“Poetic Wonder” | Did you know …

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  Did you know that many farmers are poets, too? According to Philip Baruth, a professor at the University of Vermont, those who work outdoors with soil, the seasons, plants, and animals often sustain a body-mind connection that leads to what he calls “poetic wonder.” “It’s close contemplation of a small bit of ground, so […]

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Going for the Greens

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Saturdays in April signal a transition at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Tones of brown, orange, and red root vegetables – are giving way to green. . Bunches of chives, bags of tender yet crisp pea shoots, and such unusual items as kalette make shopping for a meal almost seem like an opportunity […]

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Sweet Cruciferous Vegetables | Did You Know…

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Why are there so many cruciferous vegetables available at the farmers’ market year-round? One way of answering that question is to look at how cold weather treats such crops. Chilly nights in November, December and even through January actually have the potential to make such vegetables as kale, turnips, kohlrabi, rutabaga, and arugula taste sweeter. […]

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The “Dark Side” | Did You Know…

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Did you know … That the “dark side” of buckwheat honey is actually quite good for you? Honeymaker Rick Green, who owns Ballston Apiaries, has been selling a darker toned honey produced from bees ingesting buckwheat for the past several years. He advertises the product with a whimsical sign that encourages shoppers to “come over […]

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Homemade Soaps Brighten and Cleanse the Soul

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Lorna Maskell’s soaps at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market smell and look good enough to eat. Her products, however, tantalize for a different reason. They cleanse, soothe, and heal the body. Maskell is the owner of Lorna’s Naturals, a homemade body and home care business. One of the newest vendors at the […]

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Healthy Meat “Heritage” at the Market

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By: Jeremy Riccardi As interest in locally produced foods proliferates, many farmers who sell their products at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market are turning to “heritage breeds.” One such farm is Norseman Farms, which sells beef, pork, and poultry from a range of such breeds. Heritage breeds are meats provide from livestock breeds that not only […]

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Eating Local | Did You Know…

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Did you know that … Eating locally grown food is not only good for you. It’s good for the economy, too. Measuring the economic impact of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is far from being an exact science, but a number of recent studies on local foods, farming, and the growth of farmers […]

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Growing Tomatoes | Did You Know…

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Did you know … That growing tomatoes is an act of patience? Tomato seedlings that are started in mid-March through early April will grow better if you wait until at least June 1 to transplant them. As our days start to get longer and warmer, the urge to get tomatoes in the ground is strong. […]

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Comfort Food from a Truck

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By Jeremy Riccardi Trisha Nusbaum, owner of The Food Florist, has brought comfort food via a “pop-up” food truck to Saratoga Springs. She joins the Saratoga Farmers’ Market as its newest vendor. Nusbaum, who has 16 years experience of restaurant ownership, relocated last year with her husband to Saratoga from Indianapolis. She had started The […]

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Down to the Bone | Did You Know…

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Did you know that bones are food? Such a thought never crossed my mind, until I began thinking about how to eat more sustainably through uses of “the whole animal.” For me, letting little go to waste is important. My parents – Hindu immigrants from India – have been vegetarian for life. […]

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