By Julia Howard
This week holds much significance in celebrating Passover, Good Friday, and Easter. Traditions may be cultural, spiritual, or individual, and this Saturday, Saratoga Farmers’ Market invites you to shop locally for your holiday feasts, festivities, and Easter baskets.
Let’s begin with an Easter staple: eggs. Lovin’ Mama Farm, Kokinda Farm, Squash Villa Farm, Jireh Farm, and King Creek Farms have fresh, delicious, multi-colored eggs perfect for your Easter brunch and for dying in various colors—dying multi-colored eggs results in deep, earthy hues. You can even make natural dye using kale, beets, and onions.
For those highly-anticipated Easter baskets, Saratoga Chocolate Co. makes Easter easy with an assortment of chocolate bunnies in dark, milk, and white chocolate and in salted caramel. They will also have marshmallow, caramel, and chocolate eggs, and jelly beans. Brighten up baskets with crisp apples and apple chips from Saratoga Apple. Ballston Lake Apiaries has honey sticks for another sweet option. Cookie Lab Confections has your favorite Easter candies baked right into their individually packaged cookies, like lemon jelly bean and M&M cookies.
For festive decor for your holiday table, Ballston Lake Apiaries’ pure beeswax candles molded into large decorative eggs, and Lovin’ Mama Farm has spring’s first freshly-cut tulips.
For main course options, Hebron Valley Meats will have bone-in veal breast and pork loin roasts. They will also bring ham steaks perfect for smaller celebrations. Squash Villa Farm will bring fresh ducks, goat legs, and shoulder roasts. Hepatica Farm will have whole chicken and individual cuts. And Longlesson Farm has beef roasts, steaks, and ham steaks.
Maybe you’re looking for vegetarian options and seasonal vegetables. The Mushroom Shop has various mushrooms, and Lovin’ Mama Farm and Gomez Veggie Ville will be fully stocked with seasonal produce like potatoes, leeks, onions, carrots, lettuce, and much more.
For the dessert, Parchment will have a selection of Scandinavian pastries, cookies, and bread. Try their shortbread made with fresh zest and organic berries. Parchment’s egg-shaped almond Kipful cookies are perfect for dessert platters. Argyle Cheese Farmer has various baked treats like cupcakes, cookies, and brownies.
Freshly baked bread, local spirits, jams and jellies, and much more will be available.
We encourage you to bring the whole family to the farmers’ market! Children may enjoy a free Easter egg wreath activity and a special Easter egg rolling race for ages 3-5 held every hour on the hour. String Duo will perform various classical and pop music on the viola and cello.
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Wilton Mall Food Court. Find us online at www.saratogafarmersmarket.org, where you can sign up for our weekly newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. The farmers’ market will return to High Rock Park on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.