{weekend reading} LOCAL EDITION



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

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

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

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

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

Cohoes, 185 Remsen Street, 4-7pm



FSC Swappers:SARATOGA is Wednesday, August 17th, 7:30-9:30pm, Common Thread Saratoga, 55 Beekman Street, Saratoga. Free tickets will go public Monday, August 8th.

FSC SWAPPERS: ALBANY Sunday, August 21st 4-6pm, All Good Bakers, 160 Quail Street. Free tickets will go public Monday, August 8th.

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



{DATE HAS CHANGED!!} Farm Tour at Denison Farm sponsored by Slow Food Saratoga. August 18, 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

August 27th, 3:30-6pm. SARATOGA P.L.A.N.Wine in the Pines Kaydeross Vineyard, Greenfield. Snacks, 3-4pm – 4-6pm tour. Enjoy some local wine and cheese outdoors on this scenic property held in easement by Saratoga P.L.A.N. Then get a tour of the Kaydeross Vineyard, learn about soil science, grape growing and more. Free. Donations appreciated to cover beverage costs.Contact Andy Fyfe, Stewardship Director at andy@saratogaplan for reservations.

August 30th, 4-7:30pm, Pick-U-Own Raspberries & Farm Tour at Gardenworks, 1055 Route 30, Salem, NY 12865. Pick your own raspberries until 5 PM, then learn about how the berries (and other produce) are grown with minimal pesticide use from Meg Southerland, the farm owner. The farm tour will be followed by a potluck dinner so bring a dish if you are interested in participating. Dessert will be the unbeatable Battenkill Creamery vanilla ice cream topped with fresh berries (courtesy of Battenkill Creamery and Gardenworks). This event is free except for the cost of any berries you pick. This is a Slow Food Saratoga Event.

Saturday, September 3rd 9am-2pm. SARATOGA P.L.A.N. Guided Kayak Tour on Fish Creek – history and paddling Grangerville to Victory Mills (Hayes Rd. to Mennen Rd.) Paddle leisurely through this bayou-like area, stop at the Saratoga Rod and Gun Club easement for lunch, and take out before rapids in Victory Mills. Discuss the importance of the area in revolutionary war times and take an optional group trip to the Historic Schuyler House (or the Corbett site) afterwards. Contact Andy Fyfe, Stewardship Director at  andy@saratogaplan for reservations.

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. 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).

September 11th, 2-4pm, Walk on the Wild Side, Joslin Lane Farm, Buskirk. Free workshop, registration requested. Naturalist Howard Romack will lead a family-friendly walk on the ecologically diverse Joslin Lane Farm to find out what’s flying and scurrying in the woods, wetlands and fields around us. In addition to the interesting creatures we’ll surely find, Howard will bring a number of “friends” with him. This is an Agricultural Stewardship Association event.

September 15th 5-8:30pm Feast of the Fields, Saratoga P.L.A.N., Saratoga National Golf Club. Feast of the Fields is an event that pairs farm products of the Saratoga region with the culinary talents of our local chefs. The event is held at Saratoga National Golf Club boasting views of a 135-acre conservation easement. Proceeds from this event will help conserve farmland, natural areas, trail corridors and historic places in Saratoga County. Tickets are $50.00 per person, advance registration required.


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