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

What’s Fresh This Week – May 28th, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – May 28th, 2017

Memorial Day weekend! 

This weekend it the perfect time to get your own garden started we have lots of flowers and vegetables ready to plant!

When your done in the garden have a picnic or BBQ with our fresh local produce, burgers and sausage.

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Bards farm we will have a nice selection of hanging baskets flowers herbs pots and vegetable plants.

Bouchard Farm II will have grass fed beef and naturally raised pork. Filet mignon, NY Strip and our delicious ground beef along with the rest of the full line up!

Capital Native Plants: “Ask a Botanist” Bring your photos of native plants or the plant to be identified from 10-2 pm by Botanist Steve Young.

Lovin’ Mama Farm:  Certified organic micro greens, salad mix, mini romaine, radishes, cat grass, living trays of micro greens

Oh Corn!  AREPAS FOR EVERY OCASSION, An Arepa is a type of food made of cooked white corn prominent in the cuisine of Venezuela and Colombia.There are almost infinite ways to stuff an arepa, but all you need to know for now is that the average arepa has a 3 inches diameter and weighs about 200 gr. Eaten alone will provide you with approximate 19 gr of carbohydrates, 5 gr of protein and approximately 90 calories. It contains 5% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin C, 3% of Vitamin D and around 1% of iron. All this value will significantly change depending of the fillings you will put inside. Because is a corn product, it is completely gluten free. Freshness is a given try the chicken, pernil (pulled pork) or keep it light with a vegetarian filling

Painted Goat Farm:  Goat milk

Puckers Gourmet llc– Welcome summer!!
Puckers will have everything you need for your holiday BBQ!!
How about some sweet and spicy pak dong for that burger? A crunchy fresh half sour to join that sandwich? We are loaded with products and full of ideas! Come by this weekend and experience just how good a pickle can be!!

Rocket’s Canine Cookies has a new biscuit flavor, Bacon Cheddar. We will also have our other signature biscuits Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Cheesy Sweet Potato.

WASH Green and Clean will have our natural REPEL bug spray and herbal after bite combo for just 15$. Also our whole line of laundry detergents and eco friendly cleaning products and room sprays!

Variety Vendors

1857 Spirits,
Bouchard Farms II,
James Patrick Prendergast Photography,
Painted Goat,
Rocket’s Canine Cookies,
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am-12pm

Gabriela Giordano

12pm-2pm

Sympathetic Stranger

Fresh Taste Table

Check out local Chef Jen Sternfeld’s delicious Pea Sprout Salad!

Children’s Acvitivity

Airplanes – How far will yours fly?
What’s Fresh This Week – May 21, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – May 21, 2017

Spring is Here

Don’t miss this week’s Scavenger Hunt for the kids! Head over to the market table to pick up a clue sheet. The first 10 kids to complete and return the sheet get a prize. 🙂

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Bard Farm: We will have a nice variety of hanging baskets flowering pots herbs vegetable plants.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Rubs on sale $4 each or 3 for $10 – an excellent value. New this year – Rotisserie chicken, Memphis dry rib rub and Saratoga Steak Rub. To help you through the work week we also have a line of delicious slow cooker or instant pot mixes – on sale this week for $4 each. Set it and forget it.

Lovin ‘ Mama Farm: Certified Organic Micro greens, salad mix, eggs.

Nut Zez: Gourmet almond butter. Our nut butter provides healthy fat consumption without any added sugars, salts or preservatives. 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!

Palatine Cheese: We have a NEW Smoked Bacon Cheddar, it is awesome!

Puckers Gourmet: Looking for a healthy snack? Something crunchy, yummy and good for your tummy? We got ya covered! We will be fully stocked this weekend. Come by and experience just how good a pickle can be.

WASH Green and Clean: We will have our natural bug spray and herbal after-bite and our whole line of natural laundry detergents and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Variety Vendors

Awestruck Hard Ciders
Healthy Gourmet Kitchen
Mosaics by Christine
Palatine Dairy
Windy Hill


Market Activites

Music Schedule

10am-12pm
Ron Gordon
12pm-2pm
Kim Buckley

Community Table

Be sure to visit these local groups while they are at the Schenectady Greenmarket this Sunday to learn more:

Capital Roots

Habitat for Humanity Information Table

St. Catherine’s Center for Children

Children’s Activity

SCAVENGER HUNT

What’s Fresh this Week – May 14, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – May 14, 2017

So Many Ways to Purchase…

Cash may be king, but it isn’t the only way to shop at the market. Customers with credit, debit, or EBT cards can purchase tokens at the market tent to use with vendors. Also, some vendors accept credit cards directly–be sure to check with them if you aren’t sure!

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Bouchard Farm II: We will have chorizo sausage, as well as, our full line of pastured pork and grass-fed beef.

James Prendergast Photography: Capital Region themed note cards, photo prints, framed photography.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Certified organic eggs, salad mix, microgreens (basil, cilantro, arugula, vitality mix, herb mix, kale mix, spicy radish, mustard, pea shoots, sunflower shoots), cat grass.

Puckers Gourmet: Don’t know what to get mom for Mother’s Day? How bout coming to the market and getting her a basket full of tasty treats!! Put a jar of one of our ferments in that basket. A super yummy, good for your tummy snack that mom won’t even need to cook!

Pura Vida Fisheries: Sea scallops, first tuna and sword of the year.

Market Activities

Music Schedule

Running the River
10am – 2pm

Community Table
Friends of  Schenectady Greenhouse in Central Park

Children’s Table
Mother’s Day crafts for the little ones (head’s up, Dad).

Local Expert
Vale Urban Farm

Market Moves Outdoors THIS Sunday: What’s Fresh

Market Moves Outdoors THIS Sunday: What’s Fresh

We’re Outside this Week!

It’s finally here. We’ve got a great roster of vendors for the market this season and we’re looking forward to Sunday… we just need the weather to cooperate. To celebrate, we’ve got some new market swag. BAGS! They’re $5, with a discount for our EBT customers. You can purchase them at the market tent while supplies last.

Special Items From Our Vendors

Bard’s Farm: We will have a nice selection of hanging baskets, vegetable plants, flowers, and herb plants.

Highland Farm: We will start our antler season this Sunday. Antler chews for dogs are back!

Hope Valley Farm: We will have baby salad greens, tat soi, annuals, perennials, planters, herbs, hanging baskets, pickled scapes and garlic and more.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Certified organic micro greens, including micro basil, micro cilantro, micro arugula, vitality mix, spicy radish mix, micro herb mix, kale mix, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, plus cat grass and living trays.

Mosaics by Christine: Looking forward to the first outside market of the season. Come and check out my colorful mosaics…it will make your day!

Nut Zez: Nut Zez Almond Butter–fresh made almond butter with no added salt, sugar or oil with unique flavors packed with nutrition. French Toast, Brownie Batter, Honey, Maple, Vanilla Protein, The Works and more!

Puckers Gourmet: Let the summer market begin! Join us this weekend for opening day. We will have a huge selection of ferments to celebrate another season.

Ulster Soaps: Sunday is our monthly visit to the market and we will have a variety of Mother’s Day gift baskets filled with scrubs, soaps and body butters.

Variety Vendors

Grims Greens
Skinners Sugarbush
Ulster Soaps

Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Terri Roben Children’s Music
12 – 2pm
Happenstance

Community Table

Scotia-Glenville Lions Club

The Scotia-Glenville Lions (SGLions.org) will be providing free tree saplings at Schenectady Greenmarket. Raised at a Saratoga Tree farm by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the saplings well suited to the area.

Children’s Table

Seed planting activity for the little ones. All supplies are available at the children’s activity table. Spring time in the garden is an event for both the parents and their child to enjoy.

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

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