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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Cracking the Code for Chowder

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By Pattie Garrett What’s more American than apple pie? Along the Eastern Seaboard, the answer could very well be clam chowder, specifically New England clam chowder. Despite the variations – Manhattan, Rhode Island – the classic chowder is New England. Chowder originated in fishing villages along the coasts of France and Britain. Fishermen returning from […]

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Warming Up the Winter with Saratoga Farmers’ Market Foods

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   How can you use the foods grown and raised by local farmers at the coldest time of year to create meals that are healthy, warm, and pleasing to the palate? “Bake an apple,” recommends Christine Gaud, of Saratoga Apple. Gaud cuts out the core of an apple and fills it with […]

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Seeding a New Year of Growth

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Let’s be honest: As snow blankets the ground and overnight lows dip below zero, going outdoors to garden is probably not on your mind. If you’re like me, you’re most likely keeping yourself warm by a fire. One of my favorite things about winter, however, is dreaming about spring and the […]

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Unlocking the Secrets of Celeriac

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Saratoga winters are harsh. It’s cold. The snow keeps coming. We can play in the fresh drifts and warm ourselves by the fire. But ultimately the taste buds start crying for something crunchy, tangy, and fresh. Celeriac might be the salve. This beige, knobby root vegetable typically makes its appearance at […]

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Saratoga Farmers’ Market Gears Up for its 40th Year

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson     Tomorrow marks the first Saratoga Farmers’ Market of 2018. It also rings in the market’s 40th year. For many longtime vendors, the milestone marks a moment of pride. It affirms that the Saratoga Farmers’ Market mission of supporting Saratoga with fresh farm foods continues to thrive. Farmers’ markets have deep […]

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Stuffing Stockings with the Local and Good

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   A monk, Nicholas, learned of a man who was broke. Late in the night, Nicholas crept by the man’s home and threw through the window a sock loaded with gold. He did this three times, which helped make Nicholas a saint and let the man support himself and his daughters. We […]

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Holiday Market Showcases a Different Facet of Farming

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Often we think that farms are only about food. We know and love our favorite farmers at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for the produce they grow and the animals they raise. Less known perhaps is the creativity that comes from farming and its spirit of doing things one’s self. That creativity […]

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