Brighton Farmers Market: Sunday’s must do in Rochester

November 12, 2017

Weekly I look forward to the Brighton Farmers 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.

Bands perform at the Brighton Farmer's Market
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.

This photo essay 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. In other words, makes our Sunday mornings so special … 

A man from Fellenz Family Farm in Phelps, NY prepares his stand for the market
The amazing produce, colors and friendly smiles from Fellenz Family Farm.
Challenge: Can you find his shoes? 

Would you like a free map guide?

stonecrop farm's the brighton Farmer's Market Guide

Stonecrop Farm and Greg and Jenny are totally incredible. 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! But they are not only the place we get our perfect eggs, they also put out this amazing Guide to the Brighton Market every year! Be sure to print your copy that has all of the updated vendors!

A woman from Chicory Blue Gardens in Spencerport arranges flowers to sell at Brighton Market
Chicory Blue Gardens in Spencerport always has the most amazing flowers and color combinations!
Owner of Lavender Moon in Honeoye Falls talks about his natural products
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.
Jan from Deerhaven Farms in Naples talks with a customer about her organic tomatoes

Paul & Jan from Deerhaven Farms in Naples take so much time with each customer to help them find their perfect everything. Yummy yummy produce! 

James from Buzz Garden holds up some curly garlic

James & Hayley from Buzz Garden are the best! Their produce is so so tasty and they are the kindest people. J&H even helped set up a garden for a friend of mine and are so knowledgeable!

a woman purchases a bouquet of orange flowers
Suzanne DeMuth of Shady Lane Farm sells some beautiful gladioli!
Co-owner of Smugtown Mushrooms in Rochester, NY works the Brighton Farmers market
Smiling faces and yummy mushrooms from Smugtown Mushrooms.
someone chooses a bunch of beets to cook with
A woman working for Noto Fruit Farm and Cider Mill in Williamson, NY dumps peppers for customers to select
A woman working for Noto Fruit Farm and Cider Mill in Williamson, NY dumps peppers for customers to select
kids enjoy ice cream from Eat Me Ice Cream in Rochester, NY
On warmer days you might notice kids faces and clothes dripping with these unique, circular ice cream treats from Eat Me Ice Cream!
A woman shops for cucumbers at the market
families picnic on the lawn outside of the market
a woman serves garlic scapes and the market in Rochester
That day your clothing matches the produce!

SNAP customers are welcome!

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!

Owners of John John's Bakery in Rochester, New York sell their baked goods at the Brighton Farmers Market
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?”
families shop at the market
Flour City Pasta is at the market
You can find EVERY type of delicious, homemade pasta at Flour City Pasta.
people ride their bike on a nice day to the Brighton Farmers Market
So many families ride their bikes to the market…
lemonaid on a hot day
a mother talks to her toddler while babywearing her baby
Wear. Wear. Wear those babies!

More than just food…

children color pictures at the market
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.
children and families play
adults sitting on the grass in chairs talking
children draw with sidewalk chalk
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.
Flour City sells their bread at the market in Rochester
Flour City Bread Company‘s bread! That good. But have you tried their pretzels? The best I’ve had since moving back from Germany!
people sit on the steps of Brighton High School and enjoy the market on Sunday morning
Pot Pies from Newberry Park Pastries
Treat yourself one day to an amazing pot pie (every variety you can imagine!) from   Newbury Park Pastries!
Stuffed breads to buy at the market
These stuffed breads (not to mention the ravioli) are a temptation for me. I have to try hard not to resist the Pasta Classics food! A staple for us at the Brighton Farmers Market is her spinach pasta. Therefore, my daughter eats amazingly healthy pasta. It’s incredible!
The owner of K&S Bischoping Farms from Williamson, NY explains apples to her customer
Friendly smiles are ALWAYS present at K&S Bischoping Farms from Williamson, NY. 
Lighthouse gardens displays their amazing, organic plants
Todd from Lighthouse Gardens has been our savior for the past 3 years and is, literally, a cornerstone at the Brighton Farmers Market! When my lemongrass failed, he had his amazing plant, already huge, so that we could continue making our favorite tea. Todd and his crew 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! Above all, because of Lighthouse, we have the most amazing garden!
fresh garlic and onions
Brian's Kitchen's cookies are so tasty
Brian’s Kitchen! The best cookies. My favorite are the peanut butter and my daughter races in every morning to get his Snickerdoodle cookies!
A woman talks to her customer
Ellie of Squash Blossom Farm owned by her partner Jeremiah Pacheco.

Have you had John’s greens?

Bolton Farms owner talks to a customer
The greens from Bolton Farms are so outstanding there are often lines waiting at the start of the market for his perfect produce. Because of his amazing produce, I make some tasty pesto from his coriander and basil!
Owner of Honey Bee Happy & Healthy Herbs arranges her herbs
Honey Bee Happy & Healthy Herbs are amazing and you can find lovely herbs, veggies and even amazing, organic, wheat pizza dough!

Photography by
Jess Kamens Photography

Be sure to visit the Brighton Farmers Market website for updated information on vendors, musicians and dates!

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