New Products: Healthy Living Market Saratoga – 5/25/16

By Richie Snyder  •  Wednesday, May 25th, 2016


Eco Grown Baby Bok Choy: Tangleroot Farm

Eco Grown Radish Bunches: Tangleroot Farm

Eco Grown Spinach: Tangleroot Farm

Eco Grown Kale Medley: Tangleroot Farm

Organic Lettuce 5oz: Echo Creek

Organic Masumoto Peaches

Organic Pluots

Organic Black Plums

Organic Orange Honeydew

New Plants and Flowers every day, many varieties of local, organic plant starts.  Also, some GORGEOUS hanging baskets.

Fun Fact: Did you know that it’s time to start planting your tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant outside?



New Belgium  

Ranger: 6 pack

Rampant: 6 pack

Glutny Pale: 6 pack

Fat Tire: 6 pack

Citradelic: 6 pack

Ballast Point: Mango Even Keel cans

Ballast Point: Pineapple Sculpin cans



Garrett Valley Uncured Bacon Bits:  3 oz package

Niman Ranch: Case ready pork

Black River Meats: NE Raised Beef Patties – 3 pk / 16 oz

Black River Meats: VT Grown  Pork Ribs – both St Louis Style and Baby Back

Black River Meats: Jumbo Uncured Hot Dog 12oz

Grocery & Refrigerated:

Mapleland Farms: has added some tasty condiments to their roster. We will be carrying the maple bbq sauce and maple hot sauce to start. These can be slotted in their respective sets, 1-2 facings each. Go ahead and order.

Salud: Sparkling fruit beverages

Tuffleist: Truffle oil

Califia Farms Agua Fresca:  Watermelon Ginger Lime, Strawberry Basil, and Kiwi Cactus Citrus.

Healthade Kombucha: Certified, organic, vegan, gluten free, and non-gmo verified kombucha

Nadamoo ND Frozen Dessert: A coconut milk ND ice cream. Flavors include: Cookies and Cream, Salted Caramel, Cherry Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough

Natalie’s Half Gallons: We now carry Natalie’s lemonades in the half gallon size for spring and summer. We have regular Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Lemonade Tea.

Amy’s Swirls: This is a savory version of a cinnamon roll.  There’s 2 flavors: Jalapeno Cheddar and Mushroom and Cheese


Acure: Broad spectrum suncreen spray spf 30

Herb Pharm: Kids sinus samurai

Sundesa: Blender bottle, large size 45 fl oz

Badger: New rose face suncreen spf 25


15 Healthy Barbecue Side Dish Recipes

By Taste Maker  •  Sunday, May 22nd, 2016


15 inspired seasonal recipes to mix up your usual barbecue side dish menu. These healthy recipes feature fresh produce and ingredients to keep your plates filled with nutrient dense locally sourced vegetables, grains and cheeses all through the summer grilling season.

15 healthy Barbecue Side Dish Recipes on the Healthy Living Market blog by Katie Webster of Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Hey folks. I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Katie and I write a food blog called Healthy Seasonal Recipes. I live right here in Chittenden County, and I am an avid Healthy Living shopper. Which is maybe one of the reasons I have recently had the honor of being asked to become a Healthy Living Taste Maker. That means you’ll probably be see more from me around these parts. You can also visit me over at my blog too. You’ll probably also find me in the wine section stocking up on rose, or filling up my travel mug with dark roast or possibly asking questions at the meat counter in the store. So be sure to say hello! I love chatting about cooking, and healthy eating. I also spend way too much time on social media, so please reach out there too!

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Today, I wanted to share with you some of my very favorite summertime side dish recipes from my blog. Since the weather has warmed up a bit, I have been morphing our meals to grilled meats and fish with a few healthy side dishes. I haven’t been roasting or baking much at all lately. Instead I have been whipping together these simple healthy vegetable side dishes, grain salads and unexpected seasonal salads to go with the meal. Then the left-overs work for lunches or we can serve them for two nights if I’m really planning ahead. I’ve also been using these recipes on the weekends too because there seems to be some sort of potluck or barbecue going on every weekend lately.



Green Mountain Tick Repellent

By Katy Kent  •  Friday, May 20th, 2016

This post was written by Brittany Clarke, Wellness Associate.

Green Mountain Tick Repellent Featuring rose geranium, cedarwood and lemongrass essential oils, Green Mountain Tick Repellent’s unique formulation proves effective against ticks. Perfect for everyone, even dogs for any time spent outdoors. It smells good too! The company started with a mother who had a child and dog who had experiences with ticks. She couldn’t find anything natural, so she decided to make a tick repellent herself, and it works! To use most effectively, apply 2 to 3 times a day. Additional application may be needed depending on the area you are in. Lift up your pants and spray the bottom of legs, as well as under the bottom of shirts. For animals, spray all over, including the paws and under the collar.

Caution: Nothing, not even Green Mountain Tick Repellent is 100% effective. To avoid contracting lyme disease, learn how to identify ticks, wear long and tight clothing with high socks rolled over pants, and check yourself, your family and pets regularly. To remove ticks, use tweezers without crushing it. Apply antiseptic to the skin area.


New Products at Healthy Living: Week of 5/16

By Katy Kent  •  Wednesday, May 18th, 2016


Thea’s Standard English Tea: ready to drink teas in glass bottles. Four flavors: green honey, black rose, wildberry, and red mango. Zero calories and sugar free.

Epic: Salmon bars have been added to their line of meat bars
Intelligentsia Coffee: Four varieties: black cat classic, black cat classic, black cat classic, house blend

Glee Gum: gum pouches available in: bubble gum, peppermint, mint, watermelon

Perfect Sense: instant ancient grain sides are new for the instant sides set. 3 in all, these can be slotted with the Lundberg and Near East products of the same nature. 1-2 facings for each. Go ahead and order.

Rancho Gordo Beans: A cult favorite! These are unique, single variety, and very high quality beans. We’ll be carrying: Christmas lima beans, cranberry beans, mayocoba beans, vaquero beans, yellow eye beans, and midnight black beans.


Last Resort Farm (local): Organic Asparagus
Rambling Harvest (local): Organic Asparagus
Purinton Gardens (local): Organic Asparagus
Pete’s Greens (local): Organic 5oz Arugula, Organic 5oz Mesclun, Organic 5oz Spinach
Jericho Settler’s Farm (local): Organic baby lettuce
Knee Deep Farm (local): Organic Pac Choi
Pitchfork Farm (local): Organic Spicy Mesculun
Digger’s Mirth (local): Organic Mesclun, Organic Arugula
Organic Donut Peaches
Organic Papayas


Plants and Flowers

Vermont Compost Company Soils: 20 qt and 6 qt bags – Fort Vee Potting Soil, Fort Light Potting Soil Compost, Compost Plus



Burlington Beer Co: Barbe Rouge, It’s Complicated Being a Wizard
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America: very limited, collaborations with Lawson’s and Trillium among others
​Lost Nation Mosaic
Two Roads Road Jam
Zero Gravity Little Wolf American Pale Ale



Alexander Valley Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – 92+ Parker
​Chateau de Lascaux Rose 2015
Domaine de Fontsante Corbieres Rose 2015
Owen Roe Yakima red 2013
Underwood Rose cans – new trend in canned wine for summer
Champlain Orchards Honeycrisp Cider


New Products at Healthy Living Market: 5/18/16

By Richie Snyder  •  Wednesday, May 18th, 2016


Little Secrets: Chocolate morsels. Four flavors.

Hubert: Blackberry lemonade

Rhode Island Omega: Salad dressings

White Oak:  Dressings and pasta sauces.

Coco Sante: Instant hot cocoa mixes that come in single serve packets

Kind: Cereal bars

Wing Time: Wing sauces

The Mustard Seed:  Incredible herb seasonings (local product)

Healthy Gourmet:  Herb mixes (local product) Make your salad dressing awesome!


Organic Donut Peaches

Organic Papayas

Organic Radish Bunches: The Farm at Miller’s Crossing (local)

Organic Hakuri Turnips: The Farm at Miller’s Crossing (local)

Organic Broccoli Raab: The Farm at Miller’s Crossing (local)

Local Plants and Flowers NY:

Organic Plant Starts: The Farm at Miller’s Crossing

Fairytale Eggplant: Purple and White Mini

Black Cherry Tomatoes

Mountain Magic Cherry Tomatoes

Sunrise Bumble Bee Cherry Tomatoes

Yellow Pear Cherry Tomatoes

Cherokeep Purple Heirloom Tomatoes

Indigo Rose Saladette Tomatoes

Mountain Merit Slicer Tomato

Ipomea Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

Ipomea Pearly Gates White Morning Glory

Nasturtium Alaska Mix

Nasturtium Whirley Bird Mix

African Basil

Curry Plant

Provence Lavender

Munstead Lavender

Lemon Balm

Jade Green Beans

Green Magic Broccoli

Lexton Leeks

Bright Lights Cosmos

Sea Shells Cosmos

Ikarus Helianthus (Sunflowers)

Mongolian Giant Helianthus (Sunflowers)

Ring Of Fire Helianthus (Sunflowers)

Lemon Gem Marigolds

Tangerine Gem Marigolds

Benary’s Giant Lime, Purple, and Mixed Zinnias


Half Acre Vallejo

Oxbow Cross Fade: Very limited, Farmhouse ale

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion: Cans

Speakeasy Prohibition:  New distribution from brewery out of San Francisco, red ale

Speakeasy Baby Daddy: Session ale, slot with other Speakeasy

Uinta Tangerine Hop Nosh: Seasonal fruit beer for warm weather, slot with other Uinta

Lost Nation Mosaic IPA

Von Trapp: Just begun distribution in New York, Brewery out of Stowe VT. We now carry Von Trapp Vienna Lager, Helles Lager, Dunkel, Pilsner, and Variety pack

Two Roads Lil Heaven 4 pack cans: Replacing the Lil Heaven 12packs


Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner’s Reserve

Underwood Cellars Pinot Noir 375ml cans: New canned wine for Track/SPAC goers

Lila wines: New canned wines, four packs


Kings Brothers Dairy: Milk from just outside Saratoga Springs! (local)


Healthy Living Loves Lard!

By Katy Kent  •  Friday, May 13th, 2016

epic lardLard has gotten a bad rap in the past, but as more and more people simplify their diets and cut refined and processed ingredients out, lard is slowly but surely making a comeback! There are many reasons for lard’s new-found success in the American diet. Here a few of those reasons:


1. Lard is a heat stable and can be used at a very high smoke point. This means that it can easily reach upwards of 500 degrees F without burning. It’s great for frying and is virtually flavorless so it does not impart any taste of its own. Low smoke point oils tend to burn at high temps and can become carcinogenic. Lard is a great choice for high heat cooking!

2. Lard is great for baking. Many grandmothers will tell you that the secret to the best pie crust is lard. Lard lends tenderness and moisture to baked goods and is a great alternative to butter.

3. Here at HL we render lard from the pigs we butcher in our meat department. This effort ensures that we use every single part of the animal and that nothing gets thrown out. Meat sold for eating, bones used for stock and fat rendered as lard. Nose to tail butchery is something we are proud of because it shows the ultimate respect to the animal and is economically sustainable.

4. Did you know that lard is high in vitamin D? 1 tablespoon of lard contains 1000 IU of vitamin D! YAY!
New research on lard and fats in general are showing overwhelming results that fat does not in fact make you fat! On the contrary, only 40% of lard is saturated fat and many experts argue that eating some saturated fat is good for overall health – that it does not increase your risk for heart disease and it increases HDL (good) cholesterol.
Of course it’s important to remember “everything in moderation.” Lard isn’t the answer to overall healthy, but combined with a healthy diet and exercise it is an excellent choice! We offer our own house-made lard, and lard from EPIC.

Here’s a recipe we LOVE from Chef David Chang. We’ve used this recipe in our Cooking the Book: Momofuku cooking classes.

Momofuku Steamed Buns

  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups water at room temperature
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • Rounded 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pork lard; as needed for shaping buns

Combine all ingredients except for lard in the bowl of a Kitchen Aid fitted with a dough hook. On the lowest setting, mix dough for about 10 minutes. Lightly oil a medium bowl and place dough in it, covered with a dry towel. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once risen, cut dough in half and then cut each half into five pieces. Gently roll the pieces into logs and then cut logs into 5 equal pieces. Cover dough balls with saran wrap and let rise for 30 minutes. Once risen flatten one ball with the palm of your hand and then roll into a 4 inch oval. Dip your chopstick in lard and then place in the middle of oval. Fold the dough in half to make the shape of a taco, shimmy out chopstick and place on a parchment square. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough. Cover with saran wrap and let rest for 30 more minutes. Set up steamer on stove. Working in batches, stream buns for 10 minutes.


  • Sliced pork belly
  • Cucumber quick pickles
  • Hoisin
  • Sliced scallion
  • Sriracha; if desired


New Products at Healthy Living: Week of 5/9

By Katy Kent  •  Wednesday, May 11th, 2016


Four Pillars Farm (Local): Organic Mesclun
Knee Deep Farm (Local): Organic Red Russian Baby Kale
Organic Dark Sweet Cherries
Organic Apriums
Organic Apricots
Organic Nectarines
Organic Red Seedless Grapes
Organic Green Seedless Grapes
Organic Black Grapes


Jacobsen Salt Co are out of Portland Oregon and provide beautiful gourmet sea salts all from the pacific north west.

Castor & Pollux dog treats. Salmon jerky strips and 7″ rawhide bone

Annie’s organic ketchup now comes in an upside down squeeze bottle

Annie’s gluten free mac and cheese



Revive Kombucha: Five flavors: Free Ride (Hibiscus), Solar (Yerba Mate, Ginger and Lemon), Campfire (Genmaicha), Tropic Wonder (Earl Grey, Orange Peel, Cold Pressed OJ, Cayenne), The OG (Original)

Bucha Live: Four flavors: Blood Orange, Guava Mango, Raspberry Pomegranate, and Grapefruit Sage. Certified Organic and NON GMO Verified. Any guest looking or wanting to try a Kombucha that doesn’t have a vinegar-like after taste will love this!


Firestone Walker: For the first time in Vermont!
Double Jack 12.99 / 4 pack Double IPA
Wooky Jack 12.99 / 4 pack Black Rye IPA
Pivo Pils 10.99 / 6 pack German Style Pilsner
Union Jack 10.99 / 6 pack American IPA
Easy Jack 10.99 / 6 pack Session IPA
Luponic Distortion 001 10.99 / 6 pack Rotating Experimental Hop Program – 1st in a series
Burlington Beer Co: Chasing Rabbits and Surfing Waves of Dopamine 4 pack cans
Burlington Beer Co: Echo Chamber a 10% Robust Porter brewed with Montmotency cherries – slot in bombers
Ayinger Ur Weisse

Queen City Brewing Co: Argument English Style IPA


Domaine de Couron Rose
Cune Rioja Reserva
Canella Rose Prosecco
Vrac Grenache/Syrah
Mirabelle Rose 2015

La Vieille Ferme Rose 2015


Alaffia: new cocoonut reishi line of haircare, deodorant & face care with great new packaging

Orgain: cold brew coffee & protein ready-to-drinks

Bread and Baked Goods

Douglas Sweets: new wee maple walnut bites flavor
Pony Cakes: new vegan, organic, non-gmo, gluten-free, small batch treats from Brooklyn. Shortbreads (chocolate, salt & pepper), and lemon rosemary brittle.



New Products at Healthy Living: Week of 5/3

By Katy Kent  •  Thursday, May 5th, 2016


Pete’s Greens (Local): Organic Basil Bunches, Organic Rainbow Chard, Organic European Cucumbers

Jericho Settlers Farm (Local): Organic Mesclun Mix

Bread and Butter Farm (Local): Organic Baby Lettuce Mix

Half Pint Farm (Local): Eco Grown Half Pint Sprouted Bean Mix, Eco Grown Alfalfa Sprouts, Eco Grown Fenugreek Sprouts

Shea Family Farms (Local): Eco Grown Ramps

Patrick Tinkel (Local): Wild-crafted Fiddleheads

Organic Apricots

Organic Apriums

Organic Vidalia Onions



Glaceau Smart Water: new sparkling water

Paqui: hot pepper tortilla chips in four flavors: very verde, roasted jalapeno, grilled habanero, ghost pepper

Nii Bar This is a really nice line of nutrition bars that are gaining popularity. Four varieties: peanut butter bar, cacao coconut bar, berry cashew bar, almond chocolate chip bar.



Buchi Kombucha: A new Kombucha out of North Carolina. They use fair trade organic teas, fruits spices and medicinal herbs. There’s 8 flavors:Fire(Cold Pressed Ginger & Cayenne), Air(Gaia Herbs Echinacea, Peppermint, Basil, Pineapple), Water(American Elderberry, Blueberry, Schizandra, Coconut Water), Earth(Roasted Roots, Holy Basil, Maple Syrup, Root Beer Spices), Sovereign(Cold Pressed Ginger,Peaches, Sorghum Molasses), Avonlea(Orange, Passion Fruit, Mango, Wildcrafted Sea Buckthorn), Seed(Cold Pressed Turmeric, Pineapple, Coconut Water) Unilmited(Apple Juice, Lime)

Siggis: Kid’s squeezable yogurt tubes. Only made with 5 ingredients, contains 5 grams of protein, and only 5g of total sugar. That’s up to 40% less sugar than the leading tubes(according to Siggis). There’s 2 flavors: Strawberry and Blueberry.

Nona Lim Tokyo Ramen Noodles

Vermont Gelato Company: Made in Brattleboro, they only use Vermont milk. We have 5 of their best selling flavors: Tahitian Vanilla, Mango, Fresh Ginger, Espresso Coffee, and Vermont Mixed Berry.

Bread/Baked Goods

Pony Cakes: new vegan, organic, non-gmo, gluten-free, small batch treats from Brooklyn. Shortbreads (chocolate, salt & pepper), and lemon rosemary brittle.

Four Sisters Bread: new gluten-free assorted quickbreads & cupcakes




New Products at Healthy Living: 5/3/16

By Richie Snyder  •  Wednesday, May 4th, 2016


Annie’s –  Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese

Annie’s Organic Ketchup – Now comes in an upside down squeeze bottle


Organic Apricots

Organic Vidalia Onions

Eco Grown Spicy Microgreens – Tangleroot Farm

Eco Grown Mild Microgreens – Tangleroot Farm

Plants and Flowers:
Variety of local organic plant starts


Modern Times Fortunate Islands

Modern Times Blazing World

Modern Times Orderville

Lord Hobo Hobo Life

Barrier Suburb

Barrier Daddy Warbucks

Paradox Brewery Indian Kettle Sour Ale

Grey Sail Pour Judgement

Cambridge Brewing Audacity of Hops

Singlecut Is this Real Life


Sutter Home White Zin

Joel Gott Napa Valley Cabernet


Redemption Rye

Green Chartreuse

Bombay Sapphire Gin 50ml

Beefeater Gin 50ml


Buchi Kombucha – A new Kombucha out of North Carolina, created by 2 moms. They use fair trade organic teas, fruits spices and medicinal herbs.

Siggis kid’s squeezable yogurt tubes – Only made with 5 ingredients, contains 5 grams of protein, and only 5g of total sugar. That’s up to 40% less sugar than the leading tubes.(according to Siggis). There’s 2 flavors: Strawberry and Blueberry.

Nona Lim Tokyo Ramen Noodles


HL partners with Saratoga P.L.A.N. as Front End Fundraiser

By Richie Snyder  •  Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

We are proud to be supporting our friends at Saratoga PLAN as our Front End Fundraiser for May & June 2016. Saratoga PLAN is dedicated to preserving the rural character, natural habitats and scenic beauty of Saratoga County. PLAN help landowners conserve their farmland, woodlands and natural habitats to sustain the county’s “quality of place” and the environment, economy, and public health. They also strive to help communities create plans that balance growth with conservation to sustain the Saratoga Region as a great place to live, work, visit and farm. You can find more information about Saratoga PLAN by visiting their website.

What does “PLAN” stand for?

PLAN, which stands for “preserving land and nature,” connects people to nature through an extensive trail network with over 200 miles of trails in the county. We have found over the years that a good “plan” leads to the ability to take advantage of opportunities as they arise and accelerates results.

Photo used by permission of Saratoga PLAN

Photo used by permission of Saratoga PLAN

Saratoga PLAN is a community-based conservation organization, conserving “places for people.” Although not all conserved lands are open for public access, they provide health benefits and environmental services far beyond their borders. These lands are very much conserved by the people, too! PLAN’s roster of student interns and volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization, consisting of 250+ individuals finding ways to advance the conservation of Saratoga County’s unique places and natural resources. Volunteers help develop and implement plans at all levels of the county. PLAN’s staff of 4 provides support and coordination for the volunteers.

Great Blue Heron

Photo used by permission of Saratoga PLAN

Volunteers help our stewardship staff manage 4,400+ acres of conserved lands by maintaining informational kiosks and 24 miles of trails across 10 nature preserves owned by PLAN that are open to the public for hiking, biking, birdwatching, botanizing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and paddling. They also serve on local boards and volunteer to maintain town, city, and county properties and trails. Volunteers plan events, lend their artistic talents, post boundaries, write, photograph, advocate for good public policy and funding for conservation, stuff envelopes, staff exhibits, provide legal services, accounting, lead field trips and offer biological expertise. If you would like to volunteer, please let us know by filling out their volunteer page.

Please donate what you can afford at our registers during the month of May and June 2016. Every dollar we raise will go to Saratoga PLAN.