Saratoga Farmers’ Market Gears Up for its 40th Year

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson     Tomorrow marks the first Saratoga Farmers’ Market of 2018. It also rings in the market’s 40th year. For many longtime vendors, the milestone marks a moment of pride. It affirms that the Saratoga Farmers’ Market mission of supporting Saratoga with fresh farm foods continues to thrive. Farmers’ markets have deep […]

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Cranberry and Jam Bars

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Adapted from recipe by Bake from Scratch, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table Serves: 15 to 18   INGREDIENTS *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market 1 cup unsalted butter ½ cup granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon orange zest 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups flour 1½ cups strawberry preserves* 1 cup […]

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Stuffing Stockings with the Local and Good

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   A monk, Nicholas, learned of a man who was broke. Late in the night, Nicholas crept by the man’s home and threw through the window a sock loaded with gold. He did this three times, which helped make Nicholas a saint and let the man support himself and his daughters. We […]

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Tossed Apple and Kale Salad

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Looking for a crisp and festive complement to your holiday table? Try this quick and healthy starter, compliments of chef and yoga instructor Meg Affonso.   Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market 1 bunch kale* 1 pound firm apples* ½  cup pumpkin or squash seeds* 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons pure maple […]

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Holiday Market Showcases a Different Facet of Farming

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Often we think that farms are only about food. We know and love our favorite farmers at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for the produce they grow and the animals they raise. Less known perhaps is the creativity that comes from farming and its spirit of doing things one’s self. That creativity […]

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Holiday Hot Chocolate

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Recipe courtesy of Marcie Place, owner of The Chocolate Spoon Makes 2-3 servings Prep time & cook time: 10 minutes   Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market 3 cups of chocolate milk* (Battenkill Valley Creamery is the best!) 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 4-6 oz. semi-sweet or […]

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Holiday Wreaths Complete the Circle of Farmer’s Season

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   For Charles Holub, of Scotch Ridge Trees & Berries, diversity is “the lifeblood of a small farm.” His farm in Duanesburg is a case in point. Scotch Ridge starts its season with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market selling seedlings started in its greenhouses for spring gardens. As spring shifts toward summer, cartons […]

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Julia Child’s Daube de Boeuf or Stew of Beef

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Adapted from Julia Child’s recipe for Daube de Boeuf featured on www.juliasrecipes.com Ingredients: *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market Cinnamon: one 3-inch stick Orange zest: 2 stripes (each stripe should be 1.5-inch wide and 2.5 inch long) Spring fresh thyme*: 2 Bay leaf: 2 (dried) Black peppercorns: 1 teaspoon Sprigs fresh parsley*: 4 Whole […]

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Grated Carrot Salad

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Adapted from recipe featured in Milk Street Magazine Serves 6   Ingredients *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market 2 Tablespoons balsamic maple dressing* (Momma’s Secret Salad Dressings) 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon 1 Tablespoon minced shallot* ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ cup olive oil* 1¼ pound carrots*, peeled and shredded 1 cup chopped fresh parsley* […]

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Local Artisans Enrich Holiday Offerings at Saratoga Farmers’ Market

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As you pull open the doors of the Lincoln Baths Building to enter the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, an extra treat awaits. The market is hosting in addition to its usual array of locally grown and produced fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, milk, honey, maple syrup, and specialty goods a set of holiday vendors through December […]

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