Shopping the farmers' markets

farmers market report logoOne of the best things about weekends in the Capital Region is shopping the farmers' markets.

This week: Apples, pears, corn and -- yes-- tomatoes.

Here are a few more details from the local markets about what to expect this weekend.

SATURDAY MARKETS

Troy Farmers' Market

Riverfront Park (map)
Saturdays 9AM - 1PM

No update this week.


Saratoga Farmers' Market
High Rock Park (map)
Saturday 9AM - 1PM
Also Wednesday from 3-6

Fresh now:
Fall fruits: melons, apples, pears, plums, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Corn is a peak, tomatoes are finally here as well. Greens and rhubarb are a bit low but green peppers, radishes, celery, herbs eggplant, cabbage kale are abundant.


Farmers Market at the Crossings
Crossings Park of Colonie, Albany-Shaker Road across from Emerick Ln.(map) Saturday 9AM-1PM

Fresh now:

Bowman Orchards: Are now picking 6 varieties of apples including Zestar and Sansa - two of the best early apples. Peaches are absolutely excellent at this time.

Free Bird Farm: fresh edamame (soy bean), watermelon and eggplant--all certified organic.

Also Expect:

R&D Cheese: Plain and strawberry greek yogurt now available!

Sticky Fingers Apples: We will be featuring our Fall apple this week called the Harvest Apple: a large green apple with caramel, milk chocolate and orange drizzle, perfect for those cool Fall evenings!

Rad Soap Company: Toke Extreme cream is new this week. It can reduce skin discomfort by soothing & restoring dry or damaged skin and increasing the natural moisture retention capacity.

SUNDAY MARKETS:

Schenectady Greenmarket

Around Schenectady City Hall (map)
Sunday 10am-2pm

Fresh now:

Apples and Pears

Also Expect:

Veggies: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, edamame, eggplant, garlic, leeks, onions, peppers, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, squash, tomatoes, tomatillos, turnips, zuchinni

Greens: arugula, braising greens, chard, endive, escarole, kale, lettuces, salad mixes, spinach

Herbs: basil, dill, cilantro, Italian large leaf parsley, mints, oregano, tarragon, thyme, and more

Fruits: blueberries, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, pluots, plums, raspberries, watermelons

Painted Goat Farm: a new cheese made exclusively for markets. A semi-hard, raw milk cheese that's repeatedly washed in a brine with a splash of Slyboro Cider House's Ice Harvest Reserve. It's made in 5-7 pound wheels and currently aged 2 1/2 months.

Windy Willow Farm: customer-requested handmade soap in lemongrass, lavendar and rosemary/peppermint scents. Also just-dug potatoes, supersweet carrots and raspberries.

Cooper's Ark Farm: eggs and chicken (whole, boneless breasts, legs and thighs).

Other fun stuff:

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