{weekend reading} local giveaway edition

{Rustic Italian by All Good Bakers}

WINTER FARMERS MARKETS: SATURDAYS, 9am-1pm unless otherwise noted.

The countdown has begun, just four weekends left indoors until the outdoor markets and Wednesday markets return or open for the first time, in the case of Troy… We can do this folks, just a few more weeks!

Empire State Plaza Market, Concourse Level at the bus turn across from McDonald’s, Albany. WEDNESDAYS 10-2pm.
Glens Falls Winter Market
, Christ Church United, 54 Bay Street, Glens Falls , 9am – Noon (through April)
Saratoga Farmers Market: Division Street Elementary School, 220 Division Street. (through April)
Schenectady Greenmarket: inside Proctors, State St, (10am-2pm SUNDAY, through April- NO MARKET EASTER SUNDAY)
Troy Farmers Market: Uncle Sam Atrium, Broadway @ 3rd. (through April)

{Pecan & Oat Muffin, All Good Bakers}


EVERY SATURDAY IN APRIL: As I previously stated on {Know Your Farmer} an announcement, I am now Kilpatrick Family Farm’s CSA Coordinator. I will be fully disclosing this fact from now on. What I will also be disclosing is all the crazy specials/offers I have come up with to introduce interested folks to the CSA process. Here’s my first crazy scheme… “CSA Shareholder For a Day”.

For the remaining four Saturdays in April, KFF is running a special promotion: “CSA Shareholder for a Day” at the Saratoga Farmers Market, 9am-1pm. “CSA Member for a Day” allows you to experience the weekly CSA member process by purchasing a week’s share, micro ($14) or full ($22), just like an existing shareholder! I will walk you through the process from start to finish and will be available for questions.  I am running this promotion in hopes to educate interested persons on the process while also giving the great discount CSA members enjoy weekly. You can email me at CSA@kilpatrickfamilyfarm.com, with further questions!


Farm to Market: Recent work in celebration of the Farmer’s Market by Carolyn Justice. Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs, New York, Show runs April 8 – June 2, 2011


Sunday, April 10th, 5-7pm: GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady. Another “empty bowls” fundraiser in a few weeks! If you have read this blog for awhile you know how much Sarah & I enjoyed the annual empty bowls in Troy. Featuring chili from Bombers Burrito Bar that also includes an evening of music and art. 100 percent of proceeds will go to food programs of the City Mission of Schenectady and Bethesda House.

Each participant will receive a ceramic bowl made by students from Union College and Schenectady City Schools.  Admission to the event is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased now at the Kenney Community Center at Union College (cash and check) or at the community table of the Schenectady Greenmarket at Proctors on April 3. More information on the Empty Bowls blog.

UPDATE: I can not confirm that this event is happening on the stated date. New information has this event down for April 25th. all of my calls & emails have gone unanswered. – Christina


April 10-16th; Downtown Albany Restaurant Week. There is a growing number of seriously great restaurants in that area; this might be your change to try a meal or two for a wallet-friendly price. Participating restaurants and menus on the Downtown Albany website.


Monday, April 18th, 7-8:45pm: Strict Avoidance: Caregivers of Food Allergic Children, will have its first public meeting at the Gasby Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library. Through February 2012, the meetings will be held on the THIRD MONDAY of each month. I began the group with a handful of local moms. We are not affliated with a food allergy non-profit nor a medical practice, we are more of a safe place to scream/cry/laugh/vent: share recipes, stories and tips and tricks about caring for a food allergic kiddo in your life. I am in the midst of switching my TOTALLY ignored food allergy blog, Strict Avoidance, to be a link to the group. Please feel free to email at fromscratchclub (at) gmail (dot) com for more information.


Sunday, May 1, 10-2pm: Spring Brunch for Capital District Community Gardens, Hudson Valley Community College. The brunch has an amazing feast of foods donated and prepared by more than 100 local restaurants and friends of the non-profit. There will also be a benefit silent auction.

{Come on in!}


As I reported last week, All Good Bakers was about to open their brick & mortar bakery doors, just pending a few issues for the City of Albany. Well, those issues have been resolved and they are open for business. They opened their doors yesterday and will be open all weekend long. Weekly business hours: Friday 11-6pm, Saturday 11-4pm, and Sunday 10-2pm (small brunch menu). They are located at 160A Quail Street, Albany, NY. Phone: 518-463-1349

In addition to the opening, they had an amazing article in yesterday’s Times Union. Congrats Nick & Britin! The From Scratch Club gals wish them mucho success!

To celebrate their grand opening we are offering a small giveaway of a $10 gift certificate for bakery items; the gift certificate can not be used towards their Community-Supported Bakery Program nor at any of the merchants that sell their products. In-store only; we want you to visit their new store!


This giveaway will run for ONLY A FEW DAYS: Today, Saturday April 9th through Midnight Thursday, April 14th.

We will be picking a name out of a hat. All Good Bakers will be notified of the winner so you can simply stop in the bakery and pick up some goodies!

We are not making you do anything extra like “like” us or All Good Bakers on Facebook; but it never hurts to do so.

Both pages are updated daily with interesting article links and updates.

One entry per person, in the form of a comment BELOW.

Answer this question: What is your favorite baked good and why?


21 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike R says:

    vegan cinnamon buns from all good 🙂

  2. Kim (Elias's Mom) says:

    My favorite baked good is red velvet cake. It got me through some pretty awful days when I first started working in eastern Tennessee.

  3. Emily says:

    So hard to choose, but I’d have to say snickerdoodles made from the recipe in my mom’s 1960’s Betty Crocker cookbook! When I smell that cinnamon baking, I feel so cozy and happy, anticipating those delicious cookies.

  4. Julia P. says:

    Kouign amann–had it once & it was like I died & went to butter heaven.

  5. Kyla says:

    If its baked, and it has sugar and chocolate in it, then its my favorite!

  6. Greetings from Saratoga County! My favorite baked goods must be gluten-free since the husband got a celiac disease diagnosis five years ago. I love Saratoga Gluten-Free Goods baguettes (she’s a Saratoga business).

  7. Oh, this is so hard! I think either bread (maybe like dill bread) or a muffin, because it can be sweet, savory, and works for every meal!

  8. michelle says:

    Same here….vegan cinnamon bun from All Good Bakery

  9. Jen says:

    French baguette!

  10. Nichole Everson says:

    Strawberry Rhubarb Pie….. Drool*

  11. Holly says:

    Do I have to pick just one favorite? I do have to say that the lemon cranberry scone I had from All Good Bakers on Saturday was one of the best scones I have ever had…I hope there are many more in my future!

  12. Marianne Russell says:

    Napoleons – pure heaven!

  13. Kayla says:

    I had the vegan cinnamon bun from the new All Good Bakers store last Friday- it was AMAZING!

  14. Alex says:

    I love pecan pie. Mmmm

  15. Janine Sullivan says:

    Vegan Cinnamon Buns, because I get to lick the frosting off my 2y/os fingers, teach my 5y/o about the 5 second rule, and they make my preborn child dance like she is at Woodstock in Cinnamon mud! (Ok I might need one now.)

  16. maryk says:

    My Mom’s homemade lemon meringue pie. Tastes like Spring on a plate!

  17. kristen says:

    energy treats yummy and everyone in our family loves them

  18. kristen says:

    oh yeah from ALL GOOD 😀

  19. Thomas Nolan says:

    I think that even though all the stuff there is wonderful, and actually better for you than your mega-mart offerings I can not resist their Brown Rice energy treats. Everytime I stop in I have to purchase some, and am saddened if someone has beaten me to them and left none for me….. Just got to remind myself to get there early~

  20. Jen W says:

    Brown rice energy balls are my favorite (for now!)

  21. Marwin says:

    Britin’s Big Buns!!!!!!!!!

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