Sweet Potato Salad with Apples, Raisins and Shallots

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Adapted from the recipe by Miss Annie on www.geniuskitchen.com Serves 6-8 Cook and prep time: 20 minutes INGREDIENTS *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market 4 cups sweet potatoes*, peeled and cut into ½” cubes 2 tart apples*, peeled, cored and chopped ½ cup raisins ½ cup pecan pieces, toasted (optional) Juice of 1 orange […]

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Growing Sweet Potatoes – From Scratch

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Late last winter, I wanted to try growing sweet potatoes from my own slips. I asked Paul Arnold, of Pleasant Valley Farm, for advice. Arnold, a year-round produce vendor at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, donates a bin of these tasty, nutrient dense tubers each week to the Franklin Community Center food […]

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CHEESE & HERB QUICHE

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Adapted from the recipe by Anna Helm Baxter and featured on www.womansday.com Total time: 2 hrs Makes 16 servings INGREDIENTS *Ingredients currently available farmers’ market 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into cubes 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion*, finely chopped Kosher […]

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Spring Festival Highlights Local Food Systems

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   The Saratoga Farmers’ Market hosts its third annual Spring Festival tomorrow. Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the festival will feature hourly workshops and family-friendly activities aimed at helping both market regulars and newcomers gain a stronger understanding of how the local food system operates. All of the workshops are free, […]

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Parsnip Hummus

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Adapted from recipe by Aarti Sequeira Total time: 20 min Yield: 6 to 8 servings Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 pounds parsnips*, trimmed, peeled and cut into equal-size chunks 1/2 cup tahini 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 large clove garlic* […]

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Learning to Cook, Farmers’ Market Style

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Callie Noland started her senior year at Skidmore College full of excitement. She and her housemates had signed on for a weekly CSA share, and she was looking forward to a fall of kale, bok choy, and kohlrabi. With the Internet at her disposal, she felt sure she would be able […]

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Maple Yogurt Cake

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Adapted from the recipe by Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves 8   Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market 1 cup plain yogurt* 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons maple sugar* from Slate Valley Farms, divided (see note) 2 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 […]

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When Sap Starts to Run, Spring is About to Come

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Pat Imbimbo starts plotting out spring in the cold darkness of January. For him and for his family, this means trekking across the 101 acres that make up their Slate Valley Farm, inspecting the health of their 2,600 or so maple trees, and preparing to install taps, buckets and other equipment […]

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Adirondack Maple Latte

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Adapted from a recipe by Fox and Briar Total time: 5 mins Serves: 1               INGREDIENTS *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market 8 ounces Roosevelt coffee* from Upper Hudson Coffee ¼ cup milk* 1-2 Tablespoons maple syrup* pinch of ground cloves pinch of allspice pinch of fresh nutmeg INSTRUCTIONS Add […]

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Roaster Makes His Coffee Part of an Adirondacks Narrative

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By Julia Howard   Late winter in the Adirondacks often feels like a morning slow to kick-start. The clouds hang low. The air feels frigid. One’s palate desires something soothing to the soul. That something might just rest in a cup of Joe, specifically the brews being devised artisanal style by Jim Williams at his […]

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