“Fried” Oatmeal

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Recipe courtesy of The Country Corner Cafe   INGREDIENTS *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market ¼ brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ cups dried fruit and nuts, any combination 3 cups quick oats (not instant) Toppings: maple syrup or homemade jam   DIRECTIONS Bring 1 quart of water to a rolling boil. Add […]

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Saratoga Cafe Brings its Special Touch of Sweetness to Farmers’ Market

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By Julia Howard, Market Director   My first taste of mixed berry jelly from The Country Corner Cafe convinced me that not all canned fruits are created equal. The flavor was pure fruit enhanced by a touch of sweetness. I was excited. “We use half the sugar in our jams and jellies and pies,” said […]

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Farmers’ Market Broccoli Salad

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Adapted from recipe by Healthy Seasonal Recipes, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table Serves: 6   INGREDIENTS *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market ½ cup plain Greek yogurt* ¼ cup mayonnaise 2 Tablespoon brown mustard* 2 teaspoons cider vinegar freshly ground pepper to taste 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled* 1 shallot, minced* 5 cups […]

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Protecting Your Garden Harvest as the Seasons Change

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   If you’re a backyard vegetable grower, you might plan your garden around the last and first frost dates. The last frost date – usually May 20 – signifies the date that it starts to become safe to transplant such tender seedlings as tomatoes, squashes, and peppers outdoors. The first frost date […]

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From Hiking Boots to High Rock: Saving the Planet with Farmers’ Markets

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By Marley Bonacquist-Currin   A year ago I left the United States in my hiking boots with high hopes of learning to save the planet. Three months later, having learned a lifetime of lessons from a 100 person eco-village in Iceland, I returned to my home country, full of excitement and enthusiasm for doing what […]

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A Lovely Lentil Curry

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Recipe by Marley Bonacquist-Currin Serves 6-8   Ingredients *Ingredients available at the farmers’ market Olive oil* for sauteeing ½ onion*-sliced thin 1 clove garlic* – minced 1 can unsweetened coconut milk (12oz) Bunch of Spinach or Kale or Swiss Chard (Any seasonal leafy green)* 1 large or 1 cup cherry tomatoes* 4 large carrots* 1 […]

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Spaghetti with Sausage, Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Adapted from recipe by Lindsay Funston on Delish.com, shared by Courtney Kramer Makes 4 servings   Ingredients *Ingredients currently available 12 oz. spaghetti 2 tablespoons olive oil* 2 garlic cloves, chopped* ¾  lbs. cooked Italian sausage links, sliced* 3 cups of baby spinach* ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes ¾ cup of chicken broth ¾ cup […]

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Cooking on a College Student’s Budget

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  By Courtney Kramer I spent the summer of 2017 as a Saratoga Farmers’ Market intern. Before that point, I had no experience whatsoever with farmers’ markets. However, I did have an innate passion for fresh meals with locally grown produce. As a result, I came to the internship with a desire to learn how […]

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Simple Summer Slaw

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SUMMER SLAW Adapted from recipe by Martha Rose Shulman featured in New York Times Cooking Serves 6 to 8 Prep time: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon local honey* Salt to taste 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard* 3 tablespoons […]

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Saratoga Farmers’ Market Keeps It Local

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  By Himanee Gupta-Carlson The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is all about being local: Fresh-from-the-farm produce, eggs, and meats fill many stalls. Locally produced cheeses and yogurt beckon buyers. And lemonades flavored with local lavender, wines made with local grapes, ciders pressed from local apples, beers crafted with regional hops, and locally distilled spirits add even […]

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