This Week at the Market
The end of August always feels like a bigger ending than just one month giving way to the next. But there is no end in sight to the summer harvest, which will keep the flavors of summer going well into fall. Farmers are bringing lots of wonderful summer crops to the South Wedge Farmers’ Market this Thursday, August 28. Fisher Hill Farm is bringing lots of green and yellow beans, plus sweet corn, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, lettuce, radishes, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cantaloupes, Swiss chard, collards, potatoes, sweet onions, carrots, garlic, beets, leeks, eggs, chicken, and Red Jacket juices. Lagoner Farms reports that this is prime peach time — the farm will have lots of John Boy and Glow Haven free-stone peaches, plus blueberries, raspberries, early gold apples, plums, prunes, and pears.
Bolton Farms will have plenty of leafy hydroponic greens including kale, lettuce, Swiss chard, tatsoi, arugula, watercress, parsley, escarole, and basil; from the fields John will have tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, squash, and eggplant. Buzz’s Garden is bringing edamame, leeks, tri-colored string beans, lettuce bouquets, fresh thyme, cherry and heirloom slicing tomatoes, and Salem white potatoes.
K&S Bischoping will have Canadian Harmony peaches, Paulared apples, blueberries, and blackberries. East Hill Farm is bringing chicken (whole, legs, wings), bread, red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, jalapenos, Sungold tomatoes, Washington cherry tomatoes, blue potatoes, Superior potatoes, red potatoes, Zephyr and Cocozelle summer squash, collards, kale (Red Russian, curly, lacinato), sacred basil or Tulsi, basil, mint, and edible blossoms — squash, borage, and nasturtium.
R&M Bischoping is bringing tomatillos (canning quantities available), hot peppers, a medley of cherry tomatoes, heirloom slicing tomatoes, sunflowers, colorful bouquets, green beans and baby zucchini. Nordic Farm will have freshly-made blackberry jam and jelly and brandied blackberry jam. JonJohn’s Bakery is bringing sweet potato tarts, peach cobbler, decadent chocolate brownies, German chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cranberry cookies. We welcome Martha Jane’s to the market this week, with a wide variety of breads and other baked goods, including their popular bread sticks and flatbreads.
Also at the Market
Babak Elahi and Friends will perform in the music tent. Staff from one of our sponsors, Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union, will offer information about the firm’s services.
Kids can stop by the Wedge Veg Passport tent for fun activities. Chef Adrian Baldwin of Napa Wood-fired Pizzeria will offer a cooking demo of good foods from the market, with free tastes.
New Fresh Connect Checks Bonus Program
Don’t forget about our new bonus program, the Fresh Connect Checks program. For every $5 in EBT tokens purchased, a customer will receive a $2 Fresh Connect Check with which to purchase food at the market! This is in addition to our regular bonus program, still in effect — EBT customers can receive $5 in bonus tokens with at least a $10 token purchase with their EBT card.
New this year — parking! SWFM customers can park in the big lot across from 140 Alex (at Broadway), in Highland Contractors’ lot at 620 S. Clinton, and, after 5 pm, in the Glidden Paint Center (Alexander and S. Clinton). Thanks to our generous neighbor merchants.
The South Wedge Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday through October 16, from 4-7 pm, at 100 Alexander St. (at the corner of S. Clinton, behind Boulder Coffee). The market is a project of the South Wedge Planning Committee.