{weekend reading} LOCAL EDITION



Albany Central Avenue Farmers Market, Parking Lot of The Linda, 339 Central Avenue, Sat 10-2pm.
Brunwick Farmers’ Market, Town Office Rd & Rt 7, Brunswich,  9-1pm
Glens Falls Farmers Market, South Street Community Park, Glens Falls , 8am – Noon
Saratoga Farmers Market
: High Rock Park Pavilions, High Rock Avenue. 9-1pm
Troy Farmers Market: Uncle Sam Atrium, Broadway @ 3rd. 9-1pm

*Beginning Saturday June 4th: Delmar Farmers Market, 332 Kenwood Ave., Bethlehem Middle School, Delmar 9-1pm


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


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


FSC Swappers, Wednesday, June 15th, 7:30-9:30pm, Common Thread Saratoga, 55 Beekman Street, Saratoga. RSVP HERE


Local Food Festival, Indian Ladders Farm, June 12th, 10am-4pm.  From Albany.Com: “Indian Ladder Farms will host a Local Foods Festival on June 12th from 10am-4pm, showcasing local food producers and specialty vendors along with beekeepers, brewers and vintners, cheese makers and chocolatiers.  Visit the farm and celebrate local foods with information and activities for the whole family.

Saratoga Brewfest, June 18th: 1-3pm (VIP), 3-7pm (GENERAL ADMISSION), Ellms Family Farm, 448 Charlton Road. Ballston Spa.

Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living w/ Rachel Kaplan, July 26th, 7:30-9:30pm. 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.”

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