Wednesday at the Farmers’ Market – A festival of fresh

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson   The Saratoga Farmers’ Market starts its outdoor season Wednesday at High Rock Park, with 28 vendors – seven of which are new. For the next six months, the market runs from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Why visit the market twice a week? Market administrator Julia […]

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Baker’s Passion Leads to Creation of His Own Business

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By Courtney Kramer Throughout his nomadic life, one thing has remained consistent for Mark Gallucci: his love for baking. That passion drove him to start his one-man operation, Middle Grove Bakehouse, originating in the town of the same name, just west of Saratoga Springs. Gallucci is among the new Wednesday vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ […]

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Summer Club Lets Children Connect With Power of Produce

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  By Julia Howard, Market Administrator As school ends for the year, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market invites children and families to celebrate summer. On Wednesday, June 21, we’ll host our End of School Celebration and kick off our second annual Power of Produce Club at the market from 3-6 p.m. What does all of this […]

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Market Creates Community at High Rock Park

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  By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Shortly before 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saratoga Mayor Joanne Yepsen will cut a ribbon at High Rock Park to officially open the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s summer season. With her will be farmers and other vendors, volunteers and staff, artists and musicians, community service providers, dignitaries and other guests. The brief ceremony captures […]

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Changing Places for the Season

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Photos by Pattie Garrett   It’s a Saturday morning in mid-October at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. It’s cold this morning, gray and drizzly. Rain patters on the roof of the High Rock Park pavilion, which houses the market, and vendors are sporting wool caps, mittens, and heavy flannel and fleece jackets. Hot […]

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Hold The Ice Cream

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Hold The Ice Cream Adapted from www.tasteofhome.com This healthy snack is as fun to make as it is to eat! We found this to be one of our favorite POP Club activities and we hope you enjoy it too. Ingredients *Ingredients available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market • Fresh seasonal fruit (blueberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, raspberries) […]

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Power of Produce Club Helps Create a New Generation of Healthy Eaters

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By Julia Howard, Saratoga Farmers’ Market Director The Saratoga Farmers’ Market has wrapped up its first-ever Power of Produce Club for the summer. However, as fall approaches, market vendors, volunteers, and staffers encourage parents and their children to continue the journey of connecting the food they eat to the farmers that grow it. The club […]

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Soap and Skin-Care Makers Advocate a Pure and Simple Approach

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By Julia Howard Skin plays a vital role in ensuring good health. This simple fact motivated Bob and Barbara Palulis to begin making natural soaps and skin care products for themselves and now for others through their business, Pure-N-Simple Soap. “I made the choice to be more conscientious of my diet and with all of […]

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Saratoga Area Farmers to Offer “Do It Yourself” Workshops

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By Julia Howard Albert Einstein once described experience as the ultimate source of knowledge. In a similar vein, many people have embraced the spirit of teaching that is captured in the saying, “give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach them to fish and you feed them for life.” For […]

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Perfecting the Art of Cheese

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By Sarah Morin Learning to make cheese is a relatively simple process. Perfecting the art of cheese making might take a lifetime. Even after working with cheese for more than 10 years, Sean O’Connor says he continues to learn new things. O’Connor owns R&G Cheese Makers, one of the newest vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ […]

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