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SARATOGA SPRINGS - Vermont-based Healthy Living Market is expanding into the Spa City. The company, which already operates one New York location at the Wilton Mall, is opening an additional Healthy Living Café at 420 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs. The new café will be located directly between Northshire Bookstore and Saratoga Cycling Studio, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.
According to Chef Matt Buley, the café has incorporated favorites from the former Around the Corner café such as the Twain and Poe sandwiches, and will feature a range of healthy options, including Healthy Living Café’s line of signature sandwiches.
“The original owner here reached out to us after enjoying our offerings in the Wilton store,” said Buley. “He said he thought we had a superior product and would love to offer it here.”
Buley said one of the missions of the Healthy Living Market and Café brand is to serve the cleanest, best-tasting product with outstanding service. The goal is to make shopping in the café an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
The décor certainly provides that, with an eclectic mix of bright color, casual rustic trimmings, and modern comfort. Added to the authentic smiles of a knowledgeable, friendly staff, and customers feel right at home. The healthy breakfasts and lunches even have a comfort-food taste and feel.
“It’s about knowing your product,” said Buley, who has been the family-owned company’s chef responsible for the overall healthy menus and recipes branding for three years. “An organic apple tastes phenomenal. An organic, green bell pepper is so good; the key is to not over-season it. Let the natural flavors do the work.”
Buley is an expert at combining flavors and even has some off-menu customer favorites, such as a Vermont maple chai latte that is the perfect combination of spice and earthy sweetness.
Local and organic foods are used whenever possible, such as items from Eagle Ridge Farms. Meats are all-natural, and roast beef is roasted in-house. Scones, cookies, and muffins are all made from scratch and baked on the café premises. “If you happen to walk by around 8 in the morning before we open, you can smell the fresh baked goods in the ovens,” said Buley.
The rebranding has taken place over the last month, and a grand opening will be announced soon. For more information stop by the store, give them a call at 518-652-3501, or simply check out healthylivingmarket.com.
WILTON- The Wellness Department at Healthy Living Market and Café at the Wilton Mall invites you to start 2014 with a focus on whole-body wellness.
“The key theme of the weekend is ‘connections’.” Said David Wolfe, the Market’s Saratoga Wellness Manager. “Hopefully, the weekends’ offerings will help to re-establish some primal relationships that have been lost in our fuel-abusing, modern society.”
“We have been governed by the psychology of ‘more’ instead of sustainability,” Wolfe said. “These seminars and programs are designed to restore our primal relationships with our food, our earth and with other human beings.”
“Since the 50s and 60s we have been sold on the philosophy of convenience, which has led to the toxification of our bodies,” Wolfe explained further. “The good news is that these things are correctable, yet only if we make a conscious effort. These programs will hopefully get people started thinking, or continuing along a good path.”
On Saturday and Sunday February 8 and 9 the Market’s Learning Center and Wellness Department will team up with some of Saratoga’s most skilled health professionals and local vendors with the focus on areas such as:
- Flu and cold prevention
- How to make a habit of healthy eating in 2014
- An understanding of the products the Market sells and their benefits
- 2 days of life-enriching Learning Center Classes
- Dr. Hauschka makeovers and kits
- In-house cooking demonstrations all weekend, with and emphasis on seasonal foods
- Free samples, recipes and giveaways
- A panel of local health professionals will be talking about their own health challenges, changes they’ve made in life style and diet, and they’ll answer your questions.
“The entire weekend culminates with a panel discussion on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.,” David Wolfe said. “This is where you can get the answers and recommendations from 10-12 of our professionals. Anyone can ask anyone about anything!”
Schedule of Classes at the Healthy Living Learning Center
All Classes and Panel Discussions arefree, with no registration required
Saturday, February 8
Natural Healthy Hair Color by Herbitant with Erin Marzilli
11 a.m. - Noon
Learn all there is to know about an all-natural hair coloring system. Explore the history; sustainable values and a unique formula that helps people get the color they want, without toxic ingredients that are harmful to the body or earth.
Emotional Eating and Bach Flower Remedies with Nini Gridley
12:30 -1:30 p.m.
This flower-empowering class covers a complete system of 38 natural flower-based remedies and outlines how safe, natural and effective these remedies are for restoring emotional balance and well-being. (Suitable for the whole family.)
Stress Reduction and Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman
This stress-relieving class will uncover the neuroscience behind stress and how it affects the body and mind. Body relaxation techniques will be explored, as well as experiential meditation and communication skills that serve people effectively. This class helps connect people to their actual life experience and lends a hand in reducing stress levels on a daily basis.
Dr. Hauschka Make-overs and Kits with Kelly Kynion
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The Doctor is in the house Saturday-Dr. Hauschka’s Kelly Kynion will teach Guests which products work best for each individual, how to use certain cosmetics and applications, and will offer many goodies for the face, body and bath.
Benefits of Yoga with Julie Bell
5 – 6 p.m.
What is yoga and how does it actually affect a person’s health? In a matter of minutes, experience the numerous health benefits of yoga. Connect to your body and breath and see what happens when your attention is brought back to your body as a practice. Learn an all-natural way to detox the body and gain a sense of well-being. Basic postures and a connection to nutrition will also be reviewed.
Sunday, February 9
Juicing 101 with Donna Panzl
11 a.m. - Noon
Receive tons of information and get a hands-on experience. Connect to your food and discover the extreme health benefits of juicing. Learn what digestive enzymes are, how juicing can provide energy for a full day’s work, reduce inflammation, aid in weight loss and improve sleep.
Yoga Basics: Yoga Vinyasa with Penny Berg
“Ashtanga Yoga is breath practice. The rest is just bending.” -Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Attend this yoga class that is truly designed for the beginner in all of us. Connect to the breath, body and coordinate a practice that enhances all of the systems of the body. Basic yoga postures will be explored as well as a guided meditation exercise that will leave you feeling calm and connected.
Fertility and Good Nutrition with Lisa Cartier
Ever wonder what to do once you know you are pregnant? Do you know how to choose the best care provider or how to develop a birth plan? Connect to your own birth experience, including breast feeding vs. bottle feeding, dietary guidelines for fertility, and charting your cycle. Handouts provided.
The Fundamentals of Healing with Therapeutic Oils with Kaitlin Moen
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Get connected with essential oils and experience an effective, safe and all-natural way of sustaining great health. This class provides tons of useful information about “smart medicine” that helps people understand the difference between certified pure therapeutic grade oils and other oils available on the market. Learn about the quality, purity and potency of essential oils as well as diverse ways of applying them throughout the year.
Connections to Integrative Medicine: Everyday Living with Chinese Medicine with Dr. Michael Wayne
With over 25 years of experience Dr. Michael Wayne provides extensive knowledge and an overview of Integrative Medicine; what it is, how it works, and the importance of it in today’s world. This class will also teach participants how to prepare a Chinese herbal tea using herbs found at Healthy Living Market and Café. Learn to ward off colds and promote winter health…and enjoy making and tasting your very own winter herbal tea.
Open Panel Discussion in Healthy Living (Atrium)
All the instructors from the weekend will be on hand to answer your questions. Get a variety of perspectives at once!
Healthy Living Market and Café
Wellness Weekend Fair:
Making Connections to Healthy Living in 2014
Saturday, February 8 from 11:30 a.m.
through Sunday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m.
All events are Free.
WILTON – After touring the Healthy Living Market in Wilton Mall, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new legislation that would expand markets for farmers and increase the availability of nutritious locally-grown food for consumers. The Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act would help New York farmers by addressing production, aggregation, marketing and distribution needs while helping consumers access and afford fresh, nutritious food.