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Saratoga Race Course to Introduce Uniquely New York Marketplace for 2013 Anniversary Season

By Eric Wing; Mark Bardack | 06/20/2013 12:13 PM ET

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a new weekly attraction for the 2013 meet at Saratoga Race Course designed to highlight products made exclusively in New York State.

The Uniquely New York Marketplace will be held each Sunday of the racing season at Saratoga Race Course from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Box Office near the Carousel, the lively market will feature 13 vendors and artisans.

“As one of the leading suppliers of food and agricultural products in the nation, New York has a proud history of producing quality, locally-made goods. It seems only fitting to showcase these products in a setting that matches their importance to the community,” said NYRA Vice President & Director of Hospitality Stephen Travers. “We look forward to inviting track patrons to learn more about businesses from the region while purchasing a diverse array of items produced exclusively in the Empire State.”

Designed to highlight geographical diversity and diversity in products, the marketplace will feature vendors from the Hudson Valley, Capital Region, Mohawk Valley and Western New York. The following vendors are scheduled to participate in the inaugural Uniquely New York Marketplace at Saratoga Race Course:


·        Adirondack Candle Company of Glenville, NY

         High-quality handmade candles reflecting the life and scents of the great



·        Dutch Desserts of Kinderhook, NY

         Gourmet fruit, nut and chocolate tarts


·        Karma Sauce Company of Pittsford, NY

               Artisan handmade condiments including hot sauce, mustard, ketchup, rubs and  



·        Merry Hill Farm of Amsterdam, NY

               Hand-dyed, all-natural alpaca yarn, hand knit and felted items


·        Mountain Winds Farm of Berne, NY

               Family-owned maple farm offering maple syrup, maple candy and maple cream


·        Mu Mu Muesli of Sharon Springs, NY

               Organic oat cereal and pancake mix


·        Peanut Principle of Cohoes, NY

         Gourmet nut and seed butters made with high-quality ingredients


·        Pixie’s Preserves of Waterford, NY

               Homemade jams, jellies and marmalades


·        RAD Soap Company of Cohoes, NY

               Handcrafted soaps, lotions and body creams


·        Saratoga Salsa & Spice Company of Saratoga Springs, NY

               Salsa, barbecue sauce and bloody mary mix


·        Saratoga Sweets of Clifton Park, NY

               Handmade chocolates, candy, truffles and novelties


·        Spacey Tracy’s Pickles of Rhinebeck, NY

               Gourmet pickles, pickled jellies and spreads


·        Whalen’s Horseradish Products of Saratoga Springs, NY

               Homemade, hand-prepared horseradish, sauces and cheese spreads


The Uniquely New York Marketplace will be held each Sunday throughout the 2013 summer racing season: July 21 and 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25; and September 1.

The 2013 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course begins on Friday, July 19 and concludes on Labor Day, Monday, September 2. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, call (518) 584-6200 or log onto nyra. For additional information about events at Saratoga Race Course, visit here.