Farmers’ Market Holiday Dishes Evoke Family Roots

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Marcie Place, owner of The Chocolate Spoon, fills her stall at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market throughout the year with festive treats: tahini-dark chocolate chip cookies, Turkish coffee shortbreads, saffron and citrus teacakes, and ma‘amoul, a rosewater infused shortbread style cookie with a filling of walnuts and cinnamon sugar. Baked into these […]

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Moussaka

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Adapted from recipe by Kenton and Jane Kotsiris of www.lemonandolives.com Prep time: 40 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 1 hour 10 mins Serves: 4-6   Ingredients *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market 1 medium eggplants*, peeled and cut lengthwise into ½ inch thick slices 1 lb ground beef* ½ onion*, chopped 1½ tsp […]

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New farmer brings the ‘moxie’ to her work

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   Leah Hennessy decided to become a farmer on the day she had her first affectionate encounter with a goat. Now the owner of Moxie Ridge Farm & Creamery, one of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s newer vendors, Hennessy recalls that she was on a business trip as a wine consultant in Provence, […]

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Sunshine Muffins

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Adapted from recipe by Jen Nikolaus of www.yummyhealthyeasy.com Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 18 mins Total time: 28 mins Makes 12 muffins Ingredients *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market 2 cups flour ¾ cup sugar 2 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 2 tsp. pie spice mix from The Chocolate Spoon* (or 1 tsp. […]

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Saratoga Farmers’ Market Winter Season Opens this Saturday

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  By Julia Howard, Market Administrator As our clocks fall back and our days become shorter, it’s time for another seasonal transition. Tomorrow, our farmers and other vendors will kick off the winter season for the Saratoga Farmers’ Market by moving indoors to the Lincoln Baths Building in Saratoga Spa State Park. We look forward […]

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Delicate Squash with Maple Syrup and Jam

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Adapted from recipe by Dinner at the Zoo, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table Serves: 4   INGREDIENTS *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market 2-3 pounds delicata squash* (about 2 average sized squash) 2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for coating the pan* 2 Tablespoons maple syrup* 2 Tablespoons raspberry jam* INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven […]

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Saratoga Farmers’ Market Celebrates Last Gasp of Summer

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By Julia Howard, Market Administrator   October is inching toward November. At the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, this means that we are preparing for our annual transition, from outside to in. Join us tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Rock Park for our final celebration of summer and our last outdoor market. What’s […]

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Farmers’ Market is Local to the Core

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   It’s 8 a.m. on a Saturday. Saratoga Springs is waking up, smelling the coffee and contemplating the day. Meanwhile, at High Rock Park, farmers are arriving from Milton, Ballston Lake, Argyle, Fort Edward, Salem and elsewhere. Within an hour they will create a space that represents local, food, farming and community […]

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Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Brown Butter and Thyme

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Adapted from recipe by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats YIELD: Makes about 3 quarts, serves 6 to 8 TOTAL TIME: 2 hours Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market 1 medium sugar pumpkins or kabocha squash, about 4 1/2 pounds total* 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper […]

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Celebrating the Humble yet Holy Pumpkin

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   The orange curves of our seasonal pumpkins offer an eye-catching sight at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market in late fall. And tomorrow these gorgeous gourds will take center stage as the market hosts its annual Pumpkin Fest. Pumpkins appeal to our aesthetic and playful impulses: We use them to decorate, to carve […]

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