What’s Fresh December 17

What’s Fresh December 17

It’s the last market before Christmas!

Time to prepare for that holiday feast and pick up some locally made gifts for the special people in your life.   At Schenectady Greenmarket, we love to support small farmers and creators–Buy Local, Eat Local, right? Its easy for you to do so when you have so much great stuff to choose from.

This Sunday we’ll be having a free gift basket wrapping station.

1.  Pick up a basket 
2.  Fill it up with items from your favorite vendors
3.  Bring it back to the station and we’ll wrap it

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Debbie Fish and the Crowd Pleasers

12pm – 2pm
Sympathetic Stranger

Children’s Activity

Holiday cards and decorations.

Community Table

Catholic Charities
Stay Healthy with SNAP

Specials from our Vendors

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Jean Marie will be offering chair massage this Sunday. De-stress your tight muscles and purchase a Holiday gift certificate to de-stress a loved one. You’ll both enjoy your Holidays much more comfortably.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: It’s soup and slow cooker season! Our seasoning mixes make it so easy to set it and forget it. They make great presents too!

Hope Valley Farm: TOMATOES, red cabbage, prepped brussel sprouts, kale, tat soi, red, white, fingerling potatoes, red & yellow onions, garlic, pickled scapes, garlic pesto, acorn, butternut winter squash, leeks, Holiday wreaths, swags, & table pieces.
Hope Valley Farm will be absent from the market Dec. 31 2017 thru Jan. 15, 2018

Mariaville Farm: We will have our whole product line as well as perfect stocking stuffers and holiday gifts!!!!

Maplebrook Farm:  Maplebrook Holiday Gift Bag: Any 5 Maplebrook cheeses (excluding Burrata) in a Maplebrook print cooler bag. Offered at $27 for a limited time.

Maynard Farms: Let Maynard Farms help make your Holiday Meals extra special! Come and stock up this weekend – this will be the last Farmer’s Market before Christmas!!! From apples to winter squash, we have you covered. Start with delicious slices of Fuji, Evercrisp and Winecrisp apples and Bartlett, Bosc and Spartlett pears with cheese and crackers for a tasty and fresh appetizer. Fruit slices are perfect to snack on and help make your fruit platter beautiful. Apples and pears add flavor and crunch to salads and stuffing. Lots of choices like Ida Red, Empire and McIntosh make a tasty apple sauce. And don’t forget dessert! Use Mom’s no fail baking assortment – 3 Ida Red, 3 Stayman Winesap and 1 large Golden Delicious for sweetness make a great pie or crisp – the mix of apples creates a wonderful blend of texture and flavor. 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. It’s not a holiday meal without potatoes!! 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 Holiday Season from everyone at Maynard Farms!!

Mosaics by Christine:  Mosaics by Christine has great gift ideas. Who doesn’t want a mosaic Christmas tree, table, Lazy Susan, mirror, skull or trivet…great stocking stuffers.

Nine Pine Cider Works: Introducing the new Blueberry Peach Cobbler candle! Made by Collar City Candle in Troy, NY inspired by the sweet bubbly goodness of our Blueberry Peach Cobbler Limited Reserve hard cider. Match the candle with it’s cider buddy for a lovely gift.

Puckers Gourmet: OLIVES ARE HERE!!!!!!!!!
Our once a year ferment will be at market this weekend!
Crunchy, loaded with live cultures, and absolutely yummy.
This is the perfect gift for the “foodie” on your list!

Vermont Spatzle: New for the holiday season, we will be offering gift certificates at the market. Give the gift of spatzle to your friends and family or even to yourself. We will be offering a special purchase on a gift certificate good for 1 retail package of spatzle ($6.00 value). We will be selling these certificates for only $5.00, a $1.00 savings. These certificates are only redeemable at the Schenectady Farmers Markets or directly through the Vermont Spatzle Company.

WASH Green and Clean: We will have our whole product line as well as perfect stocking stuffers and holiday gifts!!!!

Wellingtons Herbs and Spices:  Our herbs and herb vinegar gift baskets will be perfect for your holiday giving! Our dried flowers will help you think Spring! Stock your herb rack with our organic herbs and spices. “Have a Blessed Holiday”

Yankee Distillers: New bottlings of our Yankee Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys, in 750mL & 375mL sizes, as well as our popular “Grownup Happy Meal” 2-Bottle Gift Pack!

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!

Shop2gether: Open Door Bookstore + Schenectady Greenmarket

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!

 

This is what’s fresh for November 26th.

This is what’s fresh for November 26th.

Start your holiday shopping here.

Schenectady Greenmarket has lots of fantastic stuff to eat from our local farmers, bakers, dairies and chefs, but we are not just about the food.  We have so many wonderful gift ideas at the market: beautiful crafts, jewlery, wine, greeting cards, yarn, soaps, pet treats, coffee… 

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Kurt Seigel

12pm – 2pm
Hoot Owl Moon

Children’s Activity

Glenville YMCA will be here.

Specials from our Vendors

Healing Path Massage: Will be there to offer chair massage this Sunday. You can de-stress and loosen those stiff muscles if you stop by and get a session. Come see how they might help you.

Maynard Farms: And now the holiday rush begins! But don’t worry, Maynard Farms has lots of healthy and delicious produce to keep your fridge and pantry stocked during this busy time of year. Choose from almost 30 varieties of apples for a quick and satisfying snack or use them to make a quick and delicious dessert for when company visits – sweet and crunchy favorites like Gala, Fuji or Macoun or something more uncommon like Evercrisp, King Spencer, Ruby Rose, Blondee, Winecrisp, Jonagold or Autumn’s Glory. Our Heirloom varieties like Esopus Spitzenburg, Northern Spy, Ida Red and Arkansas Black won’t disappoint! Pears are perfect on their own, but even better when added to salads or served with cheese and crackers! Bosc, Bartlett or Magness pears – all are sure to please!! Our fresh pressed apple cider served cold or hot is always a welcomed treat. And of course our hearty vegetables will keep you feeling full and satisfied as the weather gets colder – Brussel Sprouts, cabbage and celeriac, along with a beautiful selection of winter squash. It is definitely potato weather!! Irish White, Yukon Gold, Red Skinned White, Adirondack Blue and of course Sweet Potatoes!! That’s a mouthful – literally!! Look forward to seeing you at the farmers markets!! Thank you!!

Rocket’s Canine Cookies will have their signature biscuits all dressed up for the holidays and ready for gift giving. 36 biscuits in decorated jars for just $15.00. We will also have our all natural paw balm, perfect for this time of year to protect your dogs paws from​ the cold outside. Rocket’s will be selling Carrot Pupcakes with cream cheese frosting for $5.00 and don’t forget Figaro’s Favorite Cat Treats. Tuna or Salmon in 4 oz. boxes for $5.00.

R&G Cheese:  We are offering new cheeses:  a Sheep’s milk creamy, medium sharp CHEDDAR with a little extra character; acow’s milk creamy, medium sharp CHEDDAR; and a Sheep’s milk BLUE CHEESE.

The Vermont Spatzle Company:  Our new 2lb family value pack of our famous spatzle was a hit at last weeks market, so big we sold out.  Once again, we will have lots of family packs at a very attactive price. Stop by to say hello and have a sample and find out what Spatzle-Mania is all about.

This is what’s fresh for November 5th.

This is what’s fresh for November 5th.

We are back inside at Proctors!

It’s the first week of the new winter market and we are welcoming back lots of old vendors and plenty of new ones.  This year the market will all be on one floor in Robb Alley and in the GE Theater.  Don’t miss any of the excitement as we kick off our new season.

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Mark Baptiste

12pm – 2pm
Rick and Marilyn

Children’s Activity

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios will be at the market painting Water Color Mandalas!

Specials from our Vendors

Barbers Farm:  The flavors of fall are at their best from Barbers Farm! Come find us for: sweet potatoes, winter squashes, onions, potatoes, celeriac, beets, purple top turnip, garlic, celery, kale, collards, leeks and swiss chard.

Healing Path Massage: We will have Jennifer and Jean Marie offering chair massage this Sunday. Come and see how they can help your tight sore muscles. Relax and destress before the holiday season begins.

Maynard Farms:  Come join us at the Indoor Farmer’s Market at Proctor’s Theater this weekend!! So much to choose from! Stayman Winesap are finally here – just picked and tangy and juicy! Or choose from one of our other 30 varieties of just picked apples – sweet and crunchy favorites like Gala, Honey Crisp, Fuji or Macoun or something more uncommon like Evercrisp, King Spencer, Ruby Rose, Blondee, Winecrisp, Jonagold or Autumn’s Glory. Our Heirloom varieties like Esopus Spitzenburg, Northern Spy, Ida Red and Arkansas Black won’t disappoint! Our fresh pressed Apple Cider is a must try with layered flavors of Pink Lady, Mutsu, Braeburn, Cameo, Granny Smith, Evercrisp, Northern Spy, Winecrisp and Arkansas Black!! Or it’s the perfect pear you want? Choose from Bosc, Bartlett or Magness – crunchy to smooth – all sweet and delicious – they just make you feel good! Grapes are always a pleaser – we’ll have our seedless varieties of Faith, Jupiter and Marquis. The weather has been kind to us and we are continuing to pick lots of fresh and delicious veggies – tender and delicious beans – Green, Wax, Flat, and yes, Marvel of Venice and Dragon’s Tongue. Also, broccoli and colorful cauliflower are just loving this weather! Use Celeriac to add texture and flavor to potatoes, soups, stews and salads. Try our sweet peppers in an array of fall colors – yellow, red, orange, purple and chocolate brown – delicious in chili or soups or use raw to add crunch to salads! Heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white are just perfect for your delicious homemade dish. Or choose from zucchini, summer squash, kale, arugula, garlic or cabbage. 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 tomatoes – from sweet as sugar to more savory. The chilly weather have you craving something hearty and satisfying?? Try some of our fall veggies – Irish White, Yukon Gold, Adirondack Blue and Sweet potatoes will be available along with Brussel Sprouts and lots of winter squash. That’s a mouthful – literally!!! Look forward to seeing you! Thanks!

Merry Hill Farm:  We are back this Winter with Alpaca products from our herd of 29 alpacas. We have alpaca yarn and roving, hand knit hats, scarves, and mitts; felted hats and and innersoles; and a great selection of alpaca socks, gloves, and mittens. Stop by and find somethig warm and soft for yourself or a gift.

Mosaics by Christine:  So many beautiful mosaic pieces for holiday gifts. Tables, lazy Susans, mirrors, trivets, chess sets and tables and of course skulls!

Puckers Gourmet llc– Welcome to the winter indoor season!!
Puckers is proud to be offering a wide variety of ferments this weekend including our spicy giardinera and horseradish half sours.
Stop by and sample all of our offerings and experience just how good a pickle can be!

The Vermont Spatzle Company:  We are very excited to be joining the Schenectady Winter Market this year. We makers of the only Gluten Free, No Boil, GMO-Free, fresh German egg noodle call Spatzle.We are joining the market to introduce market goers to the most delicious and easiest to prepare pasta available. Stop by to say hello and have a sample and find out what Spatzle-Mania is all about.

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!

 

Swag bags now available at the market table!
$5 each or $3 for EBT customers.

What’s Fresh This Week, October 29th!

What’s Fresh This Week, October 29th!

Our last week outside.

Lets hope we the beautiful fall weather holds out for one more Sunday, but whatever the weather the market will be full of this seasons harvest, great music and fun for all!

Tickets are on sale now for our annual Harvest Dinner! 

Don’t miss out on the fun go to our website now and sign up!
http://schenectadygreenmarket.org/local-harvest-dinner/

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Hoot Owl Moon

12pm – 2pm
Maltacoustic

Community Event!

It’s the last week of SockTober!

Don’t forget to bring down you sock donations to keep kids in crisis warm this fall and winter.

Things of My Very Own is Celebrating SockTober and Schenectady Greenmarket is joining in!

Fill our basket with brand new cozy socks to warm the feet and hearts of children in crisis in our community.  Every Sunday during the month of October we will be collecting socks at the market.  Let’s show how much our community cares!

Children’s Activity

Let’s get ready for Halloween!
We will be decorating pumpkins for the kids to take home.

Local Expert

Catholic Charities – Stay Healthy with SNAP

Specials from our Vendors

Hope Valley Farm:  PRIZE WINNING TOMATOES, lettuce, baby salad greens, prepared brussel sprouts, swiss chard, curly & tuscano kale, red potatoes, yellow & red onions, sweet white onions, arugula, garlic pesto, fresh garlic, pickled garlic scapes & cloves, acorn, honeynut, & butternut winter squash, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, parsley, basil, & rosemary plants, and more!

Marynard Farms:  Hard to believe the summer season is coming to the end…thank you all for a fun and successful market season – don’t forget to visit us in Proctor’s Theater next week because nothing is slowing down here at Maynard Farms! Arkansas Black, Gold Rush, Ruby Rose and Autumn’s Glory are being added to our already impressive line up of almost 30 apple varieties!! We suggest you are sitting down for your first bites!! When do Pink Lady, Mutsu, Braeburn, Cameo, Granny Smith, Evercrisp, Northern Spy, Winecrisp and Arkansas Black all party together?? This week in our Special Apple Cider Blend!!! Do not miss this unique blend at markets this weekend!! Or it’s the perfect pear you want? Choose from Bosc, Bartlett or Magness – crunchy to smooth – all sweet and delicious! Grapes are always a pleaser – we’ll have our seedless varieties of Faith, Joy, Jupiter and Marquis or it’s something more unique you’d enjoy? Try Chardonnay. And yes, we will have strawberries!! So juicy and delicious!! Don’t forget your veggies! Brussel Sprouts and Winter Squash join our veggie line up this week. Beans, anyone?? Tender and delicious – Green, Wax, Flat, and yes, Marvel of Venice and Dragon’s Tongue – the choices!!! Use Celeriac to add texture and flavor to potatoes, soups, stews and salads. Try our sweet peppers in an array of fall colors – yellow, red, orange, purple and chocolate brown – delicious in chili or soups or use raw to add crunch to salads! Heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white are just perfect for your delicious homemade dish. Or choose from zucchini, summer squash, kale, garlic, cabbage, beautiful cauliflower in purple, orange and white 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 tomatoes – from sweet as sugar to more savory. All will all be available at the markets this weekend! That’s a mouthful – literally!!! Look forward to seeing you! Thanks again!

Oh Corn! Arepas and More:  Oh Corn! will offer samples of the delicious chicken, pernil or chese arepas to whomever is in the mood to try healthy food.. Then you will be able to see why everyone is crazy about these delights. 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 100 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.

Puckers Gourmet llc:   join us in the last weekend of outdoor markets and help us celebrate Halloween 🎃
We have a super hot pickle this week that  is not a trick but a very special treat !!

Rocket’s Canine Cookies will have their signature dog biscuits along with their all natural paw balm. And for your special feline Figaro’s Favorite Cat Treats will have all natural treats in Salmon and Tuna flavors. Thank you to all my wonderful customers this summer. We look forward to seeing you inside Proctors this winter.

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!

Welcome to fall!  What’s fresh October 22nd.

Welcome to fall! What’s fresh October 22nd.

Only 2 weeks until we move inside!

Come enjoy another beautiful fall day at the market.  We have all your favorite fall treats: apples, cider, pumpkins, cider doughnuts, pumpkin peanut butter…

Tickets are on sale now for our annual Harvest Dinner! 

Don’t miss out on the fun go to our website now and sign up!
http://schenectadygreenmarket.org/local-harvest-dinner/

 

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Dave Moore

12pm – 2pm
Randy Niles

Children’s Activity

Painting with nature!

Local Expert

Berkshire Farm Center & Servies for Youth
“The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are… But on how happy others are because of you.”

Community Event!

SockTober!

Things of My Very Own is Celebrating SockTober and Schenectady Greenmarket is joining in!

Fill our basket with brand new cozy socks to warm the feet and hearts of children in crisis in our community.  Every Sunday during the month of October we will be collecting socks at the market.  Let’s show how much our community cares!

Specials from our Vendors

Hope Valley Farm:  PRIZE WINNING TOMATOES, lettuce, brussel sprouts,  tuscano kale,  curly kale,  swiss chard,  arugula, red cabbage,  red potatoes,  acorn squash,  butternut squash,  honeynut squash,  garlic, eggplant,  basil & rosemary plants, pickled garlic scapes & cloves, pesto,  baby salad greens,   house plantsand more!

Marynard Farms:  Looks like beautiful weather this weekend – perfect for visiting the farmer’s market! Over 20 varieties of fresh picked apples await you! We’ve got your favorites – Honey Crisp, Gala, Fuji, Cameo, Macoun, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Empire, MacIntosh or Cortland. Or try one of our unusual or heirloom varieties – Jonathan, Ida Red, Jonagold, Mutsu, Winecrisp, Blondee or Esopus Spitzenburgh. Delicious Apple Cider pressed fresh with a wonderful blend of our apples is a great fall treat. Or it’s the perfect pear you want? Choose from Bosc, Bartlett or Magness – crunchy to smooth – all sweet and delicious! Grapes are always a pleaser – we’ll have Concord and also our seedless varieties – Faith, Joy, Jupiter and Marquis at markets this weekend. If you’re like us, you can’t let go of summer just yet – we will have delicious Yellow Peaches and Nectarines. Fresh picked Strawberries, too. Sweet, juicy and delicious!! Don’t forget your veggies! Winter Squash joins our veggie line up this week. Beans, anyone?? Tender and delicious – Green, Wax, Flat, and yes, Marvel of Venice and Dragon’s Tongue – the choices!!! Use Celeriac to add texture and flavor to potatoes, soups, stews and salads. Try our sweet peppers in an array of fall colors – yellow, red, orange, purple and chocolate brown – delicious in chili or soups or use raw to add crunch to salads! Heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white are just perfect for your delicious homemade dish. Or choose from zucchini, summer squash, kale, garlic, cabbage, beautiful cauliflower in purple, orange and white 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 tomatoes – from sweet as sugar to more savory. All will all be available at the markets this weekend! That’s a mouthful – literally!!! Look forward to seeing you!

Mosaics by Christine is finally back after stocking up on beautiful mosaic gift ideas for the holidays. Check out my hanging Christmas tree and so much more.

Oh Corn! Arepas and More:  Chicken, Pork, and Veggie Arepas.  Gluten Free!

Puckers Gourmet llc:  Did you know???…….
Sauerkraut contains high levels of dietary fiber, as well as significant levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and various B vitamins. Furthermore, it is a good source of iron, manganese, copper, sodium, magnesium, and calcium, in addition to contributing a moderate amount of protein to your diet.

Rare Form:  American Hoppy Wheat Lager, Loop De-Loop, Members Only Brown Ale!

Saratoga Peanut Butter:  Pumpkin Peanut Butter!

WASH Clean and Green:  We will have our whole natural laundry and cleaning product line available as well as our seasonal room sprays, pet products. We always offer a discount for recycling our packaging. Hoping to see you all Sunday!

Wellington’s:  Herbs and Spices

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!

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