By Julia Howard
Whether packing school lunches or struggling to find time to eat during the workday, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market makes it easy to eat healthy, locally-produced food even when you’re in a rush. Here are some of our favorite snacks and lunchbox go-tos at the farmers’ market.
Fruit smoothies and Greek yogurts
Argyle Cheese Farmer has probiotic-packed smoothies and mini Greek yogurts in flavors you will love. Their mini Greek yogurts come in perfect single-serving jars and include flavors like chocolate raspberry, maple, and blueberry.
Saratoga Apple has some of our favorite fall treats, and their apple chips make a great healthy and mess-free snack option. Their perfectly sweet apple sauce is another healthful snack that’s also sugar-free. And, of course, tossing an apple in a lunchbox is a quick and easy way to go.
Bread and crackers for the win!
Nightwork Bread and The Bread Butler have loaves of scrumptious sourdough bread (and much more). Saratoga Cracker Co. has prepackaged crackers in flavors like garlic parmesan, everything, rosemary olive, and many more. Pair with some artisan cheese from Nettle Meadow and Argyle Cheese Farmer. Saratoga Peanut Butter Co. has various peanut butter blends to take traditional crackers and peanut butter to the next level.
Jerky & snack sticks
Muddy Trail Jerky Co. makes hand-crafted beef jerky and meaty snack sticks in 13 flavors, like teriyaki beef, jalapeno lime beef, and more. The Mushroom Shop makes oyster mushroom jerky with a savory flavor and texture that’s hard to beat – perfect for plant-based diets.
TogaNola offers various healthful granola bars and protein bombs sustainably made with the best ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. Moon Cycle Seed Company has pumpkin and flax energy bites for a tasty on-the-go snack made with natural and organic ingredients. These bars are specifically prepared to help women rebalance their hormones.
Fresh fruit & vegetables
This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning fresh snackable fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ market. Snap off a stalk of crisp celery or snack on sweet carrots. Cauliflower florets and cherry tomatoes also make healthy and satisfying snacks. Eating fresh and fast can be healthy and easily tossed into lunch boxes or briefcases.
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is open on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at High Rock Park in Downtown Saratoga. Find us online at
www.saratogafarmersmarket.org, where you can sign up for our weekly newsletter, and follow
us on Facebook and Instagram @SaratogaFarmersMarket.