{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, Broadway Street, between 3rd & 4th Streets, Downtown Troy, 9-1pm.
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  Next Swap is on Wednesday, October 19th. 7:30-9:30pm, Common Thread Saratoga 55 Beekman Street. RSVP ON EVENTBRITE

FSC SWAPPERS: ALBANY TOMORROW! 4-6pm, Sage-Femme Midwifery, 258 Hackett Street, Albany NY. A few tickets left: RSVP ON EVENTBRITE

FSC DIY School: Starting on Saturday, November 12th we will be rocking the “Community Table” at either the Delmar or Troy Farmers Markets once a month!!!! November 12th we will be at the Delmar Farmers Market, 332 Kenwood Ave., Bethlehem Middle School, Delmar.


{In a maybe-this-is-food-related category} Don’t miss three gigantic corn maizes- ’tis the season! Ellms Farm, Liberty Ridge and Hoosick Fall’s Kettle Farm, supposedly its the largest on the East Coast!

Apple Picking by County.

Now through October 21st, Albany Restaurant Week, .3-course meals at participating restaurants for $20.11.

Saturday, October 15th, Fifth Annual Chowderfest, 11am-4pm (or when the chowdew runs out!), Downtown Marina area.

KIDS EVENT–> October 22nd, Children’s Book Reading & Signing by Ruth Ann Smalley of Sheila Says We’re Weird, 11am, GREEN CONSCIENCE Home & Garden, 33 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY  “This new book tells the charming story of a young girl, Sheila, who learns about home-cooked food, composting, clothes hanging on a line to dry, and many other ‘weird’ aspects of green family life.”

Saturday, October 22nd. Life Up The Horn,  8-11pm, New Life Auditorium, 51 Old Gick Road, Saratoga Springs, NY. $15,person, $40 family, $10 students. From Liz’s post on the event: “Our event, titled “Lift Up the Horn” has been organized in response to the dire urgency of the crisis as a means of raising awareness as well as emergency funds as quickly as possible. Our goal is that every dollar that we raise from the event will go directly to relief organizations currently on the ground in and around the refugee centers and villages where people are being most severely affected. The event will feature a combination of dance and music performance from local artists including the Tango Fusion Dance Company, Heard – featuring Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius, The Lazy Suns, the band Free Water and others as well as a multi-media awareness-raising presentation about the crisis. East African cuisine will be served in addition to other food and beverages. Additionally, we will be holding a silent auction. You can support this event and this cause by donating goods or services for the auction, food or beverages or simply by donating funds. Any assistance you can offer will be greatly appreciated and will provide life-saving relief for the citizens of our world in most desperate need.”

Tuesday, October 25th , Michael Pollan – In Defense of Food: The Omnivore’s Solution, Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Hudson Valley Community College. “Real food — the kind your great-grandmother would recognize as food — is being undermined by science on one side and the food industry on the other. Both want us to focus on nutrients, good and bad, rather than actual plants, animals and fungi. Michael Pollan, author of several books on this topic, including four New York Times bestsellers, explores what the industrialization of food and agriculture has meant for our health and happiness as eaters, and looks at the growing national movement to renovate the food system.

November 5th, Albany Craft Beer Festival, 4-8pm, Washington Armory, 195 Washington Avenue, Albany NY.

Pride of New York Harvest Festival, November 12th-13th, Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, New York


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