Alternatives to Canning | Did You Know…

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Did you know … that there are alternatives to canning? At this time of year, a visit to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is a particularly amazing experience. Produce stalls are overflowing with fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash and more. And now the harder shelled, sweeter tasting winter squashes are beginning to make an appearance. […]

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A Recipe for Topsoil | Did You Know…

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The Friends of the Market, the volunteer-based organization that supports the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, is rolling out a new program at the Saturday market on September 3. We would like to invite customers who do not have a means of composting their kitchen scraps to bring them to us. We will collect fruit and vegetable […]

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A little bit of garden lore … | Did You Know…

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson A little bit of garden lore … Friends of the Market volunteer Mary Peryea, whose story about creating a pollinator friendly garden is featured in this coming Friday’s Saratoga Today, also shares this story about her efforts to try growing zucchini, in a moderate way: “I must admit that I purchased a […]

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Getting Crazy About Corn | Did You Know…

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Photos by Pattie Garrett Did you know that sweet corn is a vegetable, a grain, and a fruit? According to ActiveChefs, a Canadian not-for-profit organization, the seeds of a cob of corn fit the definition of vegetable because the product is harvested for eating. Corn qualifies as a grain because it is grown from a […]

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A Worldwide View of Zucchini

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Okay, everyone has a zucchini story. Here’s mine: In the first year that my husband and I gardened in upstate New York, we discovered that in our dry sandy soil, one vegetable grew especially well. That was zucchini. It grew, and multiplied, and got gigantic. We ate it, pureed it, made breads, […]

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Red Currants | Did You Know…

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Did you know … that the growing of Red Currants was banned in the United States in the early twentieth century? Red currants are a small, glossy, bright red berry. They are available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market through July from such berry farmers as Scotch Ridge Farms. The berries were grown widely in the […]

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Kale & Blueberries | Did You Know…

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Did you know …That kale and blueberries are a match made in heaven? Think about it: deep purple and dark green. Two colors that can’t help but look stunning together. And think further about the antioxidants and other nutrients that both of these powerhouse items of produce bring to the palate. And, finally, imagine the […]

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Squash Blossoms | Did You Know…

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Did you know …That squash blossoms aren’t just pretty to look at; they taste good, too. As squash begins to come into season, gardens and farm fields sport an array of attractive deep yellow blossoms. Some of these blossoms are female and will become pollinated, which will then lead to the squash fruits themselves. However, […]

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Arugula is a Rocket | Did You Know…

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Do you know …Why arugula also is known as rocket? Technically, arugula’s nickname is derived from its scientific name “eruca sativa.” However, some food- and gardening-lovers’ web sites claim that the leafy vegetable gets its name for the lightning fast speed at which it grows. Arugula is a cool season plant with an aromatic scent […]

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Starting Up Summer | Did You Know…

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By Sadie Ross Did you know that it’s not too late to get tomato plants into the ground? If you were busy Memorial Day weekend and couldn’t get all of the plants you purchased from the Saratoga Farmers’ Market into the ground, don’t sweat it. Many of the solanaceous vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants) prefer […]

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