Mussels and the “R” Months | Did You Know…

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Did you know that some people claim that one should not eat mussels in months whose names do not include an “R”? This myth has been largely debunked by the fact that many mussel varieties are now cultivated safely year-round. However, ever since I moved to the Northeast six years ago, I […]

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Anticipating Fall Frosts

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Photos by Pattie Garrett Frost advisory. That phrase popped up on my iPhone’s weather app last Saturday morning. My husband and I had a busy day, but we knew we would have to hustle if we wanted to save what was left of our garden. Frosts are like bookends to a gardening […]

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Earth’s Natural Beauties Brighten Farmers’ Market

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By Julia Howard             “Flowers are natural beauty from the earth that everyone can appreciate.” This sentiment, voiced by Ryan Holub of Scotch Ridge Berry Farm, captures a sense of how flowers are growing into a business of beauty, inspiration, and love for the longtime family farm business and Saratoga Farmers’ Market vendor. Ryan Holub […]

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The Sweet Sensation of Bitter Melon

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson I can’t let the summer pass without at least one thought about my favorite gourd, the bitter melon. It is a light green, somewhat bumpy cylindrical squash sold at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market primarily by The Otrembiak’s. It is native to China but popular throughout southeast and South Asia. I grew up […]

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From Fork to Farm | Did You Know…

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Did you know … that composting fruit and vegetable scraps along with other matter can create new soil in as little as 20 days? The Friends of the Market volunteers invite Saratoga Farmers Market shoppers who do not have an easy way to compost such materials to bring them to our compost bin at the […]

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Savoring the Seasonal – Whatever That Means

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson The past couple of weeks have been about the best food possible, in my mind, at least. The days are shortening, the air is getting cooler and crisper, and as the deciduous trees around Saratoga start to hint of a change of color, the mosquitoes and flies are beating a retreat. It’s […]

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Alternatives to Canning | Did You Know…

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Did you know … that there are alternatives to canning? At this time of year, a visit to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is a particularly amazing experience. Produce stalls are overflowing with fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash and more. And now the harder shelled, sweeter tasting winter squashes are beginning to make an appearance. […]

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Power of Produce Club Helps Create a New Generation of Healthy Eaters

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By Julia Howard, Saratoga Farmers’ Market Director The Saratoga Farmers’ Market has wrapped up its first-ever Power of Produce Club for the summer. However, as fall approaches, market vendors, volunteers, and staffers encourage parents and their children to continue the journey of connecting the food they eat to the farmers that grow it. The club […]

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A Recipe for Topsoil | Did You Know…

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The Friends of the Market, the volunteer-based organization that supports the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, is rolling out a new program at the Saturday market on September 3. We would like to invite customers who do not have a means of composting their kitchen scraps to bring them to us. We will collect fruit and vegetable […]

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Farmers Bring Old World Tomatoes to New Clientele

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Tucked into a corner of the Saturday Saratoga Farmers’ Market is a truck, a set of tables bearing tomatoes in multiple shapes, sizes, and colors, and a grinning wood donkey, clad in overalls. The donkey, named Paco, welcomes visitors to Old World Farm and its of growing good food to nourish a […]

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