Newsletter V9-Wk16

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Vol.9 Wk. 16 September 26, 2016

The Market is Open Every Wednesday, 4pm to 7pm
Mid-June (Jun 15, 2016) through Mid-October (Oct 12, 2016)
Blessed Sacrament Parking Lot
726 Monroe Avenue (the Corner at Rutgers Street)

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PREVIOUSLY AT THE MARKET

A great big thanks to those who helped make the past Market Day a great success! There was Kathleen, Amanda, Maxine, Colleen, Tom, Glenn, and Marc, who stepped-up last week to cover some regular volunteer workers, like Peter, who were away on vacation last week. The Market had its biggest day this year.

Shoppers visited each and every tent..

Adam and Fabiola of Aquilera Farms..

A little someone petted the baby goat, who is growing fast into a teenaged goat!

Tomatoes at Sunscape.

Swan gourds at Timber Buck Maple.

Denise and her mom Bev had a great day!

Some regulars stopped for refills at Clover Meadow.

The Fall Harvest is in full swing!

A young lady bought a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Tune-up for the guitars and keyboards of the Red Hot and Blue band.

A dramatic view of the percussion section as the late afternoon sun spotlit the drummer.

FOOD and CRAFTS THIS WEEK

Sunscape Farms, Penfield

Corn, Green beans, zucchini, large tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, cut flowers, potted flowers, and herbs.

Aguilera Farms, Williamson

Apples, plums, peaches, cucumbers, tomatoes, green and yellow squash, onions, and basil plants.

Clover Meadow Creamery, Lyons

Bread, 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).

Timber Buck Maple, Bloomfield

Several varieties and sizes of tomatoes for mixing and matching, grapes, sunflowers, potatoes, pattypan squash, free range eggs, garlic scapes, honey, maple syrup.

GG Bakes, Rochester

Fruit pies, spicy ginger snaps, oatmeal and French macaroons.

MUSIC THIS WEEK

Mark4

Guitar and vocals.

COMMUNITY TENT THIS WEEK

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Nutrition Group

Join Jessica at the Cornell Cooperative Extension table for free nutrition guidance. Learn how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your everyday diet. This lesson will be hands on and great for the kids!

Free food samples will be available along with handouts on various nutrition topics. All ages welcome.

RECIPE FOR THIS WEEK

Selected by Maxine Manjos

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Recipe courtesy Catherine McCord
Weelicious February 2015

Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 pound boneless sirloin tip, flank or skirt steak--sliced into 2 x 2 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 package (14 ounces) broccoli florets
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil

Preparation

  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey,  garlic and ginger
  2. Place the beef in a Ziploc bag or glass bowl, pouring in half of the sauce mixture to coat the beef.  Marinate for either 20 minutes on the counter or covered overnight in the fridge.
  3. Whisk the cornstarch and water together and add to the remaining sauce mixture.
  4. Heat a work or large saute pan over high heat, add 2 teaspoons oil and add the beef.  Cook for 4 minutes and remove beef to a clean bowl.
  5. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan and cook the broccoli for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the beef back into the pan.  Make a well in the center and pour in the sauce.  Cook until the sauce is thick and everything is heated through, about 2 minutes.
  7. Serve over brown rice.

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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