By Jodie Fitz
The calendar pages are turning quickly, and before you know it, Game Day will be here, followed immediately by Valentine’s Day. Make the Saratoga Farmers’ Market part of your shopping plans to help you prepare for both events.
Visit Hepatica Farm for fresh chicken wings and Eat with Aliens for hot sauce.
Check out Muddy Trail Jerky Co. for various dip mixes. Then, stop by Puckers Gourmet for their hummus, which goes perfectly with fresh carrots from Gomez Veggie Ville.
Don’t forget freshly baked bread for dips from The Bread Butler and Night Work Bread. Grab a pre-made pizza from Argyle Cheese Farmer or make your own with a pre-made crust at Katie Bakes Gluten Free. Add a pesto mix from Muddy Trail Jerky Co., specialty cheese from Argyle Cheese Farmer, or Nettle Meadow, and then top it off with fresh arugula mix from Lovin’ Mama Farm. You can use these items to make game-day calzones and quesadillas, too.
You’ll find a variety of meats from Grazin’ Acres Farm, Hepatica Farm, Jireh Organics & Livestock, and Long Lesson Farm for festive meals, like sliders and pizza with toppings: taco pizza, fajita flavors, chicken pesto themes, and meatballs.
Add mushrooms to your specialty creations from The Mushroom Shop and other delicious herbs and veggies from Lovin’ Mama Farm and Gomez Veggie Ville.
For dessert, visit Katie Bakes Gluten-Free, Night Work Bread, and Sweet Treats by Jennifer for their Game Day and Valentine’s offerings.
THIS WEEKEND ONLY, you can purchase eclairs from Argyle Cheese Farmer. If you want to get some, email an order to firstname.lastname@example.org before the market and pick them up on Saturday.
Valentine’s Day shopping
Consider fresh tulips, dried flowers, and wreathes from Halfmoon Harvest and Lovin’ Mama Farm for that special someone.
You can pick up a bottle of wine from Slyboro. If you prefer spirits or hard cider, visit Yankee Distillery and Saratoga Apple to discover their specialty items.
Or, consider specialty gifts from vendors like Sweet Sprig, featuring hand-crafted soaps, bath bombs, and lotions. RK Designs also has home decor.
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This week’s Recipe: Twice-Baked Loaded Potatoes
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.