What’s Fresh for the market April 30th, 2017

What’s Fresh for the market April 30th, 2017

Our last weekend inside at Proctors!

Spring is here! 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. See you this Sunday at Proctors for some great local goodies.

Please note this Sunday we will be in Robb Alley and the GE Theater.  Next Sunday, May 7, we will be moving outside around City Hall!

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm

Craic Agus Ceol

12 – 2pm
Mark Baptiste

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

D & W Farm and Animal Rescue –This week we will be bring two new types of soaps, Vanilla Cream with Oatmeal and Sandalwood Bentonite Clay. Stop by early they are sure to go quick!!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen — Fresh kale pesto, fresh basil pesto, sweet chili jam, all of our spreadable fruit, our full line of soups plus crockpot seasoning mixes and instant pot mixes. We are introducing a few new crockpot and instant pot mixes: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Wine & Chipotle, Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Wine & Herb

Hope valley farm will have:  baby salad greens, baby Tat Soi  garlic, pickled garlic scapes, pickled garlic, red potatoes, shallots, potted herbs, annuals, flowering plants and more!

Lovin’ Mama Farm:  micro greens and shoots

Puckers Gourmet llc– Ready for some serious flavor? Have you tried our Pak Dong? This sweet and spicy ferment is killer on its own.. add it to a fish taco, that burger or hot dog….?? An unreal experience!!

Children’s Table

Our fun volunteers will be helping the kids make jewelry and other art projects from pasta!

Community Table

Catholic Charities Senior Caregiver & Support Services
SNAP
Nutrition Outreach and Education Program Stay Healthy with SNAP

Variety Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters,
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue,
Painted Goat,
Skinners Sugarbush,
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

What’s Fresh This Week – April 23rd, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – April 23rd, 2017

Congratulations Contest Winners!

ICYMI, the Schenectady Greenmarket just completed a very successful social media contest called #mymarketcreation.  A big shout out to ALL of our contestants who made a beautiful meal with ingredients from the market and shared a photo of it with us using the hashtag.  Congratulations to Susan Smith of Instagram and Jessica P. Jeannotte of Facebook for being the winners at random!  They are lucky enough to win a bag full of goodies from the Schenectady Greenmarket!  It’s amazing what you can make with delicious and local ingredients from the Schenectady Greenmarket.  See you this Sunday at Proctors for some great local goodies.

Click here to see all of the amazing, creative, and delicious looking meals that were created for the contest!

Please note this Sunday we will be in Robb Alley and downstairs.  Next Sunday, April 30, will be our LAST indoor market before we move outdoors on May 7!!

Music Schedule

10am-12pm
Forgettable Four

12-2pm
Kurt Siegal

Featured Vendor

HOPE VALLEY

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Electric City Roasters: This year’s crop of Sumatra Aceh Ketiara and D.R. Congo Kivu Butembo just arrived!

Healing Path Massage:  We will have Jennifer and Deborah offering chair massage this Sunday. They are happy to relax your sore, tired muscles so spring comes in on a more comfortable note.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen:  Kale pesto, basil pesto, no sugar added jams, slow cooker seasoning mixes, soups and dips. We’re working on some seasoning mixes for the instant pot.

Hope Valley Farm: Red potatoes, garlic, baby salad greens, potted herbs, indoor/outdoor plants, pickled garlic cloves and scapes, and more!

Mosaics by Christine: New lazy Susans for your viewing pleasure. See you for my last indoor market before heading outside in May.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Did you know that the Saratoga Peanut Butter Company also makes almond butters? Stop by for a jar of either Almighty Almond (our all natural almond butter) or Trifecta (our decadent chocolate and cherry almond butter)!

Wash Green and Clean: We will have our whole line of cleaning products as well as our newest addition of liquid dish soap.

Local Expert

Elizabeth Vitale,
Brown School
Color Outside: 5k Run/Walk for Brown School
April 29th, 2017
Color Outside is a 5k color walk/run to celebrate the 10th Annual of the MindUP program at Brown School.  Click here for more information and talk to Elizabeth for more information at the Market this Sunday.

Community Table

Marilyn Fuller, Relay for Life of Schenectady
Relay for Life of Schenectady County is a charity walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society – Event: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Collins Park, Scotia
12pm – Midnight

Click here for more information and talk to Marilyn at the Market on Sunday.

Variety Vendors

Electric City Roasters
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
Nine Pin Cider
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Ulster Soaps
Underground Alchemy
Windy Hill Goat Dairy

 

Your Market Creations: We Love Them!

We asked for your market creations — and you gave them to us! Seeing all these together makes it clear how much of a difference the Schenectady Greenmarket makes. You are the reason we do this. Thank you for supporting our local farmers and businesses. Keep being awesome!

Here are all of the submissions for the #mymarketcreation contest (click to enlarge).

What’s Fresh This Week – April 9th, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – April 9th, 2017

Those dinners look delicious – now show us your creation from market ingredients!

Making dinner this week with ingredients from the market? Take a picture, share it with us, and be entered into a raffle for a tote of goodies from your market!
The market is running a social media contest until April 12th called #mymarketcreation. Enter the contest by submitting a picture of a meal using one or more market ingredients to Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag above so we can find you. The more ingredients in your photo, the more entries you get! One winner will be picked at random!

See Facebook for more information on how to join in the fun

Please note this Sunday we will be in Robb Alley and the GE Theater.

Featured Vendor

Maynard Farm

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Healing Path Massage:  We will have Jennifer and Deborah offering chair massage this Sunday. They are happy to relax your sore, tired muscles so spring comes in on a more comfortable note.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Fresh kale pesto & basil pesto; sweet chili jam (limited supply!), soup mixes, slow cooker mixes, no sugar added spreadable fruit & salsa.

Puckers Gourmet: Bring a little ‘culture’ into your life!! Did you know that every product we create is fermented and chock full of live active cultures?? Besides being super nutritious we think these pickles are pretty delicious!


Music Schedule

10 AM – 12 PM
Ron Gordan
12 PM – 2 PM
Kurt Siegal

Childrens’ Activity

Easter egg painting

Community Table

Empty Bowls
The Empty Bowls Project of Schenectady is a fundraising project with the goal of helping aid Schenectady’s hungry. The project does this by raising

Variety Vendors

Electric City Roasters
Highland Farm
Inspire Wanderlust
Jewelry by Donna Marie
Mosaics by Christine
Nine Pin Cider
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Underground Alchemy
Windy Hill Goat Dairy
Yankee Distillers

What’s Fresh This Week – April 2, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – April 2, 2017

Contest Time: Win $25 in Tokens & A Gift Basket

The market is running a social media contest for the next two weeks called #mymarketcreation. Enter the contest by submitting a picture of a meal using one or more market ingredients to Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag above so we can find you. The more ingredients in your photo, the more entries you get!

See Facebook for more information on how to join in the fun.

Please note this Sunday we will be upstairs in Robb Alley (near Apostrophe Cafe) and directly downstairs.


Featured Vendor: Mariaville Farm

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Healing Path Massage: We will have Wendell and Jean Marie offering chair massage this Sunday. It’s time to get your winter muscles loosened up for spring. Stop over and let them ease any pain you might have in your upper back, neck and arms.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Freshly made kale pesto, basil pesto, no sugar added jams, all of our dips, rubs and a new slow cooker seasoning mix – Star Anise & Ginger Braise great with chicken or pork.

Le Marais Chocolat: We will have our seasonal “peep” truffles with home made honey marshmallows wrapped in chocolate marshmallow ganache and dipped in dark chocolate

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Certified Organic Microgreens including micro kale, micro mustard, micro arugula, vitality mix, spicy radish mix, micro herb mix and Certified Organic Shoots including pea shoots and sunflower shoots, plus cat grass and living trays of microgreens to brighten up your kitchen.

Puckers Gourmet: Sweet and spicy are here! Come by this weekend and get a jar of this crowed pleaser. This ferment is the perfect balance of heat meets sweet and makes for the most outrageous snack. Add to that tuna salad and it becomes an explosion of flavor!

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: All of our nut butter blends are gluten free and have no added sugars, preservatives, artificial additives, or anything else that you cannot pronounce. Stop by our booth to sample any of our flavors!

Variety Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Painted Goat
Skinners Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery


Market Activities

Music Schedule

10 AM – 12 PM
South Allen

12 PM – 2 PM
Mark Baptiste

Community Table

Empty Bowls

What’s Fresh This Week – March 26, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – March 26, 2017

Hello, Spring, It’s Me.

Though the snow hasn’t quite melted yet, you can feel spring in the air. We can, anyway. We move outside the first weekend in May and nearly finished finalizing our vendor roster for the outdoors this week. But that doesn’t mean the indoor market doesn’t have a lot to offer. We’ve got microgreens and root vegetables, meat and eggs, mosaics, wine, massage and more. Come say hi!

Please note this Sunday we will be upstairs in Robb Alley (near Apostrophe Cafe) and directly downstairs.

Featured Vendor: Mariaville Farm

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Healing Path Massage: We will have Jennifer and Wendell offering chair massage this Sunday. Spring has sprung come see how they can help you get your muscles ready for the season. Relax and unwind from winter.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Certified Organic Micro Greens and Shoots: Pea shoots, sunflower shoots, micro kale mix, micro herb mix, micro mustard mix, micro arugula, vitality mix, spicy radish mix, and cat grass

Mariaville Farm: Fresh eggs and gourmet Bacon. Its Spring, Black Angus steaks for the grill. Pasture raised Pork and Lamb.

Merry Hill Farm: Warm up with our Alpaca socks, gloves, hats and scarves. Start your Spring knitting projects with our soft Alpaca yarn – hand spun or mill spun in natural and dyed colors. Also knitting and felting kits, felted innersoles, and braided hot pads.

Mosaics by Christine: Spring is in the air and everyone’s fancy turns to mosaics! Stop by this week and check out why.

Puckers Gourmet: Four weeks in the making and they are finally ready: an amazing batch of fresh out of the barrel, full garlic sours are ready for this weekend’s market!

Variety Vendors

Electric City Roasters
Highland Farm
Inspire Wanderlust
Mosaics by Christine
Nine Pin Cider
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Windy Hill Goat Dairy
Ulster Soaps
Underground Alchemy


Market Activities

Community Table

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth will have a table at the market offering information on this child welfare service.

Music Schedule

10 AM – 12 PM
Dave Moore

12 PM – 2 PM
Erin Powers

What’s fresh for the market March 19, 2017

What’s fresh for the market March 19, 2017

Beat the snow – warm up your tastebuds!

Come in from the cold and warm up at this Sunday’s Schenectady Greenmarket at Proctors Theater. Perhaps New York State spirits and brews can banish the cold. Pick up some salsa plus lots of fresh produce and local crafts. Please note this Sunday we will be upstairs in Robb Alley (near Apostrophe Cafe) and directly downstairs.  See you then!

Featured Vendor

 Barber’s Family Farm

 

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Healing Path Massage: Jean Marie and Jennifer offer chair massages this Sunday. Stop by to erase the tension in those snow removal muscles. Spring is coming, get ready!

Hope Valley Farm: Fresh baby greens mix for salads, garlic, red cabbage, yellow onions, potatoes, pickled garlic scapes, pickled garlic.

Lovin’ Mama Farm:  Certified Organic Micro Greens and Shoots:  Pea Shoots, Sunflower Shoots, Buckwheat Shoots, Micro Kale Mix, Micro Herb Mix, Vitality Mix, Mustard Mix, Spicy Radish, Arugula, Cilantro, Cat Grass

Puckers Gourmet: What to do with all your Saint Patrick day left overs??? Try a corned beef sandwich with some of our award winning pak dong!! A sweet and spicy Thai fermented cabbage that brings more flavor than you ever though possible to any food. From that sandwich to a fish taco… this is sure to please!

WASH Green and Clean: We will have our amazing natural room sprays, yoga mat spray and our whole line of green cleaning products and of course our famous laundry detergent and stain sticks.

 

Variety Vendors

Ali Herman
Assembly Coffee Roasters
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Painted Goat
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Wellington’s Herbs & Spices

Music Schedule

10 AM – 12 PM
Will Foley

12 PM – 2 PM 
Bill Ackerbauer

Local Expert

Registered Dietitians to represent National Nutrition Month

 
What’s fresh for the market March 12, 2017

What’s fresh for the market March 12, 2017

Spring is almost here!

Get ready for St Patrick’s day!

Grab some fresh local New York State spirits and brews plus lots of other great local goodies, fresh produce, and some good things to eat at this Sunday’s Schenectady Greenmarket at Proctors Theater. Please note this Sunday we will be upstairs in Robb Alley (near Apostrophe Cafe) and directly downstairs. See you then!

Featured Vendors:  RS Taylor and The Food Florist

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Electric Cookie Jar – New this week are Apricot White Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Sugar cookies. Oreo Cream Cheese, Chocolate Shadow, Brown Sugar Butterscotch, and Bacon Gingersnap are back!

Healing Path Massage will have Deborah and Jennifer offering chair massage this Sunday. You’ll be glad you did if you stop by and let them erase the tension in your tight neck, upper back and shoulders. We could all use a little destressing!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen – Freshly made kale pesto, basil pesto, our full line of dips and soups plus a new crockpot seasoning mix — Chicken Tikka Masala.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Certified Organic micro greens and shoots

Puckers Gourmet llc– Come visit us this weekend and grab a jar of our limited giardiniera!
This crunchy, mild, ferment of vegetables is an amazing snack on its own or try dipping it in hummus! What a way to get kids to eat their veggies with a nice dose of probiotics as well!!

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company – Be sure to grab a jar of our creamy white chocolate peanut butter. Blizzard Butter is the perfect low sugar way to treat yourself, without all of the added guilt!

Variety Vendors

Country Hearth Baking,
Electric City Roasters,
HIghland Farm,
Hope Valley Farm,
Jewelry by Donna Marie,
Nine Pin Cider,
Sistahs Vintage Aprons,
Windy Hill Goat Dairy,
Underground Alchemy

Market Activities

Music Schedule

10 AM – 12 PM
Cosby Gibson

12 PM – 2 PM
Mike Yates

Local Expert

Electric City Coop

What’s Fresh This Week – March 5, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – March 5, 2017

It’s MAPLE SYRUP Season!

Whether this means pancakes, waffles, ice cream, cocktails, bacon, or pasta (only if you are Elf), grab some fresh and local New York State maple syrup and lots of other great local goodies, fresh produce, and some good things to eat at this Sunday’s Schenectady Greenmarket at Proctors Theater. Please note this Sunday we will be upstairs in Robb Alley (near Apostrophe Cafe) and directly downstairs. See you then!

P.S. Check out the new Schenectady Greenmarket Short Documentary, located on the Facebook page here!
This Week’s Featured Vendor:
Rocket’s Canine
Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Ali Herrmann: ‘Ides of March’ special! Stop by, say hi, mention this post, and receive $5 off any handmade jewelry item!

Assembly Coffee Roasters: Come try our NEW Ethiopia Howolso Co-op! This coffee is sweet and spring-like with notes of juicy berry and bright lemon.

Healing Path Massage: Jean Marie and Jennifer will be offering chair massage this Sunday. Stop by and get the kinks out of those winter muscles. Spring is coming.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Certified organic shoots and micro greens: Pea Shoots, Vitality Mix, Micro Kale, Spicy Radish, Micro Herb Mix, Micro Mustard, Cilantro, Micro Arugula, Cat Grass

Painted Goat Farm: Fresh goat cheese is back in season! We are back at the market this Sunday with fresh cheeses, feta, and goat meat.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Our decadent Chillin’ Chocolate chunky peanut butter delivers a major antioxidant boost courtesy of our dark chocolate. Low in sugar and high in satisfaction, make sure to grab a jar (or five!) this weekend!

WASH Green and Clean: Our amazing laundry detergents and natural room sprays! Our products cost only pennies per use!
Funding for our music program is made possible in part by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program.

Music Schedule
10 AM – 12 PM
Terri Roben

12 PM – 2 PM
Gabriela Giordan
Variety Vendors
Ali Herrmann
Assembly Coffee Roasters
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Mosaics by Christine
Painted Goat
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

 

A Special Message for a Special Person

If you’ve been a regular to our Sunday markets you’ve probably seen this lovely face walking around in her orange apron. Her name–if you don’t know it already–is Jennifer Jennings. She was our full-time market manager… the one who kept us all in check and made sure the market ran smoothly each week.

This week was her last market. Well, she officially left us for greener pastures in December–but has graciously stayed on to help us in the transition. We are forever thankful to her for that!

But we’d also like to take a moment to thank her for all she’s done for us.

Jennifer was a huge step for us as an organization. She was our first paid full-time employee. She dealt with our mistakes, and helped to keep us (the board, the vendors) in line. She also brought us to the next level, constantly emphasizing our role as an educational organization in the community and bringing her extensive knowledge of food and farms along with her. Under her guidance and urging we formed a set of compliance documents for inspections. She pushed to organize a farm tour and helped us create our Local Harvest Dinner event. She found and applied for grants, and did many, many other things that I won’t list. She was our superwoman. We will miss her.

Jen, thank you for all you’ve done for us. We weren’t always easy to work with, but you managed to stick with us for years and push us to be better. Good luck in all your future endeavors!

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