Welcome to fall!  This is what’s fresh for Octber 8th.

Welcome to fall! This is what’s fresh for Octber 8th.

Time to enjoy the harvest!

Fall is in the air and the harvest is underway.  We have pears, apples, squash, tomatoes and much more. Come on downtown and enjoy this beautiful Sunday with us.

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
Deb Fish and the Crowd Pleasers

12pm – 2pm
Anna Portillo

Children’s Activity

We will be working on harvest season art projects!  Making art with nature.

Community Table 

River Run Community Montessori School

Founded in 2008, RiverRun Community Montessori provides affordable individualized education in a community setting for preschool, elementary, and middle school aged children. We are the only Montessori school in Schenectady County with elementary and middle school programs. One of the important components of a RiverRun education is monthly field trips.

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,  red & green lettuce,  swiss chard,  tuscano & curly kale,  cabbage,  sweet & storage onions,  winter squash,  arugula, garlic,  basil & rosemary plants, giant mums,  potatoes,  pickled garlic scapes & cloves, and more!

Mariaville Farm: Fresh Eggs, Fresh Eggs, Fresh Eggs, come and check out our Egg sale. The Hens are out of control. Ask about our pork packages, stock up for those cold days coming soon. Fresh Chicken for roasting and chicken carcasses for stock.

Marynard 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 Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Suncrisp and Braeburn to our already abundant apple line up!  Fresh pressed Apple Cider is a true taste of fall, as are our delicious pears!  Crunchy Bosc or smooth and sweet Bartlett, Magness or Seckle – it’s up to you!!  Grapes are always a pleaser – Concord, Faith, Joy, Jupiter and Marquis 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.  Fresh picked Blueberries and Strawberries, too.  Sweet, juicy and delicious!!  Don’t forget your veggies!  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!  Eggplant Parmesan, anyone?  Heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white are just perfect for your delicious dish.  Zucchini, summer squash, kale, garlic, 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 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!!!  Look forward to seeing you!

Puckers Gourmet llc:  You asked, we listened!!  Spicy giardinera will be here this weekend!!
We put some heat in this amazing Italian vegetable medley and it is out of this world!!
Get it while it’s hot!!!

WASH Green and Clean:  Natural laundry soap, rooms sprays, cleaning and pet products, made with essential oils.  Recycle packaging for a discount.

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!

What’s Fresh this weekend October 1st?

What’s Fresh this weekend October 1st?

Welcome to Fall!

Fall is in the air and the harvest is coming in.  Apple season is here, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy those summer tomatoes and other veggies. Come on downtown and enjoy this beautiful Sunday with us.

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
Will Foley

12pm – 2pm
Bruce Blinn-Knapp

Children’s Activity

Harry Potter!  We will be celebrating one of our favorite kids’ book.  Come and make your own magic wand, quill pen, snowy owl…

Local Expert

Electric City Bike Rescue
Electric City Bike Rescue will be at the Schenectady Greenmarket Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Our volunteers will be doing minor repairs, such as fixing flats and adjusting brakes, and teaching bike owners how to do it themselves.
Greenmarket attendees will also have a chance to make smoothies by pedaling a bike-mounted blender; and a chance to win a free bicycle in an art and essay contest.
First 20 people to bike to market get $2 tokens to spend at market.

Community Table 1

Girl Scouts of Northeaster NY

Specials from our Vendors

Electric City Roasters:  Two new coffees, Bali Blue Moon and one based on feedback from customer tastings!

Electric Cookie Jar:  Lime Cooler, Classic Oatmeal Raisin, Vegan Banana Everything!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen:  Kale and Basil pestos, low sodium, no added sugar added rubs, dip, soups, and slow cooker spice mixes.

Hope Valley Farm:  will be absent and instead at the Saugerties garlic festival. see you next week

Lovin’ Mama:  Certified organic produce We will have specials on greens, fill people up with greens!

Marynard Farms:  The beautiful, hot, sunny days make it easy to forget it’s apple season!! But apple season it is!! Maynard Farms has lots to choose from! With currently 20 varieties to choose from and fresh pressed Apple Cider, we’ve got something for everyone! We’ve got tart and tangy Jonathan, MacIntosh and Ida Red to sweet Macoun, Honey Crisp, Gala and and Fuji. If you’d like something different, try one of our heirloom or unusual varieties like Haralson Red, Blondee, Bramley’s Seedling or Esopus Tart. If you can’t seem to let go of summer, we have white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries for you!! Bartlett, Bosc, Seckle and Magness pears offer great variation in texture and flavor. Fragrant and flavorful grapes are just delicious – Concord, Vanessa Red, Faith, Joy and Jupiter. Don’t forget your veggies! Use Celeriac to add texture and flavor to potatoes, soups, stews and salads. Also delicious are colorful sweet peppers in yellow, red, orange, purple and chocolate brown, heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white, zucchini, summer squash, kale, garlic, 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 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!!! Look forward to seeing you!

Rockets’ Canine Cookies: Rocket’s Canine Cookies will be offering their signature biscuits and all natural paw balm. We will also have Figaro’s Favorite Cat Treats in Tuna and Salmon flavors.

Puckers Gourmet llc: Want to put some spice in your life? How about a fire habanero half sour pickle! Crunchy with just the right amount of heat and a nice dose of probiotics!! This pickle is sure to please!!

Taj Mahal:  Samosas Chicken Tandoori.

WASH Green and Clean:  Natural laundry soap, rooms sprays, cleaning and pet products, made with essential oils.  Recycle packaging for a discount.

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? This is what’s fresh for September 24th.

Welcome to fall? This is what’s fresh for September 24th.

Welcome to Fall!

Even though it still feels like summer it is fall and the harvest is really starting to come in.  All of our farmers have lots of beautiful fresh vegetables ready for you to take home.  Come down and enjoy this extra summer weekend at the market!

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
Mike Yates

12pm – 2pm
Anna Portillo

Specials from our Vendors

Capital Native Plants – Preserving nature for future generations by providing seed-grown potted wildflowers.

Electric Cookie Jar – We plan our treats based on customer requests and the season. This week we will have fall flavors like pumpkin spiced snickerdoodles and vegan, gluten-free lemon lavender cookies. Stop by and have a taste of sweetness.

Funk Farms – Cinnamon is the spice of the week. come try our sweet cinnamon pastry logs and cinnamon buns.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen — it’s slow cooker season come try our premium seasoning mixes. Bursting with flavor from freshly ground spices and herbs. Gluten free, non gmo, no added sugars, artificial preservatives, flavorings or extracts. All are salt free or low sodium.

Highland Farm – This is the last weekend for antler chews for dogs!

Maria’s Home Catering – Try our meatballs and baked mac ‘n’ cheese. Or, if you’re a vegatarian try our vegetarian chili.

Maynard Farms: The calendar says fall, but it sure feels like summer! This week “pear” Maynard Farms summer and fall fruits and veggies to create your meals! Peaches, nectarines and berries to apples, pears and grapes, we’ve got you covered! Juicy yellow and white nectarines, plump blueberries, sweet strawberries and raspberries to Bartlett, Bosc, Seckle 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 Ida Red, Cortland, Macoun, Empire and Haralson Red! Something for everyone! Fragrant and flavorful grapes are just delicious – Concord, Vanessa Red, Mars, Faith, Joy and Jupiter. Don’t forget your veggies! Use Celeriac to add texture and flavor to potatoes, soups, stews and salads. Also delicious are colorful sweet peppers in yellow, red, orange, purple and chocolate brown, heirloom eggplant in beautiful shades of purple and white, zucchini, summer squash, kale, garlic, 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 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!!! Look forward to seeing you!

Oh Corn! Areas and More:  For those still new to the arepa, these “English Muffins” shaped white corn buns are big enough to hold in two hands and can be eaten plain or with butter. They are opened up like a pocket and stuffed with endless fillings, such as shredded beef, black beans, cheese, avocado and chicken, or anything  that comes to your mind.
The arepa is pleasure and duty on the menu of every one that discover it. An arepa not only bring the Venezuelan community together in an almost religious adoration of a culinary tradition, but it is also a warm invitation to the ever growing diverse  community in the Capital Region to try one of the most versatile food in the world.
Follow us on facebook http://www.ohcornarepas.com/, twitter https://twitter.com/ohcornarepas and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ohcornarepas/

Puckers Gourmet: Did you know…
A fresh batch of full garlic sours will be ready for market this weekend!!
Swing by and grab a jar of these amazing, tasty and healthy treats!

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!

Children’s Activity

Even though it is fall, it is still hot so we will be making some fans to cool you off.

Community Table 1

Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County
Building homes and supplying home furnishings to our community.

Community Table 2

Yoga Bliss
Will be offering guided peace meditations.

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

 

What’s Fresh Sunday September 3rd.  Plus tomato tasting results!

What’s Fresh Sunday September 3rd. Plus tomato tasting results!

Who’s got the best tomato?

 

Thanks to everyone who took part in the tomato tasting at the market last Sunday.  We hope you all loved all the delicious and beautiful tomatoes our farmers submitted.  This year we had 11 varieties tomatoes.   Lots of customers voted and even more stopped to taste and ask us where their favorite came from.

And the winners of the 2017 Schenectady Greenmarket Tomato Tasting are:
First Place – Pink Beauty from Hope Valley Farm
Second Place –Beef Steak from Buhrmaster Farm
Third place – Big Beef from Hope Valley Farm
Tied for Fourth place:  Bella Terra just ask & Maynard Farm Green Zebra
Check them all out and discover your favorite!

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.

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Hoot Owl Moon

12pm – 2pm
Marilyn Miller & Rick Warren

Specials from our Vendors

Hope Valley Farm: TOMATOES, lettuce, swiss chard, curly & tuscano kale, napa & savoy cabbage, peppers, corn, potatoes, cuke’s, zucchini, summer squash, beans, beets, garlic, & more

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:Happy Labor Day! Celebrate Labor Day with the fruits – and vegetables – of our labor!! We’ll have lots of fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables to help complete your Labor Day celebration at the market this weekend. Yellow and White Peaches and Yellow and White Nectarines are still juicy and tasty! Yellow and White Donut peaches, too. Plums, blueberries, raspberries and late season strawberries taste like summer. We are picking new varieties of apples almost everyday – Autumn Crisp, Gala, McIntosh and yes, Honey Crisp will join our other new season apples – Blondee, Kindercrisp, Dandy Red, Zestar and Ginger Gold! Fresh pressed apple cider. Red and Green Bartlett pears. And don’t forget about the veggies – 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!

Pucker’s Gourmet: Tangy, zesty, crunchy, full of live active cultures!! Horseradish half sours will be at the market this weekend!
This pickle is a crowd favorite all on its own or try it on a sandwich to bring some amazing flavor!

WASH Green and Clean: We will have a sale on our REPEL bug spray. We also offer a student discount with college ID.

Community Table

Electric City Food Co-op

Children’s Activity

Scavenger Hunt!

Finish the hunt and get a prize!

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