Weekly I look forward to the Brighton Farmer's Market, held year round, in Rochester, New York. These images focus on the summer and fall months, when the market is held outside at Brighton High School. This also focuses on are the amazing vendors. My daughter and I are there weekly and we are met with smiles, hellos, amazing food, beautiful sounds, furry friends to cuddle, sunshine (usually!), sidewalk chalk, an art table, an amazing wall to jump off of, trees to climb, food food and more food in this place where we go weekly to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. Without the vendors, and those who buy from them, this market would not exist and I, personally, am so grateful! Thank you to those who organize and go weekly, every morning, up bright and early and those who play music for us to enjoy. Thank you for making our Sunday mornings so special ...
The amazing produce, colors and friendly smiles from Fellenz Family Farm.
Challenge: Can you find his shoes?
Chicory Blue Gardens in Spencerport always has the most amazing flowers and color combinations!
Lavender Moon has the incredible smelling everything! Their products are loved by so many. He also usually has hibiscus cooler out for all to enjoy. It's yummy.
James & Hayley from Buzz Garden are the best! Their produce is so so tasty and they are the kindest people. They helped set up a garden for a friend of mine and are so knowledgeable!
Suzanne DeMuth of Shady Lane Farm sells some beautiful gladioli!
That day your clothing matches the produce.
The city of Rochester is fortunate enough to have several markets where SNAP benefits are accepted. Those who wish can use their benefits at the market and receive an extra 40% in benefits if they do so! It's amazing!
The colors. The flowers...
Jon & John of Jon John's Bakery provide some of the best baked goods, treats, cakes and even mac & cheese that you can find! They are the happiest pair and they and their family always welcome everyone with a "Welcome to John John's Bakery! What can I get for you today?"
One of the best parts of the market is the music. Amazing and talented musicians rotate weekly and the lovely sounds can be heard throughout the entire market. Kids dance to the music and musicians enjoy people watching and playing. It's the perfect blend.
Wear. Wear. Wear those babies!
You can always find friendly young adults manning The Good Grub Club table, which encourages children at the Brighton Farmers’ Market to eat more of the delicious and nutritious fruits and vegetables and to have a greater awareness of the sources of their food. They have sidewalk chalk and drawings that children can spend some time coloring.
By the end of the market each Sunday, the remnants of music + art show the happy thoughts and drawings left by our children for all to enjoy.
Relaxing on the steps of Brighton High School.
Todd from Lighthouse Gardens has been our savior this year! When my lemongrass failed, he had his amazing plant, already huge, so that we could continue making our favorite tea. He has the best best herbs (we had many other plants from him in our garden as well!). His soil is the quality rich organic soil and our plants, herbs and everything just love it. He and his group are super knowledgeable and such kind people!
Martha Jane's parmesan breadsticks are to die for!
Stonecrop Farm has such perfect eggs! Every week my daughter and I enjoy them! We are vegetarian, but I know from my family that their meats are healthy and happy. For a couple weeks (shown here) they had fresh ginger and it was amazing!