Room Deodorizing Spray

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Room Deodorizing Spray Enhance your environment with this easy room spray recipe courtesy of Wash Green and Clean. Ingredients *Ingredients available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • Lemon tea (try Saratoga Apple’s Lemon Verbena)* • Pine essential Oil* Directions Boil 8 ounces of water in a pan. Add in some lemon tea. Let cool to […]

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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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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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Plan, then plant | Did You Know…

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Did you know that … Spring planning can lay the foundation for healthy plants in the summer and fall? The first step to building that foundation is soil testing. Talk with the master gardeners at the Saratoga Farmers’ Markets, and bring in a small zip-lock bag or cup full of your soil. For $1, the […]

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Turning Today’s Scraps into Tomorrow’s Topsoil

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By Sadie Ross If you visit one of the 40,000 farms in New York State, chances are that you’ll be greeted by a smell that evokes pungent goodness. It is neither the scent of a fresh harvest nor the fragrance of bee and butterfly attracting flowers. Rather, it is compost, the rotting remains of yard […]

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One-Hit Wonders of Spring | Did You Know…

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson One of the loveliest aspects of spring in our part of upstate New York is the arrival of one-hit wonders: wild or cultivated foods that are only available fresh for a few short weeks at some random window of time between mid-April and early June. Among the stars of the list are […]

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