What’s Fresh This Week – September 18

What’s Fresh This Week – September 18

What’s FRESH This Week
Fresh produce and FUN right
in Downtown Schenectady!
Summer is winding down but the Greenmarket is not!  Don’t miss the Schenectady Greenmarket this Sunday to get some of the final summer harvests.  
Schenectady Greenmarket Presents:  
2016 FARM TOUR
Saturday October 1st, 2016
Friends and families of the Schenectady Greenmarket are invited to get an inside look into how our favorite local foods are crafted and grown. The tour will include activities for the entire family!   Please click here to find out more information and purchase tickets.

Specials From Our Vendors

Electric Cookie Jar:  Lemon Bars and Key Lime Shortbread (vegan). New flavors this week are Gingersnap and Pumpkin Spice (diabetic).

Healing Path Massage: Chair massages offered by Stephanie and Deborah…only every other Sunday!  Stop and see how we can ease the soreness out of your muscles.

Hope Valley Farm:  Tomatoes on SALE, lettuce, salad mix, kale, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, cuke’s, garlic, swiss chard, new potatoes, sweet onions, unsprayed corn, indoor plants, mums, arugula, delicata, acorn, butternut squash, and gourmet Haricort beans.

Painted Goat Farm: Feta, Chorizo sausage, breakfast sausage, Italian sausage.

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Get our home-made Taj Mahal Restaurant spices to cook your own tasty dishes. Garam Masala, Turmeric, Roasted Cummin and all purpose Spice Mix.

Schedule:

Market Stage

10:00-11:45am:
Craic Agus Ceol 
12:00-2:00pm:
Mark Baptiste
Local Expert
Fresh Taste Table from Jen Sternfeld, Dinner Vacations

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
Spoonbound
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Underground Alchemy

What’s fresh this week – August 28th

What’s fresh this week – August 28th

Labor Day Planning

Can you believe the summer is almost gone? We sure can’t, especially when the fruit of summer’s labors fill the market every week. Get an early start on your Labor Day Planning this week. Pick up items for all your grilling needs and make a list for all the amazing veggie, fruit and desert options to complete your holiday festivities!


What’s fresh

Bella Terra: Pick up your 20 to 30 lbs. boxes of heirloom tomatoes – $20/box. Escarole, kale, Swiss chard ($2/bunch). Fresh artichokes ($2/ea.), super sweet corn ($4/doz.), summer squash, patti pan, eight ball zucchini (mix and match 4 for $2). Also available – beets, turnips, eggplant, fresh herbs and more!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Freshly made kale, basil and nut-free pestos. Stop by for our small batch of hot salsa while it lasts! Try one of our chicken rubs a perfect way to zest up your weeknight dinner!

Hope Valley Farm: Tomatoes, lettuce, salad mix, peppers, hot peppers, red potatoes, Tuscano and curly kale, yellow and green beans, pickling and regular cucumbers, yellow and green zucchini, yellow squash, zesty garlic, Swiss chard, basil, unsprayed corn, sweet onions, perennials, basil plants, pickled garlic scapes and pesto, arugula and more!

Mariaville Farm: Fresh chicken, whole and parts available. Fresh Turkey too! Nitrate-free smoked bacon and sausages. Pasture raised, dry aged Black Angus beef. Reserve your Thanksgiving turkey and receive a free package of sausage!

Mosaics by Christine: Looking forward to a beautiful weekend and a chance to share some colorful new mosaic pieces. Wish me a Happy Birthday and get 10% off any mosaic piece $30 or more!

Puckers Gourmet: Proud to be offering a huge variety this weekend of amazing, yummy, good for your tummy fermented treats. Stop by this weekend and experience just how good a pickle can be!

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Vintage aprons from past decades created with contemporary style and flair!

Slate Valley Farms: Spun maple sugar (cotton candy), maple jelly, maple tap iced tea, lavender lemonade, lots of maple stuff and local honey too!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Chicken sheikh kabab – ground chicken marinated with onions, turmeric, and a special kabab masala spice blend. Skewered and grilled in or special tandoori clay oven.


Variety Vendors

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


Programming

Music Tent
10-12   Fearless Fretters 
12-2   Ensemble Congeros

Community Tables
ECOS
Honest Weight Food Co-op
Schenectady City Council
Scotia-Glenville Lion’s Club
Whispering Willows Wildcare   

What’s fresh this week – August 21st

What’s fresh this week – August 21st

Veggies, veggies and more veggies!

We love this time of year. Summer is beginning to wind down and everyone starts to savor the sunshine just a little bit more. Mother Nature enjoys this time of year as well, providing our farmers and your families with a bounty of amazing vegetables. Stop by the market this Sunday and enjoy our Fresh Taste Table. Krystin Bopp from the USDA’s Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables program will be demonstrating a delicious (and healthy!) side dish.


What’s fresh

Electric Cookie Jar: We will have oreo cream cheese, lemon bars, mood drops (grilled pineapple w/ toasted coconut and a lemon drizzle), rosemary parmesan along with our classic white chocolate cranberry and more!

Hope Valley Farm: Beets, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, salad mix, Tuscano and curly kale, basil, Swiss chard, new potatoes, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, cukes, corn, beans, basil plants, perennials and more!

Painted Goat Farm: Fresh, creamy, soft-ripened, feta, ricotta and semi-hard goat cheeses plus yogurt, goat milk caramel (dulce de leche) and chocolate goat cheese truffles. Certified organic and non-GMO ingredients!

Puckers Gourmet: Stop by this weekend for giardiniera! A lightly fermented vegetable medly that will awaken your taste buds. Crunchy, mild and absolutely delicious!

Slate Valley Farms: Spun maple sugar cotton candy, maple coated nuts, maple iced tea, lavender lemonade, maple sugar and more!


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Assembly Coffee Roasters
Electric Cookie Jar
Good Day Honey
Healing Path Massage
Painted Goat Farm
Saratoga Crackers
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Spoonbound
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Underground Alchemy


Programming

Market Stage:
10-12   Slate Hill
12-2   Debbie Fish and the Crowd Pleasers

Community Tables:
Schenectady Out of the Darkness Walk
Schenectady City Council 
Fresh Taste Table

What’s fresh this week – August 14th

What’s fresh this week – August 14th

Focus on fresh

Have you looked around the market lately? Summer’s bounty is back in amazing technicolor glory. Not only do the fresh veggies look amazing, they taste out of this world. Stop by this Sunday to pick up the freshest, most delicious, most colorful items of the year.


What’s fresh

Barbers Farm: Summer’s harvest is now at its very best! Come and find sweet corn, melons, watermelon, new potatoes, eggplant, peppers and tomatoes. Also available – picklers, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, summer squash, zucchini, bunched beets, fennel, kale, collards, kohlrabi, lettuce, garlic, onions, basil and more!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Fresh kale pesto, basil pesto and nut free basil pesto. Salsas and spreadable fruit too including a limited supply of our strawberry spreadable. New dip this week – a mild(er) Buffalo wing dip and rub.

Hope Valley Farm: Tomatoes, lettuce, salad mix, Tuscano and curly kales, Napa cabbage, zucchini, summer squash, cukes, peppers, hot peppers, broccoli, beets, new potatoes, fresh mountain-grown garlic, pesto, pickled garlic scapes, Swiss chard, plants and more!

Nut Zez Almond Butters: Made fresh – summer favorites now available! Cocoa-coconut, s’mores and NEW chocolate chili all made with no added salt/sugar/oil. Vegan, gluten free and added protein options. Come by to try a sample – see you Sunday!

Puckers Gourmet Pickles: Sweet and spicy are here! So crunchy with the perfect balance of sweet and heat. An amazing snack on its own or through these guys on that burger for an epic experience.

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Delightful aprons from pretty half aprons to glam hostess and a few dazzlers in between for your shopping pleasure!

WASH: We will have our allergen friendly laundry detergent available in four scents and varying sizes. Bug repellent and pet products too!


Variety Vendors

1857 Distillery
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 Tent
10-12   Terri Roben
12-2   Hearty Hearty Love

Local Expert
League of Women Voters of Schenectady County

Community Tables
Electric City Food Co-op

Catholic Charities – SNAP Program

Bethesda House

What’s fresh this week – August 7th

What’s fresh this week – August 7th

Fresh Connect

Fresh Connect Checks are a state-run program that add 40% purchasing power for our customers on EBT/SNAP – and they are still available!

How does it work?

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

Bella Terra Farm: Fresh turkey parts, turkey breast roast, tenders and more! Fresh ducks and everything beef. Our produce is coming in including zucchini, eight-ball zucchini (great for stuffing), onions, escarole, endive, cabbage, kale and more!

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: Fresh this week – 3 new batches of goat milk soap: lemon drop, eucalyptus and delicate rose. Supplies are limited so come early before we run out!

Electric Cookie Jar: New this week – cranberry orange, full of fresh orange zest and tangy cranberries. Oreo cheesecake, key lime shortbread (vegan) and spiced sweet potato blondies (vegan) are making a return too!

Healing Path Massage: Stephanie and Deborah will be offering chair massage this Sunday. If you have a sore neck, back, arms or hands come see what they can do for your issues!

Hope Valley Farm: Tomatoes are here! Lettuce, Tuscano & curly kale, Napa cabbage, peppers, hot peppers, new potatoes, cukes, zucchini, summer squash, beets, arugula, salad mix, fresh mountain-grown garlic, escarole, red cabbage, garlic pesto & pickled garlic scapes, perennials and more!

Mariaville Farm: Stop by and ask about our discounted fresh pork sausage specials, perfect for the grill! Nitrate free smoked sausages are back and we will have fresh, never frozen chicken too.

Puckers Gourmet: A fresh batch of our super crunchy sour kraut is ready for this weekend. The benefits of eating fermented kraut? Better digestion, bone health, reduced inflammation and a stimulated immune system!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Chicken tandoori is a delicious treat, marinated in a special sauce and cooked in our special clay oven called a tandoor.

WASH: We’ll have our natural REPEL bug and tick spray. Pick up both REPEL and BITTEN for $15, a savings of $2!


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Assembly Coffee Roasters
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Electric Cookie Jar
Good Day Honey
Healing Path Massage
Mugzy’s Barkery
Painted Goat Farm
Saratoga Crackers
Slate Valley Farm – first week!
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Underground Alchemy


Programming

Market Stage:
10-2   Running the River

Children’s Activity:
The Puppet People

Community Table:
Schenectady Rose Garden Restoration Committee

What’s fresh this week – July 31st

What’s fresh this week – July 31st

Beat the heat

This week has proven to be a scorcher, it’s so hot that no one really feels like cooking. Pots and pans, a hot stove, just the thought is uncomfortable. So why not plan on a raw dinner instead? The bounty of summer veggies at the market make outdoor cooking easy. Check out these tips!


What’s fresh

Barber’s Farm: Summer harvest keeps pouring in at the farm, now we have – sweet corn, melons, new potatoes and tomatoes! Also harvesting – picklers, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, summer squash, zucchini, bunched beets, fennel, kale, collards, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions (candy, red tropea and cippolini), basil, parsley & dill too!

Funk Farms: We’ll be bringing blueberry and apple pies this week! Remember, that all our pies are made from scratch with fresh, local fruits. Don’t forget our flakey, buttery cinnamon pastry logs or our soft and gooey, fresh from the oven cinnamon buns!

Healthy Gourmet: Freshly made kale pesto, basil pesto, no sugar added spreadable fruit in strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry, maple blueberry and mixed berry. If you like it on the hot side, try our sweet chili jam or one of our salsas!

Hope Valley Farm: We’ll have tomatoes, lettuce, salad mix, beets, Napa cabbage, red cabbage, peppers, sweet onions, arugula, new potatoes, Tuscano & curly kale, fresh garlic, garlic pesto, pickled garlic scapes, zucchini, cukes, Swiss chard, perennials and herbs too.

Mosaics by Christine: Let’s keep celebrating Christmas in July! It’s never too early to buy those holiday mosaic gifts!

Puckers Gourmet: Proud to be offering a huge variety this weekend! Stop by and experience just how good a pickle can be!

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Hostess, full coverage, half aprons and cobble styles for your shopping pleasure!

WASH: We’ll have our amazing laundry detergents this Sunday along with natural bug repellent and pet flea and tick repellents.


Variety Vendors

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


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Gabby Giordano
12-2   The Doghouse Carpenters

Local Expert
Whispering Willows Wild Care

Community Table
Catholic Charities SNAP program information

Children’s Table
Miss Spirit of NY

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