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!

What’s Fresh This Week – February 26th, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – February 26th, 2017

Watching the Academy Awards this Sunday? Prepare for your awards-watching party at your award-winning market!

In 2016, Schenectady Greenmarket was voted the 25th best farmers market in the US and the 2nd best in the state of New York! And those who come to the market regularly know why – we have great vendors, great music, great kids activities, and a great festive atmosphere to meet up with friends, family, and neighbors.

Come down this Sunday to learn about the history of Underground Railroad in our community, listen to local musicians Cosby Gibson and Bret Scott, do a little shopping for handmade crafts and goods, and of course, stock up on locally-produced food and beverages for your Oscar-watching!

 

Featured Vendor: Cornell Farm


Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Electric Cookie Jar: Some of the flavors we are bringing to the market this week are Cranberry Lime Shortbread, Flourless Fudge, Banana Everything (vegan), and Moon Drops (grilled pineapple, coconut, walnuts with a lemon drizzle).
Healing Path Massage will have Wendell and Deborah offering chair massage. Stop by and let them help you relax any sore, tight muscles you have!
Lovin’ Mama Farm will be back with certified organic pea shoots and micro greens.  We have over 20 varieties of micros in our mixes, including Vitality Mix, Micro Kale Mix, Micro Herb Mix, Spicy Radish, Micro Mustard Mix, Arugula, and Cilantro.  Plus, trays of cat grass and trays of living micro greens to bring home.  To your health!
Puckers Gourmet:  Swing by this weekend to grab a jar of our amazing sweet and spicy pickle and experience just how good a pickle can be!
Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Sampler packs containing four 8oz jars of our peanut butter blends Major Maple, Monkey Boy, Chillin’ Chocolate, and Blizzard Butter are available! Get yours this weekend!

Variety Vendors

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

Market Activities

Local Expert

The Underground Railroad 
Mary Liz Stewart
The Underground Railroad was the movement that enslaved African Americans used to gain freedom in the 19th Century. The Capital Region of New York State was visited by thousands of fugitives seeking freedom in the years prior to the Civil War. URHPCR, Inc. seeks to acknowledge the active underground railroad movement in our region, to raise awareness about and stimulate interest in this little recognized and inspiring part of our history, to understand it in its historic context, to encourage the recognition of local historic figures and the activities in which they engaged, to preserve that history, and to relate that history with us today.

Market Stage

10 AM – 12 PM
Cosby Gibson
12 PM – 2 PM 
Bret Scott
What’s Fresh this Week – February 19

What’s Fresh this Week – February 19

Life at the Market

It’s the dead of the winter–and we’ve got more than a foot of snow to prove it! But the market is bustling with life. Not only do we have our usual warm, festive atmosphere, but we also still have lots of root vegetables, greens, meat, and more. Make the trip down to Proctors this Sunday and warm yourself up.

Featured Vendors: Coopers Ark & Palatine Cheese


Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Assembly Coffee Roasters: We have a NEW coffee this week!  Our Tanzania Peaberry is big bodied, lush and exotic with notes of sweet pineapple.

Healing Path Massage: Healing Path Massage will have Jean Marie and Jennifer offering chair massage this Sunday.

Puckers Gourmet: Happy to be bringing a huge variety to the markets this weekend. And upon request… giardiniera! This crunchy, zesty Italian fermented vegetable medley is an amazing snack on its own.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Make sure to pick up a jar of Adirondack Jack! It is an almond butter and peanut butter blend, with sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cranberries, honey, and cinnamon. It’s delicious and guilt free, with no added refined sugars or oils.

Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Assembly Coffee Roasters
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Rocket’s Canine
Skinner’s Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery


Market Activites

Local Expert

SEAT Center 
Social Enterprise and Training Center is located on lower State Street in downtown Schenectady. The mission of SEAT Center  is to provide transformative educational and workforce experiences that create a sense of purpose and hope in our communities and connect business to real time solutions.

Music Schedule

10 AM – 12 PM
Hoot Owl Moon

12 PM – 2 PM 
Will Foley

What’s Fresh This Week– February 12, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week– February 12, 2017

Something Sweet For Your Sweet!

Get your special someone a delicious treat from one of our local vendors this Sunday. We’ll have anything from cookies and mouth-watering truffles to locally made wine and hard cider. With all the options, you’ll be tempted to treat yourself too!

Happy Valentines Day from your friends at the Schenectady Greenmarket!

Featured Vendor – Bella Terra Farm

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Electric Cookie Jar: Valentine’s sale this Sunday will be a dozen cookies for $14 (you save $4!). Celebrate love with Mexican hot chocolate, dark chocolate Merlot, orange chocolate sugars, Oreo cream cheese and banana everything (vegan).

Healing Path Massage will have Jennifer and Wendell offering chair massage this Sunday. They may be able to help you get rid of some tension and pain in your neck, shoulders, back and arms if you stop by to see them.

Le Marais Chocolat: will have our special Valentine’s Day truffles – Big Teasy, Hot Chili, Indulgence, Le Petit Prince, Passion Fruit Pineapple and Raspberry Sherry – they make a great gift!

Mosaics by Christine: will have lots of special gifts for Valentine’s Day. Tell me it’s a Valentine’s Day gift, and you’ll get 20% off any mosaic $50 and over!

Puckers Gourmet: Our once a year ferment of cherries are here– just in time for Valentine’s Day. Infused with orange, cinnamon and star anise, these cherries make a lovely addition to ice cream, cocktails, cheese plates or even on their own.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Don’t forget to pick up a Saratoga Peanut Butter Company Valentine’s Day gift pack! It’s a sweet way to tell someone you love them, without adding any refined sugar!

Taj Mahal: Spinach with potatoes laced in special Taj spices blended with cumin and turmeric.

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm 
Anna Portillo
12pm – 2pm
Mike Yates

Variety Vendors

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

Community Table

Cornell Co-operative Extension, “Ask the Master Gardener”

Local Expert

Stay Healthy with SNAP, Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services

Children’s Activity

Make Valentine’s Day cards for your favorite vendors, mom, dad or a sweetheart at the market table!

What’s Fresh this Week – February 5, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – February 5, 2017

The Days are Getting Longer! 

You may not think so, but it’s true. Stop by the Greenmarket and pick up something tasty to keep you cozy and comfortable until Spring.

Featured Vendor – Euro Delicacies

Special items from our vendors this week:

Electric Cookie Jar: As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches we have Dark Chocolate Merlot, Mexican Hot Chocolate, and Cherry Almond Krispies that will make you want to share them with your “Sweet”heart.

Healing Path Massage will have Jennifer and Wendell offering chair massage this Sunday. They may be able to help you get rid of some tension and pain in your neck, shoulders, back and arms if you stop by to see them.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen – fresh kale pesto, super bowl snacks & dessert dips, salsa plus our soup mixes.

Puckers Gourmet: Ready for the big game? What’s better than a crunchy, yummy pickle to munch on while rooting for your favorite team!! We will have a bounty of options this weekend to choose from!

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Last call for Holiday/Specialty blends! $2.00 off 16oz Gingerbread, Cranberry-Vanilla, Pumpkin, and Slow Burner Garlic peanut butters and $3.00 off Holiday Gift Packs!

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm 
Running the River

Variety Vendors

 Ali Herrmann,
Assembly Coffee Roasters,
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue,
Skinner’s Sugarbush,
Smyth/Cid Pottery,
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

Community Table

Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga
What’s Fresh this Week – January 29, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – January 29, 2017

It’s the last Sunday in January!

The weather is always warm and dry inside at Proctors. Stop by Sunday and pick up some fresh food and other local products at the Schenectady Greenmarket in Robb Alley and the GE Theatre in Proctors! We look forward to seeing you there.
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Featured Vendor – Saratoga Apple

Special items from our vendors this week:

Electric City Roasters: We’ll have two new beans this week – a low-acid, big bodied bold cup from Flores, and a lighter, sweet and chocolatey cup from a co-op of indigenous Paez in Colombia.

Electric Cookie Jar: New this week is Dark Chocolate Merlot, yes Merlot, chocolate and wine, what a perfect combination. Oreo Cream Cheese, Bacon Gingersnap, White Chocolate Cranberry, and Maple Fig are back.

Healing Path Massage will have Jean Marie and Deborah offering chair massage this Sunday. Please stop over and let them help you get rid of any stress that you hold in your upper body. They can help ease those tight, sore muscles and make you more comfortable.

Mosaics by Christine has lots of colorful mosaic gifts or just a treat for yourself to brighten up these grey winter days. Stop by.

Puckers Gourmet llc– A fresh batch of full sours will be here for this weekend ! Fermented in Kentucky oak for close to one month with an enormous amount of garlic and spices. This is one pickle that is sure to please!!

WASH Green and Clean will have our amazing natural laundry detergents and our whole line of eco friendly cleaning products!

Variety Vendors

Country Hearth Bakers,
Electric City Roasters,
Highland Farm,
Mosaics by Christine,
Sistahs Vintage Aprons,
Ulster Soap,
Underground Alchemy,
Windy Hill Goat Dairy

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Cosby Gibson

12pm – 2pm
South Allen

Community Table

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services
Stay Healthy with SNAP

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