LeRoy Market Earlybird Weekly Flyby for 5/26/12


Greetings all,

Here’s our first weekly post. At present, we have only a few vendors who have let me know specifically what they will be bringing, but several others who will be showing up to sell a nice variety. I’m going to offer the option for those who don’t have email to call me with their list. We’ll keep trying to get everyone onboard.

Recipe(s) of the Week

Pesto With Ramps Recipe by Willow Robinson

Ingredients: Approximately equal parts of the following

Olive Oil


Ramps (Wild Leeks)

Process plants and oil to make a paste.

Also try using parsley or basil.

Freeze in ice-cube trays and bag up.

Note: By the end of May, the leaves of leeks will be too far gone to use but the bulbs will be nice and big.


Parmesan Encrusted Asparagus

Recipe by Brenda Bunnell

1 lb. asparagus

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/4 to 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450 

place asparagus on baking sheet in single layer

drizzle oil over asparagus and toss

cover with parmesan cheese and bake 12-15 min. until cheese is melted and asparagus is crisp

serve with balsamic vinegar


Goods and Produce Currently Available

Brenda Bunnell – Jewelry, Cookies  and  House Plants

Dean Enter – Knives, Canes and Egg

Found in The Woods – Asparagus, Rhubarb, Good King Henry, Garden Plants

Marlyne Sosenko – Canned goods and Preserves

Lynn Owens – Garden Plants and Lettuce


Again, this is by no means a complete list of the vendors or products that will be available this Saturday, just a start.  

Lookin’ forward to seeing everyone, Brian  








Announcing our new, lightning fast, easy as pie, static free, system for informing those who have asked to be informed.  (Did I mention high-tech?) It’s a blog.  WordPress offers free weblogs, and it’s got all the features to do what we wanted, plus some.

During market season, blog followers will receive a weekly (in season) e-mail with such timely info as:

  • what’s in season (participating vendors will tell us what they’ll have)
  • upcoming events (music, demonstrators etc.)
  • the recipe of the week
  • the most current news in the Farmers’ Market world, and more.

Off season posts will be much less frequent.

Speaking of farmers: when we refer to posts, on the farm they mean one thing—on a blog, a post is this thing you are reading.

One nice thing about this system is that the record is permanent . . . as long as the web survives.  It’s not resident on someone’s personal computer, hostage to the threat of viruses or hard drive failure.  Another nice thing is the ‘comments’ feature, which can keep old ‘posts’ current with new and applicable information.

As we go, we may find new ways to use this technology.  So if you ever have suggestions, pray tell. For instance, the idea for a LeRoy Farmer’s Market cookbook may finally come to completion through these efforts.  Also, why not offer early delivery of our monthly newsletter as a PDF?

Oh, one more thing. The Earlybird is just a figure of speech.  It’s not like Geico’s talking gecko.  Such creatures are nice—nice and pricey.  However, if it were a live bird, think carrier pigeon.  Which it would be, if not for the Internet.  Now wouldn’t that be cool?

See you soon, Brian Cool. Market Master, LeRoy Farmers’ Market