A Tragic Tale of Zucchini

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  By Mary Peryea Last summer, I made an attempt at gardening by planting one zucchini and two tomato plants.  I’m a big fan of tomato sandwiches and all things zucchini, especially moist, luscious zucchini bread.  Well, the tomatoes did okay and I had plenty of sandwiches.  The zucchini, on the other hand, was a […]

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From Farm To Picnic: Filling your basket at the market

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Summer hits its peak in August. Glorious sunshine in the daytime and star-studded skies at night make outdoor dining alluring. In addition, opportunities to take in a concert at the park or an afternoon at the track beckon.             How to prepare meals in such a situation? The answer, of course, is […]

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Garden Won’t Grow? Master Gardeners might know why

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  By Mary Peryea Earlier this summer, I purchased a lovely little zucchini plant at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. I planted it in my yard and lovingly tended it. And then one day the plant disappeared. What could have happened? Back to the farmers’ market I went, this time to consult with the master gardeners. […]

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Blending love, nutrition and a good vibration into smoothie drinks

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By Marley Bonacquist-Currin   The bright colors and brilliant names are attractive in and of themselves. But what really draws people to The Smoothie Shoppe at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is the energy of the owners. Rich and Laura Holoday started The Smoothie Shoppe in 2014, and joined Saratoga’s Saturday market this summer. Their goal […]

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Saratoga Farmers Embrace ‘Rain or Shine’

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By Julia Howard, Market Director The bell rang at 9 a.m. Saturday, announcing the start of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Then, the clouds opened. Rain poured in sheets, drenching everyone, creating pools on vendor tents, and a creek between Dickinson’s Delights and the Feathered Antler. Such has been the scene often this summer, with our […]

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Musicians Create the Beat at the Farmers’ Market

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  By Courtney Kramer On a recent Wednesday at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Jack Powell and his three-man band the Zucchini Brothers were performing. Powell grinned as a mother and child began tapping their feet to the beats. Then, as the child started to waddle in rhythm with the music and the mother began to […]

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‘Farm to Market’ Crepes Bring New Meaning to Local Food

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By Marley Bonacquist-Currin   Delightfully delicious days at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market are getting better, with the addition of several new vendors in the Saturday market’s food court. Among the new offerings are crepes hot off the griddle, made by Jon Dickinson of Dickinson’s Delights. Dickinson prepares the crepes with as many fresh vegetables and […]

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Sampling the Summer on Pizza in a Skillet

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson             I must confess to a simple addiction: I love greens and eggs. My husband and I raise chickens and grow plenty of greens. However, our gardens often take awhile to get going. As a result, early summer has me coming home from the Saratoga Farmers’ Market with bags upon bags of […]

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Baker’s Passion Leads to Creation of His Own Business

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By Courtney Kramer Throughout his nomadic life, one thing has remained consistent for Mark Gallucci: his love for baking. That passion drove him to start his one-man operation, Middle Grove Bakehouse, originating in the town of the same name, just west of Saratoga Springs. Gallucci is among the new Wednesday vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ […]

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Summer Club Lets Children Connect With Power of Produce

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  By Julia Howard, Market Administrator As school ends for the year, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market invites children and families to celebrate summer. On Wednesday, June 21, we’ll host our End of School Celebration and kick off our second annual Power of Produce Club at the market from 3-6 p.m. What does all of this […]

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