There’s something for everyone’s Valentine at the market.
Husband, wife, partner, kids, parents, friends, grandma, your pet–there’s something for everyone at the market this week. Cookies. Chocolate. Coffee. Jewelry. Meat? Why not!? we’ve also got a craft table for kids where they can make cards, our Fresh Taste Table featuring a free recipe and tasting, and… belly dancing. Yes, the market will be busting this week. Don’t miss out!
Specials from our Vendors
Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Deborah will be offering chair massage at the market this Sunday. Stop by near the GE theater entrance so they can help you loosen up those tight muscles that are causing you discomfort especially in your upper back, neck and shoulders.
Lovin Mama Farm: We are so happy to be back at market with fresh, certified organic greens! We’ll have pea shoots, 7 different micro green blends, cat grass, living trays of micro greens, and dried flower wreathes.
Maynard Farms: Valentine’s Day is coming! Let Maynard Farms help you tell your special someone they are the “apple of your eye”! A crispy, delicious apple is perfect on it’s own or if you want, dress it up a bit. Try dipping slices of your favorite apple in caramel and chocolate for a quick, but decadent and special treat. A home made apple pie or apple crisp is sure to win hearts! Use Mom’s no fail baking assortment – 3 Ida Red, 3 Stayman Winesap and 1 large Golden Delicious for sweetness to make a great pie or crisp – the mix of apples creates a wonderful blend of texture and flavor. Whatever you decide on, Maynard Farms has lots of varieties to choose from – sweet Empire, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Ruby Rose, Evercrisp and Cameo to tangy Stayman Winesap, Ida Red, Braeburn, Gold Rush, Pink Lady and more. And pears – crunchy and sweet Bosc and smooth and sweet Bartlett! Both so good, it will be hard to choose!! All delicious on their own, or can be added to pancakes, salads or desserts! Our fresh pressed apple cider served cold or hot is always a welcomed treat. Our delicious potatoes will make a satisfying and healthy side dish – Irish White, Yukon Gold, Adirondack Blue, Red Skinned Pink for Valentine’s Day and of course Sweet Potatoes for your Sweetheart!! Thank you to all of our customers from everyone at Maynard Farms!! Look forward to seeing you!
Nine Pin Cider: The new Raspberry Limited Reserve Hard Cider makes a pretty pink bubbly gift for your special someone this Valentine’s Day, even if that special someone is yourself!
Ulster Soap: I will have a limited amount of DIY handmade soap gift boxes available for Valentines Day. Treat your sweetie to a box of bath truffles or a tiny bath bomb bundt cake. Cute, classy and calorie free!
These are just some of our specials. With more than sixty vendors who sell prepared food, artisan crafts, fresh veggies, and more, we’ve got everything you need!
10am – 12pm
Drums Along the Mohawk and Half Moon Tribal Dancers
12pm – 2pm
Jake and Dan
Fresh Taste Table – Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (with free samples & a free recipe).
Make a Valentine for someone special.
Our fresh taste table is back with free samples and free recipes for you to try. The idea with the fresh taste table is to help you come up with new recipes for what’s at the market and in season that week. So stop by and say hi to Linda for a taste and a recipe to take home.
SLOW COOKER BUTTERNUT-APPLE SOUP WITH CRISPY LEEKS
2 lbs. Butternut squash, peeled seeded and cubed
1 leek, (white parts only) rinsed and roughly chopped
1 medium Granny Smith apple pealed and roughly chopped
1 medium carrot roughly chopped
2 ½ cups chicken or vegetable broth
½ cup canned coconut milk
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup thinly sliced leeks (white part only)
½ tsp kosher salt
Coconut milk (optional)
For Soup: Place the squash, leek, apple, carrot and broth in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, until squash is cooked though.
Stir coconut milk into soup mixture. Puree the soup in the cooker with an immersion blender until smooth. (or in a standard blender in batches).
For Garnish: Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add oil and leeks and cook, stirring occasionally until golden and crisp, about 10 minutes. Season with the salt.
To serve, pour into bowls and garnish with crispy leeks. If desired drizzle with a little coconut milk.
Recipe from “skinnytaste FAST AND SLOW” by Gina Homolka
We’ve got the best customers in the Capital Region.
You are truly the best. It’s been cold, cold, cold outside on market day and yet you keep coming. Come again this weekend for eggs, meat, greens, squash and more. See you there!
Specials from our Vendors
Inspire Wanderlust: Super soft and chunky arm knit scarves and some new sparky button scarves! We also have all natural, aromatherapy candles and next recycled wine bottle crafts!
Maynard Farms: What better way to escape the winter weather than visiting the Farmer’s Market this weekend! Maynard Farms will have lots of crunchy and delicious apples and pears to help take away your winter blues! So many varieties – sweet Empire, Golden Delicious, Ruby Rose, Evercrisp Suncrisp and Cameo to tangy Stayman Winesap, Ida Red, Braeburn, Winecrisp and Pink Lady. And pears – crunchy and sweet Bosc and smooth and sweet Bartlett! Both so good, it will be hard to choose!! Our fresh pressed apple cider served cold or hot is always a welcomed treat. We’ll have cabbage and a beautiful selection of winter squash to accompany your meal. Celeriac adds tons of flavor to potatoes, stuffing and roasted vegetables. Add potatoes for a satisfying and healthy side dish – Irish White, Yukon Gold, Red Skinned White, Adirondack Blue and of course Sweet Potatoes!! Thank you to all of our customers and a Happy and Peaceful New Year from everyone at Maynard Farms!!
Slate Valley Farms: After Christmas Maple Syrup Sale, Maple Gifts and Maple Syrup in Fancy on sale. Come see us.
Taj Mahal Restaurant: Finger licking chicken tikka masala and protein-rich-vegan, “veggie pattie”.
10am – 12pm
12pm – 2pm
Schedule for Holiday Season
December 24: No market
December 31: Market returns
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Are you planning on shopping at the Open Door Bookstore on Jay Street in the next month?
The local bookshop is doing an awesome promotion for local nonprofit organizations where they offer to donate 15% of any purchase you make in a certain window of time on a certain day to that specific organization.
Schenectady Greenmarket’s window is: Monday, December 11 between 6PM and 7:30PM.
So if you want to do some shopping at the Open Door, consider going then and helping us out.
There are two rules. (1) You must shop on Dec 11 between 6 and 7:30PM and (2) you must print and present this form to the cashier when you go.
Just another reason to love the Open Door Bookstore. See you Monday night!