Tomato and Raspberries Salad

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Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s recipe and shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table Serves: 6 Ingredients *Ingredients available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 8 ripe heirloom tomatoes, sliced* • 1 pint cherry tomatoes* • olive oil* • ½ cup raspberries* • ½ pound fresh mozzarella, torn* • a handful of fresh basil* • Raspberry vinegar […]

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Earth’s Natural Beauties Brighten Farmers’ Market

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By Julia Howard             “Flowers are natural beauty from the earth that everyone can appreciate.” This sentiment, voiced by Ryan Holub of Scotch Ridge Berry Farm, captures a sense of how flowers are growing into a business of beauty, inspiration, and love for the longtime family farm business and Saratoga Farmers’ Market vendor. Ryan Holub […]

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The Sweet Sensation of Bitter Melon

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson I can’t let the summer pass without at least one thought about my favorite gourd, the bitter melon. It is a light green, somewhat bumpy cylindrical squash sold at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market primarily by The Otrembiak’s. It is native to China but popular throughout southeast and South Asia. I grew up […]

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From Fork to Farm | Did You Know…

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Did you know … that composting fruit and vegetable scraps along with other matter can create new soil in as little as 20 days? The Friends of the Market volunteers invite Saratoga Farmers Market shoppers who do not have an easy way to compost such materials to bring them to our compost bin at the […]

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Cauliflower Soup

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Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table Serves: 6 Ingredients *Ingredients available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 1 head Cauliflower, 2 pounds * • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces • 1 leek, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise sliced thin and washed thoroughly * • 1 […]

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Savoring the Seasonal – Whatever That Means

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson The past couple of weeks have been about the best food possible, in my mind, at least. The days are shortening, the air is getting cooler and crisper, and as the deciduous trees around Saratoga start to hint of a change of color, the mosquitoes and flies are beating a retreat. It’s […]

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Blueberry Freezer Jam Recipe

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Blueberry Freezer Jam Recipe Adapted from author Amy Johnson Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves: about 3 cups Ingredients • 2 cups fresh blueberries • 2 teaspoons lemon juice • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1 cup granulated sugar • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons (.875 ounces) no-sugar-needed […]

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Alternatives to Canning | Did You Know…

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Did you know … that there are alternatives to canning? At this time of year, a visit to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is a particularly amazing experience. Produce stalls are overflowing with fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash and more. And now the harder shelled, sweeter tasting winter squashes are beginning to make an appearance. […]

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Hold The Ice Cream

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Hold The Ice Cream Adapted from www.tasteofhome.com This healthy snack is as fun to make as it is to eat! We found this to be one of our favorite POP Club activities and we hope you enjoy it too. Ingredients *Ingredients available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • Fresh seasonal fruit (blueberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, raspberries) […]

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Power of Produce Club Helps Create a New Generation of Healthy Eaters

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By Julia Howard, Saratoga Farmers’ Market Director The Saratoga Farmers’ Market has wrapped up its first-ever Power of Produce Club for the summer. However, as fall approaches, market vendors, volunteers, and staffers encourage parents and their children to continue the journey of connecting the food they eat to the farmers that grow it. The club […]

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