What’s fresh this week – May 29th

What’s fresh this week – May 29th

Summer is here!

Memorial Day is this Monday and with it comes an entire weekend to enjoy the start of summer. Going to a picnic? Hosting a family gathering? Stop by the market this Sunday to pick up all the things you need to make your celebration delicious. Our vendors will have burgers, steaks and chicken for the grill, baked goods for a sweet treat and the market will be highlighting the delicious wonders of this season’s rhubarb. Stop down and see!

Photo by Flickr user Ulterior Epicure


What’s fresh

Ali Herrmann: I’ll have plenty of bright, colorful sterling and stone jewelry pieces from the new dangle and drop collection in addition to new collections of oval vignette encaustic artworks.

Electric Cookie Jar: Back by popular demand, our Mexican hot chocolate and caramel pecan cookies. New – chocolate marshmallows, orange ginger spice and vegan key lime shortbread!

Café NOLA: Blackened catfish or chicken, grilled portabella mushrooms, mac & cheese, red, white and blue lemonade too!

Capital Native Plants: Butterfly weed seedlings this week. This plant is a milkweed, host to Monarch butterflies with bright orange flowers in mid-summer. Stop by to pick up this and more this Sunday.

Healing Path Massage: We’ll have Wendell and Stephanie offering chair massage. Stop by and see how they can help you relax your muscles. Get ready for summer fun without the aches and pains!

Le Marais Chocolat: This week we will have crepes, stuffed brioche, macarons, chocolate, gluten free pastries and more!

Peacetree Plants: Lots more tomato varieties this week along with the first cukes and zukes. Peppers, eggplants, flowers and herbs too!

Puckers Gourmet: Summer is her and nothing says it like an amazing fermented crunchy pickle! Sweet? Sour? Spice? You name it, we’ve got it! Pickles are the perfect partner for that holiday BBQ!

Smyth/Cid Pottery: We’ll be opening the kiln on Friday so that means lots of new mugs and bowls for the market this Sunday. Stop by to see the new goodies!

Wash: We will have our entire line of natural laundry detergent and eco-friendly cleaning products this Sunday. Also available – bug repellents and pet flea and tick repellents too!


Variety Vendors

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


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Hoot Owl Moon
12-2   Gomni African Drummers

Community Tables

Fresh Taste Table featuring rhubarb!

Bethesda House

Union College promoting Evangeline Booth House

Daily Gazette

What’s fresh this week – May 22nd

What’s fresh this week – May 22nd

Spring flavors

Spring has sprung – gone (we hope!) are the showers and wind replaced by sunshine and sweet bounties of our early gardens. Stop by the market this Sunday to enjoy the flavors of spring including fresh rhubarb, asparagus, leafy lettuces and bright herbs. Looking to have market goodness at your fingertips? Pick up plants for your garden!


What’s fresh

Bella Terra Farm: Planting time! Vegetable starter plants including those large and luscious Madonna heirloom, peppers, cucuzza and so much more!

Buhrmaster Farms: We’re busy picking asparagus, rhubarb, red and green leaf lettuces for this week’s market. Stop by for vegetable, herb and flower plants as well!

Café NOLA: Blackened catfish or chicken, grilled portabella, mac & cheese, dirty rice, fresh squeezed lemonade, iced tea and cucumber mint water. Look for us under the purple tent!

Cooper’s Ark Farm: Stop by the booth for fresh, pasture raised chicken in whole, 1/2s and leg & thigh packages, bone-in and boneless breasts, wings, Cornish game hens and more!

Country Hearth Baking: Lime cooler cookies bursting with flavor, vegan snickerdoodle cookies are made with organic Vietnamese cinnamon – delicious!

Electric Cookie Jar: Stop by Sunday for white chocolate cranberry, Manni’s chocolate chip, sprinkles, chocolate graham cracker crunch, harvest oatmeal, banana everything (vegan), classic brownies and vanilla marshmallows!

Funk Farms: We’ll have our first rhubarb pies of the season along with our delicious apple pies. Don’t forget our flakey cinnamon pastry logs, giant cinnamon buns or assorted dessert cups!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Freshly made kale pesto, basil pesto, nut-free basil pesto and marinara sauce. Our strawberry rhubarb spreadable fruit is sweetened with a touch of honey is back! Pick up yours while it lasts.

Mariaville Farm: Fresh eggs ($3/doz.) with any meat purchase. Fresh chicken, dry aged Black Angus beef, pork and lamb sausages too!

Mosaics by Christine: I’ll have great gift ideas for weddings, graduations or just a treat for yourself. Lazy Susans, tables, mirrors, trivets, chess sets…and skulls!

Peacetree Plants: Time to start planting tomatoes! We’ll have lots of heirloom varieties for you to choose from as well as more flowers, herbs and a few peppers.

Puckers Gourmet: Lightly fermented, amazingly crunchy, perfectly sour – sauerkraut! Come see us this weekend and grab a jar of our award winning kraut!

WASH: We’ll have our complete line of allergen friendly cleaning products, laundry detergents, bug repellent and pet flea and tick repellents.


Variety Vendors

1857 Distillery
Country Hearth Baking
Electric City Roasters
Electric Cookie Jar
Healthy Gourmet Kitchen
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
Nut Zez Almond Butter
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Studio 55
Ulster Soaps
Yankee Distillers
Windy Hill Goat Dairy


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Happenstance  
12-2  Kurt Siegal

Community Tables:
Vale Urban Farm
The Borgen Project
Schenectady Greenmarket Membership Table

What’s fresh this week – May 8th

What’s fresh this week – May 8th

We’ve moved outside!

The market would like to thank everyone who stopped by this past Sunday to join us for our opening day! Yes, the weather wasn’t the best but you guys were awesome. You are one of the reasons Schenectady Greenmarket is voted again and again as one of the best farmers markets in the country and we appreciate all that you do. Join us again this Sunday outside around City Hall – rain or shine, we’ll be there!

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

Barbers Farm: Come find the perfect gift for mom – potted herbs, vegetable plants and beautiful hanging baskets. Also featuring high tunnel greens, fresh cut mint, potatoes, beets, our own popcorn and maple syrup.

Country Hearth Baking: Gluten free Belgian chocolate chip cookies, gluten free/dairy free peanut butter cookies, gluten free blueberry scones made with our own special flour blend.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Freshly made kale pesto, nut-free basil pesto as well as our dips and spreads. Stop by for a taste and see what we have on special for Mother’s Day!

Hope Valley Farm: This Sunday we’ll have fresh baby salad green mix, lettuce, baby Tat Soi, green garlic, pickled garlic scapes, garlic pesto, herb plants, potted annuals, Mother’s Day gift planters and hanging baskets.

Migliorelli Farm: We’re back for the outdoor season! Stop by to pick up Japanese turnips, radishes and French breakfast radishes.

Mosaics by Christine: Celebrating all mothers with colorful gifts! New lazy Susans, tables, trivets, mirrors and much more.

Nut Zez Almond Butter: Made fresh daily almond butters. Varying flavors with vegan, gluten free and added protein options. No added salt, sugar or oil!

Puckers Gourmet: Come visit us outside this weekend and grab a jar of pickles! We are fully stocked up and ready to kick off this summer season!

Taj Mahal: Stop by and pick up a veggie patty this week – vegan and gluten free made with lentils and spinach for a great source of protein!

Ulster Soaps: We are so excited to be back at the market every-other week for the outdoor season! This week we will have charming little soap gift sets (only $15) for Mother’s Day.

Yankee Distillers: Yankee bourbon whiskey, medalist 2015 New York International Spirits Competition, Yankee rye, whisky medalist 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Eleven Lakes Vodka, 5 times distilled from local wheat.


Variety Vendors

1857 Distillery
Country Hearth Baking
Electric City Roasters
Healthy Gourmet Kitchen
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
Nut Zez Almond Butters
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Studio 55
Ulster Soaps
Yankee Distillers
Windy Hill Goat Dairy


Programming

Market Stage
10-2   Running the River

Community Tables
Schenectady Jewish Community Center  
Schenectady Bike Infrastructure Master Plan
National Bike Safety Month

Children’s Activity
Union College Environmental Club – recycling games and crafts

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  

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