Scallops with Asparagus

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Adapted from recipe on www.epicurious.com Makes 4 servings Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 1 lb asparagus* • 3 tablespoons olive oil* • 2 lb sea scallops, tough ligament removed from side of each if attached* • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper • 3/4 teaspoon salt • 1/3 cup dry white wine* […]

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Savoring the Spears of Spring

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Growing asparagus might be like raising a child. You plant it once. You nurture its tender shoots, and then you watch it grow so fast that you can barely harvest it fast enough. For farmers, asparagus requires patience and an intense amount of labor. It also brings unending joy. “It’s really something […]

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Creating Communities of Support Around Agriculture

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson If you’re a regular Saratoga Farmers’ Market shopper, chances are you’ve seen flyers at vendor stalls promoting CSAs. The acronym stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Its meaning, however, goes even deeper. CSAs offer consumers the opportunity to form a direct relationship with a farmer by purchasing what is known as a “share” […]

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Growing a Garden When Spring Takes its Time Coming

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson It’s May. Tulips are blooming, the scent of lilacs fills the air. And how are our gardens growing? Well, maybe, they’re not. For many home gardeners, this spring has been challenging, as the weather has swung from sunny and 70s to gray and rainy with threats of overnight frosts. If you’re like […]

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Chopped Spring Salad

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Adapted from recipe by Jenny Rosenstrach and Andy Ward featured in Bon Appetit 4 Servings Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • ½ cup plain yogurt* • 2 tablespoons olive oil* • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice • 1 garlic clove, finely grated* • ¼ teaspoon Vital Eats Sriracha Ketchup* • 2 […]

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Market Creates Community at High Rock Park

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  By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Shortly before 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saratoga Mayor Joanne Yepsen will cut a ribbon at High Rock Park to officially open the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s summer season. With her will be farmers and other vendors, volunteers and staff, artists and musicians, community service providers, dignitaries and other guests. The brief ceremony captures […]

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Getting Ready to ‘Go Outdoors’

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson More sunshine and balmier temperatures are filling the days, despite the overnight frosts that still threaten the tender seedlings being nurtured for the summer. With the increasing warmth, vendors at the year-round Saratoga Farmers’ Market are talking eagerly of “going outdoors.” “Going outdoors” means the market will make its annual move from […]

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Sauteed Asian Greens

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Recipe by Pleasant Valley Farm Serves: 2 to 4 Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 1 Tablespoon olive oil • 1 clove garlic minced* • 1 bunch Asian greens* • 4 oz mushrooms* Instructions Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and saute. Do not let it burn. Add […]

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Green Goes Beyond Great Vegetables

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  By Julia Howard, Market Director It’s not easy being green. But as one of our shoppers put it, it’s better for all of us. Camm Epstein arrived at the market to shop on a recent Saturday with a backpack. He filled his pack, and prepared for a one-mile walk home. “It’s good for me […]

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Coloring Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

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Shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table Supply List *supplies available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 1 dozen eggs, any color* • 1 cup chopped red cabbage per cup of water* — makes blue on white eggs, green on brown eggs • 1 cup shredded beets per cup of water* — makes pink or purple […]

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