Food

Growing asparagus might be like raising a child. You plant it once. You nurture its tender shoots, and then you watch it grow so fast that you can barely harvest it fast enough.  For farmers, asparagus requires patience and an intense amount of labor. It also brings unending joy. “It’s really something special,” says Christine, of Saratoga Apple, who sells asparagus at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market from early May through June. “As a perennial, its roots produce every year.” Unlike…
[Photo shows Julia Sanzen at the site of her kitchen unit. Photos by PhotoAndGraphic.com.]  SARATOGA SPRINGS — On May 18, Julia Sanzen took a big step toward opening her new Farmers Hardware brunch hall at 35 Maple Avenue by overseeing the arrival of a kitchen unit made by the Canadian company Venture Food Trucks. Sanzen said she plans to open the eatery in June, serving customers brunch in the city’s historic district between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit…
Hello my Foodie Friends. For many of us, our children are out of the house and have begun their lives and careers in other parts of the country (or world). Global travel and exploring different cuisines are something that many young adults have made part of their lives.  This week our daughter is in Switzerland with some of her college friends. Based on recent research, Gen Y’s (Millennials) look to increase knowledge and experience everyday life by doing things like…
If you’re a regular Saratoga Farmers’ Market shopper, chances are you’ve seen flyers at vendor stalls promoting CSAs. The acronym stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Its meaning, however, goes even deeper. CSAs offer consumers the opportunity to form a direct relationship with a farmer by purchasing what is known as a “share” in the foods that the farmer produces. Typically, consumers – or CSA members – pay a set fee to a farm, and in exchange, receive a share of…
By Chef Dan Spitz Ingredients * Ingredients can be found at the market - 1 cup, packed, of fresh pea shoots* - ½ cup of fresh parsley leaves* - ¼ cup of fresh mint leaves* - 2 garlic cloves, smashed and roughly chopped* - ½ cup grated parmesan* - ½ cup lightly toasted walnuts - 1 cup good quality olive oil* - 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice - Salt and pepper to taste Directions 1. To make pesto using a…
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  • COURT Temujin V. Bozeman, 60, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Feb. 7 to 1 year in jail, after pleading to felony DWI.  Mason A. Weber, 25, of Stillwater, pleaded Feb. 6 to felony burglary in Malta. Sentencing is scheduled for  April 10.  Sean D. Knight, 32, of the Bronx, pleaded Feb. 5 to felony DWAI, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. Sentencing scheduled April 9.  Justin P. Rock, 32, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony burglary. Sentencing scheduled April 13.  Donald P. Gilbert, 22, of Milton, was sentenced Feb. 2 to five years of…

Property Transactions

  • 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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