What’s Fresh This Week – October 28

Last Day of the Outdoor Market

This Sunday is your last chance to enjoy our Outdoor Market around City Hall! But don’t worry – our fun festive market moves indoors to Proctors starting on November 4. Schenectady Greenmarket moves inside to Proctors starting NEXT SUNDAY, November 4. Come visit our indoor market and see our exciting new food court expansion into Key Hall, across the Proctors Arcade! Visit our website to learn more about our move.

Join us this weekend outdoors, and inside Proctors throughout the winter season, where you’ll continue to find the best local produce, meat, and prepared food. See you Sunday!

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What’s Fresh This Week

Sushan Valley Hydro Farm: We will have our oh-so-sweet-cherry tomatoes, beefsteak, and vine cluster tomatoes, plus our new yellow vine cluster tomatoes; Asian and baby cucumbers; zucchini, romaine and mixed heads of lettuce, arugula, and watercress; basil, cilantro, mint, dill, thyme, sage, oregano, parsley, and rosemary; and the beginnings of our long green pole beans.

Quincy Farm will have delicious frost-sweetened carrots, brussels sprouts, kale, chard, beets, and more; plus we’re bringing extras of our big delicious (and popular) sweet potatoes!

Mariaville Farm: Fresh Shiitake and oyster mushrooms; Black Angus beef, pastured pork, lamb, chicken, and duck; fresh eggs.

3 Chicks and a P: Indian spice and pumpkin hummus, plus all your other favorites. All kids that stops by our table in costume will receive a Halloween treat!

Burden Lake Creamworks: Offering lovely rosemary shea creme – perfect for fall.

Mosaics by Christine has new fall lazy Susans, a mosaic Christmas tree, trivets, and other gifts. Also plenty of new bamboo tie dye socks and new tie dye shoelaces. Still time to place your holiday orders.

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Variety Vendors

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

Programming

Market Stage

10am-12pm Terri Roben Children’s Music

12pm-2pm Anonymous Figg Leafs

Community Table

Capital Region Audubon Society
Local Expert

S. Bonnie Liebers, Genetic Counseling Services

Children’s Activity

11am-1pm: Jen and Abigail twisting balloon creations

1pm-2pm: Flutterbug the Clown (weather permitting).

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Winter Market to Feature Expanded Prepared Food Location

Schenectady Greenmarket is pleased to announce that the market will return to its indoor home, inside Proctors (432 State St.), on Sunday, November 4, 2012, running through April 2013. This year marks another important development for the market, which takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as it will now include an expanded food court in Key Hall across the Arcade.

With this expansion into Key Hall, Schenectady Greenmarket will be able to provide customers much better seating and dining options, a wider range of community events and demonstrations, and a larger range of vendors and products at the market. Schenectady Greenmarket will continue to have vendors in traditional locations in Robb Alley and the downstairs Education Center at Proctors. Visitors to the market can enjoy prepared foods in Key Hall including Eastern European, Cajun, Caribbean/Jamaican, Peruvian, Moroccan and Vietnamese cuisine, as well as paninis and coffee.

“Key Hall is an absolutely gorgeous space where we’ll have plenty of room for our prepared food vendors, and plenty of seating so customers can enjoy music and a meal,” said Betsy Henry, Chair of the Board of Directors. “I can’t wait to see it filled with vendors and shoppers. It has been great to work with Proctors and Mazzone Management to make this happen.”

This winter, Schenectady Greenmarket will host 73 vendors, including those selling vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, dairy, meat, poultry, eggs baked goods, confectionery, processed foods, prepared foods, wine, honey, syrup, crafts and gifts. New this season is Pura Vida Fisheries, offering wild-caught fresh New York state seafood. Vendors produce all that they sell.

In addition to vendors of local foods and artisanal goods, the market features live music, cooking and gardening demonstrations from community experts, children’s activities and a community table. Opening Day of the Winter Market will feature Running the River, a four-piece band playing classic country, rock, folk, Celtic, blues, and fiddle tunes, all day on the main market stage in Robb Alley. Rick Sacchetti of Americana group The Anonymous Figg Leafs, will play from noon to 2 p.m. in the Education Center. The indoor market boasts a variety of musicians and community groups throughout the season.

“Opening the indoor market will mark our fourth anniversary,” Henry said. “We’ll have lots of fresh fruit and vegetables plus meat, cheese, wine, baked goods and other tasty treats. I love the community atmosphere of the market, and knowing that we’re supporting local farmers, bakers, artists, and other vendors.”

Please click the following links for more information about the market:

What’s Fresh This Week – October 21

Fabulous Flavors of Fall

Who doesn’t love the tastes of autumn? You may have your own seasonal favorite, or maybe you’re looking to try something new… how about some delicious delicata squash, crunchy kolhrabi, or perhaps a new variety of everyone’s favorite fall treat, the apple? Even if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, Schenectady Greenmarket vendors are sure to have something interesting and delicious for you – and they can even give you suggestions for how to prepare and serve your new discovery. The exciting colors, aromas, tastes and textures of fall await you down at Schenectady Greenmarket! See you on Sunday.

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What’s Fresh This Week

Sushan Valley Hydro Farm: fresh picked cherry, beefsteak, yellow, and red vine cluster tomatoes; Asian cucumbers, baby cukes, green beans, mixed heads of lettuce, spicy arugula, wattercress, basil, and many more fresh herbs.

Quincy Farm: Baby spinach and head lettuce; kales and chard; carrots, crunchy kolhrabi, the first of our brussels sprouts, four kinds of sweet winter squash, radishes, onions, and garlic to make everything taste great; plus our delicious pesticide free sweet potatoes!

Susie’s Climax Creations: Whole chicken and duckling available; plus our jellies, jams, and pickled treats.

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Make housework more interesting with a fresh aprons made from new fabrics for this upcoming holiday season.

The Hudson-Chatham Winery: Come by for a taste of our English-style hard cider, Pomme Bulle – crisp, sparkling, and refreshing on its own, or try our Kir Royale – Pomme Bulle with a splash of Cassis (our black currant dessert wine). Both are delightful tastes of fall.

Café NOLA: Roasted Pepper & Tomato Soup (gluten free and vegan); Blackened Chicken and Catfish Sandwiches; fresh squeezed lemonade.

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Variety Vendors

  • Ali Hermann
  • Altamont Vineyard & Winery
  • dreamPuff Marshmallows
  • Sistahs Vintage Aprons
  • Skinner’s Sugarbush
  • Smyth/Cid Pottery
  • Sororia Organics
  • Susie’s Climax Creations

Programming

Community Table

10am-12pm: Union College’s Breakdancing Club, “U-Break”
Local Expert

Food Demonstration with Frank Tardio from Angelo’s Tavolo Restaurant

Children’s Activity

11am-1pm: Jen and Abigail twisting balloon creations

1pm-2pm: Flutterbug the Clown (weather permitting).

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What’s Fresh This Week – October 14

Think Soup!

The weather is getting cooler – and that means it’s time to rethink our menus. Fortunately, there are lots of tasty ingredients available at Schenectady Greenmarket. Think soup! A savory meat base or a hearty veggie stock will delight your tastebuds and warm your insides during this crisp fall season. Don’t forget a healthy slice of fresh baked bread. Finish the meal with a sweet pastry, cookie, or tart from one of our baked good vendors. Make the most of the autumn weather!

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What’s Fresh This Week

Quincy Farm: Crisp fall greens, beautiful tomatoes, a variety of winter squash, and sweet potatoes! Try them mashed with oranges and raisins–swing by to get the recipe!

Cooper’s Ark Farm: Think Soup! Fresh chicken; turkey (parts and ground meat); brown and green eggs. Now taking orders for holiday turkeys ($3.50lb.) and capons.

Adirondack Flower Farm: As the cooler weather comes on the bakery is fired up. We will have Maple “O”s maple cream sandwiched between to cookie cookies and dipped in chocolate; maple pop tarts filled with maple cinnamon; maple cookies, and maple doughnuts.

Mariaville Farm: Fresh chicken, eggs, and rabbit; pasture raised pork, lamb, and Black Angus beef; fresh picked shiitake and oyster mushrooms.

Sushan Valley Hydro Farm: Oh-so-sweet cherry tomatoes, beefsteak, vine cluster, and a new variety of yellow cluster tomatoes – gorgeousness and delicious; Asian and baby cucumbers, zucchini, fresh herbs, and arugula; Special on lettuces(mixed heads of lettuce for $2).

Our Daily Eats: As the cooler weather sets in, think hot oatmeal. Try new sweet fruits and nuts muesli hot or raw with vanilla yogurt. All our granolas and mueslis are $4.75/ bag – buy two and save a dollar. Eat Well Every Day!

Smyth/Cid Pottery: Water filtration crocks, mugs, bowls, and pie pans.

Burden Lake Creamworks: Delightful, romantic almond shea creme and moisturizing coconut.

Mosaics by Christine: Fall-colored lazy Susans, a mosaic Christmas tree, and other great gift ideas – taking holiday gift orders.

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Variety Vendors

  • Laurie’s Gluten Free Goodness
  • Burden Lake Creamworks
  • Mosaics by Christine
  • Highland Farm
  • The Peanut Principle
  • Adair Vineyards
  • Ali Herrmann
  • Earthstone Candles
  • Tierra Farms
  • Our Daily Eats

Programming

Community Table

Local Expert

James Kopp, Energy $mart Communities Coordinator

Courtney Strong, Inc., Independent Contractor to NYSERDA

Children’s Activity

11am-1pm Jen and Abigail twisting balloon creations

1pm-2pm: Flutterbug the Clown (weather permitting).

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What’s Fresh This Week – October 7

Four More Weeks of the Outdoor Market

Schenectady Greenmarket moves indoors on November 4, but you won’t want to miss our last few weeks outdoors! Live music, balloon artists twisting fun creations for kids (and adults), specials from your favorite vendors, and – of course – the fun, festive atmosphere of the Outdoor Market. See you Sunday! [hr]

What’s Fresh This Week

Free Bird Farm: Certified organic baby bok choy, and garlic braids – a great gift for the holidays.
Mariaville Farm: Fresh eggs; cut-up whole chickens, rabbit, pasture-raised duck, pork, lamb, and Black Angus beef.
Quincy Farm will have delicious butternut, acorn, delicata, and sugar dumpling squash; plus baby spinach, arugula, spring mix, chard, kale, and more!
Skinner’s Sugarbush: Try our new autumn harvest pielets, moist apple mini cakes, and maple currant scones. We’ll also have many of your favorites like golden fruit scones, chocolate coconut bars, harvest bars, pumpkin bars, lime meltaways, and much more. Our new cookie this week is peanut butter chocolate chocolate chunk! Our syrup is always bottled in glass.
Our Daily Eats: Stop by and try one of our tasty new products: raspberry green tea granola (made with organic raspberry green tea from Divinitea), sweet nuts and fruits muesli (no added cane sugar, perfect raw or cooked in oatmeal), or roasted red pepper pesto (sweet peppers with hints of basil and garlic, dairy free). Eat well every day!
Café NOLA: Butternut squash bisque and our blackened sandwiches; fresh squeezed lemonade and sweet iced tea.
Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus is having a fall customer appreciation sale. Buy one container for $6 and get an additional container for only $2! Don’t miss out- they’re going to go fast!
Sistahs Vintage Aprons is on scene this Sunday with fresh fabric patterns for holiday entertaining; spice up your October 31st festivities with “Halloween hotties”!
Earthly Remedies will have a clearance sale on skin protector (sunblock), baby’s butt cream, and mommy’s belly butter; plus deodorant and dryer balls.
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Variety Vendors

  • Skinner’s SugarbushSistahs
  • Vintage Aprons
  • Smyth/Cid Pottery
  • dreamPuff Marshmallows
  • Our Daily Eats
  • Susie’s Climax Creations
  • Altamont Vineyard & Winery
  • Sororia Organics
  • Earthly Remedies by Erin
  • Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus
  • Healing Path Massage

Programming

Community Table

Local Expert

American Cancer Society

Children’s Activity

11am-1pm Jen and Abigail twisting balloon creations

1pm-2pm: Flutterbug the Clown (weather permitting).

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