Friday, 20 September 2013 10:38

Summer and Fall Flavors From Burgers Market Garden

By Staff Report | Families Today

The tables set out by Burger’s MarketGarden (at the Ruopp Farm) at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market always reflects the changing seasons with colorful cut flowers, garden plants, fruits, and vegetables from May through October. A mid-September visit shows a particularly vibrant display of this Niskayuna farm’s crops: brilliant hues of cut flowers sit next to several varieties of tomatoes and other seasonal vegetables, while large, budding mums, winter squash and playfully painted pumpkins remind customers of fall’s rapid approach. For those customers eager to hang onto summer vegetables as long as possible, Burger’s has two varieties of sweet corn still available, white and bi-color. The farm’s abundant peppers, from tiny “sweeties” to larger bell peppers, as well as eggplant and tomatoes, are popular at this time of year for stuffing, pickling, canning, and combining into traditional favorites such as ratatouille. “My father tells me I’m roughly the seventh generation in the family to work on our farm,” says Andy Burger, who mans the farm’s table at the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Saratoga. “It really is a family farm: my mother and father (John and Linda Burger) and me, with a few of my college friends sometimes lending a hand.” The Burger family farms on approximately 10 acres of land, including 12 greenhouses. The potted garden plants and herbs that Burger’s MarketGarden features every spring are started inside in the greenhouses in late winter, and many of the farm’s summer crops are grown there as well. Corn and winter squash are grown outside in the fields. Burger’s MarketGarden sells to consumers at farmers’ markets in the region and at a roadside stand on Route 7 in Niskayuna, as well as at the wholesale market in Menands. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market remains open through the end of October at High Rock Park, on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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