The Summer Solstice

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Recipe provided by Rich Holoday Serves 3 Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market 8 oz watermelon, cut into pieces (or substitute another fruit as watermelon will be in season soon) 3-4 mint leaves* ½ a lime, freshly juiced 1 cup strawberries, frozen* ¾ cup pineapple, frozen 1 Tbsp chia seeds 1 Tbsp […]

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Blending love, nutrition and a good vibration into smoothie drinks

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By Marley Bonacquist-Currin   The bright colors and brilliant names are attractive in and of themselves. But what really draws people to The Smoothie Shoppe at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is the energy of the owners. Rich and Laura Holoday started The Smoothie Shoppe in 2014, and joined Saratoga’s Saturday market this summer. Their goal […]

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Saratoga Farmers Embrace ‘Rain or Shine’

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By Julia Howard, Market Director The bell rang at 9 a.m. Saturday, announcing the start of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Then, the clouds opened. Rain poured in sheets, drenching everyone, creating pools on vendor tents, and a creek between Dickinson’s Delights and the Feathered Antler. Such has been the scene often this summer, with our […]

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Market Beet Salad

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Adapted from recipe by Mark Bittman featured in the New York Times Serves: 4 Time: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 1 pound beets* • 1 large shallot* • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1 teaspoons honey mustard, or to taste* • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive […]

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Musicians Create the Beat at the Farmers’ Market

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  By Courtney Kramer On a recent Wednesday at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Jack Powell and his three-man band the Zucchini Brothers were performing. Powell grinned as a mother and child began tapping their feet to the beats. Then, as the child started to waddle in rhythm with the music and the mother began to […]

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Crazy Delicious Dinner Crepes

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Yields 8-15 crepes *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market Ingredients for the crepes: 1 large egg* ⅓ cup whole milk* ¼ cup water ½ cup whole wheat flour ⅛ tsp. Salt ⅛ tsp. Pepper ⅛ tsp. Cayenne ¼ tsp. Garlic powder ¼ tsp. Onion powder Cooking spray Ingredients for the filling: 1 bag […]

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‘Farm to Market’ Crepes Bring New Meaning to Local Food

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By Marley Bonacquist-Currin   Delightfully delicious days at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market are getting better, with the addition of several new vendors in the Saturday market’s food court. Among the new offerings are crepes hot off the griddle, made by Jon Dickinson of Dickinson’s Delights. Dickinson prepares the crepes with as many fresh vegetables and […]

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White Skillet Pizza with Swiss Chard

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Adapted from recipe in Bon Appetit Serves: 2 pies Ingredients *Ingredients available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated* • ⅓ cup olive oil* • 12 ounces grated low-moisture mozzarella (about 3 cups)* • 5½ ounces grated Fontina (about 2 cups)* • Flour for dusting • 1 pound 6 ounces store […]

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Sampling the Summer on Pizza in a Skillet

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson             I must confess to a simple addiction: I love greens and eggs. My husband and I raise chickens and grow plenty of greens. However, our gardens often take awhile to get going. As a result, early summer has me coming home from the Saratoga Farmers’ Market with bags upon bags of […]

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Summer Bruschetta

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Mark has provided a recipe for an easy summer appetizer, bruschetta, which begins with one of his baguettes. The rest of the ingredients can be purchased at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Serves 5-6 Ingredients: • 5 chopped tomatoes • 2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar • 10 finely chopped basil leaves • […]

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