Planning a Summer Supper on the Grill

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   A great perk of summer is eating outdoors. My husband and I do this as often as we can manage. About 7 p.m., he gathers up wood and gets a fire going in our old charcoal goal. As the wood burns down to coals, I prep. Then, we cook and eat […]

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Cheesecake Maker Brings Family Favorites to Farmers’ Market

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Tucked into a corner of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is a cheesecake maker. To market regulars, she is coming to be known as Grandma Apple. Grandma Apple is Connie Capasso, owner of Grandma Apple’s Cheesecakes. She handcrafts her cheesecakes from high-quality, locally sourced ingredients and transports them to the market via […]

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Rhubarb offers a tart, yet juicy taste of early summer

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson, photos by Pattie Garrett   As a child, Pattie Garrett did what so many youngsters do to this day. She marked the spots in her neighborhood where rhubarb grew. She’d zoom in, break off a stalk and eat it raw. Neighbors didn’t mind because when rhubarb was in season it grew quite […]

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Stories Behind the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s Incredible Eggs

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   If you’re a first-time visitor to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, the vast variety of eggs that farmers bring to market might surprise you: Eggs with shells that range in hue from ivory white to deep maroon, from light blue to olive green. Eggs in a variety of sizes. Eggs from chickens, […]

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Riding Your Bike to the Farmers’ Market

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Saratoga’s Bikeatoga group encourages people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes in the spirit of easing traffic as well as promoting good health, fitness, and fun. Now, the organization is partnering with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market to bring more bicycling enthusiasts this summer to High Rock Park. […]

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CSA Shares Simplify Cooking for Busy Parents

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Tomorrow, as you visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, we invite you to consider a different kind of Mother’s’ Day gift: A seasonal CSA share from one of our local farms. CSA is shorthand for community supported agriculture. A share is like the purchase of stock: It reflects an investment in a […]

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Move to High Rock Begins Cycle of Seasonal Growth

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Eggs and ham sizzling; vendors in flannel cupping cups of coffee; a ribbon cutting and the clang of a bell. These sights, smells, and sounds are markers of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market outdoor season at High Rock Park. The market celebrates the start of its outdoor season at 9 a.m. Saturday, […]

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Wednesday at the Farmers’ Market – A festival of fresh

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   The Saratoga Farmers’ Market starts its outdoor season Wednesday at High Rock Park, with 28 vendors – seven of which are new. For the next six months, the market runs from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Why visit the market twice a week? Market administrator Julia […]

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Pack a Spring Picnic at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Spring takes its time coming to the Saratoga area. Still, as we near the end of April, we can feel the change: balmier breezes, spots of sunshine, receding snowlines and daffodils and crocuses starting to bloom. With the beckoning of better days, we invite you to visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for […]

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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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