Welcome to fall? This is what’s fresh for September 24th.

Welcome to fall? This is what’s fresh for September 24th.

Welcome to Fall!

Even though it still feels like summer it is fall and the harvest is really starting to come in.  All of our farmers have lots of beautiful fresh vegetables ready for you to take home.  Come down and enjoy this extra summer weekend at the market!

Tickets are on sale now for our annual Harvest Dinner! 

Don’t miss out on the fun go to our website now and sign up!
http://schenectadygreenmarket.org/local-harvest-dinner/

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Mike Yates

12pm – 2pm
Anna Portillo

Specials from our Vendors

Capital Native Plants – Preserving nature for future generations by providing seed-grown potted wildflowers.

Electric Cookie Jar – We plan our treats based on customer requests and the season. This week we will have fall flavors like pumpkin spiced snickerdoodles and vegan, gluten-free lemon lavender cookies. Stop by and have a taste of sweetness.

Funk Farms – Cinnamon is the spice of the week. come try our sweet cinnamon pastry logs and cinnamon buns.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen — it’s slow cooker season come try our premium seasoning mixes. Bursting with flavor from freshly ground spices and herbs. Gluten free, non gmo, no added sugars, artificial preservatives, flavorings or extracts. All are salt free or low sodium.

Highland Farm – This is the last weekend for antler chews for dogs!

Maria’s Home Catering – Try our meatballs and baked mac ‘n’ cheese. Or, if you’re a vegatarian try our vegetarian chili.

Maynard Farms: The calendar says fall, but it sure feels like summer! This week “pear” Maynard Farms summer and fall fruits and veggies to create your meals! Peaches, nectarines and berries to apples, pears and grapes, we’ve got you covered! Juicy yellow and white nectarines, plump blueberries, sweet strawberries and raspberries to Bartlett, Bosc, Seckle and Magness pears offer great variation in texture and flavor. Lots of fresh picked apples – tart to tangy to sweet – Jonathan, Zestar, McIntosh, Autumn Crisp, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, Blondee and Ginger Gold. New this week are Ida Red, Cortland, Macoun, Empire and Haralson Red! Something for everyone! Fragrant and flavorful grapes are just delicious – Concord, Vanessa Red, Mars, Faith, Joy and Jupiter. Don’t forget your veggies! Use Celeriac to add texture and flavor to potatoes, soups, stews and salads. Also delicious are colorful sweet peppers in yellow, red, orange, purple and chocolate brown, heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white, zucchini, summer squash, kale, garlic, beautiful cauliflower in purple, orange and white and broccoli. There’s not much better to remind you of summer than a fresh picked heirloom tomato – stop by and see our beautiful selection of colorful slicing and cherry tomatoes – from sweet as sugar to more savory. All will all be available at the markets this weekend! That’s a mouthful – literally!!! Look forward to seeing you!

Oh Corn! Areas and More:  For those still new to the arepa, these “English Muffins” shaped white corn buns are big enough to hold in two hands and can be eaten plain or with butter. They are opened up like a pocket and stuffed with endless fillings, such as shredded beef, black beans, cheese, avocado and chicken, or anything  that comes to your mind.
The arepa is pleasure and duty on the menu of every one that discover it. An arepa not only bring the Venezuelan community together in an almost religious adoration of a culinary tradition, but it is also a warm invitation to the ever growing diverse  community in the Capital Region to try one of the most versatile food in the world.
Follow us on facebook http://www.ohcornarepas.com/, twitter https://twitter.com/ohcornarepas and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ohcornarepas/

Puckers Gourmet: Did you know…
A fresh batch of full garlic sours will be ready for market this weekend!!
Swing by and grab a jar of these amazing, tasty and healthy treats!

These are just some of our specials. With more than sixty vendors who sell prepared food, artisan crafts, fresh veggies, homemade lemonade and more, we’ve got everything you need!

Children’s Activity

Even though it is fall, it is still hot so we will be making some fans to cool you off.

Community Table 1

Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County
Building homes and supplying home furnishings to our community.

Community Table 2

Yoga Bliss
Will be offering guided peace meditations.

What’s Fresh Sunday September 3rd.  Plus tomato tasting results!

What’s Fresh Sunday September 3rd. Plus tomato tasting results!

Who’s got the best tomato?

 

Thanks to everyone who took part in the tomato tasting at the market last Sunday.  We hope you all loved all the delicious and beautiful tomatoes our farmers submitted.  This year we had 11 varieties tomatoes.   Lots of customers voted and even more stopped to taste and ask us where their favorite came from.

And the winners of the 2017 Schenectady Greenmarket Tomato Tasting are:
First Place – Pink Beauty from Hope Valley Farm
Second Place –Beef Steak from Buhrmaster Farm
Third place – Big Beef from Hope Valley Farm
Tied for Fourth place:  Bella Terra just ask & Maynard Farm Green Zebra
Check them all out and discover your favorite!

p.s. Don’t forget to Click here to vote for Schenectady Greenmarket today in the American Farmland Trust’s poll. It’s a great/easy way to help the market.

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Hoot Owl Moon

12pm – 2pm
Marilyn Miller & Rick Warren

Specials from our Vendors

Hope Valley Farm: TOMATOES, lettuce, swiss chard, curly & tuscano kale, napa & savoy cabbage, peppers, corn, potatoes, cuke’s, zucchini, summer squash, beans, beets, garlic, & more

Mariaville Farm: Fresh never frozen chickens, whole and parts, stock your freezer with one of our fabulous pork packages. We also have Black Angus beef and fresh eggs from our free roaming hens.

Maynard Farms:Happy Labor Day! Celebrate Labor Day with the fruits – and vegetables – of our labor!! We’ll have lots of fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables to help complete your Labor Day celebration at the market this weekend. Yellow and White Peaches and Yellow and White Nectarines are still juicy and tasty! Yellow and White Donut peaches, too. Plums, blueberries, raspberries and late season strawberries taste like summer. We are picking new varieties of apples almost everyday – Autumn Crisp, Gala, McIntosh and yes, Honey Crisp will join our other new season apples – Blondee, Kindercrisp, Dandy Red, Zestar and Ginger Gold! Fresh pressed apple cider. Red and Green Bartlett pears. And don’t forget about the veggies – colorful sweet peppers in yellow, red, orange, purple and green, heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white, corn, baby beets, zucchini, summer squash, baby carrots, kirbies, cucumbers, kale, garlic, cauliflower and broccoli. Heirloom tomatoes are at their peak – all colors and flavors of slicing tomatoes – sweet or savory – and sweet as sugar cherry tomatoes – how will you choose?? All will all be available at the markets this weekend! That’s a mouthful – literally!!! Look forward to seeing you!

Pucker’s Gourmet: Tangy, zesty, crunchy, full of live active cultures!! Horseradish half sours will be at the market this weekend!
This pickle is a crowd favorite all on its own or try it on a sandwich to bring some amazing flavor!

WASH Green and Clean: We will have a sale on our REPEL bug spray. We also offer a student discount with college ID.

Community Table

Electric City Food Co-op

Children’s Activity

Scavenger Hunt!

Finish the hunt and get a prize!

What’s Fresh This Week – July 30, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – July 30, 2017

Your Summer Favorites are Here!

Tomatoes, Garlic, Corn, Zucchini, Cauliflower, Broccoli,Cucumbers….
Peaches, Plums, Blueberries, Nectarines…
The peak of the summer season is ready and you can find all of it at the market. Not to mention the fantastic baked goods, prepared foods and a steak for the grill!

Music Schedule

10am-12pm
Hoot Owl Moon
12-2pm
Mark Baptiste

 

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Ambition: Cold brew coffee and iced chai.

Hope Valley Farm: TOMATOES, lettuce, napa cabbage, zucchini, cukes, swiss chard, broccoli, garlic, peppers, scapes, beets, tuscano &curly kale, pickled scapes & garlic, pesto, herbs, annuals, perennials

Maynard Farms: Nature’s colors are truly beautiful and recipe inspiring! Purple cauliflower, deep blackberries, yellow nectarines and purple plums are all new this week! We will also have our other wonderful products-white, yellow and red flesh peaches, early gold plums, white nectarines, blueberries, raspberries, eggplant, colorful peppers, field ripened tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, curly and Dino kale, broccoli, cucumbers, kirbies, baby carrots and garlic. Look forward to seeing you at the market!

Mosaics by Christine Last chance to celebrate Christmas in July. Two Christmas trees left and lots more mosaics available. Come check me out!

Puckers Gourmet: We have a special treat!
This weeks sweet and spicy pickles were made with Owl Wood Farm’s amazing cukes!!
Swing by and grab a jar of this perfectly balanced crunchy, mildly sweet, with the perfect amount of heat, pickle!

Children’s Activity

Kids’ Book Day!

Bring a book to swap or just pick out something new to read.

Local Expert

Stay Healthy with SNAP!
Catholic Caritites Support Services

 

Community Table

One Thousand Moms

What’s Fresh This Week- July 9, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week- July 9, 2017

Indulge in the ultimate summer salad! 

As temperatures rise this month, we’re starting to crave organic salads. Whether you prefer romaine lettuce, spinach or kale, we have a bit of everything to make the nutritious salad of your dreams. Stop by Ambition during your shopping spree for a cold brew while you’re at it!

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
The Forgettable Four

12 – 2pm
Bruce Blinn-Knapp

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Ambition: Serving cold brew coffee and iced chai

Bouchard Farm II: We’ll be offering a ground beef special on our grass-fed beef. Buy 4 lbs, get 1 lb FREE!.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: EVERYTHING CERTIFIED ORGANIC! pea and sunflower shoots, 10+ blends of micro greens (including basil, vitality mix, and detox mix), salad mix with edible flowers, red and green mini romaine head lettuce (ON SALE! $2 EACH OR 3 FOR $5), red and green butter head lettuce, scallions, spring onions, snow peas, summer squash, alpha beit (israeli) and lemon cucumbers, purple kale, rainbow chard, squash blossoms, edible flowers (nasturtiums and viola), fresh cut herbs (italian parsley, chives, sage, thyme, marjoram, mint). Plus cut flowers! Zinnias, sunflowers, sweet peas, cosmos, snap dragons, and mixed bouquets.

Mariaville Farm: We will have fresh chicken, pasture raised black angus beef and pork. Check out our sausage special, great for the grill.

Maynard Farms: Life is a bowl of cherries – Dark Sweet, Queen Anne or Tart cherries – which is for you? Or choose one of our other great fruits or veggies – peaches, strawberries, raspberries, apricots, blueberries, snow peas, snap peas zucchini, apples and cider!

Puckers Gourmet llc: Holy habaneros! We got ’em this week and they are fresh, perfectly spicy,crunchy and amazing! Give this pickle a try on that sandwich, burger, or chop it up and give that tuna salad the kick it needs!!

Rocket’s Canine Cookies: Rocket’s Canine Cookies will be offering their signature treats and paw balm. Figaro’s Favorite Cat Treats will have their signature cat treats in Tuna and Salmon.

Taj Mahal: Stop by for a veggie patty– rich with protein and made from lentils and spinach.

Market Activities

Children’s Activity

Meet the cast (in costume) from Family Players of Northeastern NY‘s The Little Mermaid!

Local Expert

Foster Home Finder, Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

Community Table

Zero-Waste Learning Center// Plastic Free July Challenge 

Schenectady YWCA

What’s Fresh this Week?  July 2, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week? July 2, 2017

It’s July 4th weekend!

Get ready for the celebration if you plan a picnic in the park or backyard BBQ we have what you need to make your celebration special!

Music Schedule

10am – 2pm

Running the River

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Lovin’ Mama Farm: On our table this week: CERTIFIED ORGANIC pea and sunflower shoots, 10+ different varieties of micro green mixes, salad mix with edible flowers, red and green butterhead lettuce, red and green mini romaine, summer squash, squash blossoms, snow peas, ‘alpha beit’ israeli cucumber (thin skinned, crunchy and delicious!), scallions, fresh cut herbs (mint, sage, thyme, marjoram, italian parsley), purple kale, rainbow chard, edible flowers (nasturtiums and viola). Grown with love in Amsterdam, NY.

Mariaville Farm:  Happy Summer, Grilling ideas: Black Angus steaks, beef kabob’s, pork chops, pork sausages, chicken. Also we have eggs from our free roaming mischievous hens.

Maynard Farms Greetings! It is a wonderful season at Maynard Farms so far and we are excited to be able to offer the first tree ripened peaches of the year!  We will also have delicious plump blueberries and delectable apricots at every market this weekend. In addition we will have tart cherries, Queen Anne cherries, crunchy sweet red cherries, strawberries, raspberries, snow peas, snap peas, apples and cider. We are looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

Puckers Gourmet llc  Horseradish half sours are here!  Crunchy, zesty, and absolutely delicious.
Come grab a jar to complete that holiday picnic!

Market Activities

Children’s Activity

Keep cool with crafts! We will be making some beautiful fans.

Local Expert

SICM Summer Meals

Community Table

Union College Water Testing Project

What’s fresh this week – November 20, 2016

What’s fresh this week – November 20, 2016

Pie, anyone?

Now’s the time to start prepping for your Thanksgiving dinner! Make sure to get all your holiday essentials at the Schenectady Greenmarket this Sunday. Due to construction, all our vendors will be on the main floor (not downstairs). Key Hall is also in use, so wander across the arcade to visit more vendors. If you can’t find your favorite vendor, ask a volunteer at the information table.

Click here to find more information.

Specials From Our Vendors

Slate Valley Farms: tub of maple cotton candy $2.50, lavender lemonade and all other drinks are $2.75 each or six for $15.50. Come see us in Key Hall!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: freshly made apple butter (refrigerated not canned, no sugar added), fresh kale pesto, fresh basil pesto, freshly made mild salsa, tuscan turkey dry brine, along with seasoning mixes to make your Thanksgiving sides sing with flavor.

Mosaics by Christine: we have new, colorful lazy Susans, trivets, chess sets and mirrors just in time for the holidays!

Hope Valley Farm: baby salad greens mix, curly & tuscano kale, red cabbage, squash, garlic, pesto, pickled scapes, baby spinach, radishes, arugula, lettuce, salad mix, tat soi, napa cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and prepped brussel sprouts.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: CERTIFIED ORGANIC microgreens– vitality mix, kale mix, herb mix, sweet and spicy mustard mix, spicy radish mix, arugula, cilantro, pea shoots, plus trays of living microgreens, gorgeous and delicious as table centerpieces! CERTIFIED ORGANIC field greens– mixed kale, mixed chard, spinach.

Country Hearth Baking: Gluten-free pumpkin chiffon pies and gluten-free pumpkin streusel muffins, just in time for Thanksgiving!

Variety Vendors

Country Hearth
Electric City Roasters
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
Nine Pin Cider
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
Underground Alchemy
Windy Hill Goat Dairy
Painted Goat Farm

Market Stage

10am-12pm
Fearless Fretters

12-2pm
Mark Baptiste

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