Saratoga Farmers’ Market Launches Online Ordering App

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   One challenge that comes with buying fresh food directly from local farmers is the drive for convenience: Farmers and other food vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market can only sell what they grow, raise, or make in a particular time period, and in order to avoid spoilage, they bring to market […]

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Growing Sweet Potatoes – From Scratch

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Late last winter, I wanted to try growing sweet potatoes from my own slips. I asked Paul Arnold, of Pleasant Valley Farm, for advice. Arnold, a year-round produce vendor at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, donates a bin of these tasty, nutrient dense tubers each week to the Franklin Community Center food […]

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Spring Festival Highlights Local Food Systems

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   The Saratoga Farmers’ Market hosts its third annual Spring Festival tomorrow. Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the festival will feature hourly workshops and family-friendly activities aimed at helping both market regulars and newcomers gain a stronger understanding of how the local food system operates. All of the workshops are free, […]

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Learning to Cook, Farmers’ Market Style

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Callie Noland started her senior year at Skidmore College full of excitement. She and her housemates had signed on for a weekly CSA share, and she was looking forward to a fall of kale, bok choy, and kohlrabi. With the Internet at her disposal, she felt sure she would be able […]

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When Sap Starts to Run, Spring is About to Come

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Pat Imbimbo starts plotting out spring in the cold darkness of January. For him and for his family, this means trekking across the 101 acres that make up their Slate Valley Farm, inspecting the health of their 2,600 or so maple trees, and preparing to install taps, buckets and other equipment […]

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Roaster Makes His Coffee Part of an Adirondacks Narrative

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By Julia Howard   Late winter in the Adirondacks often feels like a morning slow to kick-start. The clouds hang low. The air feels frigid. One’s palate desires something soothing to the soul. That something might just rest in a cup of Joe, specifically the brews being devised artisanal style by Jim Williams at his […]

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Planning Spring Plantings

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Ten days ago, as temperatures hit the 60s, I looked at the fresh-cut tree I had gotten at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market in December. It still smelled fresh but was drying out. Time to take it down and to think about filling its space with seed trays for the spring. Farmers […]

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Volunteers Strengthen Saratoga Farmers’ Market Community

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   The core of any community is its people. At the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, that community includes farmers, of course. But it also includes the market’s staff and its volunteer group Friends of the Market. This year with the market’s 40th anniversary, the Friends are eager to welcome more volunteers. The Friends’ […]

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A Little Bit of Chocolate with Your Veggies?

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   As much as we hate to admit it, chocolate is neither a fruit nor a vegetable. But, as Alli and Hank Rose are demonstrating each Saturday at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, it is versatile, somewhat healthy and very delicious. The Roses own Saratoga Chocolate Co., one of the newest vendors at […]

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Farmers’ Market Fills the Heart with Health

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Winter has truly been wintry this year. Getting out has been a challenge for even the hardiest. Now, however, begins the countdown to spring. And with that, vendors, volunteers, and staff at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market invite you to join our celebration tomorrow of the city’s annual Health and Wellness Week. […]

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