{weekend reading} LOCAL EDITION

FARMERS MARKETS

SATURDAYS, 9am-1pm unless otherwise noted
Albany Central Avenue Farmers Market
, Parking Lot of The Linda, 339 Central Avenue, 10-2pm.
Brunwick Farmers’ Market, Town Office Rd & Rt 7, Brunswick
Farmers Market at The Crossings, Colonie, Crossings Park of Colonie, Albany-Shaker Road across from Emerick Ln.
Delmar Farmers Market,
332 Kenwood Ave., Bethlehem Middle School, Delmar
Glens Falls Farmers Market
, South Street Community Park, Glens Falls , 8am – Noon
Saratoga Farmers Market
, High Rock Park Pavilions, High Rock Avenue
Troy Farmers Market, Riverfront Park
Ballston Spa, 9-Noon, Wiswall Park, downtown Ballston Spa

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

TUESDAYS
Watervliet, Hudson Shores Park, 2:30-5:30

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

THURSDAYS
Clifton Park Farmers Market
, St. George’s Church parking lot, 912 Rt 146, 2-5pm
CDPHP Farmers Market, Parking Lot, 500 Patroon Creek Boulevard, Albany, Thursdays 11:00am–1:30pm
North Greenbush, Williams Road ball Field, 2:30 – 6
Ballston Spa, 3-6pm, Wiswall Park, downtown Ballston Spa

FRIDAYS
Cohoes, 185 Remsen Street, 4-7pm

UPCOMING FSC EVENTS

FSC Swappers:SARATOGA is Wednesday, August 17th, 7:30-9:30pm, Common Thread Saratoga, 55 Beekman Street, Saratoga.Tickets will go public the 1st week in August.

FSC SWAPPERS: ALBANY Sunday, August 21st 4-6pm, All Good Bakers, 160 Quail Street. Tickets will go public the 1st week in August.

FSC DIY School:  Cheese making, Canning, Food Preservation, Bread Baking, ect….. Coming soon!

LOCAL FOOD AND FARMING EVENTS

TODAY: Saturday, July 23rd, 2:30-5pm, Kilpatrick Family Farm’s July Farm Tour. Come see how Michael and his crew farm YEAR-Round. There will be a special “kid’s tour” which will be less technical and expansive and will focus on the farm animals. RSVP 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.”

Farm Tour at Denison Farm sponsored by Slow Food Saratoga. August, 11, 2011 5-7pm. 333 Buttermilk Road, Schaghticoke, NY. Come, tour the fields and packing shed of a farmer’s market farm. Try your hand at harvesting some vegetables. Enjoy the immaculate fields and vegetables. Children welcome. There will be a potluck dinner following the tour so please bring a dish to share if you would like to participate. Limited to 15 people. Get a free ticket

September 10 & 11, Washington County Cheese Tour, all day. From freshly made Chevre to ripened Camembert-style cheeses and aged Cheddar, the fifth annual Washington County Cheese Tour will delight palates and enthrall cheese lovers of every age. On Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2011, five creative farmstead cheese makers in Washington County will open their farms to the public. On a self-guided tour, visitors will drive through lush, rolling hills and bucolic countryside using a special cheese lover’s passport and map. The only prerequisite is an appetite and interest in learning about and sampling award-winning local cheeses and enjoying the changing colors of our famed maple trees.

At each farm, guests will sample specially selected cheeses while experiencing first hand the region’s long-standing cheese making traditions reaching back to the nineteenth century. All are active farms, raising cows, sheep and goats that supply the milk for the cheese-making process. Participating farms include: 3-Corner Field Farm (Shushan, NY), Argyle Cheese Farmer (Argyle, NY), Consider Bardwell Farm (West Pawlet, VT), Longview Farm (Argyle, NY), and Sweet Spring Farm (Argyle, NY).

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