{weekend reading} LOCAL EDITION

FARMERS MARKETS

SATURDAY

Glens Falls Farmers Market, South Street Community Park, Glens Falls , 8am – Noon
Saratoga Farmers Market: High Rock Park Pavilions, High Rock Avenue. 9-1pm
Troy Farmers Market: Uncle Sam Atrium, Broadway @ 3rd. 9-1pm
Brunwick Farmers’ Market, Town Office Rd & Rt 7, 9-1pm

SUNDAY

SCHENECTADY’s Greenmarket moves outside tomorrow: outdoors around City Hall, Sundays 10-2

WEDNESDAY

Empire State Plaza Market, 10am-2pm, Concourse Level at the bus turn across from McDonald’s, Albany.
Troy Farmers Market, Wednesdays, 3-6pm. Broadway Street, between 3rd & 4th Streets.
Saratoga Farmers Market, 3-6pm, High Rock Avenue Park, High Rock Ave, Downtown Saratoga Springs.

EVENTS

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

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TODAY: May 14th: Albany Craft Beer Festival, 4-8pm, The Armory, 195 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY.  A wonderful list of participating breweries.

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TODAY: May 14th: Another great event in Albany… Chef’s Consortium is throwing another celebration of local art, food and music. 6-9pm, $20 a person. From the press release: “Join Hudson Valley’s Chefs Consortium as we welcome the beginning of Spring in Albany at legendary architect Patrick Keely’s magnificent church, St. Joesph’s. Under detailed wood carvings, expansive arches and eyes of wooden angels, the Chefs Consortium’s Noah Sheetz, Rebecca Joyner, Nicci Cagan, John Peterson and Jeff Loshinsky will prepare culinary treats. Fresh, local ingredients from Albany area farms, food producers and Hudson Valley wineries will be on the menu. Its huge spiritually-inspired interior will be filled with the Bluegrass, Blues and Jazz music of Dan Johnson and His Expert Side Men, Matt Durfee and guests. High arched wood carved walls will be covered with the artwork of Albany artists like Jennifer Grainer and Chip Fasciana, founder of Albany Underground Artists.”

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THIS MONDAY: May 16th, 7-8:45pm: Strict Avoidance: Caregivers of Food Allergic Children, will have its monthly meeting at the Gatsby 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.

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Wednesday, May 25th, 7:30-9:30pm, Common Thread Saratoga, 55 Beekman Street, Saratoga. From Scratch Club’s very first “FSC Swappers” Food Swap. More information to come this week! Holla!


NEWS

The City of Albany’s City Council passed the backyard chicken bill 8-7 last week and news quickly spread that Mayor Jennings would veto the bill, and that is what he did yesterday.

Before the Veto, our very own Britin Foster, contributor and owner of All Good Bakers located on the troubled Quail Street wrote a Letter to the Editor that was published (Congrats Britin!).

All Over Albany has Mayor Jenning’s press release, press conference and more (truly COMPREHENSIVE STORY). Times Union has the updated story with some background.

***** I can stress this enough- PLEASE email us/facebook us/Twitter us if you want your food-related news piece/event/farm news in this post. We are welcome to report on any food-related nugget. -Christina

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