~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Live Music this week will be provided by pianist Katie kuhn. Katie is a new artist for our market, but she comes with a large fan club and we are thrilled to have her with us this Saturday! Ana Mae and her jams are taking January off to replenish stock. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to all who contributed to ACTION AGAINST HUNGER--HAITI RELIEF! The market table took in over 400.00 that was sent to Action Against Hunger--Haiti Relief. This organization is tops in providing food and water during crisis situations. They were one of the first organizations to get water and food to Haitians after the quake and their headquarters are in NYC. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Market Table now has hot chocolate and tea for sale! We continue to provide "market money" (tokens) for those short on cash, but are carrying credit cards or EBT cards. Please note that the market pays a per swipe fee overhead for this service. It would be appreciated that people keep their cc swipes to $10 or more. Market tote bags (canvas and insulated), t-shirts and Gift Certificates are available!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Parking is on the both sides of the school. Please, no parking next to sidewalk in the front. Parking in front of the school should be for our senior citizens and those with physical limitations. If you can walk easily, leave the spaces in front for our patrons who cannot. Thank you. Keep warm!
We at the famers market LOVE OUR MARKET and we are going to be celebrating this for the next month with various offerings by different vendors.
Market Table will be offering samples of Famers' Market Chowder starting at 10:30am. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Buy the Local Living Guide : : Good for your Wallet. Good for your Community.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you haven't already: ENTER THE
VALENTINE MARKET BASKET RAFFLE !!
Come to the market table to enter. $2/entry, or 3 entries for $5. Look at all you will win if your name is drawn
11:30 am Feburary 13
FOOD PRODUCTS & SUNDRY GOODS: * Saratoga Peanut Butter Company, One Jar Plain Jane Creamy Peanut Butter * Joy of the Journey Farm, Talc-Free Powdr, Wintergrn/Peppermint/Eucalyptus * Solively,Jar of Olive Tapanade * Frenchy Loeb Jewelry, Be My Valentine Necklace and Earring Box Set GIFT CERTIFICATES & COUPONS * Pleasant Valley Farm, One Produce Item from their Gift List * Bridge to Health, Jodi Kelsch, 15 Minute Massage * Saratoga Potato Chips, 2 Bags of Potato Chips * Elihu Farm, Two (2) Dozen Eggs * Sheldon Farm, 10 lb. Bag of White Potatoes * Brookside Farm, Package of Gound Beef * West Village Market, $10 Gift Certificate in Baked Goods * Argyle Cheese Factory, $5 Gift Certificate towards Cheese * Longview Farm, $20 Gift Certificate
OVER $150.00 IN MARKET PRODUCT!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Shrimp and Spinach Chowder
It's Chowder Time in the Spa City!There is nothing like a good cup of chowder on a cold winter day to make you appreciate the warmth food can generate.This chowder is so simple to make and yet it provides a delicious one-bowl meal.Full of spinach and shrimp with just the right touch of lemon and nutmeg, it sets the tastes senses into orbit.It is made even better when one uses local fresh spinach, potatoes, carrots, onion, herbs, milk and cream found at the Market.Sorry, but you will have to go to the store for the shrimp and herbs.(True Locavores can substitute local chicken for the shrimp and vegetarians can omit meat altogether!)
4 cups low salt chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1/2 cup yellow onion, grated
1/2 cup carrot, grated(I will often use frozen local corn in I have it on hand as well)
3 c red potatoes, cut in chunks (approx 1 lb)
1 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. fresh ground pepper
1/4 t. fresh grated nutmeg
6 T. unsalted butter
6 T. flour
1 cup cold milk
Soup Add ins:
8 cups fresh spinach, stemmed, cut into ribbons (~4 bags at the market)
1/2 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and devined
red pepper to taste
2 cups heavy cream, room temperature
Garnish with lemon zest curls
Simmer all the ingredients of the soup base in a stockpot for 15 minutes.For the white sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan, remove from heat and whisk in flour until smooth.Whisk in milk into butter mixture and put back on stove over low heat.Keep stirring to prevent lumps and cook for 2 minutes and immediately pour into simmering soup base, continuing to stir.Add the spinach and shrimp to the soup, cooking approximately 3 minutes.Remove from heat and stir in cream and red pepper (to taste).Garnish with the lemon zest curls.This will serve 8 cups of soup.
The Saratoga Farmers' Market is open for its winter season, Nov.-April, Saturdays 9a-1p at the Division Street School in Saratoga Springs, NY. (go to our website for a map to our winter location.)