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

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

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