Saratoga Farmers Celebrate Easter with Colors, Flavors of Spring

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  By Julia Howard, Market Director Our late winter snowstorms and early spring chills are finally giving way to warmth. Daffodils and tulips are popping open, the berry bushes and fruit trees are starting to bud. And with spring of course comes Easter, and a plethora of bright colors and festive foods to mark the […]

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New Lambs Usher in Spring at Elihu Farm

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  By Mary Pratt Lambs, lambs and more than 70 new lambs were born on our farm in Easton last month; we call it a lambalanche. As we watch those healthy lambs race through the barnyard, we celebrate our 31st year of raising sheep. When we named our farm, Elihu Farm, we honored Elihu Gifford, […]

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Celebrating the Irish, Slow Food Style

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson “I’ve always known inside that I’m Irish. Literally, I look like a leprechaun, there’s no denying it.” Ben Hillis, who owns Puckers’ Gourmet Pickles with his wife Kelley, made this statement with a laugh. But Irish-ness runs deep through his veins, giving him a sense of identity that he associates with values […]

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Loving Your Chocolate … Even More

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson What defines a chocoholic? Well, maybe me. I can eat chocolate every day, or drink it. I love it as a sweet, topped with fruit, and even sometimes shaved finely over a kale and walnut salad or stirred into a savory dish like chili. I have been known to sneak a couple […]

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Finding Gifts of Love at the Farmers’ Market

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By Julia Howard What do the Saratoga Farmers’ Market and Valentine’s Day have in common? Love. Love that is colorful, flavorful, sweet and savory, hearty and light, decadent, delightful and healthy. This Saturday, we invite you to share the love and use the farmers’ market as your venue for creating the best valentines on the […]

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Box Stocking Stuffers

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Looking for last-minute gifts or small items to tuck into stockings. Several Saratoga Farmers’ Market vendors have created special stocking stuffer items, such as the two-pack bon-bons from Bon Bon Brazil and the Bon Bon Mittens knitting kits from Blind Buck Farms. Also, consider the following items: • The bright green cilantro pesto hummus from […]

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Holiday Hot Chocolate

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Recipe courtesy of The Chocolate Spoon 2-3 servings Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 3 cups of chocolate milk (Battenkill Valley Creamery’s is the best!)* • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 4-6 oz. semi-sweet or dark chocolate pieces coarsely chopped • Chocolate marshmallows […]

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Artists Bring A Dash of Style to Farmers’ Market

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Farming and fashion are not exactly synonymous. Yet, as you visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market tomorrow and on Christmas Eve, you might start to wonder why this is so. In between carrots and chard, handcrafted cheeses and farm raised meats, milks and yogurts are artists who are also farmers or inspired by […]

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“Do It Yourself” Lip Balm

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Shared by Megan Canell of Creations & Spells Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • ½ teaspoon coconut oil • ¼ teaspoon almond oil or black seed oil • 1 Tablespoon beeswax* • Optional: For a colorful lip balm, use 1 whole crayon chopped into small pieces in place of beeswax. Use […]

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Shopping at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Naturally

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Walking outdoors in December carries a special allure. Often, it is cold – but not frigid; damp – but not soaking wet; gray but crisp. It is nature – like a cat – beginning to curl up for the winter’s nap, fully fed and content. Much of what the Saratoga Farmers’ Market […]

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