What’s fresh this week – July 26th

What’s fresh this week – July 26th

Out and about

The work Schenectady Greenmarket does throughout the year focuses on fresh, local food and the community that helps make us great. This work takes many different forms. Of course, there is our weekly market, but sometimes you can spot us away from the market. Stop by Freedom Park in Scotia this Saturday evening for the Stockade Kids performance. The market will have a booth at the concert handing out goodies!

Fresh Connect is back!

Fresh Connect is available to all of our EBT/SNAP customers. For every $5 purchased with your EBT card, you will receive a $2 Fresh Connect coupon that can be used at any market vendor that sells EBT eligible items. Ask at the market tent for more information.

I Love My Farmers Market

It’s that time of year again when American Farmland Trust asks customers from around the country to vote for their favorite farmers market. This year, help us become number one in New York State. Vote here by September 6th.


What’s fresh

Barbers Farm: Every week brings something new and this week it’s melons! Also available – new potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes, beets, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi and cauliflower. Lettuce, collards, herbs and more!

Bella Terra Farm: Garlic and leek sausage ($8/lb.), nitrate-free bologna ($8/lb.) and many more of your favorites. The veggies are here! Baby leeks, scallions, fresh herbs, zucchini, summer squash and more. All naturally grown with no sprays or artificial fertilizer.

Café NOLA: Blackened catfish or chicken, grilled portabella mushrooms, pulled pork, mac & cheese, freshly squeezed lemonade and iced tea too!

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: This week we are bringing a fresh batch of our Beach Bum sun block and sandalwood goat milk detox soap. Back by popular demand – dragons blood deodorant!

Funk Farms: We’ll have apple, blueberry and peach pies this week along with a few combination pies. Come early for the best selection!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Freshly made pesto and salsa. Our serrano peppers are ready to harvest and add fruity-heat to our salsa. We’ve made fresh batches of each of our salsa flavors – stop by and try. They taste great added to fresh sweet corn!

Hope Valley Farm: This week we’ll have an abundance of tomatoes, red and green lettuce, arugula, baby greens salad mix, squash, zucchini, Swiss chard, curly and Tuscano kales, sweet onions, garlic, peppers, new potatoes, radishes, garlic pesto and plants too!

Puckers Gourmet: We are proud to feature our horseradish ½ sours! Lacto-fermented with tons of freshly ground horseradish and a beautiful balance of spices. This pickle packs a punch and a serious crunch! Swing by and try it for yourself!

WASH: We’ll have our REPEL bug spray and BITTEN after bite in a combination deal this week. Buy them both and save $2 on the regular price!


Variety Vendors

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Electric City Roasters
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Studio 55
Susie’s Climax Creations
Tara Kitchen


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Slate Hill Band
12-2   Jody Radez

Local Expert
New York State of Health

What’s fresh this week – July 19th

What’s fresh this week – July 19th

Summer is here!

Have you seen all the new produce the market has had to offer over the past few weeks? Summer has arrived with the full force of flavor behind it. Last week saw the start of sweet corn season and our customers took advantage of its appearance. Looking for inspiration? Here is a recipe for Elotes, an irresistible Mexican version of grilled corn.

Photo by Flickr user Steph

Applications now open

Are you interested in becoming a vendor for our Winter Market inside Proctors? If so, application are now open. Click here to find out more. Applications close July 22nd.

Fresh Connect is back!

Fresh Connect is available to all of our EBT/SNAP customers. For every $5 purchased with your EBT card, you will receive a $2 Fresh Connect coupon that can be used at any market vendor that sells EBT eligible items. Ask at the market tent for more information.

I Love My Farmers Market

It’s that time of year again when American Farmland Trust asks customers from around the country to vote for their favorite farmers market. This year, help us become number one in New York State. Vote here by September 6th.


What’s Fresh

Ali Herrmann: I’ll be featuring a mix of sterling and semiprecious stone earrings, acrylic and ink paintings and encaustic wax paintings this week.

Assembly Coffee Roasters: We’ll have a NEW Ethiopia East Harrar Natural bean. This is an exquisite example of the complexity Ethiopian coffee embodies with notes of mild strawberry and earth making it a refreshing summer coffee. Stop by for this and more!

Barbers Farm: Every day brings something new – sweet corn, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi and cauliflower too! We also have fresh picked lettuce, collard greens, bunched kale and so much more.

Café NOLA: Stop by for blackened catfish, salmon, chicken or grilled portabella sandwiches, pulled pork, mac & cheese and freshly squeezed lemonade!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: This week we’ll have freshly made basil and kale pesto plus a few new products – scary hot salsa with ghost peppers and balsamic vinaigrette sweetened with honey.

HMRC Pickles: This week we’ll have pickled green tomatoes just in time for your summer salad or burger. Crisp and fresh for your dining pleasure.

Hope Valley Farm: This week stop by for our red and green lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, beets, Swiss chard, curly kale, Tuscano kale, fresh garlic, garlic scapes, sweet onions, peppers, perennial plants and herbs too!

Mosaics by Christine: I’m celebrating Christmas in July! Come by and check out my mosaic Christmas tree that lights up and Frosty the Snowman too. Start that shopping early with unique mosaic gifts.

Puckers Gourmet Pickles: This week we proudly feature our Kim Chi! A lacto-fermented Korean side dish that is tangy and delicious. Amazing in scrambled eggs, paired with fish and so much more. Swing by for a sample!


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Assembly Coffee Roasters
Highland Farm
HMRC Inc.
Springbrook Hollow Distillery
Mosaics by Christine
Ulster Soap
Underground Alchemy


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Flood Road  
12-2   Deb Fish and the Crowd Pleasers

Local Expert
Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables

Community Table
Niskayuna Coop

What’s fresh this week – July 12th

What’s fresh this week – July 12th

Artistic inspiration

Have you ever walked away from the market feeling inspired by all the colors, sounds and, yes, flavors on offer? Your inspiration may come in the form of an amazing dinner Sunday night. For our artisans, their inspiration takes form in pottery, mosaics, quilts, jewelry and paintings. Next time you are at the market, stop by one of our artisan’s stalls to see how the market inspires them. You may walk away with a great pair of earrings from Ali Herrmann, a colorful basket from Studio 55, a lovely platter from Smyth/Cid Pottery or a pastel chess-set from Mosaics by Christine.

Artwork by Ali Herrmann

Applications now open

Are you interested in becoming a vendor for our Winter Market inside Proctors? If so, applications are now open. Click here to find out more. Applications close July 22nd.

Fresh Connect is back!

The Fresh Connect program is an initiative that improves access to New York food and farm products by low-income and underserved communities across the state. Fresh Connect is available to all of our EBT/SNAP customers. For every $5 purchased with your EBT card, you will receive a $2 Fresh Connect coupon that can be used at any market vendor that sells EBT eligible items, increasing your purchasing power by 40%. For example, if you purchase $20 of tokens at the market tent you will receive 4 coupons equaling $8 giving you $28 to shop with. Ask at the market tent for more information.


What’s fresh

Barbers Farm: Everyday on the farm brings something new! This week we’ll have cucumbers, picklers, summer squash, zucchini, sugar snap peas, beans, garlic scapes, cabbage, kohlrabi and cauliflower! We also have a bevy of greens, herbs and so much more!

Bella Terra Farm: Fresh whole or pieced duck ($6/lb.), 95% lean ground beef ($6/lb.), fresh baby leeks ($2.50/bunch), fresh cut herbs naturally grown ($2/bunch). Herbal vinegars in a selection of delicious varieties ($6/ea.).

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: We will have new whipped goats’ milk shaving soaps and sugar scrubs along with our piggy-cure kits. These make wonderful gifts or treat for you!

Hope Valley Farm: We will have red and green lettuce, winterbor kale, Tuscano kale and Swiss chard. Tomatoes! Napa cabbage, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, beets, Walla Walla sweet onions, fresh garlic, potted herbs, plants and perennials too.

Pucker’s Gourmet: Proudly featuring our international award winning Pak Dong. Stop by and sample our amazingly sweet and spicy Thai fermented cabbage dish. The perfect partner for your burgers, fish tacos and so much more!

Saratoga Crackers Co.: Our Sugar and Cinnamon cracker puts an elegant finish to creamy vanilla ice cream and fresh blueberries. It’s a perfect way to enjoy a beautiful summer afternoon.

WASH by Cherish Natural Soap: Wash green and clean with our awesome laundry detergent, ecofriendly cleaning products and all natural bug, flea and tick sprays.


Variety Vendors

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Electric City Roasters
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Studio-55
Susie’s Climax Creations
Tara Kitchen


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Anonymous Fig Leafs
12-2   TBA

Community Tables
Riverkeeper

St. Catherine’s Center for Children

What’s fresh this week – June 28th

What’s fresh this week – June 28th

I Love My Farmer’s Market!

It’s that time of year again when American Farmland Trust asks customers from around the country to vote on their favorite farmers market. Last year you answered with one loud voice – your favorite market is Schenectady Greenmarket! In 2014, we were listed as the 25th most popular farmers market in the country. This year, help us become number one in New York State.

Voting began this week. You can vote here every week from June 21st through the September 6th.

Schenectady Homes Fair

This Sunday, City Hall will be abuzz with activity. Stop by the for the annual HOMES fair and learn how you can be on your way to home ownership. Check out their website here for more information.


What’s fresh

Café NOLA: Blackened catfish or chicken, grilled Portobello mushroom sandwiches, mac & cheese, freshly squeezed lemonade or iced tea. This week try our watermelon mint lemonade!

Bella Terra Farm: Get ready for the Fourth of July! Fresh all beef hot dogs, 95% lean ground beef, fresh cut herbs – basil, lemon thyme, parsley and chives – and GMO free eggs.

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: We’ve been busy making beautiful new soaps – coconut milk soaps this week! We will also be bringing chemical free hand sanitizer.

Electric City Roasters: We will have a new Honduran micro-lot from our friend Juan David Chaves called Finca “Los Tuneles” with notes of black cherry and caramel – it makes an amazing cold brew!

Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus: We’re back this week and we’ll, of course, have your favorite flavors in tow – but which ones? Come by on Sunday and find out!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Our basil is getting big enough for its first cut and we’ll be using it to make our amazingly fresh basil pesto. Stop by for a taste of this and our other delicious selection!

Our Daily Eats: Stock up for the 4th of July weekend activities with Thai Chili Peanuts and Crunchy BBQ Peanuts. $2.50/bag or three for $6. Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Puckers Gourmet Pickles: Full garlic sours are back! We have a limited supply this week – but boy are they good! Stop by to sample all of our lacto-fermented delectable!

Saratoga Crackers Co.: Treat your family to an array of art for the palate – Saratoga Spice Parmesan, Rosemary Olive, Garlic Parmesan, Everything, Dill and Chive, Sugar and Cinnamon, gluten-free Kale Crunch and Cheese Crackles. Saratoga Crackers has a flavor for everyone!

Saratoga Peanut Butter: Stop by and taste our amazing peanut butter. This week we’ll have our 8 oz. sampler packs available!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Stop by for our gluten free and vegan veggie patties. Perfectly crisp and spiced for your satisfaction.


Variety Vendors

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Electric City Roasters
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Studio 55
Susie’s Climax Creations
Tara Kitchen


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Craic Agus Ceol
12-2   South Allen

Special Event
Schenectady County HOMES Fair

What’s fresh this week – June 21st

What’s fresh this week – June 21st

Father’s Day Fun

Stop by the market this Sunday to pick up all of your dad’s favorites for his special day. We’ll have the perfect cuts of meat for the grill – steaks, hamburgers, chicken and more! And this Sunday we welcome our newest vendor: Springrook Hollow Distillery. Their locally sourced, crafted spirits are a great gift for your papa this Father’s Day!


What’s fresh

Ali Herrmann: This week stop by for petite sterling and stone earrings and a colorful selection of acrylic and ink artworks.

Assembly Coffee Roasters: We have a new lot of processed Ethiopia which is heavier than others with a rich, smoky body. Also available – Brazil Cerrado, bold, weighty and smells and tastes like cocoa powder. A free iced coffee with purchase of 12 oz. bag of beans!

Barbers Farm: Every week brings something new to the farm. First of the season cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, sugar snap peas, garlic scapes and broccoli! Also available, fresh lettuce, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, parsley, dill and oh so much more!

Bella Terra Farm: Bratwurst ($7/lb.), soup chickens ($1.50/lb.), Fresh cut herbs – basil, lemon basil, lemon thyme, oregano, chives and sage ($2/bunch), assorted herbal vinegars make great dressings for your salads!

Café NOLA: Pulled pork, blackened catfish or chicken, grilled portobello mushrooms, mac & cheese, freshly squeezed lemonade or ice tea. $1 off any lunch or lemonade for Dad – Happy Father’s Day!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Freshly made strawberry rhubarb spreadable fruit – lightly sweetened with local honey, no-spray strawberries and organic rhubarb. Basil pesto made with freshly harvested no-spray basil and our always freshly made kale pesto.

Hope Valley Farm: Spring lettuce, garlic scapes, broccoli raab, Chinese cabbage, Swiss chard, baby salad greens, beets and even a few tomatoes! Rhubarb, picked garlic scapes, baby tat soi, kale, potted herbs, annuals and more!

Our Daily Eats: Have you tried our Salad Essentials on fresh greens and sweet farmers market strawberries? They are a must for your summer salads, only $9.50 for a 10 oz. bag.

Peanut Principle: Stop by and sample all of our flavors – this week’s favorite is our Banana Bread almond butter!

Puckers Gourmet Pickles: We’ll be featuring our horseradish half sour pickles this week – a perfect treat for Father’s Day! Stop by to see all of the pickle options we have for Dad. As always, local, hand crafted, lacto-fermented in Kentucky oak bourbon and whisky barrels.

Saratoga Crackers Co.: Just in time for Father’s Day gifts – beer and cheddar crackers! The perfect snack for him to enjoy his day with.

Ulster Soaps: Father’s Day wet shaving sets and handmade aftershave. Gift wrapping will be available!


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Assembly Coffee Roasters
Highland Farm
HMRC
Mosaics by Christine
Springbrook Hollow Distillery
Ulster Soaps
Underground Alchemy


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Deb Fish and the Crowd Pleasers
12-2   Jody Radez

Local Expert
Solar City

What’s fresh this week – June 14th

What’s fresh this week – June 14th

The veggies are back!

Have you noticed the growing number of fresh, colorful and delicious veggies that have been making their debut at the market over the past few weeks? Splashes of green, purple, red and white can be found under nearly every tent. This week there will be the first appearance of peas at the market. Wondering how you can celebrate the return of the humble pea? Try this recipe. It’s simple, quick and sure to please!

Did you know that June is Dairy Month?

To celebrate, the market will have local 4-H students and area Dairy Princesses this Sunday, June 14th handing out free ice cream cones (while supplies last). Stop by and pick up your complimentary cone of Battenkill Valley Creamery ice cream and join in the celebration!

Schenectady Greenmarket receives grant from Schenectady County

Schenectady Greenmarket is happy to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program for the market’s weekly music series. This grant will allow us to scale up the monetary compensation to our musicians and ensure our continuation of festive music for the guests at the market. To read the full grant announcement, click here.


What’s fresh

Barbers Farm: First of the season sugar snap peas! Freshly picked lettuce, spinach, bunched kale, Swiss chard, parsley and dill. Maple syrup, potatoes, shallots, popcorn and a selection of veggie, herb and flower plants!

Café NOLA: Grilled portabello mushroom, blackened catfish or chicken, mac & cheese, sweet tea and freshly squeezed lemonade – red, white and blue in honor of Flag Day!

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: Treat yourself with our new decadent goat milk and organic shea butter soaps. Tame your summer hair with our chemical free conditioner and hair tamer scruncher!

Hope Valley Farm: Baby salad greens, lettuce, Swiss chard, beets, broccoli raab, perennials, annual bedding plants, potted herbs and pickled garlic scapes.

Puckers Gourmet: We’ll be at the market this week with a full run of all our lacto-fermented delectable. As always, Kentucky oak barrel cured, packed by hand and never, ever with any preservatives or additives.

Saratoga Crackers: Strawberry season is here! Our Sugar and Cinnamon cracker topped with fresh strawberries and a dollop of fresh whipped cream is an elegant dessert in under five minutes!


Variety Vendors:

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Electric City Roasters
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Peacetree
Skinner’s Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Susie’s Climax Creations
Tara Kitchen


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Rick Sachetti
12-2   Blame Arthur Guiness

Community Table
Schenectady PRIDE

Special Event
Free Battenkill Valley Creamery ice cream cones! (while supplies last)