What’s Fresh This Week – September 11

What’s Fresh This Week – September 11

So much to do in Downtown Schenectady!

This is a great weekend to come downtown and enjoy the food and cultural heritage of Schenectady!  Of course, your market is here every Sunday with our local food and crafts, but this Saturday you can also peruse the art at the 65th Annual Stockade Villagers’ Outdoor Art Show, check out the kids activities at MVP’s 5th Annual Community Health Fair, and get an Italian ice at the 11th Annual Little Italy Street Fest. And don’t forget the 41st Annual St. George Greek Festival, held Friday through Sunday.  Please note that the festival will impact parking for the market.

Who are those folks in the red shirts?

The Schenectady Ambassadors!  They provide a smiling face and a helping hand to the visitors and vendors of the market, and at the end of the day, take fresh produce and baked goods donated from the vendors to local food pantries.  We love that they are a part of our community! You can learn more about the Schenectady Ambassadors here.

From Our Vendors

Hope Valley Farm: Tomatoes, lettuce, salad mix, curly & Toscano kale, swiss chard,  zucchini, yellow squash, several kinds of garlic, beans, peppers, arugula, cut basil, pickling and regular cukes, garlic pesto, pickled garlic scapes, sweet onions, new potatoes, beans, potted basil, mums, and indoor plants.

Mosaics by Christine: We’ll be showcasing new Lazy Susans, a chess table, mosaic wall hangings, and lots of trivets and skulls too!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: We will be serving Chicken Sheek Kabab, which has been marinated and cooked in our special clay tandoori oven.

WASH Green and Clean: We will have our Autumn Room spray in addition to our other room sprays and amazing laundry detergents!

Variety Vendors

1857 Distillery
Country Hearth Baking
Electric City Roasters
Healthy Gourmet Kitchen, Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
Nutzez
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
Studio 55
Ulster Soaps
Windy Hill Goat Dairy
Yankee Distillers

Programming

Market Stage

10-11:45am Terri Roben
12-2pm Josh Casano

Community Table

Catholic Charities
Friends of the Greenhouse
Schenectady Symphony
City of Schenectady

Local Expert

Electric City Food Co-op

Children’s Activities

Tomato tasting competition

What’s fresh this week – January 17th

What’s fresh this week – January 17th

So fresh, so green!

Our farmers’ veggies have been loving the mild winter so far. We can still see Brussels sprouts and other late autumn crops in spades at the market and, up until last week, we even had a few hot-house tomatoes available! Right now, our farmers have an abundance of winter greens, lettuce and more. Stop by their stalls downstairs this Sunday to pick up your fresh, delicious, local veggies for the week – you’ll be happy you did!

Featured Vendor: Barbers Farm


What’s Fresh

Downstairs Vendors

Barber’s Farm: Come and find us upstairs this week! We’ll have a beautiful assortment of high tunnel greens, butternut squash, winter keeping potatoes, beets, purple top turnips, celeriac, cabbage, shallots and of course our own popcorn!

R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewery: We’ll be bringing four of our farm-fresh ales to the market this week including our Sticky Fingers IPA, Willies Nut Brown Ale, Belcher Town Ale and Butternut Ale.

Taj Mahal Restaurant: This week we’ll have aloo gobi, potatoes and cauliflower, cooked with spices in a mild sauce.

Upstairs Vendors

Ali Herrmann: Original encaustic wax artworks and handmade sterling and stone jewelry. January’s birthstone is garnet – pick up a wonderful birthday present for the one you love!

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Wendell will be offering chair massage this Sunday. Treat your sore muscles and overall tension to a vacation. Stop by and see what they can do to make you more comfortable and get your new year off to a good start.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Blizzard Butter, Chillin’ Chocolate, Monkey Boy, NY Maple – how can one decide with so many delicious choices? Good thing we made it easy for you to try them all with our sampler packs with 8 oz. jars of each!

Ulster Soaps: We will be debuting the brand new “Make your own gift sets” in time for Valentine’s Day. Give your love the gift of handmade soaps and lotions inspired by nature.

WASH: We will have our amazing allergen friendly laundry detergents as well as our other green products this Sunday!


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Canvas, Corks & Forks
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
Ulster Soaps


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Robert Redmond
12-2   Cosby Gibson

Community Table:
To Be Announced

What’s fresh this week – January 10th

What’s fresh this week – January 10th

New Year, New Vendors!

Every season the market welcomes new vendors through our doors. Some of these new faces have been around since the start of the Winter Market and others will be arriving as January progresses. Now familiar faces include Ayelada (frozen yogurt), Canvas, Corks & Forks (make at home gourmet mac & cheese) and Le Marais Chocolat (French sweets and fresh crepes). Our newest vendors are R.S. Taylor & Sons (farm-fresh beer), The Food Florist (make at home casseroles, pies and more) and Collar City Hard Pressed (cold-pressed juices).

Featured Vendor: Bella Terra Farm


What’s fresh

Downstairs Vendors

Hope Valley Farm: Lettuce, salad mix, Tat Soi, baby greens mix, kale and even tomatoes all from our green houses. We’ll also have red cabbage, Brussel sprouts, red and yellow onions, red and fingerling potatoes, four types of garlic, garlic pesto, pickled garlic scapes, leeks, mustard greens and parsley plants!

Nut Zez: Stop by our stall downstairs and pick up our all natural, no sugar, salt or oil added brownie batter, French toast, maple, wildflower honey (and more!) nut butters.

R.S. Taylor & Sons: Have you stopped by to try our locally brewed beer? If not, you should! This week we’ll have four farm-fresh ales including our Sticky Fingers IPA, Nut Brown Ale, Belcher Town Ale and our Butternut Ale. Pick some up this Sunday!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Samosas are the perfect snack when you browse the market on Sundays. Little spiced bundles of mashed potatoes and green peas brighten everyone’s day!

Upstairs Vendors

Funk Farms: Stop by our temporary spot near the music stage this Sunday. With a little more room we’re happy to offer some pretty special stuff including our chocolate fudge cakes (shh, they just happen to be vegan), cinnamon bun cakes, mini cinnamon muffins and more. Remember, our homemade apples pies are made with fresh local fruit!

Healing Path Massage: This week we’ll have Jennifer and Wendell offering chair massage. Stop by and let them explain how a massage might help you with stress, pain or muscle tension. Try a 10 to 15 minute massage and experience the healing power!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Here’s a bright spot this winter – our orange marmalade made from organic cara cara oranges, unsweetened orange juice concentrate and blood orange juices. This jam-like marmalade has only 4 g of sugar per tablespoon serving. Stop by for this and all of your favorites!

Puckers Gourmet: We have just the remedy for cold winter air – grab yourself a jar of our spicy habanero half sours! A sure bet to warm you up from the inside out!

Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.: Seasonal special! Join the Pandemonium and get our Pumpkin PB for a special price – 2 for $14! Also, pick up the last of our Catch Me If You Can (gingerbread) and Slow Burner (spicy garlic).

Studio 55: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Stop by and pick up little coiled baskets, trivets, coasters and placemats, all perfect gifts for the one you love.


Variety Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters
Danascara Cheese
Food Florist * NEW! *
Nut Zez
R.S. Taylor & Sons * NEW!*
Skinner’s Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Distillery
Studio 55
Underground Alchemy


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Anonymous Fig Leafs
12-2   Dave More

Children’s Activity
Make and decorate snowflakes!

Community Table
Friends of the Woodlawn Preserve

What’s fresh this week – January 3rd

What’s fresh this week – January 3rd

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the New Year! The holiday parties are nearly over and a chance to begin again has arrived. Have you made your resolutions? They probably run the gambit from eating more local food to losing those holiday pounds to doing more for your community.  If you are looking for a fresh start, the market is the perfect place for you. Fresh veggies are still in abundance, new vendors will be starting over the next few weeks. Shopping at the market is good for your body, community and spirit.

Featured Vendor: Cornell Farm

Photo by Flickr user Steve


What’s fresh

Downstairs vendors

Barbers Farm: Stop by and pick up an awesome assortment of greens, fresh cut broccoli, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, winter keeping potatoes, beets, purple top turnips, celeriac, cabbage, shallots and our own popcorn!

Upstairs vendors

Ali Herrmann: Stop by and get something sparkly for the new  year – I’ll have sterling and stone jewelry as well as original artwork.

Café NOLA: We will be ringing in the New Year in the arcade this week. Stop by for blackened catfish and chicken, portabella mushrooms, mac & cheese, freshly squeezed lemonade and iced tea too!

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue:  Whipped organic, vegan soap – extra hydrating for winter skin. Lavender organic body, vegan body lotion.

Healing Path Massage: Jean Marie and Diana will offer chair massage this Sunday. Stop by and see how they can help loosen your sore, tight muscles. A great start to the New Year!

Merry Hill Farm: Alpaca products including yarn, roving, socks, gloves, hats and scarves. Also felted hats and shoe inserts.

Mosaics by Christine: Returning after a wonderful holiday with lots of new mosaic pieces – tables, lazy Susans, mirrors, chess sets, trivets and more!

Puckers Gourmet: This weekend we have a phenomenon – horseradish pickles as well as giardiniera! Come by and grab a jar to start your new year off with a kick!

Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.: Run, run as fast as you can – catch our Gingerbread PB while you still can! It’s the last batch of the season so get yours while it lasts. Many thanks to our customers for a wonderful year, Happy New Year!

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Cobblers, hostess, full coverage and half aprons for a variety of purposes. Have a sassy New Year!

WASH: Kick off a clean New Year! Stop by for our range of laundry detergents, eco-friendly cleaning products and our new cloth diaper detergent.


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Canvas, Corks & Forks
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.
R.S. Taylor and Sons (NEW!)
Sistahs Vintage Aprons


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Deb Fish & the Crowd Pleasers
12-2   Gordon Street Band

Community Table:
Woodlawn Park Redevelopment

What’s fresh this week – December 20th

What’s fresh this week – December 20th

Happy Holiday!

Are you ready for the holiday celebrations next week? Stop by this Sunday! Our artisans have a host of options for you to choose from for last minute gifts. And our food producers have everything (and more) you’ll need to make a memorable meal!

Featured Vendor: Maynard Farms

Photo by Flickr user ..Ania.


What’s fresh

Downstairs Vendors

Barbers Farm: High tunnel grown greens, garlic braids, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, winter keeping potatoes, beets, purple top turnips, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, popcorn, shallots and bunched kale.

Bella Terra Farm: Boneless fresh turkey breast roast ($8/lb.), smoked turkey breast roast ($9/lb.), beef bones for stock making ($1/lb.) or pick up our ready-made stock in beef, turkey or chicken ($2/32 oz.).

Cooper’s Ark Farm: Christmas dinner specials – fresh duck ($6.50/lb.) and fresh Cornish game hens (2 pack for $13). Fresh chicken in whole and parts as well. Have a Merry Christmas!

Hope Valley Farm: From our grow tunnels – baby salad green mix, lettuce, tat soi, lettuce salad mix, curly & Tuscano kale, Brussels sprouts, sweet, red and yellow onions, leeks, pickled garlic scapes perfect for your appetizers, garlic pesto, shallots, red cabbage, red & white potatoes, holiday table decorations, sprays and wreaths. Parsley plants too!

Upstairs Vendors

Ali Herrmann: I’ll have a few framed, ready to hand, abstract alcohol ink paintings, encaustic wax artworks and plenty of colorful sterling and semiprecious gemstone jewelry – all perfect for someone special!

Battenkill Valley Creamery: Stop by and pick up eggnog for your celebrations! This limited item fills the holiday with cheer!

Café NOLA: We’ll be cooking this weekend in the arcade! Blackened chicken or catfish, grilled portabella mushrooms, mac & cheese, beignets and freshly squeezed lemonade.

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: Complete your holiday shopping with our assortment of gifts and stocking stuffers. Mention this ad and receive 10% off your purchase. Merry Christmas!

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Diana will offer chair massage this Sunday. Let them help you through the season more comfortably by relaxing those tight, sore muscles full of Holiday stress. Don’t forget we have gift certificates!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Freshly made kale pesto, basil pesto and marinara sauce, perfect for Christmas Eve or try our rosemary or Tuscan salt rubs for your roast beef or chicken. Maple blueberry spreadable fruit goes perfectly with your morning pancakes too. Stop by for a “stocking-full” of ideas.

Le Marais Chocolat: Holiday truffles and macarons for stocking stuffers, pre-order your buche de noel (regular or gluten free) for pick-up this Sunday. Email us at info@lemaraischocolat.com. Vanilla genoise, filled with chocolate mousse, covered in dark chocolate. $20, serves 6 to 8.

Merry Hill Farm: Alpaca yarn and roving in natural and hand-dyed colors; knitting and needle felting kits; alpaca socks, gloves and felted shoe inserts; hand-knit hats, scarves and felted hats too!

Mosaics by Christine: I want to thank all of my wonderful customers for your support this year. There is still time to buy that unique mosaic gift – Happy Holiday!

The New England Fudge Co.: This is your last chance to pick up holiday gourmet goodies for you or someone you love! Freshly made almond butter crunch, gourmet assorted fudge, lemon creams, peppermint patties, peppermint bark and lovely truffles.

Puckers Gourmet: Happy holidays! This week we have three very special ferments for you – sweet and spicy dilly beans, horseradish half sours and evil chi pickles. All are amazing additions to your feasts!

R&G Cheese: Stop by and taste all your favorite cheeses along with a few special holiday flavors!

Saratoga Peanut Butter: Last minute shoppers, have no fear! We’re here to help you with seasonal blends, holiday gift packs and all of our traditional nut butters. We wish you all a very happy and safe holiday!

WASH: We’ll have green gift baskets as well as some awesome stocking stuffers, stain sticks and room sprays for your gift giving!


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Canvas, Corks & Forks
Danascara Cheese
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Studio 55
Ulster Soaps


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Myrthtones
12-2   Ron Gordon

Community Table:
Albany All-Stars Roller Derby

What’s fresh this week – December 13th

What’s fresh this week – December 13th

Tis the season

Every year there is a rush between Thanksgiving and New Years to eat, laugh, love and celebrate as much as possible. The Holiday Season is our time to show appreciation for the people we have in our lives and the things we have to share. Often, this appreciation comes in the form of entertaining. Want to show your love with a delicious meal? Stop by this Sunday and ask our vendors for their suggestions. We have fresh produce, locally raised meats, amazing desserts and more ready for you to take home and share.

Looking for a way to give back to your community? This Sunday we will have Things of My Very Own. Click here to learn more about them and the items they will be collecting at the market for children in need.

Featured Vendor: Mariaville Mushroom Men


What’s fresh

Downstairs Vendors

Barbers Farm: High tunnel grown greens, garlic braids, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, winter keeping potatoes, beets, purple top turnips, cabbage, broccoli, Romanesque, lettuce, popcorn, shallots and kale too!

Café NOLA: Kicked up Jambalaya, mac & cheese, blackened catfish, beignets, freshly squeezed lemonade and iced tea too!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Have you had a veggie samosa lately? Spiced mashed potatoes and peas in a pocket of pastry. Stop by and pick some up this week!

Upstairs Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters: Stop by and pick up gift bags for your loved ones and friends. Our sampler bags have 3 different 6 oz. bags of coffee for your favorite people. New – Honduras El Jaguar has a sophisticated flavor with citrus notes.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Fresh marinara sauce (no sugar added) based on Jim’s mom’s recipe. Kale pesto, nut-free basil pesto, no sugar added jams, salsas and seasoning mixes as well.

Le Marais Chocolat: Holiday truffles and pre-orders for Buche de Noel and holiday cheesecakes. Stop by and pick up your holiday treats!

Merry Hill Farm: Soft and warm alpaca yarn in dyed and natural colors; hand knit hats, scarves and felted hats. Alpaca socks, gloves, mittens and felted shoe inserts too. Knitting kits, roving and needle felting supplies as well.

Painted Goat Farm: We are very happy and proud to announce the birth of our son, Orlando Bennett Flores-Berg. Born on 11/12 at 2:55 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. and 21 inches long.

Puckers Gourmet: We have Dilly Beans! A limited run of one of our most popular fermented delectable. A beautiful hostess gift or a healthy munchie for yourself. Come by and grab a jar this weekend!

Saratoga Peanut Butter: Limited edition holiday gift packs are now available! Give all of our seasonal blends a try with this sampler pack or give the gift of PB love this Holiday Season. Includes pumpkin, gingerbread, vanilla cranberry and our famous Adirondack Jack. Limited time only!

Studio 55: Stop by this Sunday to pick up gifts for your family and friends this Sunday. Roped baskets and other small gift items are available.


Variety Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters
Danascara Cheese
Jewelry by Donna Marie
Mosaics by Christine
NutZez
Skinner’s Surgarbush
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Distillery
Studio 55
Underground Alchemy


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Joe Radez
12-2   Alyssa Yaeger

Community Table
Things of My Very Own

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