What’s Fresh this Week – September 17, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – September 17, 2017

Last Sunday in Summer

Can you believe it? It’s the last Sunday of summer, but that just means we’re entering the best time of year for the market, especially for produce. The farmers’ tables are just STUFFED with mouthwatering food. Come down to City Hall and see us this weekend for another lovely market.

Specials from Our Vendors

Bouchard Farm II: The summer season is coming to an end so get some quality grilling time in. Pick up some of our grass-fed beef or pastured pork for the final days of summer.

Hope Valley Farm: Tomatoes, red beets, red potatoes, red & green lettuce, swiss chard, curly & tuscano kale, garlic, pickled garlic & scapes, napa cabbage, savoy cabbage, unsprayed corn, and more.

Mariaville Farm: Fresh eggs from our free roaming hens. Fresh never frozen chicken, whole birds and parts, how about a carcass to make a nice chicken soup. Pasture raised Black Angus beef and pork. Pork packages available.

Maynard Farms: Not ready for fall? Well it’s still summer here at Maynard Farms. The crew has been working hard this week picking beautiful peaches and nectarines! Yellow and white, juicy and delicious! Luscious strawberries, tangy raspberries and plump blueberries will remind you of summer days!! If fall is more your thing – you’re in luck! Lots of fresh off the tree apples will be at the markets this weekend – Zestar, Blondee, Gala, Fuji, Jonathan, McIntosh, Autumn Crisp, Honeycrisp and Ginger Gold and probably more by the weekend! Crunchy Bosc pears and smooth Bartlett pears are so good right now! And Grapes!! Several varieties to choose from – from traditional, flavorful Concord to sweet, seedless Vanessa Red. Of course we’ll have our full line of fresh, delicious veggies as well – colorful sweet peppers in yellow, red, orange, purple and chocolate brown, heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white, corn, zucchini, summer squash, baby carrots, kirbies, cucumbers, kale, garlic, cauliflower and broccoli. 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! Look forward to seeing you!

Puckers Gourmet: Did you know…
Kim chi is jam packed with a host of health boosting nutrients such as vitamin A, allicin and selenium which lower cholesterol. Bio- minerals found in Kim chi help detoxify the liver and kidneys from heavy metals. Gut friendly bacteria and packed with antioxidants make this ferment a super star!!

The Food Florist: Take ‘n’ bake goodies–lasagnas, casseroles, quiches, and more. Want to take a night off of making dinner? Or give a gift to someone special? We have just what you need.

These are just some of our specials. With more than sixty vendors who sell prepared food, artisan crafts, fresh veggies, homemade lemonade and more, we’ve got everything you need!


Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Kurt Siegel
12pm – 2pm
Martin Wakesberg

Local Expert

EmUrgentCare of Albany Med

Children’s Activity

Ragby Road

Community Table 1

Aztech Geothermal, Dandelion Geothermal, and Hudson Solar

These companies will provide information on environmentally friendly energy sources.

Community Table 2

Reading-to-kids Program for Schenectady Public School

We are an early literacy program with the Schenectady City School District. We provide information and fun workshop activities geared towards ages: 3-5.

What’s Fresh this Week – September 10, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – September 10, 2017

Seventy Degrees + Mostly Sunny

We’ve been so lucky with the weather that last week’s rain was a real bummer! But the weatherperson has a better story for us this week. Seventy-one and sunny. Can’t wait! Come on down and fill your bags with this year’s bountiful harvest.

p.s. Don’t forget to Click here to vote for Schenectady Greenmarket today in the American Farmland Trust’s poll. It’s a great/easy way to help the market.

Specials from Our Vendors

Altamont Vineyard & Winery: Sample, savor and smell the “Spider’s Rose” the latest release. Priced around $13.00, it is a little bit sweeter. Try the robust white (2013 Gewurztraminer) or the wild berry (2010 Leon Millet) or the clean, crisp, medium bodied (2013 Edelweiss) the range suits every pocket and every palate. Our portfolio is out of our love of fine wines, food and farming.

Assembly Coffee Roasters: One of our favorites, Colombia Tolima, is back for the season! This medium bodied coffee has a delightful honey sweetness, perfect for your first cup of the day!

Bella Terra Farm: You can get high on our meats,” our animals do grass.” Grass fed beef, lamb, chicken and all types of smoked meats. Naturally raised pork and turkey. We are growers of pesticide-free all natural veggies. No GMO’s. No Sprays. Check out our Specialty Sausages, fresh produce onions and tomatoes, soaps and herbal products.

Buddhapesto: Enlighten your taste buds with this family owned business serving “the best basil pesto on the planet”, unsolicited quote from a customer. We take great pride in preparing all the ingredients from scratch in a made to order fashion. Fresh basil, Italian Parsley, pure olive oil, imported Pecorino Romano Cheese and Pignoli Nuts, fresh garlic are some of the ingredients that make our Pesto unique.

Buhrmaster Family Farms: Family owned featuring delicious fruits and vegetables. Take your pick from fresh mums, berries, tomatoes, egg plants, corn, melons, carrots, beans, cantaloupes and fresh flowers. Stop by and converse with the friendly crew and travel the course from our farm to your plate. Local and organic this popular farm attracts connoisseurs who love “ food with thought.”

Maynard Farms: It’s back to school time and Maynard Farms has lots of healthy and delicious snack and lunch box ideas! New this week will be several types of grapes and Bosc pears! Yellow and White Peaches and Yellow and White Nectarines are always a favorite. Plums, blueberries, raspberries and late season strawberries taste like summer. We are picking new varieties of apples almost everyday – Jonathan, Autumn Crisp, Gala, McIntosh, Honey Crisp, Blondee, Kindercrisp, Dandy Red, Zestar and Ginger Gold! Fresh pressed apple cider. Red and Green Bartlett pears. 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, corn, baby beets, zucchini, summer squash, baby carrots, kirbies, cucumbers, kale, 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?? All will all be available at the markets this weekend! That’s a mouthful – literally!!! Look forward to seeing you!

Mosaics by Christine: New skulls, lazy Susans and trivets for this Sunday. I won’t be at the market on the 24th, so buy now!

Puckers Gourmet: Savor the last days of summer! Nothing says summer like a crunchy, fresh, delicious 1/2 sour pickle! Put one of these in the kids school lunch box? This pickle is a crowd favorite!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Healthy and tasty Veggie Patties with lentils and spinach/kale. Vegan and gluten free from the India food basket known as Masala Vada. Nicknamed as “healthy donut” by our enthusiastic customers. Also available under our tent a meal platter, naan bread, mango lassi, rice pudding and mouth-watering samosas.

Ulster Soaps: We will have fresh soap batches of some old favorites like Patchouli Orange and Oatmeal Shea Butter. Plus this will be the debut of my new beer soap made using Jacks Abbey Lager.

WASH Green & Clean: We are happy to be back at market. We will have our 4 scents of allergen friendly laundry detergent as well as our STAIN Stick perfect for nearly any stain. As well as our whole line of natural cleaning products and room sprays.


Market Activities

Music Tent

10am – 12pm
Craic Agus Ceol

12pm – 2pm
Happenstance

Local Expert

Friends of the Greenhouse in Central Park

Children’s Activity

Glenville YMCA

Community Table 1

Information on the Walk for St. Jude’s – Sept. 23, at the Crossings

Community Table 2

Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program

 

Tomato Tasting Contest this Sunday (Plus What’s Fresh)

Tomato Tasting Contest this Sunday (Plus What’s Fresh)

Who’s got the best tomato?

That’s the question we’ll be answering this Sunday. Come taste tomatoes from your favorite vendors and help decide which one’s the best! We’ll announce the winners on Facebook, Instagram, and the our website.

p.s. Don’t forget to Click here to vote for Schenectady Greenmarket today in the American Farmland Trust’s poll. It’s a great/easy way to help the market.

Specials from our Vendors

Hope Valley Farm: Premium tomatoes (cherry, grape, beefsteak), lettuce, kale, napa cabbage, garlic, peppers, zucchini,cukes, yellow squash, yellow zucchini, swiss chard, eggplant, potatoes, onions, unsprayed corn, beets & more.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: On our tables this week–everything certified organic! Pea and sunflower shoots, 10 varieties of micro greens (vitality mix, detox mix, herb mix, kale mix, spicy radish, micro mustard, lemon basil, basil, arugula, cilantro), salad mix with edible flowers, mini romaine, toscano kale, purple kale, chard, shallots, leeks, red onions, cippolini onions, yellow storage onions, sungold cherry tomatoes, rainbow mix cherry tomatoes, heirloom slicer tomatoes, basil, fresh cut herbs (chives, italian parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram), padron pepper, habanero peppers, hot paper lantern peppers, sweet italian bullhorn red and yellow peppers, carrots.

Mariaville Farm: Fresh never frozen chickens, whole and parts, stock your freezer with one of our fabulous pork packages. We also have Black Angus beef and fresh eggs from our free roaming hens.

Maynard Farms: Summer may be coming to an end, but summer’s bounty is more than plentiful at Maynard Farms!  Gala yellow peaches and White Lady white peaches are fresh off the trees – sweet and juicy!  Blueberries and plums are just delicious.  New this week are sweet white nectarines and a new variety of yellow nectarine – both have great juice and texture, yellow are a so flavorful and a little tangy, with white having a milder, sweeter flavor.  We have several kinds of freshly picked summer apples – Kindercrisp, Dandy Red, Ginger Gold, Zestar and Sensa – and maybe even more by week’s end!  Heirloom tomatoes of many colors and sizes are in their prime!! Heirloom cherry tomatoes are as sweet as sugar!!  Of course we will have all of our other fresh and delicious products – white and yellow donut peaches, apples and fresh pressed apple cider, heirloom eggplant in several different beautiful shades of purple, colorful sweet peppers in red, yellow, and purple, cucumbers, kirbies, zucchini, summer squash, curly and dino kale, fresh baby carrots, broccoli, beans, corn and garlic will all be available at the markets this weekend! That’s a mouthful – literally!!!  Look forward to seeing you!

Pucker’s Gourmet: Celebrate summer with a fresh crunchy amazing 1/2 sour pickle! Loaded with probiotics and flavor this pickle is a crowed favorite.


Market Activities

Music Tent

10am – 12pm
Will Foley

12pm – 2pm
Ensemble Congeros

Community Table

Tomato Tasting

Children’s Activity

Tomato Art!  Create your own tomato artwork.

Local Experts

Aztech Geothermal, Dandelion Geothermal and Hudson Solar
will provide information on these environmentally friendly energy sources.

What’s Fresh this Week – August 20, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – August 20, 2017

Have you been to the market lately?

The weather has been beautiful, the produce bountiful, the artistry spectacular… and the vibe–there’s been a great festival vibe lately. It’s that time of year where everything jibes. Can you feel it? Come on down and see it for yourself.
p.s. Don’t forget to click here to vote for Schenectady Greenmarket today in the American Farmland Trust’s poll. It’s a great/easy way to help the market.

Specials from our Vendors

Hope Valley Farm: Large tomatoes, cherry & grape tomatoes, lettuce, garlic, beets, cabbage, unsprayed corn, celery, new potatoes, zucchini, squash, cuke’s, swiss chard, tuscano & curly kale, peppers, eggplant, herbs, perennials, & more.

Maynard Farms: The White Lady joins the Gala celebration! We’re talking peaches, of course! The White Lady white peach, our newest variety, is being picked right now! Delicate, but flavorful and aromatic….so delicious!! The Gala yellow peach is in it’s prime – one of Tom Maynard’s favorites – great texture, flavor, juice and free-stone!! We will be seeing even more new varieties of summer apples – Pristine, Ginger Gold, Dandy Red and now Zestar and Kindercrisp! Heirloom tomatoes are just amazing – so many colors, textures and flavors to choose from – cherry or slicing!! Of course we will have all of our other fresh and delicious products – white and yellow nectarines, white and yellow donut peaches, blueberries, several kinds of plums, apples and fresh pressed apple cider, eggplant, colorful peppers, cucumbers, kirbies, zucchini, summer squash, curly and dino kale, fresh baby carrots, broccoli, beans, corn and garlic will all be available at the markets this weekend! That’s a mouthful – literally!!! Look forward to seeing you!

Pucker’s Gourmet: Come visit us this weekend and grab a jar of our limited giardiniera! This crunchy, mild, ferment of vegetables is an amazing snack on its own or try dipping it in hummus! What a way to get kids to eat their veggies with a nice dose of probiotics as well!!

Rocket’s Canine Cookies: Rocket’s Canine Cookies and Figaro’s Favorite Cat Treats will have their signature treats along with paw balm for those dry paws from hot pavement and rough terrain. Stop by and spoil your best friend to all natural, handmade treats.

Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Anna Portillo

12pm – 2pm
Rusticator

Local Expert 1

Whispering Willows Wild Care
Learn about live, wild birds by seeing them in person.

Children’s Activity

We love birds!  Make origami birds, color your favorite raptor, after you check them out at Whispering Willows Wild Care!

Local Expert 2

Fermentation with Adam Elabd

What’s Fresh this Week – August 6, 2017

What’s Fresh this Week – August 6, 2017

I Love My Farmers Market

In 2016, Schenectady Greenmarket was voted into the top 20 farmers market in the country! Help us maintain our status as one of the best farmers markets in America.

Click here to vote for Schenectady Greenmarket today.

p.s. It only takes a moment and is important because it helps us to secure grants! Go ahead, click the link. Vote. And share with your friends. Many thanks in advance!

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Hope Valley Farm: TOMATOES, lettuce, swiss chard, napa cabbage, broccoli, peppers, new potatoes, new lg. garlic, curly & tuscano kale, zucchini, yellow squash, cuke’s, green scapes, pickled garlic cloves & scapes, beets, Walla Walla sweet onions perennials, herbs, plants & more.

Maynard Farms: You’ve got to see them to believe them!! Blueberries bigger than quarters – beautiful, sweet and flavorful! Also, we will have several new kinds of plums and yellow nectarines – a true taste of summer. In addition, we will have all of our other fresh and delicious fruit and vegetables – White, yellow and red flesh peaches, white nectarines, early gold plums, blackberries, apples and fresh pressed apple cider, eggplant, colorful peppers, cucumbers, kirbies, field ripened cherry tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, curly and dino kale, fresh baby carrots, broccoli, beans, corn and garlic will all be available at the markets this weekend!  Also…Beautiful, flavorful, colorful and delicious heirloom tomatoes! Look forward to seeing you!

Painted Goat: Bottled milk, cheese, yogurt, and meat. Animal Welfare Approved and non-GMO.

Puckers Gourmet: 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!


Market Activities

Music

10am – 2pm
Running the River

Children’s Activity

It’s National Clown Week and we have clowns to celebrate! Electric City Clown Alley will be doing a walk-around, giving out red noses, stickers & fake tattoos.

Local Expert

Madelyn Thorne for the Whitney Book Corner

Community Table 1

League of Women Voters

Community Table 2

Ainsley’s Angels
Our mission is to build awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life.

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