What’s fresh for Earth Day at Schenectady Greenmarket?

What’s fresh for Earth Day at Schenectady Greenmarket?

Celebrate Earth Day at the Schenectady Greenmarket!

Come on down, shop, grap some lunch and check out all the funs things going on at market this week!  While you’re there don’t forget to stop by the Earth Day Fair downstairs.

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm

Lecco Morris and Adam Siegel

12pm – 2pm

Ouderkirk/Grudecki Jazz Duo

Local Expert

Community Hospice

Community Table

Give Hope a Home
Northeast Parent and Child Society
Therapeutic Foster family Program

Children’s Activity

Celebrate Earth Day!

Specials from our Vendors

Healing Path Massage:  Jennifer and Deborah will be offering chair massage this Sunday. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how good you will feel if you stop by and let them loosen up your tight neck, shoulders and back. Give it a try!

Lovin’ Mama Farm:  Certified Organic micro greens, shoots, and greens from the high tunnel. Also, cat grass, living trays of micro greens, and dried flower wreathes.

Mariaville Farm and Mariaville Mushroom Men: Meat and Mushrooms a great combo. Black Angus steaks and fresh Mariaville Mushrooms. Stock up on eggs or share with a friend, 3 dozen $10.00.

Maynard Farms: This Earth Day visit your Farmer’s Market for locally and responsibly grown produce. Visit Maynard Farms to sample the fruits of our every day celebration of the Earth! Lots of crispy and delicious apples – sweet Fuji, Golden Delicious, Ruby Rose, Empire, Macoun, Gala and Red Delicious – and tangy to tart Mutsu, Pink Lady, Stayman Winesap, MacIntosh, Ida Red, Braeburn and Gold Rush. Bring home a beautiful bouquet of Peach or Apricot Blossoms – pretty and fragrant and a perfect symbol of Spring. As always, our fresh pressed apple cider served cold or hot is always a welcomed treat. And back by popular demand – PINK LADY APPLE CIDER! Delightfully crisp and citrusy, with a distinctly Pink Lady sweetness. Light bodied, but full flavored. Both delicious on their own, or mix with seltzer for a fresh and tasty spritzer. A must try!!! Don’t forget potatoes! Adirondack Red and Yukon Gold. Something for everyone! Satisfying and delicious baked or roasted. Happy Earth Day!! We look forward to seeing you!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Enjoy our vegan and gluten free Veggie Pattie. Made from lentils and spinach this snack is filling and strolls the market with you.

WASH Green and Clean: We back in full swing. We will have our 4 scents of laundry soap in 3 sizes. We have a sale on our medium bags. On sale 10$ from 12$. We also have a special if you purchase 40$ you get 5$ off a future purchase of 25$ or more. Check out our amazing products and we are looking forward to seeing you Sunday in Proctors from 10-2. Our last market will be 4/29.

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!

Don’t forget the Earth Day Fair downstairs at Proctors!
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.

What’s Fresh December 10th

What’s Fresh December 10th

Start your holiday shopping here.

December has arrived. 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. Start your shopping early and pick up an artisan item while you’re grabbing food for the week.

For the next two Sundays, we’ll be doing a free gift basket wrapping station. Pick up a basket, fill it up, and we’ll make it pretty for you once you’re done.

Free Parking Downtown!
Because of the many events going on downtown this weekend Metroplex has waived all parking fees for the entire weekend. While you’re in downtown Schenectady you might want to check out the Holiday Bazaar across the street on Jay!Are you planning on shopping at the Open Door Bookstore on Jay Street this month?
The Open Door is doing a great promotion for local nonprofits where they will donate 15% of any purchase during specific windows. They will be doing this for the Schenectady Greenmarket on Monday, December 11 between 6PM and 7:30PM.So if you want to do a little shopping at the Open Door, consider going during our window and helping us out!
Read more on our website.

Specials from our Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters: We have two NEW coffees out this week! The Central Americans are back in season and they are beautiful this year. Come see us and grab a bag of one of our new offerings!

Healing Path Massage: Wendell and Jennifer will be at the market this week to offer chair massage and sell Holiday Gift Certificates. You won’t be disappointed if you stop and let them loosen up your sore muscles.

Hope Valley Farm: Premium holiday wreaths & swags, TOMATOES, baby Tat Soi, prepped brussel Sprouts, red cabbage, kale, leeks, red, white, blue, & fingerling potatoes, red & yellow onions, French shallots, acorn & butternut squash, garlic, garlic pesto, pickled scapes,

Inspire Wanderlust: Unique, handmade scarfs great for gifting this holiday season! We also have handmade, all natural candles and interesting items made out of recycled wine bottles!

Maynard Farms: Visit the farmer’s market this weekend to satisfy all of your holiday needs – great local produce along with great local gift ideas! We have 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. Pears are perfect on their own, but even better when added to salads or served with cheese and crackers! 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!!!

Nine Pin Cider Works: Whether it be a classy bottle of Cider Monster ’16 or something new to the palate like the Lion’s Share Bourbon Barrel Aged Hard Cider, we have the best gifts for lovers of New York apples over 21. Also, come check out Troy-based Collar City Candle’s Nine Pin hard cider-inspired candle collection at our table, as well as some cider scented soaps by Rad Soap Co. So many awesome gifts!

Puckers Gourmet: Not sure what to bring for that holiday party? How about a jar of delicious and healthy pickles? Our international award winning pickles are a crowd pleaser! With a bountiful offering of ferments at market this weekend, we are pretty sure there is a pickle to please everyone!

Ulster Soaps: We will have adorable $25 gift boxes all ready for you to gift to friends and loved ones. Check-out our full stock of bath bombs, aftershave and body scrubs.

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.

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
Ron Gordon

12pm – 2pm
Anna Portillo

Children’s Activity

Holiday cards and decorations.

Community Table

Yoga Bliss – Mary Clare O’Connor

 

 

 

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?

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