What’s Fresh This Week – July 29

Why Buy Local?

The word “local” factors prominently in everything we do at Schenectady Greenmarket. Our vendors are from within a 100-mile radius of our downtown Schenectady locations and they produce all that is sold at the market. We encourage everyone, those who shop at Schenectady Greenmarket every Sunday, and the public at large, to “buy local, eat local.” Read more…

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What’s Fresh This Week

Hope Valley Farm: Flavorful tomatoes, pickled garlic scapes, kohlrabi, five varieties of garlic, red Russian fingerlings, new potatoes, arugula, beets, zucchini, Tuscany kale, winterbor kale, broccoli, red Russian kale. Plus potted plants, herbs, and perennials.

Shushan Valley Hydro Farm: Cherry tomatoes, juicy beefsteak, and vine cluster tomatoes; lettuce, arugula, basil, cilantro, dill, parsley, oregano, thyme, mint, and rosemary.

Mariaville Farm: Choose from our large selection of Black Angus steaks, and some fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms to go with them! Our delicious no-nitrate bacon, fresh pasture-raised duck and chicken.

Susie’s Climax Creations: Fresh young chicken; duck, chicken and quail eggs. Many flavors of jam: raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, rhubarb, strawberry-rhubarb, gooseberry, and cherry; marinated mushrooms, pickled quail eggs, bread and butter pickles, dill pickles.

Skinner’s Sugarbush: Delicious coconut pecan shortbread, raspberry currant pielets, chocolate mint and pineapple zucchini mini cakes, dark chocolate cherry cookies, and lemon and lime shortbread; plus our maple syrup – great on ice cream or mixed with Greek yogurt!

Cafe NOLA: Honeydew Bisque.

Sistahs Vintage Aprons will be rockin’ in the market with two new apron introductions: the Pauline 1966 and the Gilda Roshenko 1930s. Come shop our sumptuously smart full-coverage aprons.

Dutch Desserts: European-style fruit tarts made with local fruit, plus our famous fudgy chocolate tart with Belgian chocolate. Stop by for a sample!

Funk Farms: Blueberry, peach, and nectarine fruit pies – made with fresh local produce and hand-rolled crusts. Refreshing lemonade cookies – a summery twist on our traditional black and white cookie line; cool mint grasshopper fudge cups.

Three Chicks and a P: New this week: garden chives and shallot hummus; also new peach and black bean salsa made with delicious peaches from Maynard Farms!

Variety Vendors

  • Altamont Vineyard & Winery
  • dreamPuff Marshmallows
  • Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus
  • Mu Mu Muesli
  • Our Daily Eats
  • Sistahs Vintage Aprons
  • Skinner’s Sugarbush
  • Sororia Organics
  • Susie’s Climax Creations
  • The Peanut Principle
  • Tierra Farm

Programming

Market Stage

10am-2pm: Chrissy Van Wormer

Community Table

Northeast Parent & Child Society‘s Therapeutic Foster Family Program

Children’s Table

Park Avenue Nursery School

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And Don’t Forget the Bellevue Market!

Thursdays 3-6pm, through September

2176 Broadway, Schenectady (Maranatha Ministries parking lot, located at at the corner of Thompson Street)

Bellevue Market Vendors – 7/26

  • Abbey Farms
  • Adair Vinyards
  • Adirondack Flower Farm
  • Bella Terra Farms
  • Buhrmaster Family Farm
  • Gatherer’s Granola
  • Soulicious
  • Taj Mahal Restaurant
  • There’s No Place Like Home
  • Wellington’s Herbs and Spices
  • West Wind Acres

Why Buy Local?

The word “local” factors prominently in everything we do at Schenectady Greenmarket. Our vendors are from within a 100-mile radius of our downtown Schenectady locations and they produce all that is sold at the market. We encourage everyone, those who shop at Schenectady Greenmarket every Sunday, and the public at large, to “buy local, eat local.”

Here is what a few of our regulars had to say about why they are committed to buying local food.

Jennifer Wilkerson (right) gets to know her farmer, Bob Chandler of Mariaville Farm

“I helped start Schenectady Greenmarket and serve on the board, and as a family, we shop at the market every Sunday. The majority of our food is purchased there. Eating seasonally is great. Not only does food taste better, but we happily look forward to what we know will be coming into harvest in upcoming weeks. However, we shop at the market for other reasons too. We believe that purchasing local food serves the higher purpose of supporting farm families and preserving productive open space. And, Schenectady Greenmarket is fun–something we don’t often say about shopping. We enjoy the real, honest connection to the hardworking people who grow, make and sell the food that ends up on our table.” – Jennifer Wilkerson, Niskayuna

The Fenlon family, enjoying a day at the market

“Buying local is good for everybody. It’s good for the upstate economy to support local businesses. Food doesn’t have to travel so far and that’s better for our economy also.” – Chris Fenlon, Niskayuna

“It’s important to me to buy foods that are free of pesticides and are grown in smaller batches. Also, we always see people we know at the market and we know the vendors. That makes a difference.” – Judith Fenlon, Niskayuna

 

Michael Tamasi can't get enough of those local greens!

“I’m committed to buying local because you get the best quality from people you know. And, because you know them, you can trust your food source. Farmers work very hard so I want my money to directly support them. Also, we should all support people who live in our community. If you spend money on quality food, you’ll be healthier for it.” – Michael Tamasi, Schenectady

What’s fresh this week – July 22

Summer is heating up!

But the food down at Schenectady Greenmarket will keep you cool. One of the great things about summer produce is that it doesn’t need to be cooked to be enjoyed. Crunchy carrots and cucumbers dipped in hummus are a cool snack. Sweet peaches and yummy berries tossed with honey is a refreshing dessert. Have you though of boiling a chicken in the morning and eating it chilled for dinner? The more robust flavors of the local produce make them perfect for simply prepared meals. Stop by the market for all you need to keep you cool and your food local .


What’s fresh this week

Barber’s Farm: Corn, potatoes and melons are abundant – plus cole crops, greens, squash and cucumbers. We’ve expanded our variety of fresh cut herbs and will continue to pick squash blossoms (pre order to make sure you get some).

Mariaville Farms: Try our shiitake mushrooms marinated and canned by the market’s own Susie of Susie’s Climax Creations; or on a tasty flatbread from Naga Bakehouse; fresh mushrooms too. Don’t forget our fresh eggs; never frozen chicken and duck; black Angus beef and pasture raised lamb.

Dutch Desserts: European-style fruit tarts made with local fruit, plus our famous fudgy chocolate tart with Belgian chocolate. Stop by for a sample.

Mosaics by Christine just won “Best in Show” at the Delaware Avenue Street Fair last week – come see why: a new chess set, tables and lazy susans.

Naga Bakehouse: Grilled shiitake mushroom flatbreads prepared with delicious mushrooms grown by our market neighbor Mariaville Farms! Come grab a stuffed kale bread prepared with kale grown by our other market neighbor, Quincy Farms! ‘Tis the season to create food with ingredients that are all around us! We’ll also have stuffed ricotta fruit bread.

EuroDelicacies This week we have garden fresh eggplant and stuffed grape leaves!!

Cafe NOLA: Blackened chicken Caesar salad; grilled portabella mushroom sandwich; and blackened catfish or chicken sandwhiches topped with sweet peppers and mozzarella cheese. Iced tea, sweet tea, Arnold Palmers or fresh squeezed lemonade: raspberry, strawberry, or cherry.

 

Variety Vendors

  • Burden Lake Creamworks
  • Mosaics by Christine
  • The Peanut Principle
  • Adair Vineyards
  • Ali Herrmann

Programming

Market Stage

10am-2pm: Jody Radez

Community Table

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance

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And Don’t Forget the Bellevue Market!

Thursdays 3-6pm, through September

2176 Broadway, Schenectady (Maranatha Ministries parking lot, located at at the corner of Thompson Street)

Bellevue Market Vendors – 7/19

  • Adirondack Flower Farm
  • Abbey Farms
  • Ali Herrmann
  • Bella Terra Farm
  • Buhrmaster Family Farm
  • Gatherer’s Granola
  • Soulicious
  • Truffle’s Cupcakes by Collette
  • Taj Mahal Restaurant
  • There’s No Place Like Home
  • Wellington’s Herbs & Spices
  • West Wind Acres

What’s Fresh This Week – July 15

A Bit of News for the July 15 market:

  • A Note About Eggs – Eggs will be scarce at the market the next couple of months. During hot dry spells chickens slow their laying and sometimes stop all together. Talk to your farmer to find out more.
  • Harvest Update – Fruits and veggies normally harvested over a couple of months are peaking at the same time. Stop by the market now to pick up everything from some of the season’s bumper crop of berries to delicious sweet corn and everything in between. Consider putting some up for the winter months. It doesn’t have to be complicated – try frozen, dried or canned.

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Shushan Valley Hydro: Cherry, beefsteak, and vine cluster tomatoes; plus our crunchy and sweet diva cucumbers – stop by for a sample. Asian cukes, basil, spicy arugula, mixed heads of lettuce – just $2. Cilantro, parsley, thyme, oregano, dill, mint, and more — insecticide and herbicide-free!

Barber’s Farm: Stop by for garlic!

Susie’s Climax Creations: Fresh young chicken; duck, chicken and quail eggs. Raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, rhubarb, strawberry-rhubarb, gooseberry, and cherry jams; Marinated mushrooms, pickled quail eggs, and dill pickles.

Flour City Pasta: Stop by and try cucumber fusilli!

Naga Bakahouse: New this week: grilled shiitake mushroom flatbread prepared with mushrooms grown by Mariaville Farm; try stuffed kale bread prepared with kale grown by Quincy Farms. It’s the season to create food with ingredients that are all around us!

Dutch Desserts: European-style fruit tarts made with local fruit (apple, blueberry, mixed berry, peach, peach-raspberry, raspberry, sour cherry, and strawberry-rhubarb), plus our famous fudgy chocolate tart with Belgian chocolate. Stop by for a sample.

Mariaville Farm: Fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Naga Bakehouse will have flatbread made with our very own shiitake mushrooms. Black Angus steaks, heritage pork and pasture raised lamb, plus chicken – always fresh and never frozen.

Café NOLA: Blackened chicken Caesar salad; grilled portabella mushroom sandwich; and blackened sandwiches – fresh catfish or chicken filet coated with Cajun spices and topped with sweet peppers and mozzarella cheese. Wash it down with iced tea, sweet tea, Arnold Palmers or fresh squeezed lemonade: raspberry, strawberry, or cherry.

Skinner’s Sugarbush: Strawberry rhubarb and raspberry pielets; chocolate zucchini and fresh peach mini cakes; maple toffee cookies; lime melt-aways; lemon shortbread; golden fruit and Peach Melba scones. Plus maple syrup!

Chick and Hen Baking Company: New watermelon gazpacho, as well as cool tomato gazpacho. Sesame noodles, black bean salad, roasted beet salad, sesame chicken, applewood bacon, chevre and Swiss chard quiche, and spinach feta pie. Berry tarts and assorted desserts.

Funk Farms will have delicious peach, nectarine, and blueberry pies made from fresh local produce and hand rolled crust. Try our cool mint grasshopper fudge cups – the newest addition to our fudge and caramel cup line.

Variety Vendors

  • Mu Mu Muesli
  • Skinner’s Sugarbush
  • Smyth/Cid Pottery
  • dreamPuff Marshmallows
  • Our Daily Eats
  • Susie’s Climax Creations
  • Altamont Vineyard & Winery
  • Sororia Organics
  • Healing Path Massage
  • Knapp Enterprises

Programming

Market Stage

10am-12pm: David Vandervoordt Quartet
12pm-2pm: The Anonymous Fig Leafs

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And Don’t Forget the Bellevue Market!

Thursdays 3-6pm, through September

2176 Broadway, Schenectady (Maranatha Ministries parking lot, located at at the corner of Thompson Street)

Bellevue Market Vendors – 7/12

  • Abbey Farms
  • Adair Vineyards
  • Bella Terra Farms
  • Buhrmaster Family Farm
  • Gatherer’s Granola
  • Soulicious
  • Taj Mahal Restaurant
  • There’s No Place Like Home
  • Wellington’s Herbs and Spices
  • West Wind Acres

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What’s Fresh This Week – July 8

Barber’s Farm: First new potatoes! Candy and red tropea onions, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, summer squash, slicing and pickling cucumbers, beets, fennel, lettuce and cooking greens, plus squash blossoms!

Four Wheel Farm: Squash flowers, baby zucchini, cut flowers and perennials. Buy one perennial for $10.00 and get another for $5.00–other bargains too.

Mariaville Farm: Fresh chicken processed on the farm every Thursday. Shiitake and grey dove oyster mushrooms; $4.00 a pint. Pair them with Black Angus steaks or our delicious sausages.

Ali Herrmann: A beautiful new matted watercolor illustration inspired by my favorite fruit–strawberries. Plus an array of semiprecious stones wired into beautiful sterling earrings–a treat for the ears and eyes!

Dutch Desserts: European style fruit tarts made with local fruit (apple, blueberry, mixed berry, peach, peach-raspberry, raspberry, sour cherry, and strawberry-rhubarb), plus our famous fudgy chocolate tart with Belgian chocolate. Stop by for a sample.

Cafe NOLA: blackened chicken Caesar salad, grilled portabella mushroom sandwich, plus blackened sandwiches: fresh catfish or chicken filet coated with Cajun spices and topped with sweet peppers and mozzarella cheese. Wash it down with iced tea, sweet tea, Arnold Palmers or fresh squeezed lemonade: raspberry, strawberry, or cherry.

Mosaics by Christine: In recognition of July Fourth, enjoy a 10% discount on any mosaic with red, white or blue! New tables, lazy Susans, and trivets available.

Chick and Hen Baking Company: Fresh fruit tarts with local raspberries and blueberries, tomato gazpacho, roasted beet salad, sesame noodles, hand-tossed roman pizzas, empanadas, spinach and feta pie and quiche.

Three Chicks and a P: 3 Olives Hummus, artichoke tapenade. Sample your favorites including cilantro lime, tasty mango black bean salsa, and our new pineapple habanero salsa. From our family to yours!

Variety Vendors

  • Laurie’s Gluten Free Goodness
  • Burden Lake Creamworks
  • Mosaics by Christine
  • Highland Farm
  • The Peanut Principle
  • Adair Vineyards
  • Ali Herrmann
  • Bard Farm

Programming

Market Stage

10am-12pm: Hillfolk

12pm-2pm: Greg Guba

Local Expert

Illium Cafe: Food demonstrations at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30

Children’s Table

Schenectady Museum

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And Don’t Forget the Bellevue Market!

Thursdays 3-6pm, through September

2176 Broadway, Schenectady (Maranatha Ministries parking lot, located at at the corner of Thompson Street)

Bellevue Market Vendors – 7/5

  • Adair Vineyards
  • Adirondack Flower Farm
  • Abbey Farms
  • Bella Terra Farm
  • Buhrmaster Family Farm
  • Gatherer’s Granola
  • Truffle’s Cupcakes by Collette
  • Taj Mahal Restaurant
  • There’s No Place Like Home
  • Wellington’s Herbs & Spices
  • West Wind Acres