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)

Schenectady Greenmarket receives county grant

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.

Since 2008, Schenectady Greenmarket has worked to stitch together farm and city while celebrating local food in a festive community atmosphere with music at its core. The funds from the Schenectady County Initiative Program will allow the market to provide the musicians who play at the market a small fee for their services. Each week the market offers four hours of festive music to customers and community members through the music series.

The market’s Community Outreach Committee is responsible for scheduling not only the market’s musicians but also space for community groups, local experts and children’s activities in addition to other programming such as the market’s autumn farm tour.

“We are very happy to have received this grant from Schenectady County,” said Jennifer Jennings, market manager for Schenectady Greenmarket. “The music series at our market creates a wonderful atmosphere. Each week customers sit in the audience around the musical stage, listen, enjoy and even dance. 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 our market.”

“Running the River has had the pleasure of performing at Schenectady Greenmarket since its inception,” said Neil Yetwin of Running the River. “We have viewed our participation in the market as a way of both contributing to Schenectady’s cultural development as well as giving something back to all of the farmers and vendors who make the market such a success. And while the customers and vendors have been very encouraging and generous in supporting our music and that of fellow performers, the grant from Schenectady County will certainly be welcome and met with enthusiasm from all of us.”

A calendar of events may be found on the market’s website. Schenectady Greenmarket’s music calendar for the next eight weeks is as follows:

June 14th
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anonymous Fig Leafs
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Blame Arthur Guinness

June 21st
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Deb Fish and the Crowd Pleasers
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Jody Radez

June 28th
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Craic Agus Ceol
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. South Allen

July 5th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Running the River

July 12th
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. TBA
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Anonymous Fig Leafs

July 19th
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Flood Road
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Deb Fish and the Crowd Pleasers

July 26th
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Slate Hill
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Jody Radez

August 2nd
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Running the River

PDF: Schenectady Greenmarket receives county grant

What’s fresh this week – June 7th

What’s fresh this week – June 7th

Sights and sounds

Summer is starting to make itself known at the market. Stop by this Sunday and see all that we have to offer – including the first strawberries of the season. These sweet beauties are making their appearance along with an ever increasing amount of veggies. Bring your kids along and have them walk away with a piece of veggie artwork – we’ll have veggie stamping this Sunday too!


What’s fresh

Ali Herrmann: Acrylic and ink paintings, encaustic originals and summer sterling and stone jewelry.

Assembly Coffee Roasters: We have two new lots of coffee! Sumatra Mandheling and Guatemala Nuevo Oriente. Get a free cup of cold steeped iced coffee with the purchase of a 12 oz. bag of beans!

Barbers Farm: Fresh picked lettuce, bunched kale, Swiss chard, parsley, dill, asparagus, potatoes, shallots, home grown popcorn and maple syrup. Stop by to find the perfect plants to complete your garden – flowers, herbs and vegetable plants available.

Bella Terra Farm: Ground turkey ($6/lb.), 95% lean ground beef ($6.50/lb.), GMO free eggs (large $3.50/doz, small $2/doz). Cilantro plants in 4” pots ($2/ea). Herbal vinegar in many varieties – perfect on fresh greens!

Café NOLA: Blackened catfish or chicken, grilled portabello mushrooms, crawfish gumbo, mac & cheese, dirty rice, freshly squeezed lemonade and iced tea too!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: After last week’s heat, our cilantro is enjoying the chilly early June weather. We’re harvesting some this week to make our Habanero Salsa. All of our products are made from fresh, whole foods in small batches that ensure maximum flavor!

Mosaics by Christine: We continue to dazzle customers with our unique mosaic gifts – tables, lazy Susans, chess sets, trivets, skulls and much more.

Nut Zez Gourmet Almond Butter: Energy butter with chia and flax seeds; French toast butter with added whey protein isolate; cinnamon raisin, local honey almond butter and many more!

Our Daily Eats: Looking for something that pairs perfectly with your seasonal berries? Our granolas and muesli fit the bill. Maple crunch, lemon coconut, cinnamon cranberry (nut free), oh-honey (gluten free) granolas and mueslis are all made with care!

Puckers Gourmet Pickles: We’ll have a limited run this week of our barrel fermented full garlic sours! Ma and Pa Pucker have been busy and will have the whole line of hand crafted, barrel cured, local and lacto fermented delectable on Sunday!


Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Assembly Coffee Roasters
HMRC
Mosaics by Christine
NutZez
Peacetree
Ulster Soap
Underground Alchemy


Programming

Market Stage
10-12   Running the River

Community Table
ARC 5K Registration

Local Expert
MVP Health Care

Children’s Activity
Vegetable Stamping

What’s fresh this week – May 31st

What’s fresh this week – May 31st

So many ways to purchase

Schenectady Greenmarket and our vendors are here to help you purchase your grocery items every Sunday in a quick, easy manner. All of our vendors take cash and some are even able to process credit cards at their stalls. The market also offers the purchase of tokens at our main booth at the corner of Franklin and Jay Streets right in front of Pizza King. We happily accept credit, debit, check and EBT payments and in return you receive tokens that are as good as cash with our vendors.

Please click here for a full explanation on how the tokens work.

Are you using your EBT card at the market? No worries, many of our vendors are able to accept tokens for your purchases. For full details on what you can and cannot purchase please click here. And did you know that you can use your EBT tokens to purchase plants for veggies and herbs? If you are planning a garden, now is the perfect time to pick up your starter plants.


What’s fresh

Barbers Farm: Fresh-picked lettuce, bunched kale & Swiss chard, asparagus, maple syrup, potatoes, shallots, popcorn and frozen veggies. Stop by for a beautiful selection of flowering plants, herbs and vegetables too!

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

Chatham Brewing: This weekend we’ll have Maple Amber and Local Hero on draft, 8 Barrel and IPA in cans and Imperial IPA, Bourbon Barrel Brown and 8 Barrel Reserve in bottles.

D&W Farm and Animal Rescue: This week we are featuring pedicure kits for happy summer feet! Goat milk soap and body wash.

Hope Valley Farm: We’ll have giant lettuce, beets, Swiss chard, salad greens, onions, vegetable starters, heirloom tomato plants, herbs, annuals, perennials and so much more!

Peacetree Organic Plants: Zucchini are up and ready for planting, an expanded assortment of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cukes, lettuce, escarole and flower seedlings!

Puckers Gourmet Pickles: We’ll be featuring a limited run of our full garlic sours! These pickles are lacto-fermented in a Kentucky oak bourbon barrel and are made with over 30 lbs. of garlic in every batch!

Saratoga Crackers Co.: The garlic on our farm is looking great and will be used in our Garlic Parmesan and our Everything crackers. Remember that we only use fresh veggies, never canned, dried or dehydrated. This ensures the clean and fresh taste in every bite!

Taj Mahal: Stop by and pick up our gluten-free, vegan veggie patties. Delicious!


Variety Vendors:

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


Programming

Market Stage:
10 to 12   Terri, Maryann and Brenda Jazz Trio
12 to 2   South Allen

Community Table
Capital Roots