Newsletter V9-Wk17

Vol.9 Wk. 17 October 3, 2016

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

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Another fine day at the Market. More thanks to Marc and George for filling in for Peter.

A young lady celebrated her birthday at the Market!

Denise at GG Bakes.

Clover Meadow.

Aguilera Farms.

Directly from the office to Sunscape Farm.

Baskets of squash at Sunscape.

Timber Buck Maple Farm.

Giant pumpkins at Timber Buck Maple.

Marc put the critical hold on a giant pumpkin!

At the Community Table, Jessica sautéed pear, apple, cinnamon, and a few drops of lemon juice.

Mark on guitar, and Mike on percussion.


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

Giant pumpkins, hot mustard, pickled garlic scapes, free range chicken eggs, lettuce bags, winter squash, gourds, garlic, honey, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers. And look for the big bowl of spider rings!

GG Bakes, Rochester

Fruit pies, cookies, and some special Halloween goodies.


Jeff Slutsky Music

Americana, Blues, Ballads

Jeff Slutsky grew up in New York City in the 60's and 70's. What a time for music and what a place to be! Clapton, The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, The Doors. They all influenced him from his teens on. They all played NYC, and Jeff got to see them and many others. Little known, David Bromberg has and continues to influence Jeff and his music.

Jeff plays covers. As someone said, "Why write new songs when there are thousands of good ones that people already know". There are of course, many good reasons to write new songs, but the songs that Jeff covers are a big part of his life. He feels a responsibility to do his small part to keep these songs alive. He's been getting into some old stuff like Kurt Weil's "Mac the Knife" from the '20's and Rochester-born Cab Callaway's "Minnie the Moocher".

Jeff encourages his audiences to sing along with him. He plays at many open microphones around town, and he hosts the open mic at Starry Nights Café on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30.


Center for Youth

The Center for Youth offers services to young people seeking to deal with, explore, or understand issues of importance to them - from their perspective, and on their terms. Started by kids, for kids, all Center services - from counseling, to shelter, to education, to referrals - are rooted in, and delivered with the knowledge that youth want to, and can, take responsibility for their life choices.

Services offered: confidential counseling, emergency housing, school based programs and more! Check out the Center at:


Selected by Maxine Manjos

Baked Spiced Butternut Squash with Apples and Maple Syrup

Courtesy of bon appetit, November 1998

Serves 8 - 10.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 small butternut squashes, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices
  • 4 6-ounce Granny Smith apples, peeled, halved, cored, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Stir butter, maple syrup and apple juice in small saucepan over medium-low heat until butter melts. Increase heat and boil until mixture is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in cinnamon, allspice and salt.
  2. arrange 1/3 of squash slices in prepared dish. Top with half of apple slices, then 1/3 of squash slices. Arrange remaining slices of squash and apple atop, alternating squash and apple slices and overlapping slightly. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Pour maple syrup mixture over. Cover baking dish tightly with foil.
  3. Bake casserole until squash is almost tender, about 50 minutes. Uncover and bake until squash is tender, basting occasionally with syrup, about 20 minutes longer. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with foil and refrigerate. Rewarm, covered, in 350°F oven about 25 minutes, or microwave on high about 8 minutes.) Spoon syrup from dish over vegetables and serve.


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!


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