By Julia Howard
On Saturday, thousands of people will hit the streets of Saratoga to partake in one of the year’s most anticipated events, Chowderfest. Then, on Sunday, sports enthusiasts across the nation will find their most comfortable spot on the couch for the Super Bowl or maybe just the commercials and halftime show. Monday will pass, and before we’ve had a chance to check the calendar, Valentine’s Day will be upon us.
Whatever your plans are, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market has all the goods to get you through the week!
Chowderfest comes first, and we invite you to stop by the farmers’ market on your way to the festivities downtown. We are at the Wilton Mall on Saturdays, 9:30 to 1:30 pm. Pick up ingredients to make a flavorful chowder. Argyle Cheese Farmer has local milk, and Gomez Veggie Ville has vegetables; onions, carrots, leeks, potatoes, and winter squash.
For Super Bowl Sunday, Argyle Cheese Farmer has take-and-bake pizzas and savory herb dips to get things started. Hepatica Farm and King Creek Farms have chicken wings, and Muddy Trail Jerky Co. has poultry rubs to match. If sliders are on your menu, find ground beef at Longlesson Angus and onions at Gomez Veggie Ville.
Puckers Pickles will have their new masabacha, a garlicky fermented chickpea dip that pairs perfectly with vegetables, chips, crackers, or pretzels. Muddy Trail Jerky Co.’s various sweet and savory baking mixes are made with King Arthur Flour. We recommend garlic cheddar biscuits for your pregame.
Prepare for Valentine’s Day with help from Saratoga Chocolate Co. They will have assorted chocolates and heart-shaped cocoa bombs. Lovin Mama Farm has vibrant, long-lasting dried flower bouquets. And you can find pastries, cookies, scones, and sweet treats from NightWork Bread, parchment, Cookie Lab, Sweet Prophecy, and Pam the Baker.
King Creek Farms has gourmet stuffed dates with organic nut butter, tahini, and dark chocolate. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a button of Kunik from Nettle Meadow paired with honeycomb from Ballston Lake Apiaries. You can even find Valentine’s treats for canine friends at Mugzy’s Barkery!
Local food and beverages make every day flavorful, healthful, and fresh, no matter your plans!
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-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 @SaratogaFarmersMarket.