Head to the Malta Farmers’ Market tomorrow for “KIDS DAY” with special activities from 3 to 6pm. Children and their families are invited to visit with the 18 vendors of the Malta Farmers’ Market and enjoy free face painting, a bounce house, and other activities on the lawn between the Malta Community Center and Just Meat & Deli on Route 9.
“We’ve enjoyed our first summer market here in Malta,” notes Market Manager John Quinlan, who brings vegetables to the market each week from his farm in Round Lake. The market opened for the season on June 5th. “Offering locally grown food to our community is important, and we look forward to getting to know more of the Malta residents this fall. We’re open right through October.”
“As the school year gets underway, many families like ours want to focus on fitting healthy meals into their schedules. At this event, we invite parents to bring their children to the market not only for the special activities, but also to meet the farmers and learn how different foods and agricultural items are produced on our local farms,” comments Suzanne Balet Haight of Balet Flowers and Design of Malta, another vendor at the Tuesday markets.
Items available at the Malta Farmers’ Market include a wide array of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, yogurt, flowers and plants, wine, gift items, and more. The market is open every Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. Ample parking is available behind the Malta Community Center at 1 Bayberry Drive.
The Malta Farmers’ Market is managed by the Saratoga Farmers’ Market Association, which runs local “producer-only” markets. This standard requires all vendors to grow or produce their goods in Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer, or Washington counties and ensures that products are fresh and unique, not purchased for re-sale. In this way, sales provide economic, ecological, and social support to local communities.
For more ways to make your kids meals more Market to Lunchbox healthy pick up the current issue of Mamatoga Magazine, featuring a story on lunch ideas from the Saratoga Farmers’ Market!