Newsletter V8-N07

Vol.8 No. 07 July 27, 2015


We are heading into mid-summer with a string of delightful market days!

Sunscape's crowded table.

Samples at Clover Meadow Creamery.

Take out at Neno's.

The goat kid is just fascinating!

Gizmo thought that no one was watching!

The human kids are adorable!

Dancing with the flowers.

Watching the goat.

Some vendors sell gift certificates.

Josh and Joy received a gift certificate to Paperwhite from a neighbor.

Local businesses pay attention to the Market.

The sushi chef at the Plum House knows how to shop!

Sue of Wilson Hardware is not yet ready to carry fresh vegetables, but she likes to pick up a few things for herself!

The Rochester Fire Department staffed the Community Table and brought their own trailer. It was the RFD Fire Safety House. The Fire Department uses this trailer, which is setup like a small house, to teach kids about fire safety.

Allen, Steve, and Dave (left to right) gave away some hats and enjoyed talking to parents and children about how to spot and eliminate fire hazards in their homes. These guys have seen too many tragedies.

Here are two views from inside the trailer. Can you spot the fire hazards?

On the left, in the bedroom, there are two fire hazards. On the right, in the kitchen, there are six hazards. Can you identify them? (Answers are at the bottom of the newsletter).

Under the Music Tent, Matthew Corey and his friend Brian played beautiful songs that were full of emotion.

Matthew and Brian, from left to right, Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their show.


Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Broccoli, peas, lettuce, radishes, turnips, apricots, blueberries, and raspberries.

Paperwhite Flowers, Clifton Springs

Fresh cut flower bouquets, organic soap, organic cosmetics, leather bracelets, dupattas (scarves), honey, eggs, green beans, purple beans, 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, blueberries, raspberries, 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, onions, honey, maple syrup, and blueberries.

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

Neno's will be at the Food Rodeo on Railroad Street.


Mike McLaughlin Music

Americana, Blues, Contemporary Folk, World

In the 90s, Mike played drums for Corazon a local band influenced by blues, swing, latin, Irish and Afro-pop in local coffee houses and small festivals.  Having an interest in folk and blues guitar Mike worked on his own original songs while working fulltime as an engineer.  He spent several years and playing lead guitar for a local folk duet (The Webers) through several different personnel arrangements including the cover band “No Direction”. 
After leaving No Direction in 2008, Mike looked for musicians with an interest in creating a world music groove to put behind some of his original songs.  During that time he bought a bouzouki (known as an octave mandolin in the US) and started to apply bouzouki riffs to his original songs.  His band Moja developed a repertoire that covered genres from American folk and blues to Middle Eastern, Irish and Afro pop. The band recorded one 8 track recording of original songs before disbanding in 2012.  Since then Mike has played around town as a solo act or with fellow musician friends.  He finished his first CD of original songs in the fall of 2013.  Mike currently is working on a second CD that features some of the world music style developed with his band Moja. The bouzouki continues to dominate Mike’s efforts to craft an original world music sound, and is featured on several songs on the 2nd CD. Mike’s first CD can be heard on his website at the 2nd CD. is due for release in the fall of 2015. CDs are for sale at shows.

For bookings:


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.


Freshness Sensing Cap for Milk and Juice
by Dorothy Atkin-Mapes

3D printing has been around for years producing many objects such as prosthetics, vehicle parts, and much more. However, it was not until recently that engineers at UC Berkeley added a sensitive electronic component to 3D printing.

With this new capability, they invented a "smart cap" used at the top of milk and juice cartons to tell consumers if the milk or juice is safe to drink. When the liquid pours through the cap, sensors monitor the freshness of the beverage and alerts consumers if the drink is spoiled.

The goal for the future is to make this product cheap enough so that it can be added to every single carton of milk and to be able to expand this to other kinds of foods. Some engineers predict that in the near future, consumers will be able to test the freshness of the food at a grocery store with an app on their smart phones!


Selected by Maxine Manjos

Carrot Salad
(adapted from Paula Wolfert,
Couscous and Other Good Food From Morocco

Ingredients - serves 4

  • 8 medium carrots sliced  or baby carrots
  • 1 clove garlic 
  • 1/8 t. ground cinnamon 
  • ½ t. ground cumin 
  • ½ t. sweet paprika 
  • Pinch of cayenne 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1/8 t. granulated sugar 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Olive oil 
  • Chopped parsley 


  1. Wash and peel the carrots.
  2. Boil whole in water with the garlic until barely tender. Drain. Discard the garlic and dice or slice the carrots. 
  3. Combine the spices with the lemon juice, sugar and salt and pour over the carrots.
  4. Chill.
  5. Sprinkle with oil and chopped parsley just before serving.  


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 @MonroeVillageFarmersMarket for updates and pictures!

Fire Hazards in the Two Photos.

Left Photo: (1) curling iron on the floor with unconstrained cord — tripping hazard and carpet fire hazard. (2) curling iron lying on the bed — bed fire hazard.

Right Photo: (1) handle of the pot extending over the edge — spill and burn hazard. (2) Oven mitt stuck in the oven. (3) purple sponge in the toaster's bread-slot — a little hard to see in this photo! (4) cover missing from the controls on the toaster. (5) toaster on the edge of the sink — electricity and water do not mix very well. (6) electric can opener on the edge of the sink.