Arugula is a Rocket | Did You Know…

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Do you know …Why arugula also is known as rocket? Technically, arugula’s nickname is derived from its scientific name “eruca sativa.” However, some food- and gardening-lovers’ web sites claim that the leafy vegetable gets its name for the lightning fast speed at which it grows. Arugula is a cool season plant with an aromatic scent […]

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New Home Care Product Line Keeps it Clean and Green

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By Julia Howard About 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children suffer allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Karie Pastore, one of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s newest vendors, is among them. Pastore owns Wash Green and Clean, a line of all natural, allergen friendly home and body care products. […]

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Starting Up Summer | Did You Know…

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By Sadie Ross Did you know that it’s not too late to get tomato plants into the ground? If you were busy Memorial Day weekend and couldn’t get all of the plants you purchased from the Saratoga Farmers’ Market into the ground, don’t sweat it. Many of the solanaceous vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants) prefer […]

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Perfecting the Art of Cheese

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By Sarah Morin Learning to make cheese is a relatively simple process. Perfecting the art of cheese making might take a lifetime. Even after working with cheese for more than 10 years, Sean O’Connor says he continues to learn new things. O’Connor owns R&G Cheese Makers, one of the newest vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ […]

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Home Brew Grows into a New Family Business

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By Carolyn Shapiro A desire to create a simple, healthful alternative beverage has quickly evolved into a new business known as Simply Kombucha. Ryan Bremser and his family began brewing kombucha one year ago and over that time has developed a variety of flavors. He and his family currently sell the brews in a variety […]

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Take Three (ingredients) and Create a Meal

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By Pattie Garrett As spring evolves into summer, our stomachs start to crave lighter, easier meals. So grab your shopping bags and head to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for the latest seasonal produce. Two “red” delectable items of produce are available: strawberries and rhubarb. They sing the word “June.” By July, they’re likely to be […]

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Learning about the Power of Produce at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market

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By Jeremy Riccardi One of the best ways for children to develop healthy eating habits is to discover where their food comes from. Beginning this month, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s farmers, summer interns, and volunteers will help make that journey of discovery possible. The farmers’ market is introducing its Power of Produce Club at its […]

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Veggie Valet Wagons | Did You Know…

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Did you know …That those wagons that you see trolling up and down the sidewalks and walkways of the Saturday market are there for you? The wagons are part of the Veggie Valet service that the volunteer organization Friends of the Saratoga Market operates. Customers are invited to leave bags at the Friends tent, located […]

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Saratoga Farmers’ Market to join artists, musicians, and others at Farm Fest Friday

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By Jeremy Riccardi Saratoga Arts Fest presents Farm Fest, a one-if-a-kind community event taking place next Friday, June 3, 5-7:30 p.m. The free, family friendly event will take place at the High Rock Park pavilions where the farmers’ market normally operates on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. It will feature a variety of arts; music, […]

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Green Garlic | Did You Know…

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Did you know that … Green garlic is more than a mere prelude to the summer garlic harvest? Green garlic actually is a healthful, flavorful delicacy in and of itself. According to Health Benefits Times, a website dedicated to healthful eating, green garlic is essentially an immature garlic bulb. It is harvested in early spring […]

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