Chocolate’s Journey | Did You Know…

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson When you visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market this Saturday, we invite you to start your trip with a stop at Something’s Brewing and have a hot drink: coffee, tea, cider, or perhaps chocolate. Then, make a stop at the Chocolate Spoon for a cookie flavored perhaps with black pepper, ginger, cayenne, or […]

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Saratoga Farmers Bring Fresh Produce to Market – Even in February

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  By Julia Howard, Market Director February often feels like a frigid countdown to spring. A visit to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s winter location might change that perception. You’ll find tables loaded with tomatoes, cucumbers, salad greens and spinach, kale, cabbage, carrots, turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes and potatoes, winter squash, and beets.             Where does […]

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Loving Your Chocolate … Even More

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson What defines a chocoholic? Well, maybe me. I can eat chocolate every day, or drink it. I love it as a sweet, topped with fruit, and even sometimes shaved finely over a kale and walnut salad or stirred into a savory dish like chili. I have been known to sneak a couple […]

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Finding Gifts of Love at the Farmers’ Market

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By Julia Howard What do the Saratoga Farmers’ Market and Valentine’s Day have in common? Love. Love that is colorful, flavorful, sweet and savory, hearty and light, decadent, delightful and healthy. This Saturday, we invite you to share the love and use the farmers’ market as your venue for creating the best valentines on the […]

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Anything Goes Seafood Chowder

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Adapted from recipe by Aroostook on Food.com 30 minutes to prepare and cook Serves 8 Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 2 cups fish or chicken broth (find fish broth at Pura Vida Fisheries)* • 2 small onions, diced fine* • 3 potatoes, cut into half inch chunks* • 2 Tablespoon […]

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Beginning with the Base

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson What’s the secret to a great chowder? According to Dave DeLozier, chowder chef for Moby Rick’s Seafood Company, the retail outlet for the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s Pura Vida Fisheries, it’s all about the base “That’s the hardest thing to get right,” said DeLozier. DeLozier spoke with me last weekend at Moby Rick’s, […]

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Salads Year Round | Did You Know…

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Did you know that you can grow greens for salads year round? Without a greenhouse. Without grow lights. Without a heating mat. Peter Burke has come up with an ingenious idea for year round indoor salad gardening, which he shared in a workshop at last year’s Northeast Organic Farming Association of New […]

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Locally Grown Sweet Potatoes Add a Fat-Free, Nutritional Boost

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By Mary Peryea Did you know that the sweet potato is one of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet. This orange tuber offers an unsurpassed source of beta carotene; providing 214 percent of the daily requirement for Vitamin A in a single cup serving; and a significant source of Vitamin C, manganese, Vitamin B6, […]

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A Winter’s Salute to Kale

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Admittedly, kale jokes abound. But that’s only because this green leafy vegetable – once primarily the domain of fancy plate garnishes – has evolved into a farmers’ market staple year round. Shannon Cowan describes kale in a blog piece for Earth Easy (a website devoted to sustainable living) as the “workhorse of […]

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Farmers’ Market Joins Saratoga’s “Live Fit, Eat Fit, Get Fit’ Challenge

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By Julia Howard, Market Director   For scores of fitness enthusiasts, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is one stop on the path to an active weekend. They might be members of the Saratoga Stryders running club, en route to or from their Saturday morning group run in the Spa State Park. Or they might be coming […]

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