What’s fresh this week – May 1st

What’s fresh this week – May 1st

Welcome!

This Sunday, Schenectady Greenmarket moves outdoors for a new season. Join us as we welcome old favorites, new friends and the entire community to the market. Stop by and pick up your weekly groceries, check out new vendors, grab lunch and hang-out, enjoying a beautiful Sunday outside. To see the outdoor market vendor list, click here!

Fresh Connect Checks are back!

Fresh Connect Checks are a state-run program that add 40% purchasing power for our customers on EBT/SNAP. For every $5 purchased with and EBT card, customers receive one – $2 Fresh Connect Check. For example, if you were to purchase $20 with EBT, you would receive four checks, or an extra $8. These checks can be used for any item you would usually use your green $1 tokens and must be in keeping with SNAP purchase rules.

Looking for more information? Click here to learn more.


What’s fresh

Ali Herrmann: I’ll be previewing a new “drop and dangle” line of jewelry this week many made with sterling/14K gold and stone pieces – perfect gifts for mom!

Assembly Coffee Roasters: Two new roasts for you! Guatemala El Pacayal is bright, juicy and big bodied and one of the most environmentally sustainable coffees we’ve had the pleasure of roasting. Also available Ethiopia Queen City Harrar – refined, sweet and smooth.

Café NOLA: We’re back! Stop by for blackend catfish or chicken, grilled portabella, mac & cheese, dirty rice, freshly squeezed lemonade and sweet tea too!

Cooper’s Ark Farm: Welcome to the outdoor market! Fresh eggs (brown, white, pink and chocolate), fresh duck ($6.50/lb.), fresh Cornish game hens ($12.50/two), fresh stewing hens ($6.50/ea.). For CSA members – ground chicken and turkey!

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: Come check out the new spring fragrances – Japanese cherry blossom and alluring Marrakesh, it’s just like being in a Moroccan market!

Electric Cookie Jar: This week we’ll have cookies, cookies, cookies – white chocolate cranberry, caramel pecan, Manni’s chocolate chip, coconut lime, Oreo cream cheese, and chocolate peanut butter pretzel.

Good Day Honey: Stop by and pick up pure, local raw honey, creamed honey and buckwheat honey too!

Healing Path Massage: We will have Deborah and Stephanie at the market this Sunday offering chair massage at $1 per minute. Stop by to see how they might help you get rid of your sore muscles!

Hope Valley Farm: This week we have baby salad greens, baby Tat Soi, Swiss chard, garlic, garlic pesto, pickled garlic scapes, many herb plants, potted annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and flats of annuals too!

Nine Pin Ciderworks: We’re back and have our limited Reserve Crimson Gold! Made from crimson gold crabapples and is co-fermented with sour cherry skins. It’s well-aged, delightfully tart, structured and full bodied with delicate stone fruit notes.

Peacetree Organic Plants: We’re back! Starting with seedling for cole crops, greens, onions, leeks and shallots. Cool weather herbs and some early flowers too!

Puckers Gourmet: Swing by this weekend and grab a jar of dilly sweets! Crunchy, sweet, delicious and addictive!

Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.: Go pink with PB this Mother’s Day! Our gift packs will be pretty in pink to celebrate this special holiday. Pick up a pack and spread the love!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: This week we’ll have potato patties made with mashed potatoes and spices. This popular snack and street food from India will stimulate your taste buds!


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Assembly Coffee Roasters
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Electric Cookie Jar
Good Day Honey
Healing Path Massage
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Painted Goat Farm
Saratoga Crackers
Skinners Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Underground Alchemy


Programming

Market Stage
10-11:45   Gordon Street Band
11:45-12   Solarize Schenectady County Kick-Off
12-2   Mike Mucilli

Community Table:
Scotia/Glenville Lions Club free tree sapling give-away

Local Expert:
Solarize Schenectady County

Children’s Table:
Macaroni Necklaces and Artwork

What’s fresh this week – April 24th

What’s fresh this week – April 24th

Something fresh!

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. This Sunday’s market will have something fresh as well – our Fresh Taste Table will be hosted by Proctor’s own Shaw Rabadi. Wondering what he’ll be making this Sunday? The photo is a hint!

Featured Vendor: Wellington’s Herbs & Spices


What’s fresh

Downstairs Vendors

Mariaville Farm: Get your fresh eggs from our happy free roaming hens – $3.00/doz. With a purchase of meat or free with a purchase of $50 or more! It’s grilling weather, try our dry aged Black Angus steaks, pork sausages and chops.

Wellington’s Herbs & Spices: We’re upstairs this week as the featured vendor! Stop by and pick up spinach, Swiss chard, red Russian kale, fresh herbs and lettuce. We’ll have something special and new too!

Upstairs Vendors

Ali Herrmann: I’ll have plenty of fresh new jewelry pieces just in time for Mother’s Day!

D & W Farm and Animal Rescue: It’s the last week to pick up our organic whipped lavender body butters! All soy and palm wax candles are 30% off.

Healing Path Massage: Jean Marie and Deborah will be offering chair massage this Sunday. It’s the last indoor market, come and get the soreness out of your muscles and prepare for summer fun. We’ll be at the outdoor market – see you there too!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Freshly made kale pesto, maple blueberry, raspberry and mixed berry spreadable fruits. We’ll also have taco seasoning and salsa!

Mosaics by Christine: I’ll have lots of great ideas for Mother’s Day gifts this weekend. Come to the last indoor market of the season for all of your shopping needs.

Puckers Gourmet: Stop by this Sunday for an amazing jar of ½ sour garlic pickles – the crunchiest pickle we make! While you’re at it, say “hello” to the whole family – everyone’s helping with the markets this weekend! As always, we are so appreciative of the support our customers give!

WASH: This week we’ll have laundry detergent, eco-friendly cleaning products, natural bug repellent and pet products too.


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
Ulster Soaps


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Anonymous Fig Leafs
12-2   South Allen

Community Table:
Octavo Singers

Fresh Taste Table:
Stop by the Apostrophe bar for a demonstration and sample!

What’s fresh this week – April 17th

What’s fresh this week – April 17th

Get ready

Spring is here (maybe?) and it is now time to begin to think about the warm months to come. The first step to spring is almost always looking forward to our gardens. Have you noticed all of the plants at the market lately? Our farmers began planning for your gardens long before any of us. Stop by and pick up starter plants for your vegetable, herb and flower gardens this week! Looking for something fun to do? Stop by our children’s activity downstairs this week and plant your own seedlings to take home and watch grow!

Important parking information

The Lion King has arrived at Proctors! This means that there will be no parking in the rear lot. Any cars parked there for the market will be charged. Signs will be placed at the attendant’s booth as well to remind you. Disabled parking will still be available to customers in the lot. Everyone else – please park in the Broadway garage, which is always free to customers and is pretty much the same distance to the door.

Featured Vendor: Hope Valley Farm

Photo from Flickr user Colt McDonough


What’s fresh

Downstairs Vendors

Taj Mahal: Looking for a delicious lunch this Sunday? Pick up our chicken tika masala – marinated in our eclectic spices, baked in our special clay oven and absolutely finger licking good.

Upstairs Vendors

Healing Path Massage: Jean Marie and Jennifer will be offering chair massage this Sunday. Spring is really here, let them get your sore muscles ready for enjoying the great outdoors!

Painted Goat Farm: In honor of Passover, we are offering a special flavored chevre – “bitter herbs,” featuring freshly grated horseradish! We also have goat meat and sausage.

Puckers Gourmet: Crispy, crunchy, zesty and yummy! Horseradish half sours are here this weekend! Stop by and grab a jar of this amazing probiotic packed gem!

Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.: Stop by and stock up on your favorites or give something new a try! If you want to go bananas, be sure to ask about our sale on a special batch of Monkey Boy!

Wash: We’ll have our WOOF and MEOW flea and tick repellent and powder – and litter box deodorizer too!


Variety Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters
Danascara Cheese
Jewelry by Donna Marie
Nut Zez
Skinner’s Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Studio 55


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12  Fearless Fretters
12-2   Shawn Marosek

Children’s Activity:
Tomato and bean seedlings for little ones

Community Table
Empty Bowls  

What’s fresh this week – April 10th

What’s fresh this week – April 10th

A cheesy situation

The market offers so many wonderful products that ensure our weekly meals are spectacular – but are you looking for that special something? Stop by our cheese vendors and taste the gooey goodness they have to offer. From Painted Goat’s fig chevre, R&G’s bluebert, Danascara’s dulcinea or Palatine Cheese’s nokkelost, they are sure to provide you with something out of this world!

Important parking information

The Lion King has arrived at Proctors! This means that there will be no parking in the rear lot. Any cars parked there for the market will be charged. Signs will be placed at the attendant’s booth as well to remind you. Disabled parking will still be available to customers in the lot. Everyone else – please park in the Broadway garage, which is always free to customers and is pretty much the same distance to the door.

Featured Vendor: Taj Mahal Restaurant


What’s fresh

Downstairs Vendors

Hope Valley Farm: Fresh baby salad green mix, yellow onions, red potatoes, garlic, pickled garlic scapes, garlic pesto, potted rosemary, lemon thyme, tarragon, parsley, sage, lemon citronella geranium and flowers.

Mariaville Farm: Fresh eggs are back! Our free roaming hens are back on board and giving us lots of eggs! Stop by and get dry aged Black Angus steaks too. Five types of pork sausages, chops and nitrate free bacon.

Upstairs Vendors

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: Spring Sale! 30% off soy and palm oil wax candles. New – soap on a rope; perfect for camping, dorms and summer travels!

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Jean Marie will be offering chair massage this Sunday. Please stop by and let them help you with any sore neck, shoulder, arm or back muscles you may have.

Mosaics by Christine: Get a head start for Mother’s Day with a lazy Susan, table, mirror, chess set, trivet…or skull!

Puckers Gourmet: They are here! Our full garlic sours have been fermenting away and are finally done. Super sour, crazy crunchy and packed with probiotics! Swing by for a jar of these amazing pickles.


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Jewelry by Donna Marie
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Slate Hill Band
12-2   To Be Announced

Community Tables:
Hellions of Troy

Empty Bowls 

What’s fresh this week – April 3rd

What’s fresh this week – April 3rd

Focus on fresh

Have you checked out the market lately? Gone are the hum-drum days of just beets, cabbage and carrots. Our farmers and their plants have heard the call of spring! Stop by this Sunday to pick up an assortment of greens – lettuces, kales, chard and more. With spring greens come daydreams of summer bounty which will be here before you know it!

Important parking information

The Lion King has arrived at Proctors! This means that parking in the rear lot will be limited to the early shoppers at the market (10 am to 11 am) after that, any cars remaining in the lot will be charged. Signs will be placed at the attendant’s booth as well to remind you. Disabled parking will still be available to customers in the lot. Everyone else – please park in the Broadway garage, which is always free to customers and is pretty much the same distance to the door.

Featured Vendor: Mariaville Farm and Mariaville Mushroom Men


What’s fresh

Downstairs vendors

Hope Valley Farm: This week we’ll have potatoes, garlic, baby salad greens, pickled garlic scapes, garlic pesto, herb plants, potted plants for indoors or out!

Nut Zez: Freshly made almond bars as well as almond butters with no added salt, sugar or oil. Try our new “the works” will all our favorite, wholesome ingredients.

Taj Mahal: Stop by and pick up our ground beef samosa made with methi (fenugreek) which is useful in inflammatory disorders, joint pain and diabetes. Did we mention that it’s tasty too?

Wellington’s Herbs & Spices: We’re back and we have so much for you! Stop by for organic greens, greens and more greens! We’ll also have our island tea and baked goods too.

Upstairs vendors

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Wendell will be offering chair massage this Sunday. Spring is here, get your yard work muscles loosened up, Jennifer and Wendell can help!

Painted Goat Farm: Chocolate goat cheese truffles and feta will be available this week in addition to our fresh goat cheeses and meat!

Puckers Gourmet: Back because you asked – our sweet and spicy pickle chip! The sweetness and tang of the dilly sweet with all the heat of our fire habanero makes it a perfect pickle.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.: It’s maple season and we have just the product to highlight it! Our very own NY Maple Peanut Butter – paired with honey and a hint of vanilla, this savory blend will warm your heart and indulge your taste buds. Stop by and give it a try!

WASH: All of our amazing laundry detergents and cleaning products are available this Sunday. Woof dog flea and tick spray as well as our Meow cat flea products will be available as well!


Variety Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters
Danascara Cheese
Jewelry by Donna Marie
Nut Zez
Skinners Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Studio 55
Underground Alchemy


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Running the River 
12-2   Mark Baptiste

Local Expert
North River Friends of the Clearwater

Children’s Activity
YMCA

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