News from the folks at the Schenectady Greenmarket:
Schenectady Greenmarket January 17
Inside Proctors, Sunday 10-2
New hoop houses, storage facilities and planting fields with the market in mind have all helped ensure that our winter market has plenty of fruits and vegetables. However, you will see some changes over the next couple of weeks. Barber’s, Buhrmaster, Painted Goat, and Wellington’s are taking a few weeks off while Cornell, Full Quiver, Madura, Migliorelli, and Underwood/Shushan have expanded their offerings of fruit and produce.
Our biggest baker, Our Daily Bread, will be on vacation for two weeks but Abbey Farm, Josephine’s and Naga Bakehouse have been busy baking to provide you with bread and other baked goods. The Placid Baker, who you may remember from our Outdoor Market, will be making a guest appearance on January 24. Please take time to stop at a new booth. We think you will be pleasantly surprised!
Remember for the month of January we are sponsoring an EBT promotion. No fewer than 16 of our vendors will have special pricing for those who use their EBT cards at the market. Ask at the market table for a list of participating vendors and their offers–eggs, honey, vegetables, tarts, bread, spreads and more.
Market Stage: Anonymous Fig Leafs–original, folksy country music. Rick Sacchetti, lead vocals and guitar, “Uncle Bootsy” on vocals, mandolin and guitar, Ethan Waldman, fiddle and backing vocals, and Arya Chowdray, bass and backing vocals. (http://www.myspace.com/theanonymousfigleafs)
Jam Circle: (11am) Tim Barker and Friends–Bring your guitar, violin, mandolin, banjo, bass and play and sing along.
Children’s Activities: Mark-IT Art A new mini art project each month. Be creative and make art.
Community Table: Ozone House from Union College. Ozone house has recently created a calendar promoting environmentalism and sustainability. Funds raised from the sale of the calendar support the Engeye Health Clinic in Uganda. (http://engeye.org/)
Variety vendor: Mary Ann Thomas, Sistah’s Vintage Aprons, Abbey Farms
Greenmarket on the web: www.schenectadygreenmarket.org, or become a fan on Facebook.