Summer’s Best

This Week at the Market — July 24

The wait is over — this week our farmers are harvesting some of summer’s tastiest treats and will offer them to you at Thursday’s South Wedge Farmers’ Market.  Fisher Hill Farm will have the season’s first sweet corn. Lagoner Farms is bringing peaches, plums, apricots, sweet and sour cherries, blueberries, raspberries, beans, broccoli, zucchini, and cucumbers. K&S Bischoping will have  blueberries, red and black currants, and gooseberries.

Growing Family Farm will have tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, green beans, Swiss chard, kale, free-range eggs, and Singer Naturals tart cherry juice. Buzz’s Garden is bringing celery, tri-colored string beans, Bibb lettuce, young onion medleys, scallions, beets, carrots, kale, Swiss chard, zucchini, and summer squash.

R&M Bischoping will have green beans, red Russian kale, baby zucchini and bouquets with zinnias and bright yellow Rudbeckia. East Hill Farm is bringing greens mix (baby kale, mizuna, mustard, ruby streaks, pac choi), arugula, summer squash (zephyr and cocozelle), collards, kale (Red Russian, curly, and lacinato), garlic scapes, radish, borage blossoms, basil, dill, cilantro, nasturtium, mint, green beans, and cucumbers.

Seven Bridges Farm will have plenty of choices of meat for the grill — fresh steaks, chicken, or pork chops, as well as farm-fresh eggs. Eat Me Ice Cream is bringing cherry and cherry & First Light Creamery Yogurt ice candy, plus I Dream of Italy (sweet basil and Luciania olive oil) in sandwiches, pints, and in a coconut version. Nordic Farm is making new jams every day. Pick up a dinner-time treat from Le Petit Poutine or Napa Wood-fired Pizzeria.

Also at the Market

We welcome Gregg Hermann and Friends to the music tent. Information on Peace Corps recruiting will be available. 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

We’re excited 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.

Parking

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.

Sponsors

Thanks to the following generous sponsors of this year’s South Wedge Farmers’ Market:  Highland Hospital, Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union, Wedge 23 LLC, and South Clinton Merchants Association.

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.

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