What’s Fresh for December 9th

Cookbook Swap at the Market!

If you have any cookbooks or cooking magazines you don’t want, bring them to the market this weekend. You can pick out a new one and exchange the ones you no longer want.

 

Come to warm up in Proctors and find all your winter favorites.

 

  Our farmers still have lots of apples. Perfect for holiday baking or a healthy snack.

 

Specials from our Vendors:

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Wendell will be at the market this Sunday to ease your tired muscles. The Holidays are fast approaching and they can help you with the effect of that stress.

Hudson Valley Hand-cut Scones: Scone mix and recipe for sale $6. Makes 8 scones. Sold in decorated jars for gifting.

Maynard Farms: Visit the farmer’s market this weekend to satisfy all of your holiday needs – great local produce along with great local gift ideas!  Maynard Farms has lots of healthy and delicious produce to keep your fridge and pantry stocked during this busy time of year.  Apples and pears make a satisfying snack while you’re on the go or can be used with cheese and crackers for an easy appetizer when company comes calling. We’ve got your favorites – Bosc and Bartlett Pears and lots of apples – Honey Crisp, Gala, Fuji, Cameo, Macoun, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Empire or MacIntosh. Or try one of our unusual or heirloom varieties – Gold Rush, Harelson Red, Jonathan, Ida Red, Jonagold, Mutsu, Winecrisp, Blondee, Evercrisp or Esopus Spitzenburgh. Sweet and flavorful grapes are perfect to snack on or when used to dress up a fruit platter – Jupiter or Mars – both seedless and delicious! Our fresh pressed Apple Cider is a favorite treat! Try our Orchard Blend – sweet and flavorful or Pink Lady – delightfully crisp and citrusy, with a distinctly Pink Lady sweetness.  Light bodied, but full flavored.  Spiced Hot Cider is perfect for these chilly days. Our cider also makes the perfect mixer for adult cocktails. A must try!!! And of course our hearty vegetables will keep you feeling full and satisfied as the weather gets colder – Brussel Sprouts, cabbage, leeks and celeriac. It is definitely potato weather!! Our Sweet Potatoes are tender and delicious!!  That’s a mouthful – literally!!  Look forward to seeing you at the farmers markets!! Thank you!

Mosaics by Christine: Need some gift ideas? How about Mosaic lazy Susans, chess sets, trivets, a Christmas tree that lights up, skulls…and more!

These are just some of the specials from our vendors. Stop by to see more!

 

On the market stage:

 

10 – 12: C.A.C. (Craic Agus Ceol), Irish/Celtic folk and rock music

12 – 2: happenstance

 

 

Stop by the Kid’s Table for Crafts and Fun!

We’ll be making beautiful, sparkling, snowflakes!

 

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Music supported in part by a grant from Schenectady County.
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What’s Fresh for November 11th!

The winter market is in full swing!
We’ve brought the outdoors inside!

 

Explore the market while staying warm and dry! While you’re here, grab lunch from one of our prepared food vendors!

 


It’s still apple season!

 Our farmers are the best place to get your produce!

Specials from our Vendors:

On the Market Stage:

10 – 12 Fretting Old Guys

12 – 2 Hoot Owl Moon


Stop by the Kid’s Table for Crafts and Fun!

What’s Fresh for October 21st!

We’ve got what you need for your favorite fall baked goods, dinners and more!

Fall Harvest has arrived!  But the mild fall weather means there are still lots of your summer favorites as well.

Pick up some pumpkins and gourds make your home look festive!
And don’t forget those beautiful fall bouquets!

  It’s the perfect weather for cozy roast dinners.

Our vendors have meats and vegetables perfect for dinners at home.

Maybe a peach cobbler? Pick up some delicious peaches at the market while you can!

Specials from our vendors:

Hope Valley Farm:  Red & green lettuce, salad mix, beets w/tops, few tomatoes, kale, celery, white & red potatoes, red & yellow onions, garlic, winter squashes, poblano peppers, hot peppers, pickled garlic scapes, pesto, pan ready brussel sprouts, swiss chard, & more

Hudson Valley Hand-Cut Scones: This week at the market we’ll have Lemon, Cranberry Orange, Chocolate , Maple Walnut and Savory Cheddar Chive.

Mariaville Farm: Fresh never frozen chicken, whole and parts, last chance of the season for fresh. Black Angus beef, Berkshire pork. Fresh eggs from our free roaming hens.

Maynard Farms: The dipping temperatures are helping it feel like fall!  So are the amazing apples being harvested at Maynard Farms!  This week we will be adding Golden Delicious to our already abundant apple line up! We’ll have all your favorites like Honey Crisp, Gala, Fuji, Macoun, Pink Lady, Empire, MacIntosh, Granny Smith, Evercrisp, Red Delicious and Cortland.  Or try one of our unusual or heirloom varieties – Jonathan, Northern Spy, Ida Red, Jonagold, Mutsu, Blondee, Bramley’s Seedling, Wine Crisp, Stayman Winesap or Esopus Spitzenburgh. Something for everyone! Fresh pressed Apple Cider is a true taste of fall, as are our delicious pears!  Crunchy Bosc or smooth and sweet Bartlett and Magness – it’s up to you!!  Grapes are always a pleaser – Concord, Jupiter and Mars will be at markets this weekend.  If you’re like us, you can’t let go of summer just yet – we will have delicious Yellow and White Peaches and Nectarines.  We’ll also have lots of flavorful plums to choose from – Big Red Plums, Flavor Rich, and Italian Prune Plums. Sweet, juicy and delicious!! Don’t forget your veggies! How about tender, delicious beans – Green, Wax, Flat, and yes, Marvel of Venice and Dragon’s Tongue – the choices!!! Try our sweet peppers in an array of fall colors – yellow, red, orange, purple and chocolate brown – crispy raw or delicious in chili or soups!  Eggplant Parmesan, anyone?  Heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white are just perfect for your delicious dish.  Zucchini, summer squash, curly kale, tuscan kale, rainbow chard and garlic will also be available. We’ll have beautiful cauliflower in purple, orange and white and broccoli – extra delicious tossed with olive oil, fresh garlic and roasted!!  There’s not much better to remind you of summer than a fresh picked heirloom tomato – stop by and see our beautiful selection of colorful slicing and cherry tomatoes – from sweet as sugar to more savory.  All will all be available at the markets this weekend!  That’s a mouthful – literally! We look forward to seeing you!

On the Market Stage:

10 – 12   CAC(formerly Craic Agus Ceol) — C.A.C. is for “Craic Agus Ceol”, which means “fun and music” in Irish Gaelic.  What better name for a band that is all about combining fun and music.CAC is a band focusing on Irish, Americana and some country, bluegrass style music.

12 – 2   90 Years Running — Focusing mainly on roots music, 40’s &50′ music. classic rock and folk, stop by and feel some nostalgia.

 

Stop by the Kid’s Table for Crafts and Fun!

We’ll be making paper bag owls and other raptor related crafts!

 

 

Community Table

BlueShield of Northeastern New York will be at the market this week. Stop by and learn more!

 

Local Expert

Whispering Willows Wild Care: Whispering Willow Wild Care is an educational non-profit that was built on the passions and kind heart of Joyce Perry. Perry and her dedicated volunteers have been assisting wildlife for the last 17 years.  Because of the vast combination of training, experience and resources, each animal that comes to the center is given the best chance of rehabilitation and if possible – release into the wild.

 

What’s Fresh is brought to you in part by Blue Shield of Northeastern New York.

Music supported in part by a grant from Schenectady County.
Get the weekly scoop on Downtown Schenectady’s events, performances, dining, shopping and more…Click here to subscribe! Find Free parking within walking distance from the market!

What’s Fresh for September 30th!

Fall has arrived!

Come to the market and stock up on your autumn favorites!

Fall Harvest has arrived! Come down to the market and get inspired to make fall feasts!

Apples, grapes, pears and plums all work beautifully in autumnal recipes.

Of course there will be eggs, dairy and wonderful prepared meals for when you don’t feel like cooking!

 

Doesn’t fall make you crave apples?

 Our farmers have plenty! Pick some up!

Specials from our Vendors:

Capital Native Plants – Fall is a great time for planting perennials. Moisture and cool temperatures will bring flowers next year. This is our last week.

Mariaville Farm – Farm fresh eggs, our chickens are always free roaming. Berkshire pork, Black Angus beef, Grass fed lamb and fresh never frozen Pasture raised Chicken.

Maynard Farms – September may be coming to an end, but nothing is slowing down here at Maynard Farms! We are in the prime of our growing season. Summer fruits are still being picked and the apple crop is readying for harvest. It’s the perfect time to “pear” summer and fall fruits and veggies to complete your meals. Peaches, nectarines and plums to apples, pears and grapes, we’ve got you covered!  Juicy yellow and white nectarines and peaches are sweet and delicious. Lots of flavorful plums will be available to choose from – Purple Heart, Elephant Heart, Big Red Plums, Flavor Rich, Bluebird Italian Prune Plums and Black Plums. Bartlett, Bosc, Seckle, Spartlett and Magness pears offer great variation in texture and flavor.  Lots of fresh picked apples – tart to tangy to sweet – Jonathan, Zestar, McIntosh, Autumn Crisp, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, Blondee and Ginger Gold.  New this week are Jonagold, Esopus Spitzenburg and Macoun!  Something for everyone!  Fragrant and flavorful grapes are just delicious – Concord, Mars, Faith, Marquis and Jupiter.  Don’t forget your veggies! We’ll have delicious and colorful sweet peppers in yellow, red, orange, purple and chocolate brown, heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple, zucchini, summer squash, kirbies, cucumbers and garlic. Don’t forget the greens – generous bunches of Curly Kale and Swiss Chard will all be at the markets!! There’s not much better to remind you of summer than a fresh picked heirloom tomato – stop by and see our beautiful selection of colorful slicing and cherry tomatoes – from sweet as sugar to more savory.  All will all be available at the markets this weekend! All will all be available at the markets this weekend!  That’s a mouthful – literally!!!  Look forward to seeing you!

Taj Mahal Restaurant – Vegan and protein rich patties for $2.00 each. Also gluten free.

Ulster Soaps – We will have a fresh batch of our limited seasonal Cinnamon Clove with dried orange peel soap available this Sunday. Also in stock are nourishing bath bombs and rich body butters to keep your skin soft and hydrated.

On the Market Stage:

10 – 12 The Sympathetic Stranger — Robert Carreau — mandolin, guitar & electric mandolin; Judd Staley — guitars. These band members bring together the best of the worlds of folk, rock, bluegrass and jazz.

12 – 2 Meg Renee A singer-songwriter playing original music, folk, country, and pop music. Originally from Troy, Ohio, she has been performing since the age of 13.

Music supported in part by a grant from Schenectady County Initiative Program.

 

Stop by the Kid’s Table for Crafts and Fun!

The Glenville Y will be at the market to help with fun crafts! Stop by and check it out!

Local Expert

Jen Sternfeld will be at the Fresh Taste Table this week making Green Tomato Chutney — Featuring tomatoes from Lovin’ Mama! Stop by and get a sample and learn the recipe!

Community Table

Friends of the Library will be at the market this week. Stop by and learn about the work they do for the Schenectady Public Library.

Schenectady Foundation will be talking about foundation grants this week. Come by and learn more.

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What’s Fresh for September 9th

It’s the peak of the season for some of our favorites.

It May be Back to School but it Still Feels Like Summer!

Get Your Favorites for School Lunches!

Our vendors have:  Apricots, Brussels Sprouts, Corn, Grapes, Plums and Tomatoes and so much more.

Come stock up on your favorites and find great items for school lunches!

Crisp Apples Are At the Market!

Grab an Apple for the Teacher!

 

 


The last days of summer are full of juicy Apricots and Nectarines 
         

 

More from our vendors:

Bouchard Farms: We’ve got Brussel Sprouts!! Come try local and delicious Brussel Sprouts! Perfect for fall dinners!

Maynard Farms:  It’s back to school time and Maynard Farms has lots of healthy and delicious snack and lunch box ideas! Let’s start with Grapes – they are always a pleaser – Seedless Vanessa Red, Gratitude, Faith, Joy and Traditional Concord will be at markets this weekend!  Yellow and White Peaches and Yellow and White Nectarines are always a favorite.  Plums taste like summer – Alderman, Elephant Heart, Black, Big Red, Shiro and new this week – Flavor Grenade and Bluebird Italian Prune Plums!  We are picking new varieties of apples almost everyday – Gala, McIntosh, Blondee, Kindercrisp, Zestar and Ginger Gold! We’ll also have our sweet Fuji, Golden Delicious, Empire, Gala, Macoun and Red Delicious – and tangy to tart Mutsu, Pink Lady and Stayman Winesap…all are delicious, you cannot go wrong! Fresh pressed apple cider is always a welcomed treat! Red and Green Bartlett pears are smooth and sweet.  If veggies are more your style, you can choose from colorful sweet peppers in yellow, red, orange, purple and green, heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white, zucchini, summer squash, kirbies, cucumbers, garlic, cauliflower and broccoli.  Heirloom tomatoes are at their peak – all colors and flavors of slicing tomatoes – sweet or savory – and sweet as sugar cherry tomatoes – how will you choose??  Don’t forget the greens – generous bunches of Dino Kale, Curly Kale and Swiss Chard will all be at the markets!! That’s a mouthful – literally!!!  Look forward to seeing you!

 

Tanager is  on our market stage!

The musical group Tanager is dedicated to the performance and interpretation of traditional jazz from the 1920’s and 30’s. The group consists of five professional musicians/teachers from the Albany area: Megan Gebert Wilson (vocals), Scott Vorwald (clarinet & saxophone), Andrew Mollica (guitar), Bill Hoeprich (bass) and Ben Rau (drums).

 

Local Expert

Schenectady City Council will be at the market to answer your questions. Stop by and say hello!

 

Stop by the Kid’s Table Crafts and Fun!

Come work on an art project with our great volunteers! This week we’ll be making butterfly crafts!

 

Community Table

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region will be at the market this weekend. Stop by and find out how you can get involved.

 

 

Community Table

Friends of the Greenhouses, Central Park will have a community table this weekend. Come and learn more!

 

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