New Fresh Taste Table Begins This Weekend

cabbageStarting this Sunday, each month Schenectady Greenmarket will host a local chef or culinary wizard to introduce you to creative ideas for using the fresh foods you find at the market. These tasting table hosts will have samples for you to taste as well as recipes from our recipe box to take home and try yourself. All recipes can also be found in our online Recipe Box.

Looking for a different take on carrots and cabbage? This Sunday (January 24th) our very first Tasting Table Host will be Betsy Henry with samples of Asian Slaw, Moroccan Cooked Carrot Salad, and Sauerkraut, recipes you can prepare at home and enjoy.

Look for us on upstairs at the Market this Sunday!

This program is supported by a grant from the Standish Family Foundation.

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 – 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 6th

What’s fresh this week – December 6th

Holiday Gift Buying

Are you ready for the Holiday Season? Schenectady Greenmarket is here to help you no matter what your needs are. Yes, we have delicious food for you to pick up but we also have amazing artisans. Stop by and select unique, thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. Not sure what to get? Well, the market has you covered, stop by the market table to purchase a gift certificate to Schenectady Greenmarket and let you loved ones discover the perfect gift for themselves.

Featured Vendor: Barbers Farm


What’s fresh

Downstairs vendors

Barbers Farm: We’re the featured vendor this week. Stop by to see some special pictures and recipes along with greens, garlic braids, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, turnips, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce and so much more!

Highland Farm: Don’t forget your pets this Holiday Season! Pick up an antler chew for your four legged friend from Highland Farm!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Stop by and pick up our spiced beef patties – ground beef marinated in spices with green peas and folded into a delicious dough.

Upstairs vendors

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: Gift giving is upon us and this week we’ll be bringing a variety of chemical free body sprays and washes. They make great gifts and stocking stuffers!

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Jean Marie will be offering chair massage this Sunday. Stop by and get your tired, sore muscles relaxed and pick up a gift certificate for the Holidays!

Le Marais Chocolate: Starting this week we’ll have our specialty holiday truffles – gingerbread, candy cane and vanilla bean along with holiday macarons!

Mosaics by Christine: New lazy Susans, trivets, mirrors and much more. Check out my mosaic Christmas trees – they light up!

The New England Fudge Co.: We’ll have freshly made gourmet fudge including Southern Bourbon Pecan, Cranberry and Chocolate, Almond Butter Crunch, hand-stretched peanut brittle, peppermint patties, lemon creams and our seasonal macadamia/coconut butter crunch!

The Peanut Principle: Our mini jars are back! Great for gifts and stocking stuffers – pick up yours this Sunday.

Puckers Gourmet: We have our horseradish ½ sours this week! Come by and grab a jar – they are in limited quantity! Super yummy and crazy good for you!

R&G Cheese: Take advantage of our specials this week – fresh 8 oz. mozzarella (buy 2 for $6.50) and 1 lb. ricotta containers (buy 2 for $6). And our trufflebert is also on special (1/2 wheels for $6)!

Saratoga Peanut Butter: New Holiday gift packs! Four 8 oz. jars of our limited edition holiday blends – Mistletoe, Gingerbread, Adk Jack and Pumpkin.

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Stop over and check out the colorful new colors and patterns just in time for your Holiday gift giving.

WASH: Stop by and pick up gift baskets and hostess gifts for the Holiday season. Also, this week pick up our medium laundry detergent on sale for $7!


Variety Vendors

Canvas, Corks & Forks
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Jewelry by Donna Marie
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
Smyth/Cid Pottery


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Running the River
12-2   Robert Redmond

Community Table:
New York Folklore Society presents the Karen Weavers of Burma

What’s fresh this week – November 22nd

What’s fresh this week – November 22nd

Giving thanks

Join us this Sunday as we say “thank you” for the generosity of our vendors, partnerships with City Mission of Schenectady, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and others. This year, vendors donated over 6,500 lbs. of food to City Mission from June through October. This amazing total provided over 5,000 meals to our neighbors in need. The market will host a celebration at 11:45 a.m. on the market stage with partners, local dignitaries and the press.

“Schenectady Greenmarket is a gem in this community. The market taps into the area’s diverse agricultural landscape to connect people with the fresh homegrown, local foods and products they want and add something unique and special to our beautiful downtown area,” New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara said. “The market is also a great community partner that gives back, donating thousands of pounds of nutritious food to those in need every year. I congratulate and thank Schenectady Greenmarket and its partners, MVP Health Care, the City Mission, the Regional Food Bank and the Schenectady Ambassadors, for being part of a welcoming, vibrant community for all to enjoy.”

For more information click here.

Featured Vendor: Hope Valley Farm

Photo: Flickr user Renee Rendler-Kaplan


What’s fresh

Downstairs Vendors

Barbers Farm: We’ve got your Thanksgiving feast covered! We have high tunnel arugula and spinach, butternut squash, pie pumpkins, Brussel sprouts, winter keeping potatoes, garlic, beets, purple top turnips, onions, cabbage, broccoli, Romanesque, lettuce, collard greens and bunched kale too!

Bella Terra Farm: Start your gravy with our salt-free bone stocks in turkey, chicken and beef ($2/32 oz.), Farm fresh GMO-free turkeys from 18 to 22 lbs. ($4.50/lb.), loose pork and turkey breakfast sausage – perfect for stuffing. Winter squash, butternut, sweet dumpling, acorn, pie pumpkins, leeks, celeriac and much more!

Cooper’s Ark Farm: Our count is tight but there may be an extra turkey or two available this Sunday ($3.50/lb.). Chicken (whole and parts) will be available as well. Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope Valley Farm: Arugula, broccoli raab, Brussel sprouts, mini cabbages, red cabbages, escarole, four kinds of garlic, curly and Tuscano kales, Swiss chard, lettuce, baby Tat Soi, mixed baby greens, garlic pesto, pickled garlic scapes, sweet, yellow and red onions, red potatoes, tomatoes, butternut and butter cup squash and holiday wreaths start this week.

Mariaville Farm: This week we will have fresh chicken available. How about the gift of farm-fresh meat for the Holidays? Whole and ½ pigs are available or pick up a CSA gift certificate instead. Reserve smoked ham for your Holiday dinner.

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Stop by and pick up a special meal for your Sunday. Chicken Tikka Masala, curried cabbage and naan bread.

Upstairs Vendors

Ali Herrmann: Colorful array of sterling silver and stone jewelry and a limited selection of 14K gold filled and stone jewelry. Colorful upcycled domino jewelry and a mix of encaustic artwork too!

Altamont Vineyard & Winery: Stop by and pick up the perfect libation to match your Thanksgiving menu. Our vineyard produced wines pair nicely with almost anything. Thinking about Holiday gifts? Ask us about our holiday survival kit – a case of mixed wines featuring our greatest hits!

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: Green tea goats’ milk soap and matching body mists in addition to green tea face cleanser and toner. Start stocking up on your stocking stuffers!

Healing Path Massage: Wendell and Jennifer will be offering chair massage to those in need of some rest and relaxation. Let them loosen your tight muscles this Sunday!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Just in time for Thanksgiving – pick up our no MSG, non-GMO, sugar free and low (to no) salt simple dip mixes and no bake cheesecake mix. No artificial ingredients or preservatives. We’ll also have basil, kale and nut-free pestos!

Merry Hill Farm: Alpaca yarn and roving; hand knit alpaca hats, scarves, mittens and felted hats. Warm alpaca socks, gloves, mittens and felted shoe inserts too! And if you are feeling creative – knitting and needle felting kits.

Mosaics by Christine: Stop by the unique gift ideas for the upcoming Holiday Season – tables, lazy Susans, chess sets, mirrors, trivets and much more.

Our Daily Eats: Spicy ginger cashew holiday jars are back in a limited supply. Cashews roasted with ginger, black pepper, brown sugar and maple syrup make great holiday gifts. 1 for $9 or 3 for $24. Eat well every day!

Puckers Gourmet: We are truly thankful for the opportunity to make a product that we fully believe in. We’re also thankful for our amazing customers. Come by this weekend and grab a jar of fermented delectable, a beautiful addition to any Thanksgiving meal!

R&G Cheese: Stop by our stall to pick up a wonderful array of cheeses for your Thanksgiving appetizer tray or dinner. We will have cows’ milk mozzarellas, blue, truffle and ricotta and our selection of goat cheeses including fresh chevres and gourmet ripened cheeses too!

Saratoga Crackers Co.: Back in time for the Holidays! Our Chocolate Peppermint crackers are full of flavor! Made with 100% peppermint oil, organic cocoa nibs and a touch of sugar. This cracker is great paired with a hot cup of tea or cocoa or a dish of vanilla ice cream.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.: “Catch Me” with “Mistletoe!” Spread the pb love this Holiday Season. Our gingerbread and vanilla cranberry peanut butters are available for a limited time only!

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Get your Holiday shopping started a little early! Stop by to check out hostess, full coverage, cobbler and tea aprons for exquisite home utility.

WASH: Have you tried our amazing laundry detergent yet? Once you switch you’ll be amazed. High efficiency washers use only one teaspoon of our detergent and regular washers need only one tablespoon.


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Canvas, Corks & Forks
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Jewelry by Donna Marie
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
Smyth/Cid Pottery


Programming

Market Stage:
10-11:45   Anonymous Fig Leafs
11:45-12 Food Donation Celebration
12 – 2   Gordon Street Band   

Community Table
Paris Climate Summit Information Table

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