Coloring Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

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Shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table Supply List *supplies available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 1 dozen eggs, any color* • 1 cup chopped red cabbage per cup of water* — makes blue on white eggs, green on brown eggs • 1 cup shredded beets per cup of water* — makes pink or purple […]

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Salads Year Round | Did You Know…

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Did you know that you can grow greens for salads year round? Without a greenhouse. Without grow lights. Without a heating mat. Peter Burke has come up with an ingenious idea for year round indoor salad gardening, which he shared in a workshop at last year’s Northeast Organic Farming Association of New […]

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Locally Grown Sweet Potatoes Add a Fat-Free, Nutritional Boost

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By Mary Peryea Did you know that the sweet potato is one of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet. This orange tuber offers an unsurpassed source of beta carotene; providing 214 percent of the daily requirement for Vitamin A in a single cup serving; and a significant source of Vitamin C, manganese, Vitamin B6, […]

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More Than a Can of Beans | Did You Know…

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by Himanee Gupta-Carlson For the past two weeks, I have been collecting donations from Saratoga Farmers’ Market vendors for the Franklin Community Center’s food pantry. The goal of this program is to connect those who need food the most with the local farmers who grow it. As a volunteer for both the market and the […]

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Roasted Potato Fries with Herb Salt

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Shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table Serves: 8 Ingredients *Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • 4 large russet potatoes* • 2 Tablespoons olive oil* Herb Salt: • ¼ cup kosher salt • 2 teaspoons paprika • 1 teaspoon turmeric • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper • ½ teaspoon dry mustard • ½ […]

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The Extraordinary Ordinary Potato

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Did you know that a potato contains more potassium than a banana? I picked up this nutritional gem from Sheldon Farms at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. It came in late February, between the end of butternut squash and the beginnings of chives, when potatoes were one of the few local foods available. […]

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Potatoes: Starch, Waxy, and Those In-Between | Did You Know…

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Photos by: Pattie Garrett of My Saratoga Kitchen Table There are more than 100 varieties of potatoes sold throughout the United States and one visit to the farmers’ market will reveal several locally grown varieties. However, selecting the best potato for baking whole, making fries or mashing can be a bit daunting amidst the variety. […]

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Squash | Did You Know…

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It seems to happen almost overnight at the end of summer. Suddenly, brightly colored pumpkins and exotic winter squashes make an appearance at the market and the fall has asserted its presence. Winter squash is a staple throughout the fall, winter, and early spring as it may be cured and stored for two to five […]

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Bitter Chard | Did you Know…

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Do you know …   What the term “bolting” means? Many customers asked our Friends of the Market volunteers at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market what the term meant after spotting our food fact on bolting Swiss chard. I like to think of bolting as running amok. In gardening terms, bolting is sort of […]

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Getting Crazy About Corn | Did You Know…

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Photos by Pattie Garrett Did you know that sweet corn is a vegetable, a grain, and a fruit? According to ActiveChefs, a Canadian not-for-profit organization, the seeds of a cob of corn fit the definition of vegetable because the product is harvested for eating. Corn qualifies as a grain because it is grown from a […]

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