What’s Fresh For August 19th!

Join us for great deals from wonderful local food and goods!

Hot Summer Sunday!

Plums are here!

Gorgeous plums in every color! Juicy and colorful! Come find out what variety is your favorite.

 

Photo: Maynard Farm

News from our vendors

Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company: We have handcrafted solid teak soap decks, made right here by us, locally in the capital district.  These beautiful and well-crafted soap dishes are made exclusively of teak, a hardwood with water resistant properties.  We have a limited supply of these high quality soap dishes, so get them while our supply lasts.

Hudson Valley Hand-Cut Scones: Traditional Irish Currant Scones

Mariaville Farm: Free eggs with any $25.00 purchase. Berkshire pork packages. Black Angus Beef. Join our CSA and save money!

Marynard Farms: We’re going crazy at Maynard Farms! Plum Crazy that is!! Six varieties and still more to be picked….Purple Heart, Shiro, Elephant Heart, Galaxy, Plum D and Sugar Baby! All are flavorful and delicious, and unique! Stop by the Farmer’s Market this weekend, rain or shine, to check them out. The Heirloom Tomatoes are just perfect! 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! We’ll have lots of delicious, flavorful and juicy peaches and nectarines. Blueberries are just fantastic this year – sweet and flavorful! Ginger Gold and Pristine 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 and Braeburn…all are delicious, you cannot go wrong! We’ll have lots of Green, Magda and Gold Rush 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!! Also at the markets – tender Carumba Cabbage! 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!!

Rocket’s Canine Cookies: We’ll have our signature dog treats, chicken jerky and paw balm. See you at the market!!

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Check out our new Adirondack Jill, a peanut/almond blend with blueberries and more!

Taj  Mahal Restaurant: Vegan and gluten-free Veggie Patties made from lentils and spinach. Good source of protein!

 

Stop by and listen to some great music!

10:00-12:00
Roben Kosek Jazz & Blues duo – the band includes Terri Roben (a children’s musician) and  MaryAnn Kosek and Brenda Fisher. The group plays a variety of music including contemporary folk music, children’s music and jazz and blues from 1920s – 1960’s.

12:00-2:00
Gomni African Drumming – John Dickson, Barbara Taylor, Bill Fichtne make up the band and specialize in African drumming.

The League of Women Voters Will be at Our Community Table

Stop by to get registered to vote or ask questions about the registration process.

 

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

The Glenville YMCA will be here to help out! Come by and make something wonderful to bring home!

Back this 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!

BlueShield of Northeastern New York will be at the market to answer your questions!

 

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 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 August 5th

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

Sweet Sunday!

Tomatoes and peaches and corn – oh my!

Isn’t this the moment we’ve all been waiting for? The moment tomatoes have ripened on the vine, peaches become soft to the touch, and corn stands tall and full on its stalk. Come enjoy peak Summer produce from your favorite local vendors!


Photo: Lovin’ Mama Farm

 

More from our Vendors:

Maynard Farms: Mother Nature is showing her colors here at Maynard Farms! Bright Purple Cauliflower, Vibrant Green Broccoli, Tender Carumba Cabbage, Red Flesh Peaches, Beautiful White Peaches and the season’s first field ripened Heirloom Tomatoes are just a small sampling of the outstanding colors, flavors and textures you’ll find at the Farmer’s Market this weekend. Yellow and White Nectarines and Yellow Peaches are all juicy and flavorful. The plums are just outstanding – Elephant Heart, Early Gold, Red Russian and Plum G . Apricots are the best they’ve been in years. For you berry fans, we’ll have Raspberries, Blackberries and Blueberries as big as quarters!! You’ll have to see them to believe them! Sweet, tangy Pristine 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. Crunchy and fresh Cucumbers and Kirbies are great on their own or for adding to salads. 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 markets!! 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!!

On stage this week: Fearless Fretters & Gabriela Giordano

10:00-12:00: The Fearless Fretters will strike up a tune! This old-time acoustic ensemble will play traditional toe-tapping dance tunes from southern Appalachia.

12:00-2:00: Gabriela Giordano, a college student originally from Schenectady NY and now attending Brandeis University, is a self-taught guitarist who has been lighting the stage at the Greenmarket for almost 3 years. Welcome back, Gabriela!

 

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

Let’s paint with veggies! Who knew all you need is half a zucchini, head of romaine, or sliced apple to make a masterpiece?

 

Go with the flow!

This Sunday yoga is 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 from 10:30AM and 11:15AM. All levels are welcome!

What’s Fresh July 29th

Apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines… and free ice cream on Sunday!

Come and enjoy the sweet tastes of summer!

Featured above: Fruit from Maynard Farms

 

 

July’s bounty:

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

On stage this week: Sticks & Strings and Dave Moore

10:00-12:00: Sticks & Strings12:00-2:00: Dave Moore is a resident of Greenwich, NY, where he is involved in the regional music scene, playing at local establishments and hosting acoustic jams and open mics. Dave is also a member of the popular Albany based band CAC. Dave’s musical influences include John Prine, Steve Earle, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, James Taylor and John Denver, to name just a few. Dave also plays banjo, and played clarinet and saxophone for over 20 years in a regional summer pops band before deciding to focus his musical talents on singing and playing guitar, both solo and with CAC.

 

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

What’s your favorite fruit from Schenectady Greenmarket? Our fantastic volunteers will be there to help you make arts and crafts of your favorite fruits. Come on by and have some fun!

FREE ICE CREAM!

Stop by the Fresh Taste Table for your free ice cream from Battenkill Valley Creamery! Beat the heat this weekend!

 

Specials from our Vendors:

Mariaville Farm: Fresh NEVER Frozen pasture-raised Chicken. Pasture raised Lamb, Berkshire pork and Black Angus beef. Fresh eggs from our free roaming hen, you can TASTE the difference!

Plan ahead!

Yoga will be back on August 5th. BlueShield Northeastern New York will host two 30 minute Gentle Yoga sessions again in 2 weeks Sunday at 10:30AM and 11:15AM, all levels are welcome!Yoga will be hosted by Annie B from the Hot Yoga Spot in Albany.
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 parkingwithin 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 on July 8th

Berries, stone fruit, sweet corn…

The season of plenty is here!

Featured above: Buhrmaster radishes and blueberries, Bella Terra eggs, Yesfolk kombucha, Maynard Farm cherries, Lovin’ Mama romaine, Our Daily Bread challah.

Music Schedule

10AM – 2PM

Keith Pray’s 3 Bass Hit is a high energy instrumental group rooted in the 1960’s and 1970’s Hammond Organ groups. Pulling from jazz standards, popular songs and original material, 3 Bass Hit will have you grooving along for sure. This group features Keith Pray on organ, Mike Newman on Tenor Sax and Bass and Chad Ploss on drums.

Local Expert

Schenectady City Council

Community Table

Global Peaceful Cities 

Children’s Activity

Kiddos, come make your own Uchiwa fan, a traditional Japanese fan designed to beat the heat!

Specials from our Vendors

Barbers Farm:

 

Maynard Farms:

The berries this year have been fantastic and you thought it couldn’t get better?? Well it does!! Maynard Farms’ first Peaches of the season will be ready for the Farmer’s Markets this weekend!! In addition, a very limited amount of Pluots will be making their debut. Stop by early to get yours! Don’t worry berry fans, we’ll have lots of Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries for you! And Cherries….Sweet, Queen Anne and Tart…how will you choose! Our Delicate Apricots are always a wonderful treat! If apples are your thing, 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…all are delicious, you cannot go wrong! The Snow and Snap Peas are tender and sweet! Tom ran out of picking time last week, and our greens are prolific!! Stop by the market to check out our specials on greens this week… we’ll have a beautiful selection of 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!

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.

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