Saratoga Farmers Bring Fresh Produce to Market – Even in February

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  By Julia Howard, Market Director February often feels like a frigid countdown to spring. A visit to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s winter location might change that perception. You’ll find tables loaded with tomatoes, cucumbers, salad greens and spinach, kale, cabbage, carrots, turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes and potatoes, winter squash, and beets.             Where does […]

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Finding Gifts of Love at the Farmers’ Market

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By Julia Howard What do the Saratoga Farmers’ Market and Valentine’s Day have in common? Love. Love that is colorful, flavorful, sweet and savory, hearty and light, decadent, delightful and healthy. This Saturday, we invite you to share the love and use the farmers’ market as your venue for creating the best valentines on the […]

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Beginning with the Base

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson What’s the secret to a great chowder? According to Dave DeLozier, chowder chef for Moby Rick’s Seafood Company, the retail outlet for the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s Pura Vida Fisheries, it’s all about the base “That’s the hardest thing to get right,” said DeLozier. DeLozier spoke with me last weekend at Moby Rick’s, […]

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Locally Grown Sweet Potatoes Add a Fat-Free, Nutritional Boost

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By Mary Peryea Did you know that the sweet potato is one of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet. This orange tuber offers an unsurpassed source of beta carotene; providing 214 percent of the daily requirement for Vitamin A in a single cup serving; and a significant source of Vitamin C, manganese, Vitamin B6, […]

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Farmers’ Market Joins Saratoga’s “Live Fit, Eat Fit, Get Fit’ Challenge

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By Julia Howard, Market Director   For scores of fitness enthusiasts, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is one stop on the path to an active weekend. They might be members of the Saratoga Stryders running club, en route to or from their Saturday morning group run in the Spa State Park. Or they might be coming […]

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Sweetening the Farmers’ Market

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By Mary Peryea There’s been a sweet addition to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market – Slate Valley Farms. Slate Valley sells maple syrup, honey, and an array of related products including spun maple sugar, molded maple sugar, maple sugar, and maple cream. All of the syrup and honey is produced on the 101-acre family-run farm in […]

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Try Bacon Grease as Cooking Oil

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By Janet Lampman, Lewis Waite Farm Many of us recall growing up with a container of bacon grease near the kitchen stove. My family did not eat a lot of fried food, but a little dab of the melted bacon grease often offered an economical and flavorful way to fry fresh perch, not to mention […]

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Box Stocking Stuffers

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Looking for last-minute gifts or small items to tuck into stockings. Several Saratoga Farmers’ Market vendors have created special stocking stuffer items, such as the two-pack bon-bons from Bon Bon Brazil and the Bon Bon Mittens knitting kits from Blind Buck Farms. Also, consider the following items: • The bright green cilantro pesto hummus from […]

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Artists Bring A Dash of Style to Farmers’ Market

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Farming and fashion are not exactly synonymous. Yet, as you visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market tomorrow and on Christmas Eve, you might start to wonder why this is so. In between carrots and chard, handcrafted cheeses and farm raised meats, milks and yogurts are artists who are also farmers or inspired by […]

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Stocking Up on Self-Care at the Farmers’ Market

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson The season of giving often feels overwhelming: The appeals from charity, gift lists, card lists, parties’ lists, cooking lists, and the push –commercialized – to be festive and jolly, no matter what. Amid this frenzy, it seems only appropriate to ask whether you have put care of the self on your holiday […]

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