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Farming and fashion are not exactly synonymous. Yet, as you visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market tomorrow and on Christmas Eve, you might start to wonder why this is so. In between carrots and chard, handcrafted cheeses and farm raised meats, milks and yogurts are artists who are also farmers or inspired by the agriculture around us. Their offerings of creative couture, hand-painted attire, hand-made jewelry, and warm wool items make a handmade holiday outfit entirely possible, in an innovative way.…
Hello my Foodie Friends. I hope the holiday season is off to a magical start for everyone. We want to thank our community for the wonderful support on Small Business Saturday. We are so thankful for our foodie followers that think of coming to Compliments to the Chef to fulfill their culinary needs and to purchase holiday treasures for friends and family. As you probably know from my many articles, I love to go to the movies. Recently I saw…
Walking outdoors in December carries a special allure. Often, it is cold – but not frigid; damp – but not soaking wet; gray but crisp. It is nature – like a cat – beginning to curl up for the winter’s nap, fully fed and content. Much of what the Saratoga Farmers’ Market represents in its winter months interacts with this sense of nature. During December particularly, several farmers and vendors of handicraft items are offering special items that invite shoppers…
The holiday shopping season is upon us. But before you prepare to dive into the crowded shopping center parking lots, consider how the Saratoga Farmers’ Market might make holiday shopping a more affordable and localized experience. The market is kicking off the holiday season this Saturday with its regular vendors who offer an array of fresh produce, farm-raised meats and dairy products, and locally produced goods. In addition, several shorter-term vendors will be at the market between November and January,…
Hello my Foodie Friends! We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! The Reardon family did some reminiscing this past weekend about Thanksgiving past. My wife Paula brought up a story about our time together before kids. That is when our one baby was our dog Bogie. He was named after Humphrey Bogart and he loved to roam between our house and our neighbors next door. This was before invisible fences and we didn’t have the money for a regular fence.…
Adapted from recipe by Ina Garten Prep time: 1 hr 50 min Cook: 45 min and based on weight With nearly 100 basic preparations for roast turkey available online (and thousands more probably in recipe books and family histories), we were hard-pressed to come up with one singular recipe. We settled on the go-to recipe for mother of Saratoga Farmers’ Market director Julia Howard, the Accidental Turkey Recipe by Ina Garten: Ingredients * Ingredients can be found at the market…
Hello my Foodie Friends! If you have ever made your own pizza at home then you’ll know where the best pizza in town is! We all have our own version of what the best pizza is and the best person to make it is you! To begin making your great pizza you should pick out a great stone! The Emile Henry Pizza Stone makes brick-oven style pizzas in ovens and on grills. It heats up in just 15 minutes, Cleans…
Fresh and local defines the ethos of the farmers who bring their products each week to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. That commitment presents an especially strong challenge to the farmers who raise turkeys for market customers, when one considers what it takes to sustainably raise a delicious turkey from birth to maturity. Bobby Chandler, of the Mariaville Mushroom Men and one of three vendors approved to offer turkeys at the Saturday market, puts it quite simply: “They’re big birds that…
Hello my Foodie Friends. Our pets, both past and present, give us unconditional love, make us laugh, and comfort us. Telling stories of those who touch your heart and make you laugh are part of celebrating our pet’s lives. Earlier this month, we lost our 14 year old Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Scarlett O’Hara. The week after her passing, one of our wonderful customers and I talked about the love, memories, and treasure of having a pet and of the emptiness…
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  • POLICE Nathan K. Stone, 27, of Middle Grove, was charged Aug. 7 with three counts felony burglary in connection with a suspected theft that allegedly occurred in the town of Milton. Stone was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail, or $30,000 bond.  Rebecca C. Schleich, 26, of Ballston, was charged Aug. 7 with felony grand larceny in connection with the alleged theft of a motor vehicle in Clifton Park. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the victim in this case, according to authorities. Avery Q. Zullo, age 20, of Greenfield, was charged Aug. 4 with…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON SPA 257 Lake Rd., $499,900. Second Half Investments LLC sold property to Karen and Julie Royston.  129 Hop City Rd., $147,000. Harry Bliss sold property to Garth Ellms.  CHARLTON 4 Little Troy Lane, $300,000. Victoria and Kenneth Hayner, Sr. sold property to William and Joelle West.  CORINTH 369 West Maple St., $55,000. US Bank Trust (by Atty) sold property to Frank Brownell.  GALWAY  1058 NYS Route 29, $180,000. Thomas Cooper sold property to Vanessa Konkel and Ronald West. MALTA 90 Woodfield Blvd., $65,000. Michaels Group Holdings LLC sold property to HELD Properties LLC.  2147 Rowley Rd., $24,000. Jacqueline Traver…
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