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

What’s Fresh This Week – January 22, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – January 22, 2017

Resolutions?

Can you believe we are already 3 weeks into January?  How are your resolutions coming along?  WE AGREE, it is hard to keep up with those resolutions so you can maintain your hard earned efforts by stopping by THIS SUNDAY to pick up some fresh and local goods 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 – TAJ MAHAL

Special items from our vendors this week:
Electric Cookie Jar:  New to the market are our Vegan Blueberry Spice Bars. Returning popular flavors this week will be Flourless Fudge, Orange Chocolate Sugars, and the most popular, Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Wendell offering chair massage this week. If your neck, shoulders, upper back, arms or hands are bothering you come over to see what they might be able to do to help ease your discomfort. You’ll be glad you did.

Hope Valley Farms:  Baby salad greens mix, baby lettuce, red, ehite, russet, & fingerling potatoes, onions, garlic, brussel sprouts, red cabbage, pickled scapes

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm 
Gordon Street

12pm – 2pm 
Garbriela Giordan

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
Niskayuna Relay for Life

Relay for Life is a 12 hour long event that will take place on the Niskayuna High School track.  We fund raise before hand and also have fundraisers during the events.  All proceeds go to the American Caner Society, where it is used to fund research, transportation for patients to and from treatment, and much more.  Please click here for more information about Niskayuna’s Relay for Life. 

What’s Fresh This Week – January 15, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – January 15, 2017

Become a market member – make it your New Year’s resolution!

At the beginning of the new year, you might be making resolutions to eat healthier with fresh, locally grown food.  While you’re at it, make a resolution to support your market and become a member!  We are a non-profit, volunteer-board farmers market with a mission to bring fresh, local food, artisan goods, and a festive community gathering place every Sunday to downtown Schenectady. Help us continue the mission!
Learn more about market membership here.

Upstairs Downstairs

This Sunday, we’ll have two floors of vendors!  Find baked goods, milk and cheese, artisan goods and more in Robb Alley. Go down the stairs for produce, meat and eggs, craft beer, and prepared food.

Featured Vendor

Cornell Farm


Special items from our vendors this week

Electric City Roasters:  We’ll have our newest coffee Peru Las Damas de San Ignacio, organic and fair trade, from a co-op that has been promoting gender equality since 1969, empowering and promoting “women grown” coffee.

Electric Cookie Jar: New this week will be Ginger Molasses and Flourless Fudge Cookie. The returning favorites are Mexican Hot Chocolate, Oreo Cream Cheese, and Spiced Sweet Potato Blondies (vegan).

Healing Path Massage: Deborah and Jennifer will be offering chair massage this Sunday. Stop by and let them help loosen up your sore, tight muscles.

Inspire Wanderlust: Handmade scarfs with unique yarns and chemical-free aromatherapy candles!

Nine Pin Cider: This week will be the release of our newest canned cider, Vanilla Chai! Our Vanilla Chai cider combines smooth flavors of vanilla and molasses with familiar notes of warming chai spices. Aged on vanilla beans and infused with chai spiced tea, this unique cider is refreshing yet comforting, the perfect winter warmer.

Puckers Gourmet: Wait until you see this weekend’s selection!! We have worked super hard to bring a wide variety of ferments to the market this weekend. Specials include giardiniera, horseradish, 1/2 sours  and a limited amount of olives!!

Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Old style aprons redefined and handcrafted locally.

Taj Mahal Restaurant: will have their veggie patty with protein-rich ingredients – made with lentils and spinach, they are delicious and gluten-free!

WASH Green and Clean will have our amazing laundry detergents and two new scents for our room sprays. They are Bloom and Creamsicle. Stop on by!


Local Expert

Carmel’s Free Diner
Healthier nutrition in our community

Variety Vendors

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

Music Schedule

10-12
Fearless Fretters
12-2
Cosby Gibson

What’s Fresh this Week – January 8, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – January 8, 2017


Recovered from all the celebrating yet? We’re back in the swing of things at Schenectady Greenmarket and have all the things you need to nourish those newborn healthy habits. From locally grown potatoes, apples, leafy greens to locally raised animals — we’ve got it all.

Featured Vendor: Maynard Farm

Special items from our vendors this week:

Assembly Coffee Roasters: New Year, new coffee! We are roasting a new coffee this week: Peru Sol y Cafe. Big bodied, lush, and juicy.

Electric Cookie Jar: Start off the New Year with flavor from Electric Cookie Jar. This Sunday we will have Mexican Hot Chocolate, Carrot Orange Spice-vegan, Key Lime Shortbread-vegan, Cherry Almond Krispies, and Orange Chocolate Sugars (to name a few).

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Wendell are offering chair massage this Sunday. You’ll be pleasantly surprised if you stop by and let them help you unwind your tight neck and upper back after the busy Holiday stress.

Hope Valley Farm: Baby lettuce mix, baby greens mix, red cabbage, prepped brussel sprouts, kale, leeks, winter squash, red & yellow onions, red, white, blue, russet, & fingerling potatoes, garlic, pesto, pickled scapes, spider plants, and more.

Puckers Gourmet: Start this new year off with a blast of good for your gut probiotics. Join us this weekend to grab a jar of your favorite ferment and experience just how good a pickle can be!

Rocket’s Canine Cookies: We will be offering our signature cookies, Gluten Free Peanut Butter, Cheesy Sweet Potato and Apple Cheddar. Very excited to be announcing a new cookie, Gluten Free Beef Stew,stop by and check them out!!
Funding for our music program is made possible in part by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program.

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

Music Schedule

10-12
Hoot Owl Moon
Funding for our music program is made possible in part by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program.

Community Table

ECOS

Stop by and visit with ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse for information and tips on where to cross country ski and snowshoe this winter and for information on the many other outdoor activities taking place in the Capital Region.
http://www.ecosny.org

Local Expert

Transformative Fitness
Laura Harrison

Laura is a yoga teacher of over 11 years, a mindfulness and social-Emotional educator, and yoga therapist. In addition to group work, She offers 1:1 for those healing from PTSD, or finding balance with autism/ADHD. She’ll answer questions about yoga and mindfulness and helping interested people overcome the nervousness & perceptive hurdles that prevent them from practicing yoga. Her classes help individuals to develop a strong foundation of trust in their independence & deep confidence, as well as reformed posture, physical strength, mental focus, better balance and an enhanced sense of internal calm. She specializes in providing fitness and moving meditation for all levels that is trauma-informed, soothing to anxiety and those with chronic stress, and  welcoming to those shy about their bodies or uncomfortable in the typical gym/yoga studio scenes. All shapes and abilities welcomed! She will soon be offering aerial yoga, too. She also has programming for those with special needs.
transformativefitnessyoga.com/

What’s Fresh This Week – January 1, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – January 1, 2017

Happy New Year from your friends at the Schenectady Greenmarket!

We’re open this Sunday! Come see us inside Proctors.

Make a fresh start this year at the Schenectady Greenmarket! Now’s the time to put your New Year’s resolution into action by eating healthy, local produce from our variety of unique vendors. Prepare for your New Year’s celebration with Nine Pin Cider’s delicious beverages produced with New York State apples!

Specials from our Vendors

Hope Valley Farm: baby lettuce mix, greens mix, red cabbage, 5 potato varieties, red & yellow onions, winter squashes, brussel sprouts, 4 kinds of garlic, spider plants and more!

Merry Hill Farm: warm alpaca socks, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, and felted innersoles– all from our local farm raised alpacas. For your winter projects, we have alpaca yarn, fiber, knitting and felting kits.

Taj Mahal: veggie samosa with mashed potatoes and peas in addition to other popular snacks!

Wash Green and Clean: will have our amazing laundry detergents and natural cleaning products and room sprays.

Variety Vendors

Bella Terra
Cooper’s Ark
Electric Cookie Jar
Gatherer’s Granola
Highland Farm
Merry Hill
Mosaics by Christine
Nine Pin Cider
R&G Cheese
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Taj Mahal
Wash Green and Clean

Windy Hill Goat Dairy

Market Activities

Local Expert

Jennifer Sternfeld from “Dinner Vacations” will be sharing a traditional southern New Year’s dish.

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Mike Yates
12pm – 2pm
Dave Moore

 

Fresh Taste Table: Hoppin’ John Updated

Hoppin’ John Updated – A Traditional Southern New Year’s Dish

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Hoppin’ John is a traditional Southern dish eaten on New Year’s Day. Most recipes are made with leftover ham or bacon from holiday feasting. Some say the sound of dried beans hitting one another evokes the noise of coins clinking together and will bring prosperity or luck. Adding greens is said to draw green (money). Other people insist it is a good hangover cure. It is also a nice warming stew for a cold January day. Whatever your reason, enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups black eyed peas (if canned, remember to drain, if dried, remember to soak)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 5 cups broth
  • 2 bunches kale, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika, or to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • Cooked rice

PREPARATION

  1. Sauté onion and celery in oil over medium heat in a large pot.
  2. When it starts to change color, add in garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  3. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  4. Add in beans and paprika and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes.
  5. Add kale and cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Toss with vinegar and rice just before serving.

Chef Bio

Chef Jen owns and operates a personal chef service called Dinner Vacations, serving clients in New York’s Capital Region and the Adirondacks. She can frequently be found at the Schenectady Greenmarket early on Sunday mornings. You can also reach her at chef@dinnervacations.com or visit her business website www.dinnervacations.com to see other recipes, food photos and her blog.

 

 

Schenectady Greenmarket’s Fresh Taste Table is sponsored in part by In the Night Kitchen, a non-profit farm whose primary focus is to bring awareness and relief to childhood hunger through donation, education and community.

What’s Fresh December 18th

What’s Fresh December 18th

Schenectady Greenmarket
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Inside Proctors

This Sunday all our vendors will be on the first floor!  For the last Market of 2016 we are taking over the GE Theater!!!

 

Holiday Parties?  Gifts? Stocking Stuffers?
We have you covered!

Whether you’re hosting or attending a Holiday Party this season, grab a LOCAL gift from the Schenectady Greenmarket on Sunday so you don’t show up empty handed!  This is a the last market day before Christmas so don’t miss out!

 

Let us wrap that up for you!

Looking for a perfect gift to give this holiday season? A basket of local foods and artisan goods from the market is a wonderful gift. Come to the market this Sunday and the Schenectady Greenmarket will provide complementary gift basket wrapping! Pick up a basket at the Market Table, fill it with local market goodies, and we’ll put the finishing touches on it to help you create a beautiful, unique holiday gift.

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Please note that there will be NO market on Sunday, December 25th, 2016, but we will be open in New Year’s day!

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week:

Electric Cookie Jar:  We are still accepting orders for Christmas cookies until December 18th.  This week’s flavors are:  Lemon Bar, Chocolate Spice, Pub Cookie (R.S. Taylor Black Creek Stout), and Minty Marshmallows.

Healing Path Massage will have Jean Marie and Jennifer offering chair massage this Sunday. Stop by and let them help you with your sore muscles. Don’t forget to pick up a gift certificate for someone you want to help relax or ease their pain this Holiday season.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen – Fresh kale pesto, basil pesto, we’re down to a few jars of apple pie spreadable fruit – this won’t be back until next falls crop of honeycrisp apples – infused salts, dip mixes, dipping oil mixes.

Hope Valley Farm will have:  baby lettuce mix, baby salad greens, curly and tuscano kale, red & yellow onions, red, white, blue, fingerling, & russet potatoes, 4 kinds of garlic, gift garlic braids, garlic pesto, pickled garlic scapes, red cabbage, acorn, carnival, & butternut squash, prepped brussel sprouts, holiday wreaths & sprays, table pieces

Le Marais Chocolat: We have holiday truffle trios – Gingerbread, Candy Cane and Vanilla Bean Truffles – made with organic, local and Fair Trade Ingredients, perfect for stocking stuffers! Pre-order your Buche de Noel (Vanilla cake with chocolate mousse filling, covered in dark chocolate, $20, regular or gluten-free) to pick up next week by emailing info@lemaraischocolat.com.

Mosaics by Christine has lots of colorful mosaic holiday gifts…but only 2 mosaic trees that light up! Dazzle your family & friends with their best gift ever…mosaics!

Puckers Gourmet llc– They are here!!  Our once a year ferment of sevillano olives are ready for the holidays!!  A beautiful gift to give or just a special treat for your holiday feast.  Stop by and get a jar of this super limited treat.

 

Special Event
Christmas basket wrapping station at the volunteer table.

 

Community Table

Things of My Very Own will be collection clothing donations for needy children in our community.

 

Variety Vendors
Country Hearth,
Electric City Roasters,
Highland Farm,
Mosaics by Christine,
Nine Pin Cider,
Sistahs Vintage Aprons,
Underground Alchemy,
Windy Hill Goat Dairy,
D&W Farm & Animal Rescue

 

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Ron Gordon

12pm – 2pm
Gordon Street

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