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!  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 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!

What’s Fresh This Week – May 28th, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – May 28th, 2017

Memorial Day weekend! 

This weekend it the perfect time to get your own garden started we have lots of flowers and vegetables ready to plant!

When your done in the garden have a picnic or BBQ with our fresh local produce, burgers and sausage.

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Bards farm we will have a nice selection of hanging baskets flowers herbs pots and vegetable plants.

Bouchard Farm II will have grass fed beef and naturally raised pork. Filet mignon, NY Strip and our delicious ground beef along with the rest of the full line up!

Capital Native Plants: “Ask a Botanist” Bring your photos of native plants or the plant to be identified from 10-2 pm by Botanist Steve Young.

Lovin’ Mama Farm:  Certified organic micro greens, salad mix, mini romaine, radishes, cat grass, living trays of micro greens

Oh Corn!  AREPAS FOR EVERY OCASSION, An Arepa is a type of food made of cooked white corn prominent in the cuisine of Venezuela and Colombia.There are almost infinite ways to stuff an arepa, but all you need to know for now is that 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 90 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. Freshness is a given try the chicken, pernil (pulled pork) or keep it light with a vegetarian filling

Painted Goat Farm:  Goat milk

Puckers Gourmet llc– Welcome summer!!
Puckers will have everything you need for your holiday BBQ!!
How about some sweet and spicy pak dong for that burger? A crunchy fresh half sour to join that sandwich? We are loaded with products and full of ideas! Come by this weekend and experience just how good a pickle can be!!

Rocket’s Canine Cookies has a new biscuit flavor, Bacon Cheddar. We will also have our other signature biscuits Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Cheesy Sweet Potato.

WASH Green and Clean will have our natural REPEL bug spray and herbal after bite combo for just 15$. Also our whole line of laundry detergents and eco friendly cleaning products and room sprays!

Variety Vendors

1857 Spirits,
Bouchard Farms II,
James Patrick Prendergast Photography,
Painted Goat,
Rocket’s Canine Cookies,
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am-12pm

Gabriela Giordano

12pm-2pm

Sympathetic Stranger

Fresh Taste Table

Check out local Chef Jen Sternfeld’s delicious Pea Sprout Salad!

Children’s Acvitivity

Airplanes – How far will yours fly?
What’s Fresh for the market April 30th, 2017

What’s Fresh for the market April 30th, 2017

Our last weekend inside at Proctors!

Spring is here! Join us this week for our last winter market at Proctors. The season went by like a flash and we are thankful to our vendors, customers and everyone at Proctors who help each week be such a success. See you this Sunday at Proctors for some great local goodies.

Please note this Sunday we will be in Robb Alley and the GE Theater.  Next Sunday, May 7, we will be moving outside around City Hall!

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm

Craic Agus Ceol

12 – 2pm
Mark Baptiste

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

D & W Farm and Animal Rescue –This week we will be bring two new types of soaps, Vanilla Cream with Oatmeal and Sandalwood Bentonite Clay. Stop by early they are sure to go quick!!

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen — Fresh kale pesto, fresh basil pesto, sweet chili jam, all of our spreadable fruit, our full line of soups plus crockpot seasoning mixes and instant pot mixes. We are introducing a few new crockpot and instant pot mixes: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Wine & Chipotle, Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Wine & Herb

Hope valley farm will have:  baby salad greens, baby Tat Soi  garlic, pickled garlic scapes, pickled garlic, red potatoes, shallots, potted herbs, annuals, flowering plants and more!

Lovin’ Mama Farm:  micro greens and shoots

Puckers Gourmet llc– 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!!

Children’s Table

Our fun volunteers will be helping the kids make jewelry and other art projects from pasta!

Community Table

Catholic Charities Senior Caregiver & Support Services
SNAP
Nutrition Outreach and Education Program Stay Healthy with SNAP

Variety Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters,
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue,
Painted Goat,
Skinners Sugarbush,
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery

Your Market Creations: We Love Them!

We asked for your market creations — and you gave them to us! Seeing all these together makes it clear how much of a difference the Schenectady Greenmarket makes. You are the reason we do this. Thank you for supporting our local farmers and businesses. Keep being awesome!

Here are all of the submissions for the #mymarketcreation contest (click to enlarge).

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