Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Brown Butter and Thyme

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Adapted from recipe by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats YIELD: Makes about 3 quarts, serves 6 to 8 TOTAL TIME: 2 hours Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market 1 medium sugar pumpkins or kabocha squash, about 4 1/2 pounds total* 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper […]

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Celebrating the Humble yet Holy Pumpkin

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   The orange curves of our seasonal pumpkins offer an eye-catching sight at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market in late fall. And tomorrow these gorgeous gourds will take center stage as the market hosts its annual Pumpkin Fest. Pumpkins appeal to our aesthetic and playful impulses: We use them to decorate, to carve […]

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Farmers’ Market Cheese Plate

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A cheese plate is a perfect approach to entertaining and snacking. Simply assemble a variety of textures and flavors to showcase local food available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market.           Ingredients Kunik by Nettle Meadow Fig & Honey Fromage Frais by Nettle Meadow Honeycomb from Ballston Lake Apiaries Pecorina al Tartufo […]

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Creating Great Cheese Starts with Happy Animals

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By Julia Howard, Market Administrator “Happy goats (and sheep) make great cheese” has been Nettle Meadow Farm owners Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan’s motto ever since they first began creating cheese. That motto embodies their desire to share their products and philosophy with others in the Saratoga area. Nettle Meadow joined the Saratoga Farmers’ Market […]

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Creamy Roasted Garlic Potato Soup

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Adapted from recipe by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats yield: SERVED ABOUT 4 total time: 1 HOUR INGREDIENTS: *Ingredients currently available to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market 1 tablespoon olive oil* 1 tablespoon unsalted butter* 1 yellow onion, diced* 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped* 4 to 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 bulbs […]

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Cultivate Your Sensual Side with Garlic

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Now that the stars of summer – tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants – are starting to exit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market stalls, it’s time to turn attention to one of our area’s more sensually spicy offerings: garlic. Garlic is typically planted in mid-October after some frosts but before the ground has frozen. It […]

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Grated Carrot Salad

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Adapted from recipe in Milk Street Magazine, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table Serves: 6   INGREDIENTS *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market 2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon* 1 Tablespoon minced shallot* 1 teaspoon honey* ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ cup olive oil* 1¼ pound carrots, peeled and shredded* 1 […]

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Farmers Fill Franklin Community Center Food Pantry

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Every Saturday at the end of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, volunteers collect some of the best of our local bounty: apples, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and maple syrup, among other items. These donated goods go from the farmers directly to the food pantry at the Franklin Community Center. I began facilitating this […]

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“Fried” Oatmeal

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Recipe courtesy of The Country Corner Cafe   INGREDIENTS *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market ¼ brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ cups dried fruit and nuts, any combination 3 cups quick oats (not instant) Toppings: maple syrup or homemade jam   DIRECTIONS Bring 1 quart of water to a rolling boil. Add […]

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Saratoga Cafe Brings its Special Touch of Sweetness to Farmers’ Market

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By Julia Howard, Market Director   My first taste of mixed berry jelly from The Country Corner Cafe convinced me that not all canned fruits are created equal. The flavor was pure fruit enhanced by a touch of sweetness. I was excited. “We use half the sugar in our jams and jellies and pies,” said […]

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