What’s Fresh for February 18

What’s Fresh for February 18

Stock up for the long weekend!

Find everything you need for the long weekend here at the market! Need veggies to make a homemade soup to stay cozy? We’ve got you covered! How about bread or pastries? Take your pick from our many vendors.

Specials from our Vendors

Cherish Natural Soaps: WASH Green and Clean! We’ll have our full line of laundry detergents and cleaning products. We also have natural room sprays to help freshen those stinky rooms! Stop by! We love to see you guys! Thank you for your support!

Healing Path Massage: Healing Path Massage will have Wendell and Jennifer offering chair massage this Sunday. If you have any soreness in your upper back, neck, or shoulders especially, stop by and let them help you.

Maynard Farms: Did you know George Washington never did cut down that cherry tree? In fact, he was a well known proponent of horticulture and planted an impressive fruit orchard for use at meals, for storage and for cider. Abe Lincoln shared George Washington’s love of fruit – his favorite dessert was apple pie!! Honor your forefathers this President’s Day weekend with a trip to the farmer’s market. At Maynard Farms you’ll find lots of delicious apples, pears and cider that George and Abe would certainly approve of! Empire, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Cameo, Jonagold, Evercrisp, Stayman Winesap, Braeburn, Ida Red, Gold Rush and more!! Honor Abe with a home made apple pie or apple crisp! Use Mom’s no fail baking assortment – 3 Ida Red, 3 Stayman Winesap and 1 large Golden Delicious for sweetness to make a great pie or crisp – the mix of apples creates a wonderful blend of texture and flavor. Bosc pears are a delicious reminder of warmer days….crunchy and sweet – just wonderful. As always, our fresh pressed apple cider, served cold or hot, is always a welcomed treat. Potatoes are a satisfying and healthy side dish – Irish White, Carola Gold, Red Skinned Pink, Adirondack Blue and of course Sweet Potatoes!! All great on their own or toss cut slices of Adirondack Blue and Red Skinned Pink with olive oil and sea salt, roast at 350 degrees until crispy for an anti-oxidant rich and delicious side dish!! Thank you to all of our customers from everyone at Maynard Farms!! Look forward to seeing you!

Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Gabriela Giordano

12pm – 2pm
Hot Tuesday

Local Expert

Electric City Food Co-op
Kat Wolfram

Children’s Activity

This week the Children’s Table is a book swap (bring a book take a book) or just take a book and make your own bookmarks or bookplates! Books are donated by the Friends of the Schenectady Public Library.

Community Table

CURE:  Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
https://www.cureepilepsy.org

What’s Fresh at the Market on February 11

What’s Fresh at the Market on February 11

There’s something for everyone’s Valentine at the market.

Husband, wife, partner, kids, parents, friends, grandma, your pet–there’s something for everyone at the market this week. Cookies. Chocolate. Coffee. Jewelry. Meat? Why not!? we’ve also got a craft table for kids where they can make cards, our Fresh Taste Table featuring a free recipe and tasting, and… belly dancing. Yes, the market will be busting this week. Don’t miss out!

Specials from our Vendors

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Deborah will be offering chair massage at the market this Sunday. Stop by near the GE theater entrance so they can help you loosen up those tight muscles that are causing you discomfort especially in your upper back, neck and shoulders.

Lovin Mama Farm: We are so happy to be back at market with fresh, certified organic greens! We’ll have pea shoots, 7 different micro green blends, cat grass, living trays of micro greens, and dried flower wreathes.

Maynard Farms: Valentine’s Day is coming! Let Maynard Farms help you tell your special someone they are the “apple of your eye”! A crispy, delicious apple is perfect on it’s own or if you want, dress it up a bit. Try dipping slices of your favorite apple in caramel and chocolate for a quick, but decadent and special treat. A home made apple pie or apple crisp is sure to win hearts! Use Mom’s no fail baking assortment – 3 Ida Red, 3 Stayman Winesap and 1 large Golden Delicious for sweetness to make a great pie or crisp – the mix of apples creates a wonderful blend of texture and flavor. Whatever you decide on, Maynard Farms has lots of varieties to choose from – sweet Empire, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Ruby Rose, Evercrisp and Cameo to tangy Stayman Winesap, Ida Red, Braeburn, Gold Rush, Pink Lady and more. And pears – crunchy and sweet Bosc and smooth and sweet Bartlett! Both so good, it will be hard to choose!! All delicious on their own, or can be added to pancakes, salads or desserts! Our fresh pressed apple cider served cold or hot is always a welcomed treat. Our delicious potatoes will make a satisfying and healthy side dish – Irish White, Yukon Gold, Adirondack Blue, Red Skinned Pink for Valentine’s Day and of course Sweet Potatoes for your Sweetheart!! Thank you to all of our customers from everyone at Maynard Farms!! Look forward to seeing you!

Nine Pin Cider: The new Raspberry Limited Reserve Hard Cider makes a pretty pink bubbly gift for your special someone this Valentine’s Day, even if that special someone is yourself!

Ulster Soap: I will have a limited amount of DIY handmade soap gift boxes available for Valentines Day. Treat your sweetie to a box of bath truffles or a tiny bath bomb bundt cake. Cute, classy and calorie free!

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!

Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Drums Along the Mohawk and Half Moon Tribal Dancers

12pm – 2pm
Jake and Dan

Local Expert

Fresh Taste Table – Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (with free samples & a free recipe).

Children’s Activity

Make a Valentine for someone special.

Community Table

City Council

Fresh Taste Table: Butternut and Apple Soup

Our fresh taste table is back with free samples and free recipes for you to try. The idea with the fresh taste table is to help you come up with new recipes for what’s at the market and in season that week. So stop by and say hi to Linda for a taste and a recipe to take home.

SLOW COOKER BUTTERNUT-APPLE SOUP WITH CRISPY LEEKS

SOUP

2 lbs.  Butternut squash, peeled seeded and cubed

1 leek, (white parts only) rinsed and roughly chopped

1 medium Granny Smith apple pealed and roughly chopped

1 medium carrot roughly chopped

2 ½ cups chicken or vegetable broth

½ cup canned coconut milk

 

GARNISH

1 tbsp olive oil

¼ cup thinly sliced leeks (white part only)

½ tsp kosher salt

Coconut milk (optional)

For Soup:  Place the squash, leek, apple, carrot and broth in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, until squash is cooked though.

Stir coconut milk into soup mixture.  Puree the soup in the cooker with an immersion blender until smooth. (or in a standard blender in batches).

For Garnish:  Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.  Add oil and leeks and cook, stirring occasionally until golden and crisp, about 10 minutes. Season with the salt.

To serve, pour into bowls and garnish with crispy leeks.  If desired drizzle with a little coconut milk.

Recipe from “skinnytaste FAST AND SLOW” by Gina Homolka

What’s fresh at market Febrary 4th

What’s fresh at market Febrary 4th

We are in the last stretch of winter!

Spring is right around the corner.  Come on down to the market and join the weekly celebration. Not only do we have our usual warm, festive atmosphere, but we also still have lots of root vegetables, greens, meat, and lots more….

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Sticks & Strings

12pm – 2pm
Golden Standard

Children’s Activity

Ragby Road

Community Table

Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County

Specials from our Vendors

Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company:  We have Valentine’s Day gift packages! It comes in a very attractive galvanized steel bucket that you can reuse as a vase or planter. It includes your choice of any two bars of soap plus a handcrafted hardwood soap deck. It’s all wrapped in cellophane and tied with a beautiful ribbon. It makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day, birthday, or anniversary gift. Or it’s just a nice way to treat yourself. All this for $25 plus tax.

Healing Path Massage: We will have Jean Marie and Jennifer offering chair massage this Sunday. If you have any sore or tight muscles in your neck, shoulders, arms or back they would love to help you with those aches and pains. Give them a try.

Hope Valley Farm:  Tomatoes, garlic, red cabbage, butternut squash, acorn squash, red & yellow onions, red white fingerling potatoes, pickled scapes, shallots.

Mosaics by Christine:  Treat your Valentine to that mosaic they have always wanted…or, just treat yourself.

Maynard Farms: Need some healthy snacks for the big game this weekend? Maynard Farms has lots of delicious apples and pears to complete your big game buffet. Fruit platters, add some snap to a salad and something delicious for dessert – from sweet to tart, we have you covered! Empire, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Cameo, Jonagold, Evercrisp, Stayman Winesap, Braeburn, Ida Red, Gold Rush and more!! Bartlett and Bosc pears are a delicious reminder of warmer days….Bartlett are sweet and smooth and Bosc are crunchy and sweet – both are just wonderful. As always, our fresh pressed apple cider, served cold or hot, is always a welcomed treat. Potatoes are a satisfying and healthy side dish – Irish White, Carola Gold, Red Skinned Pink, Adirondack Blue and of course Sweet Potatoes!! All great on their own or toss cut slices of Adirondack Blue and Red Skinned Pink – for you Patriots fans or Irish White for the Eagles fans – with olive oil and sea salt, roast at 350 degrees until crispy for an anti-oxidant rich and delicious side dish!! Thank you to all of our customers from everyone at Maynard Farms!! Look forward to seeing you!

Puckers Gourmet: It’s that time!!!!!
A fresh batch of full garlic sours will be at market this weekend!!!!
Loaded with garlic, probiotics, and flavor!!!!
This pickle is a perfect healthy snack for watching the big game!

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!

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 at the market for January 28th.

What’s fresh at the market for January 28th.

The days are getting longer!

Still can’t find any signs of spring?  Come on down to the market and enjoy the weekly celebration. Not only do we have our usual warm, festive atmosphere, but we also still have lots of root vegetables, greens, meat, and lots more….

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Terri Roben

12pm – 2pm
Sympathetic Stranger

 

Children’s Activity

We will be making Inuit Finger Masks

Specials from our Vendors

Healing Path Massage: Healing Path Massage will have Jennifer and Wendell offering chair massage this Sunday. They have a lot to offer your sore, tight muscles. Come see how they might be able to help you.

Hope Valley Farm:  TOMATOES, red & yellow onions, red, white & fingerling potatoes, red cabbage, shallots, garlic, pickles scapes, garlic pesto, acorn & butternut squash, leeks, celeriac

Inspire Wanderlust:  Vintage inspired scarves and aromatherapy candles! Perfect ways to stay warm!

Maynard Farms: Looking for an escape from the winter weather? Come join us at the Farmer’s Market this weekend! Maynard Farms has lots of delicious apples and pears to help cure your winter blues! From sweet to tart, we have you covered! Empire, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Cameo, Jonagold, Evercrisp, Stayman Winesap, Braeburn, Ida Red, Gold Rush and more!! Bartlett and Bosc pears are a delicious reminder of warmer days….Bartlett are sweet and smooth and Bosc are crunchy and sweet – both are just wonderful. As always, our fresh pressed apple cider, served cold or hot, is always a welcomed treat. Potatoes are a satisfying and healthy side dish – Irish White, Carola Gold, Red Skinned Pink, Adirondack Blue and of course Sweet Potatoes!! All great on their own or toss cut slices of Adirondack Blue and Red Skinned Pink with olive oil and sea salt, roast at 350 degrees until crispy for an anti-oxidant rich and delicious side dish!! Thank you to all of our customers from everyone at Maynard Farms!! Look forward to seeing you!

Puckers Gourmet: DILLY BEANS ARE HERE!!!
You asked, and we listened!!
Back by popular demand… crunchy, tangy, packed with probiotics …
fermented dilly beans will be at market this weekend!!

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!

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 on January 21st

What’s Fresh on January 21st

Snowy Weather Got You Down?

Come on down to the Market to stock up on goodies and essentials to get you through these snowy January days!

 

Specials from our Vendors

Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company: Sexy Sandalwood Vanilla Scented Beer Soap & Hot Buttered Rum Scented Soap for sale. All of our beer soaps are made with fresh locally crafted beer! Did you know that the hops in beer are reported to be nourishing for your skin?

Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus: Freddy’s will have all your favorites, plus we’re bringing back our Puttanesca Hummus this weekend! Have a great rest of the week and see you on Sunday!

Healing Path Massage: Healing Path Massage will have Wendell and Deborah offering chair massage this Sunday. If you bring them your sore, tight muscles they may be able to give you some relief of your aches and pains. Give it a try.

Mosaics by Christine: Mosaics by Christine is back with lots of colorful selections in lazy Susans, tables, trivets, chess tables and skulls. Mention this notice and get 20% off any skull while they last!

Mariaville Farm: Sale: Fresh Pork Sausage sampler packages, 5 lbs only $30.00.

Maynard Farms: Growing tired of the winter weather? Cure your cabin fever by visiting the Farmer’s Market this weekend! Maynard Farms will have lots of crunchy and delicious apples and pears to help take away your winter blues! So many varieties – sweet Empire, Golden Delicious, Ruby Rose, Evercrisp Suncrisp and Cameo to tangy Stayman Winesap, Ida Red, Braeburn, Winecrisp and Pink Lady. And pears – crunchy and sweet Bosc and smooth and sweet Bartlett! Both so good, it will be hard to choose!! All delicious on their own, or can be added to pancakes, salads or desserts! 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. Add potatoes for a satisfying and healthy side dish – Irish White, Yukon Gold, Red Skinned White, Adirondack Blue and of course Sweet Potatoes!! Thank you to all of our customers from everyone at Maynard Farms! Look forward to seeing you!

Pucker’s Gourmet: Spicy Giardinera is here this weekend! This crowd pleaser is packed with crunch, flavor, heat and probiotics! Swing by this weekend and come experience just how good a pickle can be!


Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Rusticator

12pm – 2pm
Bill Ackerbauer

Childrens Table

 

Pasta Art!

 

What’s Fresh this Week – January 14th

What’s Fresh this Week – January 14th

We’ve got the best customers in the Capital Region.

You are truly the best. It’s been cold, cold, cold outside on market day and yet you keep coming. Come again this weekend for eggs, meat, greens, squash and more. See you there!

Specials from our Vendors

Inspire Wanderlust: Super soft and chunky arm knit scarves and some new sparky button scarves! We also have all natural, aromatherapy candles and next recycled wine bottle crafts!

Maynard Farms: What better way to escape the winter weather than visiting the Farmer’s Market this weekend! Maynard Farms will have lots of crunchy and delicious apples and pears to help take away your winter blues! So many varieties – sweet Empire, Golden Delicious, Ruby Rose, Evercrisp Suncrisp and Cameo to tangy Stayman Winesap, Ida Red, Braeburn, Winecrisp and Pink Lady. And pears – crunchy and sweet Bosc and smooth and sweet Bartlett! Both so good, it will be hard to choose!! 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. Add potatoes for a satisfying and healthy side dish – 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 New Year from everyone at Maynard Farms!!

Slate Valley Farms: After Christmas Maple Syrup Sale, Maple Gifts and Maple Syrup in Fancy on sale. Come see us.

Taj Mahal Restaurant: Finger licking chicken tikka masala and protein-rich-vegan, “veggie pattie”.


Market Activities

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Bret Scott

12pm – 2pm
Jeanine Ouderkirk

Children’s Activity

Glenville YMCA

What’s fresh for January 7th, 2018.

What’s fresh for January 7th, 2018.

Join us for the first market of 2018!

It may be cold outside, but the weather inside Proctors is always warm and dry.  Come and check ot the best of what our local vendors have to offer and enjoy an indoor festival of crafts, food, music and more.

Music Schedule

10am – 12pm
Drums Along th Mohawk and Half Moon Tribal Dancers

12pm – 2pm
The Sigma Sound Project

Children’s Activity

Celebarting the snow and cold with arts and crafts.

Community Table

Schenectady Light Opera Company 
with a taste of their upcoming show
Jesus Christ Superstar

 

Specials from our Vendors

Evolve Handcrafted Soap:  Handcrafted soaps made in small batches with certified organic, all natural vegetable oils and butters. We source many of our ingredients locally, including craft beer for our beer soaps and local goat’s milk for our goat’s milk soaps.

Healing Path Massage: We will have Jennifer and Jean offering chair massage this Sunday. Post Holiday stress can be relieved with Massage. Let them loosen those tight muscles.

Maynard Farms: What better way to escape the winter weather than visiting the Farmer’s Market this weekend! Maynard Farms will have lots of crunchy and delicious apples and pears to help take away your winter blues! So many varieties – sweet Empire, Golden Delicious, Ruby Rose, Evercrisp Suncrisp and Cameo to tangy Stayman Winesap, Ida Red, Braeburn, Winecrisp and Pink Lady. And pears – crunchy and sweet Bosc and smooth and sweet Bartlett! Both so good, it will be hard to choose!! All delicious on their own, or can be added to pancakes, salads or desserts! 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. Add potatoes for a satisfying and healthy side dish – 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 New Year from everyone at Maynard Farms!!

Puckers Gourmet: DILLY BEANS ARE HERE!!!
You asked, and we listened!!
Back by popular demand… crunchy, tangy, packed with probiotics …
fermented dilly beans will be at market this weekend!!

Slate Valley Farms:  Happy New Year, we will not be at the market on the 7th due to a family obligation, see you on 1/14/18

Taj Mahal Restaurant:  Finger licking chicken tikka masala and protein-rich-vegan, “veggie pattie”.

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 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!

Slate Valley Farm:  Spend $25.00 or more from our holiday maple selection and you can pick a prize ornament from our “maple tree”!  Everyone wins a sweet treat and one grand ornament is worth a $50.00 gift card to our farm.

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!

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