Brighton Farmers’ Market
Rain or shine, come to the market for fresh and delicious vegetables, fruit, meat, and more. Help support local farmers who, by growing food in sustainable ways, create a healthier food supply and a cleaner environment. Meet your neighbors, bring the kids, enjoy summer in Brighton!
2013 Color Brighton Sundays at the Market
- August 11—Water Quality Education Day
- September 8—Sustainable Transportation
- October 13—Recycling vs. Zero Waste… What’s the Difference?
Summer recycling at Brighton Farmers’ Market
Bring the following items at the ColorBrightonGreen.org table at the Brighton Farmers’ Market and we’ll recycle them for you.
Items we recycle
Fewer items being accepted as of 8/18/2013
- Orange prescription bottles with caps on. (Please, remove labels!) These are being collected to be used for medicine in third world countries.
- Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL)
- Compact discs and DVDs
- Button batteries and rechargeable batteries
- Alkaline batteries (until October 27, 2013)
- Small electronics, such as cell phones, printer cartridges, keyboards, modems, etc.
- Sneakers (No shoes, boots, skates, cleats, light up or metal containing sneakers). Single sneakers ok.
- Brita filters
Collected by Our Lady of Mercy through May, 2014:
- Candy wrappers
- Snack bags, any brand, any size
- Writing instruments, any brand and any size pen, pencils, mechanical pencils,wooden pencils, markers and highlighters, sharpie and dry eraser markers; just to name a few.
Items we DO NOT recycle
- Any items not listed above!
- Plastics #3–7 and plastic flower pots are recycled by Monroe County. There is no need to bring these items at the Market. Make sure to place them in your recycling “Blue Box” to be picked-up by your waste hauler.
- Styrofoam and other rigid foam packaging: see tip on our recycling tips page.
- Egg Containers: some farmers at the market will take them.
- Plastic grocery bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, other thin plastic bags or plastic wrap: grocery stores take them for recycling in their “plastic bag” recycling bins.
As of August, 2013, ColorBrightonGreen.org is reconsidering how frequently there will be collections of these or other recyclables in subsequent months and recognizes that additional volunteers are needed to continue this work.
Volunteers are needed to continue this work
Volunteers set up and take down the tent/table, collect and temporarily store the materials, sort the materials, and transport the recyclables.
If you or someone you know would be interested in learning more about the specific volunteer tasks needed to continue this work, please contact us. You will then be sent a list of volunteer opportunities to consider
- Every Sunday, May 26 to October 27, 2013, from 9 am to 1 pm
- Brighton High School Parking Lot
- Every Sunday, November 3, 2013 through April 2014, from 1 to 4 pm
- Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Road (Additional entrance on South Winton, between Westfall and 590)
For more information, visit the Brighton Farmers’ Market web site.
The Brighton Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the Town of Brighton.