What’s fresh this week – March 29, 2015

What’s fresh this week – March 29, 2015

The spoils of spring

This Sunday, stop by the market to pick up all the necessary items for your Easter meal. Having family over for brunch? Stop by MuMu Muesli for their amazing pancake mix, our egg vendors for a dozen or two for your scrambled eggs or our meat vendors for your bacon and breakfast sausages. Hosting dinner instead? Pick up your holiday ham, turkey or roasts, all the fixings for delicious side dishes and some dessert to cap a perfect holiday meal.

Featured Vendors: Mariaville Farm and Mariaville Mushroom Men


 What’s fresh

Ali Herrmann: This week I’ll feature spring colors in my handmade sterling and stone jewelry and encaustic artworks. Bright and sunny to help us all think spring!

Barbers Farm: Fresh greens from our high tunnels and freshly made maple syrup too! Wonderful winter keeping potatoes, shallots, home grown popcorn and a selection of our own frozen vegetables too!

Bella Terra Farm: Smoked turkey drumsticks ($3/ea.), smoked turkey breast ($8/lb.). Our meats are smoked with cherry wood and have no nitrates. Fresh, bone-in turkey breast ($5/lb.), GMO free eggs ($3.50/doz.).

Café NOLA: This week we’re cookin’ in the Arcade. Blackened catfish or chicken, grilled portabella mushrooms, mac & cheese and freshly made lemonades or sweet tea.

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: Exfoliate away winter skin with detoxifying clay and sea salt scrubs. Moisturize your tight skin with our shower butters. Brighten up your bathroom or Easter basket with cute springtime soaps.

Healing Path Massage: This week we will have Jean Marie and Jennifer offering chair massage. Stop by our stall near the GE Theater entrance and let us help you with your sore muscles, you’ll be glad you did!

Hope Valley Farm: We’re back again this week with fresh baby greens, garlic, garlic pesto and pickled garlic scapes. Also available – onions, shallots, red and white potatoes and fingerling potatoes, potted herbs, perennials and house plants too.

Mariaville Farm: Stop by the featured vendors stall at the top of the stairs this Sunday. We’ll have a fresh egg special. Also available – leg of lamb, bone-in or boneless for your Easter dinner. Specialty pork sausages and pasture raised Black Angus beef as well!

Mariaville Mushroom Men: Stop by the featured vendor stall this week and pick up fresh shiitake, oyster and lions mane mushrooms or pick up a shiitake log or oyster bag to grow your own at home!

New England Fudge Co.: We have fresh gourmet fudge, almond butter crunch and more. Fill your Easter baskets with our goodies!

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Unique aprons for domesticity, entertaining and gifting.


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.
Raw Vive
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Studio 55


 Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Slate Hill Band
12-2   Acoustic Collusion

Lower Stage:
10-12   Jody Radez
12-2   Bentwood Rockers

Local Expert:
SCCC Slow Foods

Community Table:
Empty Bowls

What’s fresh this week – March 22nd

What’s fresh this week – March 22nd

Syrup Season

The sap from the maple trees started running a little later than normal this year. Warm(ish), sunny days and cold nights make the perfect recipe for full sap buckets. Several of our farmers tap their own trees, sit for hours as the sap boils down and sell the beautiful, golden syrup at our market. Stop by Skinner’s Sugarbush, Cornell Farm, Barbers Farm or Sweet Tree Farm this Sunday and ask them how the season’s going. And while you’re there, pick up some syrup and treat yourself to pancakes for dinner! Here’s a recipe for oatmeal pancakes.

Featured Vendor: Maynard Farm


 What’s fresh

Altamont Vineyard & Winery: Handcrafted small batch wines made from estate-grown grapes. Also offering jellies.

Ambition: Fresh, locally roasted coffee from the funky Jay Street bistro.

Battenkill Valley Creamery: Fresh milk, cream, half and half and ice cream from the Battenkill Valley herd.

Barbers Farm: Fresh greens from our high tunnels, first of the season maple syrup, wonderful winter keeping potatoes, shallots, home grown popcorn and a selection of our own frozen vegetables.

Bella Terra Farm: Order your leg of lamb, fresh ham, smoked ham or roasts early for Easter while supplies last!

Buddhapesto: Basil-parsley pesto made with the freshest and finest ingredients.

Café NOLA: Abita Turbo Dog beer braised beef tips, blackened catfish, dirty rice, freshly squeezed lemonade and iced tea too.

Cascade Mountain Winery:  Award-winning Hudson Valley wines, mustard and olive oil.

Chatham Brewing: Beer produced in small batches with dedication, enthusiasm and a lot of humor.

Cooper’s Ark Farm: Farm-fresh brown eggs and meat from pasture raised, flax fed chickens.

Cornell Farm: A diverse family farm celebrating its 75th year. Stop by for fresh eggs, no/low spray produce and maple syrup.

Euro Delicacies: Mediterranean dishes ready-to-eat and made using local produce when in season.

Funk Farms: Quality baked goods made from scratch using estate and locally grown ingredients whenever possible.

Our Daily Eats: Spring into the season with Salad Essentials on top of your next fresh green salad. Special SALE this weekend 3 (3.75 oz.) bags for only $7. Our Daily Eats, made with care in the Hudson Valley!

Saratoga Crackers: Try our two new wheat free crackers – Cheese Crackles and Saratoga Spice Cheese Crackles, featuring our signature blend of herbs and spices with a little kick!


 Variety Vendors

Hudson-Chatham Winery
Skinner’s Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Susie’s Climax Creations
Tara Kitchen

Programming

Market Stage
10-12  Deb Fish and Friends
12-2  Ron Gordon & Mark Schmidt

Lower Level
10-12  TBA
12-2  Cosby Gibson

Community Table
St. Catherine’s Center for Children

Children’s Activity
Stop by and decorate Easter eggs!

What’s fresh this week – March 15th

What’s fresh this week – March 15th

Seeing green

Have you noticed there’s a little more green at the market? Now that the spring thaw has begun, our farmers are able to harvest delicious winter greens. The return of kale, chard and spinach make us all a bit happier, dreaming of delicious salads and side dishes. Here’s a helpful hint: if you want to pick up your fill of greens at the market this Sunday, come early because they sell out quickly.

Featured Vendors: Cornell Farm & Wellington’s Herbs and Spices


What’s fresh

Ali Herrmann: Stop by to see a fresh art collection inspired by spring, domino jewelry and fun, new encaustic artworks!

Barbers Farm: Wonderful winter keeping potatoes, shallots, cabbage, popcorn, maple syrup and we are hoping to bring you more high tunnel greens!

Bella Terra Farm: While supplies last we’ll have Irish banger sausage ($7/lb.), turkey breast roasts ($7/lb.) and more. Order your Easter hams, fresh turkey and roasts. GMO free eggs ($3.50/doz.). Pus a splash of summer on your salads with our herbal vinegar ($6.50/ea.).

Café NOLA: This week we’ll have mac & cheese, red beans & rice, freshly squeezed lemonade, iced tea and so much more.

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: Come and check out our new patchouli line of products, tinted powders and detoxing bath melts made with organic shea butter and sea salts.

Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus: We’re back this weekend! Have you tried our latest flavor, Cherry Bomb? We’ll also have The Works, Chipotle Lime, Original Garlic Lemon and Puttanesca.

Healing Path Massage: This week we’ll have Jean Marie and Jennifer offering chair massage. If you have some stiff, sore muscles come and have the professionals help you loosen up. Gift certificates available!

The New England Fudge Co.: This week we’ll have two new spring inspired flavors of fudge – creamsicle and raspberry, along with chocolate, penuche, peanut butter and more. Don’t forget our delicious almond butter crunch too!

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Fashionable multi-purpose aprons for service and entertaining.

Studio 55:  Stop by and see our selection of calico style and rope baskets in addition to our coiled fabric baskets. Pick up a gorgeous basket for your Easter goodies!

Taj Mahal: This week we’ll have vegetable samosas, veggie patties, naan bread and more!


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge
Raw Vive
Red Jacket Orchards
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Studio 55


Programming

Market Stage:

10-12   Penny Jar  
12-2   Craic Agus Ceol

Lower Level:

10-12  Kurt Siegel and Zachary Thompson
12-2   TBA

Children’s Activity

Story time! Help us celebrate agriculture literacy week.

Community Tables

Audubon Society of the Capital Region
Underground Railroad History Project

What’s fresh this week – March 8th

What’s fresh this week – March 8th

St. Patrick’s Day Basics

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner – are you ready? Our meat vendors are taking orders for corned beef, our vegetable growers have cabbage and potatoes ready to purchase and our bakers will soon have soda bread on hand. If you are looking for an amazing St. Patrick’s Day feast, look no farther than the market this Sunday. Wondering how to make your meal unbelievably good? Check out recipes for corned beef and soda bread here.

Featured Vendors:  Barbers Farm & Cooper’s Ark


What’s fresh

3 Chicks and a P: Stop by and pick up fresh, homemade, tahini-free hummus, bean dips, tapenades and salsas. Perfect for a snack or packed up for lunch!

Abbey Farms: We won’t be a the market this week. Stop by next Sunday for your favorite fresh-baked goods!

Barber’s Farm: We’re back with wonderful winter keeping potatoes, shallots, cabbage, popcorn, maple syrup and maybe high tunnel greens.

Bella Terra Farm: Fresh turkey ($3/lb.), all cuts of beef and lamb are also available.

Café NOLA: Blackened catfish, dirty rice, mac & cheese and freshly squeezed lemonade too.

Earthly Remedies by Erin: Mouthwash, perfumes and colognes, herbal salves, herbal tinctures and new face cream. Visit us to see all we have to offer.

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and John will be offering chair massage this Sunday. Stop by and let them help you with your sore, tight muscles from all the shoveling this winter!

Merry Hill Farm: Alpaca yarn and roving, hats, scarves, socks, gloves and mittens too. Felted hats and boot inserts and knitting kits also available.

Painted Goat Farm: We’re back for the remainder of the season! Stop by to pick up your Painted Goat favorites.

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Stop by and pick up freshly made vegetable samosas, stuffed with green peas, potatoes and herbs.


Variety Vendors

Earthly Remedies by Erin
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Pika’s Farm Table
Skinner’s Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Susie’s Climax Creations
Tara Kitchen


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Gordon Street Band
12-2   Anonymous Fig Leafs

Lower Stage
10-12   TBA
12-2   Erin Powers

Community Table
Planned Parenthood

Children’s Activity
Girl Scout Council of Albany

 

 

 

What’s fresh this week – March 1st

What’s fresh this week – March 1st

Cold weather, hot food

Are you just a teeny tiny bit tired of all this cold weather? Are you bored with your meals and are looking for a little pizzazz? Do you want to skip cooking this Sunday night and just re-group? Well, Schenectady Greenmarket and our prepared food vendors are here to help.

Stop by Café Nola, Euro Delicacies, La Empanada Llama or Taj Mahal (all located conveniently downstairs this week) and fill up. Our vendors offer great dishes that can either be eaten right at the market or brought home and re-heated. Want to be earth-friendly? Bring your own Tupperware containers to the market and have our vendors fill them up rather than using their take-away packaging.

This week’s featured vendor: Migliorelli Farm


 What’s Fresh

Ali Herrmann:  This week I’ll have encaustic artwork originals and beautiful semiprecious stone and sterling jewelry.

Barbers Farm: Mother Nature still isn’t cooperating with us. We will have to skip this week once again but we promise we’ll be back next Sunday, March 8th!

Bella Terra Farm: Fresh whole chicken ($3/lb.), boneless turkey breast roast ($7/lb.), ground turkey ($6/lb.), turkey breakfast patties ($6/lb.)

Café NOLA: This week stop by and see us downstairs. We’ll have blackened catfish, dirty rice, mac & cheese, freshly squeezed lemonades and iced tea.

Chatham Brewing: We’ll have Black IPA on draft. In bottles, we’ll offer Maple Amber and Bourbon Barren Brown. And in cans we’ll have Farmer’s Daughter, IPA, 8 Barrel and our new beer Spike Devil Porter!

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: Come and check out our new funky Monster Mash soap. Exfoliate away your dry winter skin with our natural clay scrub and moisturizing shaving cream soap.

Healing Path Massage: This week Jean Marie and Wendell will offer chair massage. With the cold and snow we’ve had, it’s likely you have some tight muscles. Stop by and let us help!

Mosaics by Christine: We return after wimping out the other week due to bad weather. This Sunday stop by for a myriad of mosaics to warm you up and give as great gifts.

Saratoga Crackers Co.: We’ll have our irresistible Kale Crunch, made without wheat! Made from organic corn flour and seasoned with fresh kale, onion and tomato. It’s a favorite!

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Back this week with refreshingly unique aprons for discerning domestic artists.


Variety Vendors:

Ali Herrmann
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Jewelry by Donna Marie
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.
Pika’s Farm Table
Raw Vive
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Underground Alchemy

Programming:

Market Stage:
10-2   Running the River 

Lower Stage:
10-12   Robert Redman
12-2   Mark Baptiste

Community Tables:
Hellions of Troy Roller Derby

Market Survey

What’s fresh this week – February 15th

What’s fresh this week – February 15th

Simple and sweet

Let’s face it – we are all a little sick of winter. The snow has piled up so high outside we’ve lost all sight of our gardens and have pretty much forgotten what even grass looks like. Feeling a little down? A little bored? The market is here to help you perk up your taste buds and hopefully your spirit as well. Here is a simple, delicious recipe for sweet potatoes. It may not be 80 degree weather, but it will make you happy.

Featured Vendor: Bella Terra Farm


What’s fresh

Abbey Farms: New this week! Stop by and pick up Iroquois white corn cookies.

Bella Terra Farm: Boneless turkey breast roast ($7/lb.), turkey breakfast sausage and ground turkey ($6/lb.), boneless rib eye steaks ($12/lb.). Also available, elderberry syrup, fire cider and herbal cough syrup to help you stay healthy!

Café NOLA: Fat Tuesday is Feb. 17th! Stop by for kicked-up jambalaya, hurricane style lemonades and all your NOLA favorites. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Chatham Brewing: This Sunday we’ll have Wind Gap Winter on tap, bottles of our limited edition Last Run IPA, Imperial IPA, Bourbon Barrel Brown and Maple Amber. In cans we’ll have IPA, 8 Barrel and Farmers’ Daughter.

Healing Path Massage: Wendell and Jennifer will offer chair massages this Sunday. Let them melt away the winter blues in your sore muscles.

Merry Hill Farm: Super warm alpaca socks, gloves, mittens, hats and scarves for the cold weather ahead. Alpaca yarn and roving, knitting and felting kits too!

Mosaics by Christine: I’ll be at the market this Sunday to brighten up these cold winter days with warm, colorful mosaic tables, lazy Susans, chess sets and more!

Red Jacket Orchard: We’re back for our monthly stop at Schenectady Greenmarket. Stop by and stock up on our delicious juices including tart cherry, spiced cider and black current.

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Fashionable and practical aprons for utility and entertaining.


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.
RawVive
Red Jacket
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Underground Alchemy


 Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Roben/Kozek Jazz
12-2   Craic Agus Ceol

Lower Stage:
11 am & 1 pm   Magic Show!

Community Table:
ReTree Schenectady

Market Survey
Stop by to answer four new questions!