What’s Fresh This Week – December 16

Christmastime is Here…

Less than two weeks until Christmas – but we’ve got you covered at Schenectady Greenmarket! Visit all of our market vendors, and find that unique gift for everyone on your list. It’s always fun and easy to shop local at Schenectady Greenmarket! Make sure to visit all three of our market locations within Proctors – including Key Hall, across the Arcade. See you on Sunday!

What’s Fresh This Week

Adirondack Flower Farm: We are adding maple cream filled chocolate cups this week and taking orders for the holidays.

Ali Herrmann: A small assortment of watercolors and encaustics for one-of-a-kind handmade gifts, along with sterling and semi-precious stone jewelry.

Burden Lake Creamworks: Lavender gift sets in cobalt blue glass jars or clear tureens with pewter lids.

Café NOLA: Holiday kicked-up gumbo, baked mac and cheese; fresh-squeezed lemonade, guava lemonade, iced tea, sweet tea, and Arnold Palmers.

Chick and Hen Baking Company: Greens-n-beans or black bean soup; empanandas, individual quiche, spinach and feta pie, and paninis; sweets including grasshopper bars, cheesecake, iced shortbreads, and grab-and-go holiday cookie bags.

Cooper’s Ark Farm: Fresh whole ducks; fresh capon – whole, parts, ground; fresh turkey – legs, wings, ground. Limited number of capons for Christmas – order now!

Earthly Remedies By Erin: Last-minute Christmas gifts including gift bags and stocking stuffers. New hand cream and new baby’s butt cream.

Earthstone Candles: New handcrafted slate, marble and granite oil candles, and our latest Earthstone additions – all perfect gift ideas!

Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus: Come and stock up for the holidays! We won’t be back again until the New Year, so get Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus while you can!

Healing Path Massage: Jean Marie Sefcovic and John Horan offering chair massage, for your sore muscles. Holiday gift certificates, too.

Hudson-Chatham Winery: Dessert wines abound, including our special Christmas Port. Lots of other delicious wines to celebrate the holidays, too. Complimentary gift wrapping upon request, and . gift certificates for winery tastings. Cheers!

Josephine’s Whole Grain Baking: Anadama, anise sweet bread, cranberry orange 100% whole wheat, oatmeal bulgur wheat bran, seeded dill rye, challah, sweetener-free whole wheat, and brown rice. Plus muffins, scones and cookies, too.

Mariaville Farm: Fresh chicken, processed on the farm on Thursday. Dec. 13; Boneless leg of grassfed lamb, chops, stew, shanks; Black Angus Beef, pork, goat, and rabbit.

Mariaville Mushroom Men: Fresh shiitake, oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms; marinated jars of shiitake mushrooms. Only two more markets until Christmas – get your gift wrapped Shiitake mushroom logs!

Maynard Orchards: Eight apple varieties, Bosc pears, apple cider; three kinds of potatoes, sweet potatoes; dino and curly kale, sweet winter collards, broccoli, three different color beets, sweet Swiss five-color chard, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, celery root.

Our Daily Eats: Think of us for all your holiday gifting needs: nuts, seeds, and granola make great party gifts, stocking stuffers, and office presents. We offer individual bags, gift jars or gift boxes in an assortment of sizes. Made with care in the Hudson Valley!

Painted Goat Farm: We’d like to remind everyone that our season is coming to an end in two weeks. Stock up now on goat cheese, chocolate truffles, or goat meat to tide you over.

Pixies Preserves: Midnight Heat, Mango Meltdown, and Symphony all make a return this weekend. Try our new red pepper jelly and our new to-be-named hottest pepper jelly. Don’t forget to pick up your Pixie Sampler Pack or Gift Boxes with your choice of jams.

Quincy Farm: Tuscan and curly kale, spinach, arugula, vitamin greens, mizuna, carrots, beets, three kinds of turnips, celeriac, leeks, red and yellow onions, garlic, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes, three kinds of winter squash. Also check out our delicious “personal” cabbages!

Skinner’s Sugarbush: Mincemeat, blueberry and raspberry pielets; black forest and apple date mini cakes; holiday shortbread, maple toffee; lemon, ginger, and chocolate cherry cookies; your favorite bars and scones, and pure maple syrup for you or to give to a special someone!

Smyth/Cid Pottery: Lots of mugs, garlic/oil bowls, teapots and new porcelain work, plus water filtration crocks and beverage dispensers.

Susie’s Climax Creations: Fresh duckling will be available, along with cranberry chutney and jam. We will also have our usual variety of jelly, jams, marinated mushroom, pickled quail eggs and more.

3 Chicks and a P: Fresh homemade hummus, bean dips, tapenades and salsa. Flavors of the week: Lemony Greek Herb (made with organic Greek olives), and Indian Spice; also our white bean dip with sundried tomato pesto. We’ll have all our regular flavors as well. Stop by our table for a taste!


Don’t Miss our vendors in Key Hall, across the Proctors Arcade!

You’ll find prepared food, unique gifts, and live music! Follow the signs…and the delicious aromas!

Variety Vendors

Adair Vineyards
Ali Herrmann
Earthly Remedies by Erin
Earthstone Candles
Skinner’s Sugarbush
Susie’s Climax Creations
Hope Valley Farm
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Earthstone Candles
Freddie’s Rockin’ Hummus

Programming

Market Stage

10am-12pm: The Stone Thoreaus
12pm-2pm: Anonymous Figg Leafs

Lower Level Music

10am-12pm Erin Powers
12pm-2pm Tim Barker & Friends

Key Hall Music

10am-12pm: John & Amy Birchler
12pm-2pm: Loose Change

Local Expert

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County – composting info and suggestions for “green” holiday gift giving ideas

Community Table

Schenectady Neighbors for Peace – children’s crafts

Children’s Activity

11am-1pm: Jen and Abigail twisting balloon creations

Author:Wendy

I'm an events planner by day, a food blogger by night! I have always loved cooking and baking (especially), and was organically trained in culinary skills by my talented and resourceful mother. When it comes to food, I am sometimes inspired, sometimes lazy, and just about always hungry. My favorite food is hummus.

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