Newsletter V8-N08

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Vol.8 No. 08 August 3, 2015

PREVIOUSLY AT THE MARKET

At a Farm Market, we tend to be rather sensitive about the weather. A rainy day can turn away shoppers and cause misery for the farm stands, but the same is true of a hot and sweltering day with lots of sunshine.

And last week, a lot of people stayed at home sipping cool drinks because it was just too hot to trudge around at the Market.

Even though the crowd was a bit smaller than usual, spirits were high among farmers and shoppers.

Among the daring was this inline skater who stopped by when he noticed a lawn sign out on Goodman Street.

As long as the flowers have water, they just love the heat.

Wow! Nice bouquet!

We usually think of garlic in terms of the cloves that grow at the root of the garlic plant. But the flowers and seeds of the garlic plant offer some tastey surprises. Lori of Timber Buck recommends a few dried garlic seeds on a salad for accent!

Garlic seed pods at Timber Buck.

We also normally think of animal crackers as rather basic. GG Bakes has a different idea!

Sophisticated animal cookies at GG Bakes!

Selecting zucchinis at Paperwhite and sampling pickles at Happy Pickle.

Busy action at the Clover Meadow Creamery tent.

Kim and Wes of Clover Meadow Creamery thoroughly enjoy introducing urban dwellers to the joys of goats!

A hug for the baby goat.

Behind the scenes: a quick re-braid.

The Monroe Branch of the Public Library is an important focal point of the neighborhood. Several times during the market season, we have the Library at the Community Table.

Mary Clare poses with a tableau of books to give away.

A young family stocked up on some engaging reading material.

Under the Music Tent, Michael McLaughlin and some of his friends maintained a flow of captivating instrumentals and vocals.

Mike, on guitar, and Paul on drums.

Mike (under the microphone) and Tom (at the microphone).

FOOD and CRAFTS THIS WEEK

Lagoner Farms, Williamson

Broccoli, peas, beets, 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, beets, zucchini, onions, and garlic.

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

Tostados, tacos, street tacos, burriNenos, and drinks.

MUSIC THIS WEEK

Joan Burch

Genre: Americana, Folk, Independent

Singer/songwriter Joan Burch has a knack for writing a catchy tune. Joan started writing songs and performing 2007 and released her first recording, Taking Flight , a CD of thirteen original songs, in 2012. Joan plays keyboard and guitar, singing her own songs with a warm mezzo-soprano voice. Several local musicians, playing instruments ranging from flute to banjo, are featured on her first CD, highlighting her varied compositions. Listeners identify with Joan's thoughtful musical commentary.

Her performances at more than 40 local festivals, coffee houses and farmers' markets in the Rochester areas have met with an enthusiastic reception. In 2013, Joan produced two songs, "Joan of Arc" and "All We Ever Wanted", and continues to write and perform new material. Joan is currently working on an EP of original compositions for an anticipated Fall 2015 release.

A native of Buffalo, Joan currently lives in Honeoye Falls, New York. Joan's music background includes soloing and participating in choirs in New York and Colorado. She has a degree in Communications from Buffalo State College.

COMMUNITY TENT THIS WEEK

Monroe County Sheriff's Office: K-9 Unit

The dogs from the K-9 Unit of the Monroe County Sheriffs’ Department lead an adventurous and sometimes dangerous life.  You might see a dog with his human at the airport or on road patrol sniffing for drugs or searching for nitrates, bombs, or guns. He might be called in on a missing person case.  Come meet one of these well-trained dogs and his trainer at the Community Table this week.

RECIPE FOR THIS WEEK

Selected by Maxine Manjos

Fresh Corn Pudding
(Epicurious)

Ingredients - serves 8

  • 6 ears fresh corn, shucked
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cool
  • 3 eggs, beaten lightly

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. and butter eight 1/2-cup ramekins
  2. Into a large bowl coarsely grate corn. With back of a large knife, gently scrape each cob and add any remaining pulp and liquid to bowl. (There should be about 2 cups grated corn with liquid.)
  3. In a bowl whisk together remaining ingredients and stir into corn until combined well. Ladle mixture evenly into ramekins. Put ramekins in a baking pan just large enough to hold them and add enough hot water to reach halfway up sides of ramekins.
  4. Bake corn puddings in middle of oven 50 minutes, or until tops are slightly puffed and golden and firm to the touch. Remove ramekins from water and cool slightly on rack, about 5 minutes. Run a knife around edges of ramekins and invert each pudding onto a serving plate.

EBT, SNAP, FOOD STAMPS

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.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

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 allen@triptar.com for more details.

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