship.

A most unexpected occupant!

Vendors were busy.

Joanne of Paperwhite helped to choose a bracelet.

Coralie and son David staffed Sunscape's tent.

It was a good day for Meyrick of the Perrine Family Farm!

Steve displayed the usual selection of flavor extracts.

At the Community Table, we had Amy Gravitz, beekeeper and her daughter, Bahar, who has fearlessly worked with bees since age 10 and has never been stung. Bahar painted some faces with images of some of her favorite little animals.

At the Community Table, Bahar painted a bumblebee and a butterfly on some young faces..

The honeycomb of a beehive was on display.

A young man had a chance to try on a beekeeper's suit!.

Under the Music Tent, Allen Hopkins sang and played without a break! He engaged the crowd with his full range of folk tunes, stories, and array of instruments.

Allen Hopkins played 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.



Gerard Weber is from Rochester NY. Performing to audiences large and small, Gerard engages the audience by choosing music that is both recognizable and accessible to young and old alike. He surrounds himself with other accomplished musicians forming ad hoc bands that have as much fun as the audience. They play a variety of rock (classic, alternative, and popular), folk, and acoustic from the 60s to the 2000s.

Gerard is currently a member of two rock bands and one church praise band, and has performed in other projects over the years in venues all around the Rochester area. He and his wife Jeanne have performed at the Monroe Village Farmers Market for several seasons both on their own, and sitting in with Mike Mclaughin; and they look forward to entertaining patrons and vendors again, this season.

Current band members are Gerard (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Jeanne Weber (background vocals, hand percussion), and Paul Randolph (drums).


Monroe Branch Library

Please stop by the Monroe Branch Library Community Table. Pick up free books and magazines. Make a special craft. Find out how to become a member of the library and what it offers you.

There will be a special STORYTIME at 5:00 PM for children visiting the market.

Remember, the Monroe Branch Library is just steps away from the Market at 809 Monroe Avenue, next door to the Monroe YMCA. It is open on Wednesday Market Days until 8:00 PM.


Selected by Maxine Manjos

Tuscan Kale Salad
(Dr. Andrew Weill, True Food Kitchen)

Salad Ingredients - serves 4

  • 4-6 cups kale, loosely packed, midribs removed
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • hot red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2/3 cup grated cheese: Pecorino Toscano , Asiago, or Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup freshly made bread crumbs from lightly toasted bread

Salad Directions

  1. Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a generous pinch (or more to taste) of hot red pepper flakes.
  2. Pour over kale in serving bowl and toss well.
  3. Add 2/3 of the cheese and toss again.
  4. Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes. Add bread crumbs, toss again, and top with remaining cheese.


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!