The Saratoga Farmers’ Market indoor winter season returned to the Wilton Mall on Nov. 6.
Alongside many returning vendors, the winter market also features some new vendors and products, such as alcohol-infused ice cream at Boozy Moo!, (house) plants at J. Adkins Cultivation, Scandinavian baked goods at parchment, and several fan favorites who were new vendors at the markets this summer.
This season, the market was also be able to bring back several of its seasonal events, such as holiday celebrations, Maple March and more.
Markets will run each Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 p.m. and will feature 50-plus vendors selling a full range of locally produced items including fresh farm items, ready-to-eat foods, artisanal products, and holiday gift items.
The market will be located in the mall’s food court, accessible from the TrustCo mall entrance or from the building’s interior.
Although face coverings are not required inside the Wilton Mall, the mall and the Saratoga Farmers’ Market both recommend customers wear a mask to help keep the indoor markets as safe as possible.
The market will continue to space vendors out where possible and provide extra hand washing and sanitizing opportunities. Management is evaluating returning its online ordering and curbside pickup program.
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The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association (BSBPA) is encouraging all businesses in the village’s downtown area to decorate their storefronts for the shopping season.
For the past few years, the BSBPA has recognized businesses whose window decorations and displays have enhanced the Village of Ballston Spa during the holiday season. Businesses with decorated windows whose lights are on the evening of Nov. 30 will be judged and the winners will be announced in time for village festivities on Dec. 3, including the Holiday Parade, village Christmas tree lighting and First Friday.
Winners will be presented with specially designated “contest winner” signs to display in their businesses for the holiday season and photos of the windows will be featured on social media and on the BSBPA website, ballston.org.
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