The Brighton Farmers Market will be open this year, however it will be under a different set of rules. We are continuing our partnership with Flour City Bread and have partnered with K&S Bischoping Farms to bring you a one stop shopping Brighton Market experience.
Here are the 2020 rules:
-Pre-order only (SNAP and FMNP included)
-First hour (9am to 10am) is Seniors ONLY
-The it moves to alphabetical (A through H — 10-11; I through P — 11-12; Q through Z — 12-1)
-One person per family, please.
-Social distance rules apply
The Brighton Market officially opens THIS SUNDAY May 24th and the link through the online grocery store for Flour City Bread is open starting NOW!
If you would like more info about the Brighton Farmers Market and the other vendors that will be there please use this link: https://brightonfarmersmarket.org/
Don’t know K&S Bischoping farms? They are the tent that has been to our left the last few years at the Brighton Market. They sell apples, berries, and lots more. You can check out more info here.
We have some pretty big news that we’re super excited to tell you about!
Asparagus is getting close.
That’s right. You read that correctly. It’s up and looking healthy and we’re thinking that by next weekend we’ll have some at the market and by Mother’s Day Weekend it will be in full force. It’s going to be awesome to have some fresh green veggies on the table. Summer is nearly here!
Other news, we will have fresh chicken next week. We’re going to honest, it’s going to go really fast. We apologize in advance and we are working to make sure there will be more soon. They will be available at the farm store on Tuesday May 5th (Cinco de Mayo!) and we will have them with us Thursday and Saturday at the market if they last. You can also check the Flour City Bread Online Grocery Store and order them there.
If you don’t end up with a chicken, you should absolutely try our stewing hens. They aren’t meant for the grill, but they are amazing and versatile. We will post again soon a list of different ways you can use them.
Last, even though it isn’t a crop update, we started a YouTube Channel. We will start posting recipes, short videos, and other items throughout the summer. Subscribe so you don’t miss anything!
We hope to see all of you soon, but please stay safe when you’re going out.
Happy Fourth of July! What a sunny warm week it’s been. We were able to get lots of work done on the farm and will be at the Rochester Public Market Saturday and the Brighton Farmers Market Sunday. Here’s what you can expect to find on our tables.
Strawberries (this will be the last week!)
Sugar Snap Peas
Beets (from this year!)
String Beans (limited supply)
Kale (Red Russian, Curly, Tuscan)
Pea and Sunflower Shoots
Zucchini and Summer Squash
There is still a lot of stuff in the ground that we just got down recently or isn’t ready for picking yet. Although July Fourth is already over summer is only really just beginning and that means the crops will keep coming. Broccoli, melons, cucumbers, cauliflower, and cabbage have yet to make an appearance. We can’t wait.
We appreciate everyone stopping by and saying hi and of course, shopping local. Produce and poultry tastes better when it’s local and it’s helping out our local economy as well. Produce that is shipped from long distances are usually picked before they are ripe in order for them to maintain for the long periods of time. A fruit or vegetable that has not been able to ripen properly doesn’t have the same flavor as one that has. Local is the way to go when and if you can.
If you haven’t seen it before, here is Sandi explaining the importance of farming. We’re proud of our farm and the work we do and this is just a small reason why.
Our Market schedule resumes this week as normal after the holiday. If you would like to know where to find us just follow the link:
Thanks everyone and see you all soon!
Even in the winter it’s business as usual on the farm. Even in these cold temperatures we still have to tend to our land and animals, although there might be a little more argument on who goes out to feed the chickens!
We can’t stress enough how much we love our job. There’s always parts of the job that we don’t like, and there’s probably parts of your job that you don’t like either, but we take a lot of pride and joy out of our work. Getting up and being at your job might sound terrible to some of you, but for us it’s a dream come true.
Our sincere enjoyment is yours actually. We have many repeat customers and many new customers who come to us for the food that helps sustain their family, themselves, and their friends. There is no greater feeling in the world than a job well done and when we hear the success stories of the dishes you made that your family and friends loved with our products it gives us true joy.
Winter on the farm is a bit slower than in the spring, summer, and fall. It’s certainly a lot darker (although that’s slowly changing) and much quieter. But this time is essential for us to plan out our crops, spend some quiet nights with our girls, and think about spring!
We’re ready for it some days and other days we’re glad we have a few months. We hope this year is a good growing one not only for our crops that we bring to you but also for our three most important crops, our girls!
For the next few months you can find us at the Rochester Public Market and the Brighton Winter Farmers Market.
Check out our Farmers Market page for information and directions.
It’s not too early to start thinking about our CSA either!
See you at the market!
All the information you will need if you have a CSA with us this year!
- Wednesday 6/6 On-Farm pickup, 4:30pm-6:30pm
- Thursday 6/7 Rochester Public Market, 7am-Noon
- Saturday 6/9 Rochester Public Market, 7am-1pm
- Sunday 6/10 Brighton Farmers Market, 9am-1pm
- Monday 6/11 Thompson Hospital, Parrish St. Entrance, 2:30pm-5:30pm
If you have a Weekly Share simply come to your selected location. If you are a Monthly Sampler, you may divide your ten points however works best for you; most members come twice a month, some come once and some come weekly. You do not need to let us know if you will be coming, simply stop when it is convenient for your schedule.
If you will be missing a date or need to change your pickup location temporarily, please send a reply to the weekly newsletter you will be receiving, or let us know in advance at the market.
We keep a monthly attendance roster and so we ask that if a week needs to be made-up due to absence that you try to make it up within the same month. If you know in advance of an absence you are welcome to make up your missing points any time during the month. Usually doubling up an entire week to catch up from an absence results in too much produce, it is more manageable to add a few extra items for a week or two to disperse the points.
You may also send someone in your place. They will give us your name when they “check-in” and we’ll mark the attendance roster. Again, advance notice is not required but if you could let us know then we’ll be on the lookout for a new, possibly confused or overwhelmed, face! 🙂
If you are a member who was assigned a week to pickup by Thompson Hospital Associate Services, please double check your first pickup week. Week 1 members will begin on 6/11, Week 2 members will begin on 6/18.
If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us.