Food

Often we think that farms are only about food. We know and love our favorite farmers at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for the produce they grow and the animals they raise. Less known perhaps is the creativity that comes from farming and its spirit of doing things one’s self.  That creativity shows itself in full force at the holiday market.  The holiday market is a special offering of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market that takes place through Dec. 30 alongside the…
Hello my Foodie Friends! Making our holiday favorites can require us to reach for our “go to” tools like a Chef knife or a paring knife. One item I find myself reaching for is a Microplane® Grater. Richard Grace, a founder of Grace Manufacturing based in the Arkansas River Valley, said in 1995 that he did not originally set out to make graters. Richard Grace was an engineer by education.  His original intent was to make woodworking tools. However, his…
• Makes 2-3 servings• Prep time & cook time: 10 minutes   INGREDIENTS:*Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market! • 3 cups of chocolate milk* (Battenkill Valley Creamery is the best!) • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla • ¼ teaspoon salt • 4 - 6 oz. semi-sweet or dark chocolate* pieces coarsely chopped • Marshmallows* by The Chocolate Spoon INSTRUCTIONS: 1. In a saucepan, mix together the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt 2. Whisk over medium heat…
For Charles Holub, of Scotch Ridge Trees & Berries, diversity is “the lifeblood of a small farm.” His farm in Duanesburg is a case in point. Scotch Ridge starts its season with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market selling seedlings started in its greenhouses for spring gardens. As spring shifts toward summer, cartons of berries, tomatoes and bouquets of cut flowers become the primary crops. Summer folds into fall and then winter, and as December arrives, trees and handmade wreaths, door swags,…
Hello my Foodie Friends! When I turned 12 years old my father invited me downstairs to educate me on all the tools in his workbench area.  My two brothers and I were never allowed in the workbench area, never! It was off limits to the young barbarians.  When I walked into his inner sanctum, I was nervous.  He spoke to me in an adult soft tone while describing to me how quality tools meant a lot to him. He showed…
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  • TOWN OF BALLSTON  Lot 17, MacKenna Court, $356,194. John Paul Builders LLC sold property to Thomas and Michele Stamas.  4 Red Barn Dr., $444,853. Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC sold property to Gregory and Audrey Michalski.  Scotchbush Rd., $65,000. Charles Morris sold property to William Heflin. 136 Kingsley Rd., $80,000. Shawn and Rory Adair sold property to Rory and Timothy Adair.   CHARLTON 47 Crooked St., $400,000. Glenn Cook (as Trustee) sold property to David Griffiths and Allison Studley Griffiths. 1327 Sacandaga Rd., $249,000. Trustco Realty Corporation sold property to Jennifer and Lucino Venditti, Jr.   CLIFTON PARK 63 Westbury…
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