{weekend reading} LOCAL EDITION

{First Strawberries of the Season, Kilpatrick Family Farm Stand, Wednesday Market}

FARMERS MARKETS

SATURDAYS

Albany Central Avenue Farmers Market, Parking Lot of The Linda, 339 Central Avenue, Sat 10-2pm.
Brunwick Farmers’ Market, Town Office Rd & Rt 7, Brunswich,  9-1pm
Delmar Farmers Market,
332 Kenwood Ave., Bethlehem Middle School, Delmar 9-1pm
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

SUNDAYS

Schenectady Greenmarket, Outdoors around City Hall, Sundays 10-2pm

WEDNESDAYS

Empire State Plaza Market, 10am-2pm Weds & Fridays, 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.

UPCOMING FSC SWAP

FSC Swappers, Wednesday, June 15th, 7:30-9:30pm, Common Thread Saratoga, 55 Beekman Street, Saratoga. 18 spots remain: RSVP HERE

FOOD-RELATED UPCOMING EVENTS

June 12th: 10am-4pm: Local Food Festival, Indian Ladders Farm. From Albany.Com: “Indian Ladder Farms will host a Local Foods Festival on June 12th from 10am-4pm, showcasing local food producers and specialty vendors along with beekeepers, brewers and vintners, cheese makers and chocolatiers.  Visit the farm and celebrate local foods with information and activities for the whole family.

June 13th, The Schenectady Gazette’s A Taste of the Capital Region, 6-8pm, Boys & Girls Club, Rotterdam Unit, 721Curry Road. From the press release: “This event will feature more than 40 of the regions finest chefs (professional & amateur) preparing their favorite dishes. A Taste of the Capital Region is a relaxed evening of great food and entertainment. With a wide array of appetizers, entrees and desserts, this event has something for everyone!  If you are interested in being a chef at this event please click the blue Chef’s Link at the bottom of the page.” Daniel B of FUSSYlittleBLOG will be there!

June 17-19th: St. Anthony’s Church in Schenectady will host its 81st annual Festa. There will be live music, family fun, cooking demos and Italian standards including cavatelli, tripe, minestra con fagioli, calamari, sausage and peppers, pizza and sweet treats. Whoa. I used to go to this as a kid EVERY year; fond memories.

June 18th: Saratoga Brewfest, 1-3pm (VIP), 3-7pm (GENERAL ADMISSION), Ellms Family Farm, 448 Charlton Road. Ballston Spa.

Father’s Day, June 19th: 12-4pm. Sundae on The Farm, Clear Echo Farm in Schuylerville. This is an outdoor celebration of farming; dairy farming specifically but there is lots to do for children including sundaes from Stewarts. We went last year and will again this year even though we can not take part in the ice cream part. There are always a variety of animals and tractors on display, games, and food. Saratoga County’s “Sundae on the Farm” is coordinated by the Saratoga County Agricultural Promotion Committee, and sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, American Farmland Trust, Saratoga County Farm Bureau, and the Town of Saratoga with support from Farmland Protection Board.

July 17th: Saratoga P.L.A.N. and Agricultural Stewardship Association bring their 2nd Annual Tour De Farm a 15 or 35 mile bike ride around the farmland and historic sites within the “viewshed” of Saratoga National Historical Park. Quoted from the press release “Why should I ride? The funds raised will go to land conservation in this special area of the upper Hudson Valley. Riders will learn about interesting farms and historical sites along the way that have been relatively unchanged since the 1777 Battle of Saratoga. There will also be a delicious picnic featuring local food and refreshments at the finish!” Reserve your spot here!
July 26th: 7:30-9:30pm Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living w/ Rachel Kaplan First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY

“Rachel Kaplan, author of “Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living”, will talk about her book and present on how to create your own urban homestead. Eager to start homesteading in your urban or suburban lot? Wondering how to fit anything into the small space you have? How to begin? This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the different elements that make up an urban homestead and how to put them together in whatever space you have. Ask questions about the limitations and opportunities of both your land and your lifestyle, and start putting the design elements together. This workshop will offer some basics in permaculture design, as well as some common sense how-to projects for the urban homestead. This workshop is experiential–come with your questions and ideas and expect to experiment with a variety of homesteading options.”

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