What’s fresh September 23rd 2018!

What’s fresh September 23rd 2018!

Harvest season is in full swing.

Fall is in the air!

The cooler weather makes us feel like cooking!

Luckily the best of summer and the best of fall harvests are all available at the market!

Come stock up on your favorites!

Fantastic fall fruits have arrived!

Don’t forget to pick some up for your lunch!

 

 

We still have lots of your summer favorites.          

 

Specials from our vendors:

 

Music on our stage this Sunday:

          

10 – 12 Ron Gordon with Traditional music on guitar, uke and banjo.

12 – 2 The Golden Standard Jazz, Pop Broadway!

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

Come work on an art project with our great volunteers. This week we’ll be working on corn art!

 

Local Expert

The Schenectady Foundation What’s Your Idea for Improving Your Community?

Schenectady’s Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge is The Schenectady Foundation’s new grant program, intended to help make Schenectady’s neighborhoods stronger, healthier, safer, greener and more sustainable.  The Challenge empowers citizens to come forward with their best ideas for improving their community — and then, to actually make them happen!  Along the way, neighborhood leadership is strengthened, and more people become involved in the resurgence of their community.

Other cities have been very successful with this model of citizen engagement. Why not Schenectady?

 

Community Table

Mildred Elley has been educating the greater Capital District in career-focused programs for over 100 years.  Mildred Elley provides quality career education and technical training in over 20 degree and certificate. Mildred Elley strives to afford students quality placement opportunities and instill in all of our graduates a desire for lifelong education and learning.

 

Music supported in part by a grant from Schenectady County.
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What Tomato did you like the best?

What Tomato did you like the best?

And the winners of this years Tomato Tasting are:

1st Pace – Purple Cherokee from Maynard Farms
2nd Place – Mountain Magic from Cornell Farm
3rd Place – Striped German from Lovin’ Mama Farm
4th Place – Valencia from Lovin’ Mama Farm
5th Place – Mr Stripey from Maynard Farm

Thanks to the farmers for growing and sharing all the great tomatoes and to all of the folks that helped out by tasting.

What’s fresh August 12th 2018

What’s fresh August 12th 2018

☕️🧘‍♀️ Wake up to coffee, delicious baked goods, and of course, the best local produce. 🍅🌽

 

Sweet Summer Sunday!

Tomatoes come in so many colors!

The season is full of so many beautiful shades of tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplants, beans, beats, lettuce…  Your salad can be a work of art!

Photo: Maynard Farm

News from our vendors

Marynard Farms: The Heirlooms are here!! Tomatoes that is….lots and lots of beautiful field ripened Heirloom Slicing Tomatoes and Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes in gorgeous shades of red to orange and yellow to green and purple to brown. They taste even better than they look! Stop by Maynard Farms at the Farmer’s Market to check them out! Also new this week are delicate, sweet White Donut Peaches, tasty Elephant Heart Plums and fresh from the orchard Ginger Gold Apples!! Peaches and Nectarines are just fantastic – Yellow and White Peaches, Red Flesh Peaches and Yellow and White Nectarines are all juicy and flavorful. We’ll also have a terrific selection of plums – Purple Heart, Shiro, Red Heart, Plum G and Red Russian, as well as sweet Blueberries the size of quarters! Don’t forget our impressive array of crisp, tasty apples. From sweet Fuji, Golden Delicious, Empire, Macoun, Red Delicious and Pristine – and tangy to tart Mutsu, Pink Lady, Stayman Winesap and Braeburn…all are delicious, you cannot go wrong! We’ll have lots of Green and Gold Zucchini and yummy Summer Squash. Crunchy and fresh Cucumbers and Kirbies are great on their own or for adding to salads. Tender Green Broccoli and Purple, Cheddar and White Cauliflower are delicious steamed, roasted or grilled. Romanesque Cauliflower is definitely worth a try – nutty and flavorful, as well as beautiful. Don’t forget the greens – generous bunches of Dino Kale, Curly Kale and Swiss Chard will all be at the markets!! Our fresh pressed Apple Cider is always a welcomed treat – and back this week by popular demand – PINK LADY APPLE CIDER!! That’s a mouthful – literally!! Thank you from everyone at Maynard Farms – we look forward to seeing you!!

 

Mosaics by Christine:  Stay cool checking out my colorful mosaics. New chess table, trays and lazy Susans…skulls too!

 

It’s time for the Second Sunday Music fest!  This week we welcome the Graeme Francis Trio.

The Graeme Francis Trio:

An accomplished percussionist and music educator, Dr. Graeme Francis has been performing with and leading small jazz groups around the US and Canada since he early 2000’s, including a performance with the Doc Watkins Trio at Carnegie Hall. He is excited to have two of his favorite collaborators with him – Tyler Giroux (valve trombone) and Lou Smaldone (bass) – for his performance at the Schenectady Greenmarket. Drawing on traditional and new arrangements of jazz standards, the Graeme Francis Trio offers an exciting and swingin’ soundtrack on August 12th from 10am-2pm. For more information about Graeme’s musical endeavors, check out GFpercussion.com
See you there!

Whispering Willow Wild Care will be at market with beautiful rescued raptors for you to meet!

Meet the some of the birds that share our neighborhoods up close and personal.

 

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

It’s all about birds this week.  Come create your own bird feeder or paint your favorite raptor!

Schenectady City Council

Your local representatives will be at the market to meet the people and listen to what you have to say about our community.

 

 

Back next week!

This Sunday yoga will be back!. Brought to us by BlueShield Northeastern New York, Annie B from the Hot Yoga Spot in Albany will host two 30 minute sessions at the market 8/19 from 10:30AM and 11:15AM. All levels are welcome!

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 July 22nd

What’s Fresh July 22nd

Apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines…

Come and enjoy the sweet tastes of summer!

 July’s bounty:

Apples, apricots, basil, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabage, carrots, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, green beans, green onions, kale, herbs, lettuce, mellon, onions, peaches, peas, peppers, potatoes, plums radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, scallions, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, swiss chard, tomatoes, zucchini.

On stage this week: Ignis and Bruce Blinn-Knapp

10:00-12:00: Ignis – Colby Beach and Tristan Beach: Colby was born in Troy, New York. He is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist and also plays 6 other instruments.
Tristan was born in Plattsburgh, New York who then moved down state and is the older brother of Colby. He is the lead guitarist and also plays bass and piano.

12:00-2:00: Bruce Blinn-Knapp is a singer/songwriter/song interpreter who performs a mix of original and cover songs. He has played all around the region for years, both solo and in various bands, where he plays drums, keys, bass and guitar. In his solo career he has played at many local venues and opened shows for James McMurtry (a personal hero), Michael Franks, Bad English, Bridget Ball and others. Besides his solo shows he currently plays keys and bass guitar in the classic rock band Lifeline, plays bass and sings with the Americana group New Shoes and plays in a duet with his Lifeline partner Bill Cassidy, singing and playing keys and guitar.

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

Our fantastic volunteers from Schenectady High will be there with summer arts and crafts. Come on by and have some fun!

Local expert

This week Common Energy will be at our local expert table.  Learn more about solar energy.

Community Table

This week the Friends of Recovery will be at our community table. Our mission is to demonstrate the power and promise of recovery from addictions and its value to individuals, families and communities throughout New York State and the nation. We actively seek to advance public policies and practices that promote and support recovery.

 

Specials from our Vendors

Maynard Farms:  We just love this time of year! Each week something new! This week we’ll see our first field ripened Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Kirbies and the first delicate White Peaches!! The Yellow Peaches, Red Russian Plums and Early Gold Plums are juicy and sweet. Tart Cherries are great for cooking or for eating right from the bowl. For you berry fans, we’ll have lots of plump Red Raspberries, Blackberries and Blueberries! Our Apricots just love this hot, dry weather – they are sweet and delicious! Summer’s first Lodi Apples are tart and invigorating! They join our impressive array of crisp, tasty apples. From sweet Fuji, Golden Delicious, Empire, Macoun and Red Delicious – and tangy to tart Mutsu, Pink Lady, Stayman Winesap, MacIntosh and Braeburn…all are delicious, you cannot go wrong! We’ll have lots of Green and Gold Zucchini and yummy Summer Squash. The Broccoli and Cauliflower are tender and delicious. Don’t forget the greens – generous bunches of Dino Kale, Curly Kale and Swiss Chard will all be at the market!! Our fresh pressed Apple Cider is always a welcomed treat! That’s a mouthful – literally!! Thank you from everyone at Maynard Farms – we look forward to seeing you!!

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 July 1st 2018.

What’s fresh July 1st 2018.

Get ready for July fourth!

We have everything you need to put together the perfect holiday cook out.  From burgers and beer to pickles and salads you can find what you’re looking for at Schenectady Greenmarket.  And don’t forget the amazing deserts to top off a fantastic celebration.

Music Schedule

10AM – 12PM
Half Moon Tribal Dancers and Drums Along the Mohawk

12PM – 2PM
Bill Ackerbauer

Local Expert

Fresh Taste Table:  Leslie Sawyer

Special Event at the Market!

There will be Yoga at the market with the Hot Yoga Spot in Albany!
Sessions will be 30 minutes and be held 10:30 – 11:00 and 11:15 – 11:45.
Stop by!

Sponsored by BlueShield of Northeastern NY

Community Table

Whispering Willows Wild Care

Children’s Activity

Get ready for the Fouth of July!
Create your own festive flag.

Specials from our Vendors

Mariaville Farm:  Fresh never-frozen Black Angus beef. Fresh never-frozen Pasture raised Chicken. Berkshire pork. Fresh Eggs from our free roaming hens.

Mariaville Mushroom Men: The Mushroom Men now have Mushroom coffee. Fresh Oyster, Shiitake, Lions Mane and Cinnamon cap Chestnut Mushrooms. Also Teas and seasonings.

Maynard Farms:Declare your Independence from the same old choices! Visit the Farmer’s Market to choose from what’s new, fresh and locally grown! Maynard Farms’ flavorful and delicious fruit and veggies will light up your taste buds like fireworks on the Fourth of July. Planning on a patriotic themed meal this July Fourth? Red, White and Blueberries – Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries served with pound cake and fresh whipped cream – the ideal summer dessert – easy and delicious. Or is it Cherries you want? We’ll have Sweet Cherries and Tart Cherries – both are an explosion of flavor! Our juicy, flavorful Apricots are sure to please – if you decide to share! You can not get more American than a beautiful Apple – check out our impressive array of crisp, tasty apples. From sweet Fuji, Golden Delicious, Empire, Macoun and Red Delicious – and tangy to tart Mutsu, Pink Lady, Stayman Winesap, MacIntosh, Braeburn and Gold Rush. Eaten out of hand or baked in a traditional all American Apple Pie, you cannot go wrong! Get your Garlic Scapes while you can! Tender and aromatic, but available for only a short time. Don’t miss out. The Snow and Snap Peas are tender and sweet! We’ll have a beautiful selection of baby greens fresh from the greenhouse. Baby Lettuce mixes, Dino Kale, Curly Kale, Swiss Chard. Our fresh pressed Apple Cider is always a welcomed treat – our traditional Orchard Blend and crisp, citrusy Pink Lady Cider. Something for everyone! Thank you from everyone at Maynard Farms – we look forward to seeing you – have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

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!

The Schenectady Greenmarket is sponsored in part by BlueShield of Northeastern New York.

Funding for our music program is made possible in part by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program.

This is what’s fresh for June 10th 2018.

This is what’s fresh for June 10th 2018.

Support the Schenectady Greenmarket!

Join us on Thursday, June 28th for our Summer Celebration!

5:30-7:30 pm
For tickets or more information:
Call Leesa Perazzo – (518) 334-1346

Second Sunday Music Stage

Join us for a special music event this Sunday!
Schenectady Greenmarket welcomes:
Jeanine Ouderkirk

Local Expert

Schenectady City Council

Community Table

Schenectady Recycles

Children’s Activity

Pasta Jewlery

Specials from our Vendors

Mariaville Farm: Fresh never frozen Pasture raised Chicken, $25.00 pork sampler packages. Black Angus beef, Reserve a fall grass fed lamb. Sign up for a meat or egg CSA and start saving $ right away.

Maynard Farms: The wait is over!! Maynard Farms Strawberries are ripe and ready for picking! European Folklore tells that if two people share a double strawberry, they’ll fall in love. Not sure if you’ll find your true love, or maybe you already have, but we know you’ll fall for our Strawberries!! Fresh, flavorful, fragrant and fabulous – what’s not to love? Come by the Farmer’s Market to see for yourself. We’ll also have a beautiful selection of baby greens fresh from the greenhouse. Baby Lettuce mixes, Dino Kale, Curly Kale, Swiss Chard and Baby Spinach. Lots of crisp, tasty apples can also be found at Maynard Farms. From sweet Fuji, Golden Delicious, Empire, Macoun, Gala and Red Delicious – and tangy to tart Mutsu, Pink Lady, Stayman Winesap, MacIntosh, Braeburn and Gold Rush. Our farm fresh Apple Cider is always a welcomed treat – our traditional Orchard Blend, crisp, citrusy Pink Lady Cider and featured this week – GALA Apple Cider!! Sweet and delicious!! Something for everyone! Thank you from everyone at Maynard Farms – we look forward to seeing you!

Puckers Gourmet: The beats flew last weekend!! Our newest ferment – shredded beet fermented with black sesame, lavender and cinnamon will be at market this weekend!
Add this ferment to a salad for amazing crunch and flavor !!

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!

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

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