Food

Food

More often than not, spring arrives in Saratoga with snow. Temperatures still struggle to climb above freezing, and a warm cup of soup seems more soothing than a frozen fruit smoothie. Still, we know spring is coming as the snow starts to melt and the days lengthen. And with it comes a fresh start, an opportunity to reflect on lessons of the past alongside a chance to learn something new. In this spirit, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market will host its…
“I’ve always known inside that I’m Irish. Literally, I look like a leprechaun, there’s no denying it.” Ben Hillis, who owns Puckers’ Gourmet Pickles with his wife Kelley, made this statement with a laugh. But Irish-ness runs deep through his veins, giving him a sense of identity that he associates with values of hard work, humility, taking care of family, and savoring lovingly home-cooked meals slowly at a common table. “We’re the salt of the earth,” Hillis says. “No nobility…
My home state of Minnesota is known for a few things: SPAM, Prince, and hot dish. The beauty of “hot dish” is that one word: dish. Everything goes into a single dish. I love food, particularly the good food that we make with produce and meats and other goods from the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, where I spend nearly every Saturday. I do not love doing dishes. My wife Himanee is a good complement to my simple tastes - she believes…
Hello my Food Friends! The focus and awareness of single servings has been on the rise. Factors and benefits such as convenience, freshness, and dietary awareness have a major appeal to everyday consumers. Now more then ever individuals are placing importance on elements such as convenience and dietary awareness. Everyone ranging from busy families on the go to people dealing with the everyday chaos of life can take advantage of the handiness that single-serve products provide! Single-serve cooking can assist…
One value of making a shopping trip to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market a part of your weekly routine is the connection that it inspires between you, your food, and the farmers who grow it. Over the past two years, we have worked to deepen that connection by making the market a place that is not only foodie-friendly but family friendly, as well. We host a weekly drop-in kids’ activity and live music, and as we start preparing for the summer…
Hello my Foodie Friends. This coming week marks the 20 year anniversary of our relocation to Saratoga Springs New York. My wife and I began our adventure to Upstate New York as part of a corporate relocation. It is amazing to look back and see how quickly 20 years have gone by. Recently, we were reflecting upon our first weeks in this area. While Paula would travel weekly to the Rochester/ Buffalo area for work, I would often times be…
Winter is edging toward spring. We might be daydreaming of summer evenings on the deck, savoring a steak from a pasture-raised cow raised by Longlesson, Lewis Waite, M&A, or Norseman farms grilled over a barbecue. Yet, as the chill from the still lingering snow emanates upwards, we quickly shift that line of thinking toward the warmth of indoors. Fortunately, the meat and produce farmers at the weekly Saratoga Farmers’ Market can help us navigate that seasonal divide. The secret to…
Hello my Foodie Friends! Burrrr. As we are in the midst of winter, there is anticipation of Spring weather and warmer temps. While we all look forward to warmer temperatures during this time of the year, mornings can still be pretty chilly. If you’re like me and have to hurry out the door each morning before you’ve had the chance to enjoy a warm cup of coffee, you probably drink your coffee at some point during your commute from a…
February often feels like a frigid countdown to spring. A visit to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s winter location might change that perception. You’ll find tables loaded with tomatoes, cucumbers, salad greens and spinach, kale, cabbage, carrots, turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes and potatoes, winter squash, and beets. Where does this produce come from? Not the grocery store. A growing number of local farmers grow it year round, using such structures as greenhouses and high tunnels to provide their crops with the…
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