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
Mike Yates
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

What’s Fresh This Week – July 23, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – July 23, 2017

Happy Summer! This is what‘s fresh for July 23.


Schenectady Greenmarket
Sundays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Around City Hall

What’s For Dinner?

We are SO lucky to have such amazingly delicious vendors here at the Schenectady Greenmarket.  The market has been looking tastier than ever with all the fresh produce that is peaking now in the middle of summer.  Best part?  You don’t even need to step foot in a grocery store because the market has everything you need for dinner!  Grab some fresh meat, zucchini, some cheese, bread, and don’t forget flowers to decorate the table and you got yourself a meal!  Bon appetit!

Music Schedule

10am-12pm
Henry Fernandez
12-2pm
The Doghouse Carpenters

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Bouchard Farm II: Is it too hot to cook? How about a nice London broil or pork roast in the crock-pot, we’ll be offering both this coming Sunday, along with our full line up of grass-fed beef and pastured pork.

Cherish Natural Soaps: We are featuring our amazing bug repellent and herbal after bite and natural flea and tick repellent for dogs.

Hope Valley Farm: TOMATOES, lettuce, radishes, napa cabbage, swiss chard, kale, sugar snap peas, broccoli, zucchini, squash, cukes, garlic products, plants, perennials, herbs, & more.

Mariaville Farm: Fresh chicken, whole and parts, pasture raised Black Angus beef, Berkshire Hogs, pasture raised and Fresh eggs.

Maynard Farms: White Nectarines make their market debut! We will also have peaches, plums, raspberries, blueberries, beautiful eggplant, colorful sweet peppers, cucumbers, and field ripened cherry tomatoes!

Puckers Gourmet: A fresh batch of our international award winning vegan Kim chi will be at the market this weekend!  Try this rockstar Kim chi on a burger, mix it with those scrambled eggs, or how about Kim chi fries??!

Children’s Activity:

Glenville YMCA

Local Expert: 

Celebrate ice cream month with us! 

Come enjoy a free cone of delicious Battenkill Valley Creamery ice cream, while supplies last!

 

*Header photo courtesy of Mikayla Ganswith.  Thank you!

What’s Fresh This Week – July 16, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – July 16, 2017

Fruit Galore

The market is busting at the seams with fresh herbs, vegetables, and fruit! Peaches, plums, and berries, berries, berries. Come on down and overwhelm yourself in all the sweetness.

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Ambition: Cold brew coffee and iced chai.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: New Items – Pickling Spice & Salsa Mix plus fresh kale pesto, basil pesto & nut free basil pesto along with all our dips, rubs & slow cooker mixes.

Hope Valley Farm: Tomatoes, lettuce, baby greens mix, stringless peas, swiss chard, napa cabbage, kale, sweet onions, beets, radish, arugula, broccoli, pac choi, & more.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Everything on our table is certified organic. Pea and sunflower shoots, 9+ varieties of micro green mixes, salad mix with edible flowers, red and green mini romaine, red and green butterhead lettuce, purple and white spring onions, carrots, ‘alpha beit’ israeli cucumber, lemon cucumber, mixed summer squash, squash blossoms, fresh cut herbs (mint, chives, thyme, sage, marjoram, italian parsley), basil, snow peas, cut flowers (zinnias, mixed bouquets).

Mariaville Farm: Fresh never frozen chicken, whole and parts, raised on grass, best tasting. Pasture raised Black Angus beef and Berkshire pork. Ask about our sausage specials.

Maynard Farms: Our beautiful peaches are ready–yellow, red flesh and white tree ripened peaches will be available and ready to enjoy. Also, sweet and juicy Early Gold Plums will available. In addition, we will be offering blueberries, raspberries, tart cherries, apples, fresh pressed apple cider, snow peas and more. Look forward to seeing you!

Puckers Gourmet: Full garlic sours? Yep! We have them and they are crunchy, sour, loaded with garlic with a hint of oaky bourbon to finish them off.


Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm: Hoot Owl Moon
12 – 2pm: Gomni African Drummers

Children’s Activity

Honest Weight Co-op

Community Table

Albany All Stars Roller Derby


*Photo from Maynard Farms. Thank you!

Funding for our music program is made possible in part by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program.

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 – June 25, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – June 25, 2017

Welcome to Summer!

Summer’s here. If you look around the market, you’ll see the signs… strawberries, cut flowers, and so much more. Can’t help but make you smile! Come on down and see it for yourself.

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Bouchard Farm II: We will be having a special on our all grass-fed ground beef this week, buy 4lbs get one lb. free!

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Salad mix with edible flowers, green and red butterhead lettuce, green and red mini romaine, purple kale, rainbow chard, fresh cut herbs (mint, cilantro, italian parsley, thyme, marjoram, sage, dill), scallions, pea and sunflower shoots, 10 varieties of micro green mixes, cat grass, living trays of micro greens, and CUT FLOWERS (including icelandic poppies, sweet peas, and mixed bouquets). Everything is certified organic and grown using no-till methods.

Mariaville Farm: Our Father’s day sausage special was such a hit that we will continue it for this weekend. Regular price $9.99 lb. On sale for $7.99 lb. or 3 pkgs. for $20.00. We will also have our awesome pasture raised chickens and delicious Black Angus steaks. Don’t forget to grab a dozen eggs from our free roaming hens.

Painted Goat Farm: Goat milk, meat, and cheese.

Puckers Gourmet: Do we have something special! A batch of full garlic sours have been fermenting in a brand new bourbon barrel and they are phenomenal. Oaky undertones, a hint of bourbon, robust with garlic, rich with spices and fantastic crunch make these pickles unique and delicious

Rocket’s Canine Cookies: Rocket’s Canine Cookies is now offering Paw Balm. Made with Calendula infused olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil and Vitamin E. Figaro’s Favorite Cat Treats is also offering all natural, handmade cat treats 4 oz. for just $5.00.


Market Activites

Music Schedule
10am – 2pm
FOG Albany

Children’s Activity
Glenville YMCA

Local Expert
Whispering Willows Wild Care

Community Table
Union College Water Testing Project

What’s Fresh this Week – June 18, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – June 18, 2017

Happy Father’s Day Weekend!

Are you a last minute shopper? Schenectady Greenmarket’s got your back. Pick up a gift for Dad from one of our craft vendors. Then grab some veggies, burgers, arepas, or whatever other food you’d like for a Sunday cookout.

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Kale, Basil & Nut Free Pestos; Rubs: Texas Steak, Maple Garlic Pepper, Honey Chipotle, Memphis Dry Rib, Rotisserie Chicken & all of our slow cooker seasonings, dips & soups – Great gifts for Dads and Grads! Buy 3 dips, rubs or slow cooker mix for $10.

Hope Valley Farm: Tomatoes, lettuce, pac choi, tat soi, swiss chard, kale, beets, annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable transplants, pickled garlic & scapes.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: On our table this week–huge assortment of micro greens, pea and sunflower shoots, cat grass, living trays of micro greens, salad mix with edible flowers, green and red mini romaine (little gem), full sized red and green butterhead, purple kale, swiss chard, fresh cut herbs (mint, marjoram, dill, cilantro, thyme, italian parsley). Everything certified organic and grown with love!

Mariaville Farm: This week we have fresh never frozen whole chickens and parts. Grilling? Check out our sausage package, delicious and save money, you can’t loose. Or a nice thick porterhouse, or rib eye for Dad.

Mosaics by Christine: Mosaics by Christine would like to help you celebrate your father this Father’s Day with a mosaic chess set, table, skull and much more.

Oh Corn Arepas and More: Quench your thirst with a traditional Venezuelan beverage. Papelón con Limón is a refreshing beverage made with PAPELON, an organic raw sugar cane paste that is diluted in freshly squeezed lemon. It is often drank by people working out in the fields to help them cool off the hot heat. it is great to pair with a delicious arepa. To learn more about refreshing beverages visit us www.ohcornarepas.com.

Puckers Gourmet: This weekend we celebrate the dads in our lives. Give dad the unique gift of a super yummy, crazy crunchy good for your tummy pickles. So many to choose from! Stop by and experience just how good a pickle can be.


Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Henry Fernandez

12pm – 2pm
Will Foley

Children’s Activity

Celebrate Dad!

Community Table

Schenectady County Cornell Co-operative Extension master gardeners.
Informational table and soil testing.

Community Table

A Thousand Moms

What’s Fresh This Week – June 11, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – June 11, 2017

Sunday June 11, 2017

We look forward to seeing you at the market on Sunday!  We are expecting a warm and sunny day for the Schenectady Greenmarket so make sure you stay hydrated and pick up some fresh produce and local goodies while you’re here!  Check out more information in today’s newsletter about what items some of our vendors will be providing and other fun activities at the market.

Music Schedule

10am-12pm
Mike Yates

12pm-2pm
Hearty Hearty Love

Children’s Activity

Capital District Rocks:
Get creative with us and paint rocks!

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Oh Corn! Arepas* and More:  Today arepas are eaten daily for breakfast, lunch or dinner by almost every inhabitant in Venezuela, equally among all social classes, and you can enjoy them now every Sunday in the Schenectady Green Market.

Puckers Gourmet LLC:  Crunch, spicy, tons of flavor!  Our habanero half sours have been selling out so this weekend we will be armed with extra!  On a sandwich, on its own, or in a Bloody Mary!  This pickle is a winner!!

Rocket’s Canine Cookies: We now have mixed bags of biscuits. Bacon Cheddar, Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Cheesy Sweet Potato all in one bag 30 handmade, all natural biscuits for $10.00.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: For this Sunday only, a Saratoga Peanut Butter Company tote bag will be free with every purchase! Take home your all-natural nut butters in style!

*History of the Arepa provided by Oh Corn! Arepas and More: The Caribs and Cumanagoto tribes in what is today’s Venezuela, used to cook a local crop of white corn, in order to soften its natural hardness.  Once cooked, they will smash it until it becomes a soft dough and then make small patties that will ultimately be cooked again over a fire pit. The word Arepa comes from the voice ‘erepa’, that means maize for these tribes. Due to its artisanal and rather complex process, it remained  as an exotic delicacy reserved to the few who loved the art of its making by itself. It was not until 1960, when an industrial method of cooking the corn was developed, including smashing and dehydrating it in form of flour, that the eating of the arepa spread all around the country. Today arepas are eaten daily for breakfast, lunch or dinner by almost every inhabitant in Venezuela, equally among all social classes.

What’s Fresh this Week – June 4, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – June 4, 2017

It’s Already June?

We’ve been outside for a month and the market is in full swing! Come on down and see what our vendors have to offer. Look below for a taste.

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Maria’s Home Catering: We will have watermelon gazpacho, vegetable chili, pulled pork, baked macaroni and cheese, olive tapenade and chicken marsala.

Mariaville Farm: We will have pasture raised Black Angus beef, pasture raised pork, fresh (never frozen chickens) and eggs from our free roaming hens.

Mosaics by Christine: Has new lazy Susans, chess table & trivets. Come check out my clearance table…half off or best offer!

NutZez: Assorted Naturally Flavored Almond Butters. These Gourmet Almond Butters provide flavors that are unique to the nut butter market with wholesome ingredients that appeal to consumers with a sweet tooth and also the health-conscious consumer. Never any added sucrose, salts or preservatives!

Oh Corn! Arepas and More: Arepas for every occasion. Venezuelan food, Delicious and healthy corn sandwich, 100% gluten free! Freshness is a given, try the chicken, pernil (pulled pork) or keep it light with a vegetarian filling.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Make sure to stop by and visit us to pick up a jar of our Adirondack Jack! A beautiful mix of our delicious almond butter and peanut butter combined with deep and luscious red cranberries, omega rich flax seed, heart healthy sunflower seeds for some crunch, a drizzle of wild flower honey and finished off with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Be sure to look for our orange tent at Sunday’s market!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Veggie Pattie made from lentils and spinach. Vegan and Gluten Free. Good source of protein. Stroll snack for the market.

Vital Eats: King Ghost Grillin’ Ketchup. Get that sweet spicy crunchy exterior when you grill, bbq, roast, or bake. Dazzle the taste buds and blow minds! Buy any 2 flavors and GET 1 FREE!

Wash Green and Clean: Will be featuring our natural REPEL bug and tick repellent and herbal afterbite. Buy both and save $2.


Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am-12pm
Hoot Owl Moon

12pm-2pm
Ensemble Congeros

Local Expert

The Stockade Association

Community Table

Relay for Life

With 4 million people worldwide, The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight cancer. RFL events raise critical funds to help us serve the people in their communities. Join us for our Schenectady County RFL, Saturday June 10th from noon to midnight at Collins Park.

Children’s Activity

What’s your favorite veggie?

Fresh Taste Table: Pea Shoot Salad

Pea Shoot Salad

Click here to download printable version

Salad:

  • 1C pea shoots
  • 4 radishes
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 avocados

Dressing:

  • 1T olive oil
  • 1T lime juice
  • 1T fresh dill

Optional: Nuts (try hazalnuts, walnuts or sliced almonds), veggies (try with red or yellow peppers, carrots or broccoli florets)

  1. Slice the radishes and scallions.
  2. Dice the avocados and any additional veggies.
  3. Toss dressing ingredients with salad ingredients and serve.

Recipe by:

Jen Sternfeld, CPC
Chef/Owner, Dinner Vacations
chef@dinnervacations.com

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