What’s Fresh this Week – August 20, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – August 20, 2017

Have you been to the market lately?

The weather has been beautiful, the produce bountiful, the artistry spectacular… and the vibe–there’s been a great festival vibe lately. It’s that time of year where everything jibes. Can you feel it? Come on down and see it for yourself.
p.s. Don’t forget to click here to vote for Schenectady Greenmarket today in the American Farmland Trust’s poll. It’s a great/easy way to help the market.

Specials from our Vendors

Hope Valley Farm: Large tomatoes, cherry & grape tomatoes, lettuce, garlic, beets, cabbage, unsprayed corn, celery, new potatoes, zucchini, squash, cuke’s, swiss chard, tuscano & curly kale, peppers, eggplant, herbs, perennials, & more.

Maynard Farms: The White Lady joins the Gala celebration! We’re talking peaches, of course! The White Lady white peach, our newest variety, is being picked right now! Delicate, but flavorful and aromatic….so delicious!! The Gala yellow peach is in it’s prime – one of Tom Maynard’s favorites – great texture, flavor, juice and free-stone!! We will be seeing even more new varieties of summer apples – Pristine, Ginger Gold, Dandy Red and now Zestar and Kindercrisp! Heirloom tomatoes are just amazing – so many colors, textures and flavors to choose from – cherry or slicing!! Of course we will have all of our other fresh and delicious products – white and yellow nectarines, white and yellow donut peaches, blueberries, several kinds of plums, apples and fresh pressed apple cider, eggplant, colorful peppers, cucumbers, kirbies, zucchini, summer squash, curly and dino kale, fresh baby carrots, broccoli, beans, corn and garlic will all be available at the markets this weekend! That’s a mouthful – literally!!! Look forward to seeing you!

Pucker’s Gourmet: Come visit us this weekend and grab a jar of our limited giardiniera! This crunchy, mild, ferment of vegetables is an amazing snack on its own or try dipping it in hummus! What a way to get kids to eat their veggies with a nice dose of probiotics as well!!

Rocket’s Canine Cookies: Rocket’s Canine Cookies and Figaro’s Favorite Cat Treats will have their signature treats along with paw balm for those dry paws from hot pavement and rough terrain. Stop by and spoil your best friend to all natural, handmade treats.

Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Anna Portillo

12pm – 2pm
Rusticator

Local Expert 1

Whispering Willows Wild Care
Learn about live, wild birds by seeing them in person.

Children’s Activity

We love birds!  Make origami birds, color your favorite raptor, after you check them out at Whispering Willows Wild Care!

Local Expert 2

Fermentation with Adam Elabd

What’s Fresh this Week – August 6, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – August 6, 2017

I Love My Farmers Market

In 2016, Schenectady Greenmarket was voted into the top 20 farmers market in the country! Help us maintain our status as one of the best farmers markets in America.

Click here to vote for Schenectady Greenmarket today.

p.s. It only takes a moment and is important because it helps us to secure grants! Go ahead, click the link. Vote. And share with your friends. Many thanks in advance!

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Hope Valley Farm: TOMATOES, lettuce, swiss chard, napa cabbage, broccoli, peppers, new potatoes, new lg. garlic, curly & tuscano kale, zucchini, yellow squash, cuke’s, green scapes, pickled garlic cloves & scapes, beets, Walla Walla sweet onions perennials, herbs, plants & more.

Maynard Farms: You’ve got to see them to believe them!! Blueberries bigger than quarters – beautiful, sweet and flavorful! Also, we will have several new kinds of plums and yellow nectarines – a true taste of summer. In addition, we will have all of our other fresh and delicious fruit and vegetables – White, yellow and red flesh peaches, white nectarines, early gold plums, blackberries, apples and fresh pressed apple cider, eggplant, colorful peppers, cucumbers, kirbies, field ripened cherry tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, curly and dino kale, fresh baby carrots, broccoli, beans, corn and garlic will all be available at the markets this weekend!  Also…Beautiful, flavorful, colorful and delicious heirloom tomatoes! Look forward to seeing you!

Painted Goat: Bottled milk, cheese, yogurt, and meat. Animal Welfare Approved and non-GMO.

Puckers Gourmet: Ready for some serious flavor? Have you tried our Pak Dong? This sweet and spicy ferment is killer on its own.. add it to a fish taco, that burger or hot dog–an unreal experience!


Market Activities

Music

10am – 2pm
Running the River

Children’s Activity

It’s National Clown Week and we have clowns to celebrate! Electric City Clown Alley will be doing a walk-around, giving out red noses, stickers & fake tattoos.

Local Expert

Madelyn Thorne for the Whitney Book Corner

Community Table 1

League of Women Voters

Community Table 2

Ainsley’s Angels
Our mission is to build awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life.

What’s Fresh This Week – July 16, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – July 16, 2017

Fruit Galore

The market is busting at the seams with fresh herbs, vegetables, and fruit! Peaches, plums, and berries, berries, berries. Come on down and overwhelm yourself in all the sweetness.

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Ambition: Cold brew coffee and iced chai.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: New Items – Pickling Spice & Salsa Mix plus fresh kale pesto, basil pesto & nut free basil pesto along with all our dips, rubs & slow cooker mixes.

Hope Valley Farm: Tomatoes, lettuce, baby greens mix, stringless peas, swiss chard, napa cabbage, kale, sweet onions, beets, radish, arugula, broccoli, pac choi, & more.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Everything on our table is certified organic. Pea and sunflower shoots, 9+ varieties of micro green mixes, salad mix with edible flowers, red and green mini romaine, red and green butterhead lettuce, purple and white spring onions, carrots, ‘alpha beit’ israeli cucumber, lemon cucumber, mixed summer squash, squash blossoms, fresh cut herbs (mint, chives, thyme, sage, marjoram, italian parsley), basil, snow peas, cut flowers (zinnias, mixed bouquets).

Mariaville Farm: Fresh never frozen chicken, whole and parts, raised on grass, best tasting. Pasture raised Black Angus beef and Berkshire pork. Ask about our sausage specials.

Maynard Farms: Our beautiful peaches are ready–yellow, red flesh and white tree ripened peaches will be available and ready to enjoy. Also, sweet and juicy Early Gold Plums will available. In addition, we will be offering blueberries, raspberries, tart cherries, apples, fresh pressed apple cider, snow peas and more. Look forward to seeing you!

Puckers Gourmet: Full garlic sours? Yep! We have them and they are crunchy, sour, loaded with garlic with a hint of oaky bourbon to finish them off.


Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm: Hoot Owl Moon
12 – 2pm: Gomni African Drummers

Children’s Activity

Honest Weight Co-op

Community Table

Albany All Stars Roller Derby


*Photo from Maynard Farms. Thank you!

Funding for our music program is made possible in part by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program.

What’s Fresh this Week – June 25, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – June 25, 2017

Welcome to Summer!

Summer’s here. If you look around the market, you’ll see the signs… strawberries, cut flowers, and so much more. Can’t help but make you smile! Come on down and see it for yourself.

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Bouchard Farm II: We will be having a special on our all grass-fed ground beef this week, buy 4lbs get one lb. free!

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Salad mix with edible flowers, green and red butterhead lettuce, green and red mini romaine, purple kale, rainbow chard, fresh cut herbs (mint, cilantro, italian parsley, thyme, marjoram, sage, dill), scallions, pea and sunflower shoots, 10 varieties of micro green mixes, cat grass, living trays of micro greens, and CUT FLOWERS (including icelandic poppies, sweet peas, and mixed bouquets). Everything is certified organic and grown using no-till methods.

Mariaville Farm: Our Father’s day sausage special was such a hit that we will continue it for this weekend. Regular price $9.99 lb. On sale for $7.99 lb. or 3 pkgs. for $20.00. We will also have our awesome pasture raised chickens and delicious Black Angus steaks. Don’t forget to grab a dozen eggs from our free roaming hens.

Painted Goat Farm: Goat milk, meat, and cheese.

Puckers Gourmet: Do we have something special! A batch of full garlic sours have been fermenting in a brand new bourbon barrel and they are phenomenal. Oaky undertones, a hint of bourbon, robust with garlic, rich with spices and fantastic crunch make these pickles unique and delicious

Rocket’s Canine Cookies: Rocket’s Canine Cookies is now offering Paw Balm. Made with Calendula infused olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil and Vitamin E. Figaro’s Favorite Cat Treats is also offering all natural, handmade cat treats 4 oz. for just $5.00.


Market Activites

Music Schedule
10am – 2pm
FOG Albany

Children’s Activity
Glenville YMCA

Local Expert
Whispering Willows Wild Care

Community Table
Union College Water Testing Project

What’s Fresh this Week – June 18, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – June 18, 2017

Happy Father’s Day Weekend!

Are you a last minute shopper? Schenectady Greenmarket’s got your back. Pick up a gift for Dad from one of our craft vendors. Then grab some veggies, burgers, arepas, or whatever other food you’d like for a Sunday cookout.

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Kale, Basil & Nut Free Pestos; Rubs: Texas Steak, Maple Garlic Pepper, Honey Chipotle, Memphis Dry Rib, Rotisserie Chicken & all of our slow cooker seasonings, dips & soups – Great gifts for Dads and Grads! Buy 3 dips, rubs or slow cooker mix for $10.

Hope Valley Farm: Tomatoes, lettuce, pac choi, tat soi, swiss chard, kale, beets, annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable transplants, pickled garlic & scapes.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: On our table this week–huge assortment of micro greens, pea and sunflower shoots, cat grass, living trays of micro greens, salad mix with edible flowers, green and red mini romaine (little gem), full sized red and green butterhead, purple kale, swiss chard, fresh cut herbs (mint, marjoram, dill, cilantro, thyme, italian parsley). Everything certified organic and grown with love!

Mariaville Farm: This week we have fresh never frozen whole chickens and parts. Grilling? Check out our sausage package, delicious and save money, you can’t loose. Or a nice thick porterhouse, or rib eye for Dad.

Mosaics by Christine: Mosaics by Christine would like to help you celebrate your father this Father’s Day with a mosaic chess set, table, skull and much more.

Oh Corn Arepas and More: Quench your thirst with a traditional Venezuelan beverage. Papelón con Limón is a refreshing beverage made with PAPELON, an organic raw sugar cane paste that is diluted in freshly squeezed lemon. It is often drank by people working out in the fields to help them cool off the hot heat. it is great to pair with a delicious arepa. To learn more about refreshing beverages visit us www.ohcornarepas.com.

Puckers Gourmet: This weekend we celebrate the dads in our lives. Give dad the unique gift of a super yummy, crazy crunchy good for your tummy pickles. So many to choose from! Stop by and experience just how good a pickle can be.


Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Henry Fernandez

12pm – 2pm
Will Foley

Children’s Activity

Celebrate Dad!

Community Table

Schenectady County Cornell Co-operative Extension master gardeners.
Informational table and soil testing.

Community Table

A Thousand Moms

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