By Jodie Fitz
What’s the word on the street at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market regarding Thanksgiving side dishes? Most of us agree that they have equal status to the main course!
The stuffing flavor has a lot to do with the bread you choose, and that’s just it…you can choose something different! We have a wide variety of bread available with everything you can imagine to help you start with the primary ingredient, but don’t forget that these breads are also great as part of your dinner and leftover sandwiches:
The Bread Butler offers whole wheat, Italian, and sourdough and claims that even croissants make delicious stuffing.
Katie Bakes Gluten Free sells gluten-free baguettes, multi-seed artisan loaves, and dinner rolls.
Night Work Bread, an all sourdough-based bakery, has a wide variety, including seedless country, sandwich bread, country olive bread, seeded bread varieties, focaccia, and even date cardamom, which would add a world of flavor.
There are so many ways to make stuffing uniquely flavorful. If you make sausage stuffing, consider visiting Grazin’ Acres Farm, Hebron Valley Meats, and Jireh Organic Farm & Livestock of NY to explore your sausage options.
What about adding mushrooms? Yes! Grab some at The Mushroom Shop to sauté in homemade, clarified ghee from Daily Fresh with some onions, shallots, or scallions from one of our vegetable vendors.
Don’t forget the fresh herbs for your holiday side dishes and turkey roasting needs! We have an assortment of vendors that still have them available, like Shushan Valley Hydro Farm. Muddy Trail Jerky Company has dried seasonings, including a turkey brine combo.
Veggies, potatoes and more…
We have many vendors that are well stocked with fresh vegetables, squash, and potatoes that have cool storage and/or are grown in greenhouses year-round: Gomez Veggie Ville, Lovin’ Mama Farm, Owl Wood Farm, Shushan Valley Hydro Farm, and Squash Villa Farm.
Remember to pick up your fresh apple cider for the table from Saratoga Apple and desserts from one of our vendors, including gluten-free pies at Katie Bakes Gluten Free.
However you slice, dice, and roast it… it will be a delicious Thanksgiving meal with fresh ingredients as part of the mix.
This Week’s Recipe: Holiday Stuffing
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from November through April at the Wilton Mall Food Court, accessible from the mall entrance across from BJs or the mall interior. Find us online at www.saratogafarmersmarket.org, where you can sign up for our weekly newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.