Sampling the Summer on Pizza in a Skillet

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson             I must confess to a simple addiction: I love greens and eggs. My husband and I raise chickens and grow plenty of greens. However, our gardens often take awhile to get going. As a result, early summer has me coming home from the Saratoga Farmers’ Market with bags upon bags of […]

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Baker’s Passion Leads to Creation of His Own Business

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By Courtney Kramer Throughout his nomadic life, one thing has remained consistent for Mark Gallucci: his love for baking. That passion drove him to start his one-man operation, Middle Grove Bakehouse, originating in the town of the same name, just west of Saratoga Springs. Gallucci is among the new Wednesday vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ […]

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Summer Club Lets Children Connect With Power of Produce

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  By Julia Howard, Market Administrator As school ends for the year, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market invites children and families to celebrate summer. On Wednesday, June 21, we’ll host our End of School Celebration and kick off our second annual Power of Produce Club at the market from 3-6 p.m. What does all of this […]

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Plant Tomatoes | Here’s How To Do It

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  By Mary Peryea Count me among the 95 percent of home gardeners who want to grow tomatoes – and among the many who count on the expertise of the veteran Saratoga Farmers’ Market vegetable plant growers to help me do it. When I shopped for tomato plants in mid-May, I wanted an heirloom variety […]

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Growing Mushrooms Nourishes the Palate and Environment

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson My husband and I are slowly creating a mushroom garden. We filled two oak logs with oyster mushroom spawn in 2015. After harvesting a handful of mushrooms that fall, we added about more logs last summer, to grow shiitake and lion’s mane. This spring, we are adding wine cap and cinnamon caps […]

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Savoring the Spears of Spring

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Growing asparagus might be like raising a child. You plant it once. You nurture its tender shoots, and then you watch it grow so fast that you can barely harvest it fast enough. For farmers, asparagus requires patience and an intense amount of labor. It also brings unending joy. “It’s really something […]

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Creating Communities of Support Around Agriculture

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson If you’re a regular Saratoga Farmers’ Market shopper, chances are you’ve seen flyers at vendor stalls promoting CSAs. The acronym stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Its meaning, however, goes even deeper. CSAs offer consumers the opportunity to form a direct relationship with a farmer by purchasing what is known as a “share” […]

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Growing a Garden When Spring Takes its Time Coming

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson It’s May. Tulips are blooming, the scent of lilacs fills the air. And how are our gardens growing? Well, maybe, they’re not. For many home gardeners, this spring has been challenging, as the weather has swung from sunny and 70s to gray and rainy with threats of overnight frosts. If you’re like […]

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Market Creates Community at High Rock Park

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  By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Shortly before 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saratoga Mayor Joanne Yepsen will cut a ribbon at High Rock Park to officially open the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s summer season. With her will be farmers and other vendors, volunteers and staff, artists and musicians, community service providers, dignitaries and other guests. The brief ceremony captures […]

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Getting Ready to ‘Go Outdoors’

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson More sunshine and balmier temperatures are filling the days, despite the overnight frosts that still threaten the tender seedlings being nurtured for the summer. With the increasing warmth, vendors at the year-round Saratoga Farmers’ Market are talking eagerly of “going outdoors.” “Going outdoors” means the market will make its annual move from […]

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