Feels Like Fall
This Thursday (9/18), pull your favorite old sweater out of the back of the closet, and head to the South Wedge Farmers’ Market, where Mother Nature will be gearing up for for the autumn equinox with some perfect, cool fall weather. Farmers will have perfect fall produce as well. R&M Bischoping will have have tomatillos, red and heirloom slicing tomatoes, hot peppers (Serrano and cayenne), red and heirloom cherry tomatoes, red Russian kale, sunflowers and cut flower bouquets. K&S Bischoping will have Ginger Gold, Fuji, Mac, and Gala apples as well as nectarines.
Growing Family Farms will have heirloom tomatoes, celebration squash, sweet peppers, seedless watermelon, Swiss chard, kale, red potatoes, garlic, onions, free range eggs, and Singer Naturals tart cherry juice. Buzz’s Garden is bringing lettuce bouquets, baby kale mix, pea shoots, okra, red peppers, eggplant, heirloom cherry and slicing tomatoes, tri-colored string beans, multi-colored carrots, leeks, cayenne and jalapeño peppers, and garlic.
Nordic Farms is bringing many jams, pickles, and salsas, and is featuring peach raspberry jam made with K&S Bischoping peaches and Lagoner Farms raspberries. East Hill Farm will have whole chicken, heirloom tomatoes (Brandywine and German Stripe), beef steak tomatoes, cauliflower, red cabbage, green sweet peppers, jalapenos, Sungold tomatoes, Washington cherry tomatoes, potatoes (blue, Superior, and red), Zephyr and Cocozelle summer squash, collards, red Russian kale, curly kale, lacinato kale, sacred basil or tulsi, parsley, basil, and mint.
Bolton Farms will have sweet corn, beefsteak tomatoes, winter squash, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, micro greens, pea tendrils, spinach, basil, parsley, and arugula. Eat Me Ice Cream is featuring fig balsamic ice cream on shortbread cookies in cream and coconut milk versions, a variety of flavors including fig, and ice candy — peach, watermelon, and coffee.
Also at the Market
The Wild Root String Band returns to the Market’s music tent. Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union, a sponsor of this year’s market, 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 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.
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.