It’s been another great year at the South Wedge Farmers’ Market; this Thursday, October 17, is the last market of the summer season. A big thank you to all who have supported the market this year. Here’s what happened every time you bought food from one of our local farmers:
- You contributed to that farmer’s ability to make a living and feed his or her family.
- You helped that farmer continue in business, making it possible for him or her to continue to bring us good food.
- You kept spending dollars in the local economy.
- You actively participated in creating a stronger local food system.
- You ate fabulous fresh, delicious, sustainably-grown food.
Thank you! Don’t miss this last week at the market; the fall harvest is still going strong. Plenty of crops coming from the farms now can be stored for future use, so come and stock up! There will be pumpkins, beets, melons, radishes, winter squash, potatoes, onions, cabbage, carrots, kale, collards and fall raspberries. Growing Family Farm is bringing vine-ripened tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, Swiss chard, garlic, sweet candy onions, no-spray apples, fresh and dried shiitakes, free-range eggs, and sweet potatoes, including heirloom whites (O Henrys), white-fleshed Japanese reds, and standard varieties. R&M Bischoping is bringing green beans, tomatillos, and tomatoes. K&S Bischoping will have lots of apples including Jonagold, Gold Delicious, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Cortland, Ida Red, Crispin, and an assortment of heirlooms and Bosc pears. Bolton Farms will have plenty of lettuce, including Boston Bibb, arugula, Red Russian kale, Swiss chard, bok choi, basil, pea shoots, tender young sweet corn, purple and white cauliflower, and winter squash. Nordic Farm Jams will have concord grape jam and jelly, Niagara grape jelly, caramel apple jam, and chocolate chip cookies. Seven Bridges Farm will have fresh cuts of beef, plus pork and chickens. You’ll also find wine, local soap, gluten free and other baked goods, granola, garden plants, pot pies, ice cream, grilled pizza, and more.
Also at the Market
Chef Adrian Baldwin of Napa Wood-Fired Pizzeria will offer this week’s cooking demo with free samples, using ingredients from farmers at the market.
Special Musical Guests
Watkins & the Rapiers return to the South Wedge Farmers’ Market for a send-off to the season!
We are grateful to Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the market this year. The credit union, located at 395 Gregory St., is a member owned credit union and offers low-cost financial services to Rochester residents. For more information see www.genesee.coop or call 585 461-2230. Thanks also to our sponsor Highland Contractors, which offers high quality home improvement and building maintenance services, including green energy improvements. For more information, visit www.highlandcontractors.net.
Don’t forget — EBT customers can receive $5 in bonus tokens with at least a $10 token purchase with their EBT card.
Don’t miss out on local food over the winter! Several vendors from the South Wedge Farmers’ Market will participate in this year’s Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market, opening Sunday, November 3. It will be held every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm throughout the winter at Brighton’s Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Rd., Rochester, with a second entrance off S. Winton Rd. between Westfall Rd. and 590. Information can be found at www.brightonfarmersmarket.org.
The final South Wedge Farmers’ Market of the 2013 season will be held this Thursday, October 17, 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.