Holiday Wreaths Complete the Circle of Farmer’s Season

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   For Charles Holub, of Scotch Ridge Trees & Berries, diversity is “the lifeblood of a small farm.” His farm in Duanesburg is a case in point. Scotch Ridge starts its season with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market selling seedlings started in its greenhouses for spring gardens. As spring shifts toward summer, cartons […]

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Local Artisans Enrich Holiday Offerings at Saratoga Farmers’ Market

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As you pull open the doors of the Lincoln Baths Building to enter the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, an extra treat awaits. The market is hosting in addition to its usual array of locally grown and produced fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, milk, honey, maple syrup, and specialty goods a set of holiday vendors through December […]

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New farmer brings the ‘moxie’ to her work

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Leah Hennessy decided to become a farmer on the day she had her first affectionate encounter with a goat. Now the owner of Moxie Ridge Farm & Creamery, one of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s newer vendors, Hennessy recalls that she was on a business trip as a wine consultant in Provence, […]

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Saratoga Farmers’ Market Winter Season Opens this Saturday

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  By Julia Howard, Market Administrator As our clocks fall back and our days become shorter, it’s time for another seasonal transition. Tomorrow, our farmers and other vendors will kick off the winter season for the Saratoga Farmers’ Market by moving indoors to the Lincoln Baths Building in Saratoga Spa State Park. We look forward […]

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Saratoga Farmers’ Market Celebrates Last Gasp of Summer

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By Julia Howard, Market Administrator   October is inching toward November. At the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, this means that we are preparing for our annual transition, from outside to in. Join us tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Rock Park for our final celebration of summer and our last outdoor market. What’s […]

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Farmers’ Market is Local to the Core

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   It’s 8 a.m. on a Saturday. Saratoga Springs is waking up, smelling the coffee and contemplating the day. Meanwhile, at High Rock Park, farmers are arriving from Milton, Ballston Lake, Argyle, Fort Edward, Salem and elsewhere. Within an hour they will create a space that represents local, food, farming and community […]

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Celebrating the Humble yet Holy Pumpkin

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   The orange curves of our seasonal pumpkins offer an eye-catching sight at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market in late fall. And tomorrow these gorgeous gourds will take center stage as the market hosts its annual Pumpkin Fest. Pumpkins appeal to our aesthetic and playful impulses: We use them to decorate, to carve […]

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Creating Great Cheese Starts with Happy Animals

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By Julia Howard, Market Administrator “Happy goats (and sheep) make great cheese” has been Nettle Meadow Farm owners Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan’s motto ever since they first began creating cheese. That motto embodies their desire to share their products and philosophy with others in the Saratoga area. Nettle Meadow joined the Saratoga Farmers’ Market […]

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Cultivate Your Sensual Side with Garlic

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Now that the stars of summer – tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants – are starting to exit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market stalls, it’s time to turn attention to one of our area’s more sensually spicy offerings: garlic. Garlic is typically planted in mid-October after some frosts but before the ground has frozen. It […]

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Farmers Fill Franklin Community Center Food Pantry

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Every Saturday at the end of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, volunteers collect some of the best of our local bounty: apples, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and maple syrup, among other items. These donated goods go from the farmers directly to the food pantry at the Franklin Community Center. I began facilitating this […]

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