“Poetic Wonder” | Did you know …

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  Did you know that many farmers are poets, too? According to Philip Baruth, a professor at the University of Vermont, those who work outdoors with soil, the seasons, plants, and animals often sustain a body-mind connection that leads to what he calls “poetic wonder.” “It’s close contemplation of a small bit of ground, so […]

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Wednesday Market Opens Wednesday at High Rock Park

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  By Jeremy Riccardi The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is moving outdoors after its final indoor market tomorrow. It will kick off the summer market season 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at High Rock Park. While the Saratoga market’s biggest market takes place Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Wednesday market offers a special and […]

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Directional Roots | Did You Know…

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Did you know that sometimes plant roots can grow in a circle? This phenomenon occurs often in the spring as gardeners start visiting nurseries and some of our Saratoga Farmers’ Market vendors to purchase perennial plants, shrubs, or small trees. Often these plants are started in pots, and as the plants grow, the roots begin […]

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Making the Market a Community Affair

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Every Saturday at 9 a.m., a bell rings to open the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, a tradition for 38 years. Shoppers, families and visitors have two more opportunities to visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its winter location in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Then, on Saturday, […]

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Going for the Greens

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Saturdays in April signal a transition at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Tones of brown, orange, and red root vegetables – are giving way to green. . Bunches of chives, bags of tender yet crisp pea shoots, and such unusual items as kalette make shopping for a meal almost seem like an opportunity […]

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Sweet Cruciferous Vegetables | Did You Know…

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Why are there so many cruciferous vegetables available at the farmers’ market year-round? One way of answering that question is to look at how cold weather treats such crops. Chilly nights in November, December and even through January actually have the potential to make such vegetables as kale, turnips, kohlrabi, rutabaga, and arugula taste sweeter. […]

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Saratoga Farmers’ Market Plans Workshops to Kick off Spring

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By: Jeremy Riccardi One of the joys of shopping at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is the opportunity to daydream about growing the food and and producing some of the items that local farmers offer. This Saturday will offer visitors to the market a chance to find out what it takes through a series of free […]

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The “Dark Side” | Did You Know…

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Did you know … That the “dark side” of buckwheat honey is actually quite good for you? Honeymaker Rick Green, who owns Ballston Apiaries, has been selling a darker toned honey produced from bees ingesting buckwheat for the past several years. He advertises the product with a whimsical sign that encourages shoppers to “come over […]

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Home Remedies | Did You Know…

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Did you know … That a lot of good preventative health care resides in the foods we can buy at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Friends of the Saratoga Market volunteer Pattie Garrett did a little research and discovered a slew of interesting home remedies, many of which are supported by reputable medical practitioners in their […]

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Homemade Soaps Brighten and Cleanse the Soul

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Lorna Maskell’s soaps at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market smell and look good enough to eat. Her products, however, tantalize for a different reason. They cleanse, soothe, and heal the body. Maskell is the owner of Lorna’s Naturals, a homemade body and home care business. One of the newest vendors at the […]

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