There are a couple of new businesses that have opened up just recently and both are worth checking out. The first one is Moby Rick’s located at 173 Lake Ave in Saratoga Springs.
Moby Rick’s is a seafood market offering top-quality fresh seafood. Rick Lofstad Jr., owner of Pura Vida Fisheries has been a regular vendor at The Saratoga Farmers Market for over two years and has decided to open up a retail location. Rick says that they will offer all different kinds of seafood like shrimp, crab or anything else his customer’s request. Don’t expect the market to look fancy though. The main focus for this fish man is the quality and freshness of the seafood. Another business that just opened this past Saturday is Olivia!, located in Clifton Park Center (or as I affectionately refer to it as CCM).
Olivia! is a family run business offering an extensive collection of olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. They import their products from both hemispheres in bulk allowing them to provide customers with fresh extra virgin olive oil all year round. Stop in to sample a variety of their products before deciding on which olive oil will be coming home with you. I plan on swinging around the corner to pick up a loaf of fresh bread from The Meat House and maybe some craft beer to round out my dinner of champions.
Are you looking for something to do this Sunday? The 4th annual Harvest Festival is happening between 12-4 at the Washington Park Lakehouse in Albany.
This festival first started in 2009 as a way of bringing a lot of the amazing local vendors in the Capital District together for one event. There will be over 45 local businesses and bands including Bake for You, Mingle, New World Bistro, 3 Chicks and a P hummus, All Good Bakers, Bro’s Tacos, Creo and many many more. If you haven’t filled up on all of the incredible food at the Harvest Fest, head up to Saratoga for the Henry St Festival which is also from 12-4 happening on none other then Henry St. ☺ This is a fundraising event for Ballson Spa’s Gateway House of Peace. There will be a wine tasting at Scallions, a beer tasting and The Forthlin Road Band and Irish music by The Saratoga Celtic Music Session at The Parting Glass. Several local vendors will be in attendance as well including Eat Good Food, Sunnyside Gardens, Thousand Island Winery, The Chocolate Spoon and Chane’s Deli. There are lots of great local places to check out this week so enjoy your fresh fish sauteed in some EVOO from Olivia! You’re going to want to eat light leading up to Sunday’s food festivities!
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