What’s Fresh for the market April 30th, 2017

What’s Fresh for the market April 30th, 2017

Our last weekend inside at Proctors!

Spring is here! Join us this week for our last winter market at Proctors. The season went by like a flash and we are thankful to our vendors, customers and everyone at Proctors who help each week be such a success. See you this Sunday at Proctors for some great local goodies.

Please note this Sunday we will be in Robb Alley and the GE Theater.  Next Sunday, May 7, we will be moving outside around City Hall!

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm

Craic Agus Ceol

12 – 2pm
Mark Baptiste

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

D & W Farm and Animal Rescue –This week we will be bring two new types of soaps, Vanilla Cream with Oatmeal and Sandalwood Bentonite Clay. Stop by early they are sure to go quick!!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen — Fresh kale pesto, fresh basil pesto, sweet chili jam, all of our spreadable fruit, our full line of soups plus crockpot seasoning mixes and instant pot mixes. We are introducing a few new crockpot and instant pot mixes: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Wine & Chipotle, Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Wine & Herb

Hope valley farm will have:  baby salad greens, baby Tat Soi  garlic, pickled garlic scapes, pickled garlic, red potatoes, shallots, potted herbs, annuals, flowering plants and more!

Lovin’ Mama Farm:  micro greens and shoots

Puckers Gourmet llc– 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!!

Children’s Table

Our fun volunteers will be helping the kids make jewelry and other art projects from pasta!

Community Table

Catholic Charities Senior Caregiver & Support Services
SNAP
Nutrition Outreach and Education Program Stay Healthy with SNAP

Variety Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters,
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue,
Painted Goat,
Skinners Sugarbush,
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

What’s Fresh This Week – April 23rd, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – April 23rd, 2017

Congratulations Contest Winners!

ICYMI, the Schenectady Greenmarket just completed a very successful social media contest called #mymarketcreation.  A big shout out to ALL of our contestants who made a beautiful meal with ingredients from the market and shared a photo of it with us using the hashtag.  Congratulations to Susan Smith of Instagram and Jessica P. Jeannotte of Facebook for being the winners at random!  They are lucky enough to win a bag full of goodies from the Schenectady Greenmarket!  It’s amazing what you can make with delicious and local ingredients from the Schenectady Greenmarket.  See you this Sunday at Proctors for some great local goodies.

Click here to see all of the amazing, creative, and delicious looking meals that were created for the contest!

Please note this Sunday we will be in Robb Alley and downstairs.  Next Sunday, April 30, will be our LAST indoor market before we move outdoors on May 7!!

Music Schedule

10am-12pm
Forgettable Four

12-2pm
Kurt Siegal

Featured Vendor

HOPE VALLEY

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Electric City Roasters: This year’s crop of Sumatra Aceh Ketiara and D.R. Congo Kivu Butembo just arrived!

Healing Path Massage:  We will have Jennifer and Deborah offering chair massage this Sunday. They are happy to relax your sore, tired muscles so spring comes in on a more comfortable note.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen:  Kale pesto, basil pesto, no sugar added jams, slow cooker seasoning mixes, soups and dips. We’re working on some seasoning mixes for the instant pot.

Hope Valley Farm: Red potatoes, garlic, baby salad greens, potted herbs, indoor/outdoor plants, pickled garlic cloves and scapes, and more!

Mosaics by Christine: New lazy Susans for your viewing pleasure. See you for my last indoor market before heading outside in May.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Did you know that the Saratoga Peanut Butter Company also makes almond butters? Stop by for a jar of either Almighty Almond (our all natural almond butter) or Trifecta (our decadent chocolate and cherry almond butter)!

Wash Green and Clean: We will have our whole line of cleaning products as well as our newest addition of liquid dish soap.

Local Expert

Elizabeth Vitale,
Brown School
Color Outside: 5k Run/Walk for Brown School
April 29th, 2017
Color Outside is a 5k color walk/run to celebrate the 10th Annual of the MindUP program at Brown School.  Click here for more information and talk to Elizabeth for more information at the Market this Sunday.

Community Table

Marilyn Fuller, Relay for Life of Schenectady
Relay for Life of Schenectady County is a charity walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society – Event: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Collins Park, Scotia
12pm – Midnight

Click here for more information and talk to Marilyn at the Market on Sunday.

Variety Vendors

Electric City Roasters
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
Nine Pin Cider
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Ulster Soaps
Underground Alchemy
Windy Hill Goat Dairy

 

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

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