Newsletter V8-N09

Vol.8 No. 09 August 10, 2015


It was an average day at the Market: cool breezes; warm sun; a bit of a lazy day!

We did, however, miss two of our vendors, and lots of people asked about them. Neno's Mexican Street Food and The Happy Pickle will be back this week.

Kim and son Max enjoyed the afternoon at the Clover Meadow Creamery tent.

Steve joked with customers at the Paperwhite tent. He expects to become a grandfather in the next few weeks!

The scheduled community group was the K-9 unit from the Monroe County's Sheriff Office. The handler did not want to break the pattern of behaviors he teaches, so he kept the dog in the specially equipped vehicle to one side of the Market.

Shoppers listened to a K9 officer as he showed off his canine partner.

Two sailors talked about life in the Navy at the Community Tent.

Petty Officer 1st Class Ramos and Seaman Caruso mugged for the camera.

A shopper told some stories about her father's experienced in the Navy.

Under the Music Tent, Joan Burch entertained the Market with American folk tunes and some of her own songs.

Joan's vocals and keyboard filled the bustling afternoon with warm and happy melodies.


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. Steve will staff the tent alone because Joanne is helping their daughter prepare for a new baby, who is due in just two weeks!

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.


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.


Rochester Museum and Science Center

Become an H2O Hero and participate in a kid-friendly interactive demonstration presented by Tim Cawley of the Rochester Museum and Science Center.  Have you seen Tim's rain barrels?  You may want to get one for your own backyard!
His Enviroscape will help you to understand that everything you do to the ground or put down a storm drain finds its way to the watershed. You will learn about your vital role in protecting our watershed.


Selected by Maxine Manjos

Roasted Tomatoes with Herbs and Lemon Crumbs
Diana Henry, Pure Simple Cooking

Serves 6 as a side dish

  • 12 plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • a little sugar
  • 2/3 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
  • finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp  finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh chives



  1. Preheat oven to 375.  Cut each tomato in half and spread in a single layer in a large gratin dish or roasting pan.  Drizzle with about half of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Using your hands, mix the tomatoes around so that they are well covered with oil.  Turn them all cut-side up.   Roast for 40 minutes, sprinkling a little sugar over the top after they have cooked for 20 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle on the bread crumbs, lemon zest and herbs.  Drizzle again with olive oil and roast for another 15 minutes, or until the bread crumbs are golden.  Serve hot or warm.

Variation with goat cheese

Make as above, but instead of sprinkling with bread crumbs, top the tomatoes with 4 oz crumbled goat cheese.  Drizzle with a little more olive oil, grind on some black pepper, and roast for another 10 minutes, until the cheese is starting to turn pale gold.


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.


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