Monday, September 11, 2017

Rochester Public Market Calendar 2018

Rochester Public Market - 2018 celebrates A New Look; still the great vendors, produce, shoppers and food! In July a new Winter Shed was opened. It replaces the one dating from the 1970s. The new enclosed shed updates all the facilitates like new bathrooms, electrical, lighting and an increased footprint which expands the vendors' stalls and wider aisles for shoppers.

Here is January - vendors selling ingredients to make a satisfying, nourishing meal from locally made pasta, locally made bread, olive oil, onions, home grown pears, apples, parsley, carrots onions. 


Calendars are available for purchase. For more information, please contact me at mwmiyake@hotmail.com. 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SewlSisters Retreat in the Adirondacks - June 2017

Thanks to Ann who opened up her Adirondacks "cottage" for us to gather and grow - as quilters and friends.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Market Memories


I went to the Rochester Public Market to buy onions. I came home with much more—shiny purple onions, deep orange carrots, bright green kale, deep red tomatoes, and most importantly with having met the farmers who grew the produce.

Now when I prepare a soup, salad, pie or stew, I think of the farmers from whom I bought the produce. My memories of our visits when I stop by to shop, enrich the dishes I prepare as much as the ingredients they have grown on their farms.

For years now I have gotten to know many of the farmers and vendors who sell at the market. I used the hook of taking their pictures as a way to get to know them. They realized what I was doing when I gave them copies of their pictures.

This book is a compilation of many photographs I have taken over the past ten years. I have included photographs vendors whose passing saddens me—they are still an important part of my memories of the market. Some of the photographs included are of families whose children are a foot taller today than when I took their picture.

Although I have no official affiliation with the market, I appreciate the support of the market office has given me when I had several exhibits of my photographs.

May we all value and support our local farmers whose dedication to the land and to growing fruits, vegetables and even flowers nourish and enrich all our lives. Thank you. 


Margaret W. Miyake
Rochester, New York
2016


Below is the cover and a couple of sample pages. For more information, please contact me through this blog. All photographs and design are copyrighted-Margaret W. Miyake. Thanks!



Friday, April 15, 2016

Sashiko Stitching workshop at the Genesee Valley Quilt Club

Sashiko Stitching: a form of embroidery originating in Japan. The term means “little stabs”: a running stitch using special white thread worked on an indigo background. Sashiko stitching creates striking designs that can vary from geometric patterns, to family crests or stylized motifs from nature like flowers or animals.
    In this workshop, learn the basic Sashiko techniques, using a printed sashiko design on indigo fabric. With the embroidered design, make a pillow, table runner, place mat or a small wall hanging, Complete your project with supplied indigo fabric or additional fabric you bring to class. If making a pillow, bring pillow form.


    The workshop will be part of the September 2016 program of the Genesee Valley Quilt Club. To find out about the organization and its programs, please check out the organization's web site, http://gvqc.org/
 



Friday, October 30, 2015

A Pilgrimage to WW2 Japanese-American Internment Camps


Two months after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast were forcibly removed from their homes and imprisoned in ten concentration camps located in remote and desolate parts of the country.

Seventy years after the last camp closed, Notch and Margaret Miyake travelled to all of them to honor the sacrifices of the internees and to learn from their experience. They have produced an exhibit documenting their journey and raising issues that are increasingly relevant as the nation struggles to respond to terrorism and illegal immigration:

Photographs by Margaret Miyake
Kinetic Gallery, MacVittie College Union, SUNY Geneseo
November 4, 2015 - December 9, 2015

Opening Reception and Talk by Notch Miyake
4:00 pm, November 4, 2015



Saturday, September 12, 2015

2016 calendar - ABCs at the Public Market

The Public Market in Rochester, New York, is filled with produce and products ranging from A to Z and back again.

See if you can identify the bounty that is for sale at the market, starting with apples to zinnias and back again.

Unfortunately the calendar space limits many of the items available at the market. Not shown, but available are bananas; grass-fed beef and pork; a huge variety of toys; incense; raviolis; yummy breakfast sandwiches, fresh baked bread, freshly roasted coffee beans,fresh flower bouquets;  clothing ranging from dresses, jackets, gloves, mittens, socks; spices;

As Nancy Rosin wrote, “There are always bargains to be found and some things that are not for sale – a sense of community and human connectedness,” in The Hands That Feed  Us: 100 Years at the Rochester Public Market.

This preview of the calendar features the cover,January and last page. Each month there is a seasonal photo used for the background against which seasonal produce/products are shown, starting with A through Z and then back again.  The products are usually available in the month shown

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If interested in purchasing a calendar, please contact me at mwmiyake@hotmail.com

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Ice Cream for Breakfast - ICFB, February 2015

Ice Cream for Breakfast is an international holiday first celebrated in Rochester, New York. In the early 1970s Florence Rappaport started the holiday as a way to shake up the winter doldrums by serving her children ice cream for breakfast. But they could have this special treat only once a year. Now her six children are all grown with children and grandchildren of their own

The holiday has spread world-wide from Rochester to Hong Kong. Here at the Rochester Public Market, PJ Cosmano of Cosimano e Ferrari was serving ice cream topped with sea salt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar. It was yummy.