Strip Steak with Salsa Verdi

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Adapted from the recipe by Milk Street Magazine, shared by Pattie Garrett of My Saratoga Kitchen Table Serves: 4   INGREDIENTS *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market 1 cup lightly packed flat-leaf parsley leaves* ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted and cooled ¼ cup drained capers, rinsed 3 anchovy fillets, rinsed 1 Tablespoons minced fresh […]

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Planning a Summer Supper on the Grill

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   A great perk of summer is eating outdoors. My husband and I do this as often as we can manage. About 7 p.m., he gathers up wood and gets a fire going in our old charcoal goal. As the wood burns down to coals, I prep. Then, we cook and eat […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

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STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SAUCE Adapted from the recipe featured in Taste of Home Serves: 12 servings or 3 cups Total time: 30 minutes INGREDIENTS *Ingredients found at the farmers’ market 2-1/2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb*, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups […]

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Cheesecake Maker Brings Family Favorites to Farmers’ Market

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Tucked into a corner of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is a cheesecake maker. To market regulars, she is coming to be known as Grandma Apple. Grandma Apple is Connie Capasso, owner of Grandma Apple’s Cheesecakes. She handcrafts her cheesecakes from high-quality, locally sourced ingredients and transports them to the market via […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Salad

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Adapted from the recipe from Southern Living and shared by My Saratoga Table Serves: 6   INGREDIENTS *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market 1 cup water ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 cups, 1-inch diagonally sliced rhubarb* (3 large stalks) 1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice (from one small orange) 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from one […]

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Rhubarb offers a tart, yet juicy taste of early summer

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson, photos by Pattie Garrett   As a child, Pattie Garrett did what so many youngsters do to this day. She marked the spots in her neighborhood where rhubarb grew. She’d zoom in, break off a stalk and eat it raw. Neighbors didn’t mind because when rhubarb was in season it grew quite […]

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Easy, Almost Instant, Hollandaise Sauce

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Recipe courtesy of Mary Pratt of Elihu Farm Total time: 10-15 minutes   If you’ve thought about making Hollandaise Sauce, do you shrug, because you’ve heard it’s too complicated? This “egg sauce” is ideal sauce for spring. Ingredients *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market 1 lemon 1 whole egg * 4 tbsp unsalted butter*  (or […]

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Stories Behind the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s Incredible Eggs

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   If you’re a first-time visitor to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, the vast variety of eggs that farmers bring to market might surprise you: Eggs with shells that range in hue from ivory white to deep maroon, from light blue to olive green. Eggs in a variety of sizes. Eggs from chickens, […]

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Chilled Asparagus Soup

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Chilled Asparagus Soup Recipe shared by Diane Whitten at Cornell Cooperative Extension Makes 6 servings. Nutrition per serving: 60 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0g sat fat, 8g carbs, 3g protein, 80 mg sodium. Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market 1 pound fresh asparagus* 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup sliced scallions* 3 tablespoons […]

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Riding Your Bike to the Farmers’ Market

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Saratoga’s Bikeatoga group encourages people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes in the spirit of easing traffic as well as promoting good health, fitness, and fun. Now, the organization is partnering with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market to bring more bicycling enthusiasts this summer to High Rock Park. […]

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