Programs & Events

 

End of School Celebration!

The Zucchini Brothers

The Zucchini Brothers

Join us at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for our 2nd Annual ‘End of School Celebration’ featuring the Zucchini Brothers!

The afternoon will be packed full of free family fun. Our POP Club Kids Tent will have activities hosted by Serendipity Arts Studio, LLC, Balloon Buddies will be twisting up some fun, and the farmers’ market will be in full swing! Cornell Cooperative Extension Community Health and Nutrition and Saratoga County Children’s Services will also join us on this special day. All of this fun is sponsored by our friends at The Adirondack Trust Company. Schools out, let’s party!

 

 

 

 

Bike Binga at Saratoga Farmers' Market

Saratoga Bike! Bingo

Celebrate Saratoga by bike! Pick up a $2 Bike Bingo card at the Saratoga Springs farmers market info. booth any Saturday and pedal your way to great prizes around the area.

Bike to area locations and get your card stamped by an employee at the business location. For every “BINGO” that you get, you can redeem prizes. Feeling like putting in some miles and going for the “blackout” or completed card, then you set to win even more prizes.

* No purchase necessary to get you card stamped
*All trips (including trips to redeem prizes) must be done by bike
*runs from June 12-August 12th
email: ian@bicyclebenefits.org with questions

 

POP Club at the Saratoga Farmers' MarketPOP Club for Kids

The Power of Produce (POP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children ages 5-12 to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables.

In addition to participating in educational activities, POP Club kids receive a POP Passport allowing them to collect a stamp with each visit. Kids who collect 4 stamps will win a prize! POP Club kids will also receive a $2 POP token with each visit. POP tokens are to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market to empower children to make health shopping decisions.

Children may look for the green POP Club tent every Wednesday and enjoy the activity that week (activities range in time from 5-15 minutes). POP Club will be held EVERY Wednesday, 3-6pm, beginning on June 8!

 

 

Farmers' Market Interns

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

The Saratoga Farmers’ Market offers a dynamic summer internship to individuals looking to further their education and experience. Learn how local businesses and community join together to make the farmers’ market a unique place. Interns play an important role in market functions, special events, social media, promotions, and much more. This is a diverse internship for individuals interested in food access, sustainability, writing and journalism, marketing, local business, agriculture, photography and art, and more (choose an area of focus).  Attending the market on Wednesdays 3-6pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm is required, however, scheduling is flexible.  This opportunity offers a stipend.

Resumes and inquiries may be submitted to julia@saratogafarmersmarket.org.
We are no longer accepting applicants for the summer of 2016.

“Working at the market was an absolute joy. I learned a lot about seasonal foods and local growers, but best of all I got to know the amazing community that nourishes me! The farmers at the Saratoga Market are generous and kind and in exchange for my work as an intern I was fed delicious food and made many new friends. This was hands down my favorite summer job of all time.”
– Margot Reisner, Intern 2014

“Working at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market was an incredible experience! I learned so much about sustainable agriculture and the importance and value a farmers’ market has on strengthening a community socially and nutritionally. I met some incredible people and learned so much from my time at the market, it is truly an incredible place!”
– MacKenzie Klarsfeld, Intern 2015

“Working at the Farmers Market was an experience like nothing else. It strengthened my interested in farming by witnessing the amazing farmers each week who were passionate, intelligent, and successful in what they do. This internship is a great experience for those looking to be involved in strengthening their local food hub. The market was the highlight of my weeks and always a pleasure to be involved with!”
– Abby Zlotnick, Intern 2015

“My internship at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market was an excellent opportunity. I loved the diversity of the experience and the variety of skills I was able to develop: from customer service, to writing, to public relations, to social media and photography. Plus, it was amazing to be able to gain that experience outdoors and in the lovely ambiance of the market, rather than cooped up in an office! The internship was also a really nice way to connect and engage with the Saratoga Springs community. I learned a lot, and had so much fun at the same time.”
– Katie Doyle, Intern 2013

 

Help Feed the Hungry

Donate extra garden produce to the local food bank

Please bring any extra produce you have from your garden to the Market Shed, during market hours on Wednesdays, and we will make sure it goes to the EOC food bank. Our market vendors also contribute to this weekly donation.

Thanks in advance for your contributions!

 

 

Market Manners for Dogs

Many of us at the market love and own dogs. Yet, in order to ensure everyone’s safety, we ask everyone bringing a dog to the market to follow these important safety and behavior guidelines: Market Manners for Dogs.

 

Community Supported Agriculture

CSA SaratogaCommunity Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a unique collaboration connecting people to a local farm and farmer. When you become a CSA member, you agree to support the costs of running the farm in exchange for a share of the harvest. By contributing a membership fee in advance, you become a partner with the farmer in sharing some of the risk as well as the bounty of agricultural production.

A few of our vendors are now offering CSA programs for vegetables/fruit/eggs (Denison Farm; Kilpatrick Family Farm; Stannard Farm); vegetables (New Minglewood Farm); eggs (Elihu Farm); cheese (Argyle Cheese Farmer); meat (M&A Farm). Sometimes pick-up of these farm shares is at the market; depending on the arrangements, other pick-up points, including the farm, may be specified. Check with each vendor individually for the details.

 

Food Stamps / EBT / Credit & Debit Cards

In Saratoga at the green Market Shed, the market is able to process food stamp, credit cards and debit cards for purchasing market tokens that our farmers’ market merchants all accept.

You can use your food stamp card to buy market tokens, which all food merchants are able to take. The tokens come in $1 and $5 increments and never expire. Change is not given at purchase.
You don’t have to worry about running out of money to buy what you need at the market.

Our EBT machine can process your charge or debit card and give you market tokens worth $5 or $10 dollars. All vendors accept them and exact change is given. There is no charge to you for this service.

 

WIC and Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Coupon Redemption

Vendors accepting WIC Vegetables & Fruit checks have a poster at their stalls.

The $4 seasonal coupons of FMNP for WIC recipients and Seniors can be used to purchase fruit and vegetables where indicated.

 

Market Bistro

On Wednesdays at the Saratoga market, we invite a local chef or market farm vendor to offer prepared entrees for eat-in or take-out. Small tables allow you to enjoy your meal near our performing musicians, or pack your meal to take home if you prefer.

Veggie Valet

Need help getting all your purchases to your vehicle or just need a place to drop your goods while you continue to shop? Use our Veggie Valet service, in the tent across from the Market Shed. Volunteers will “check” your bags and bring your goods to your car with a free wagon service when you are finished shopping.