Christmas Preview Party

George's Market & Nursery


Store Hours

Monday- Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

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Store Hours

Open 7 days: 9am-5pm

Cafe': Monday-Friday 9am-3pm

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Thanksgiving is Just Around the Corner!
Place your Orders for Pies, Donuts, Fudge & Muffins for Thanksgiving.

(Call the Latham Store at 518 785-4210 or Colonie Cafe at 518 869-3662 to place an order)


George's is still taking appointments for Fall Cleanups!

Fall CLeanup

Call us for your fall cleanups with our Landscape Department. Call George's at 518-785-4210 to make an appointment

All Shrubs:
Deciduous 30% OFF
Evergreens 20% OFF

trees and shrubs

All Perennials 50% OFF

All Trees 20% OFF
Doesn't apply to Landscape Services or Guarantee or Plantings + Labor Charges

It's that time of the year!

Santa is coming to George's

(Wade Road location)

Fall Mums

Saturday, December 7th Noon-2:00pm
Sunday, December 8th Noon-2:00pm and Saturday, December 14th Noon-2:00pm Sunday, December 15th Noon-2:00pm

Stop in to see Santa and have your Holiday Photo with him. Bring the kids and your pets.

We Collect for Toys for Tots and Saint Ambrose Food Pantry

Order your Wreaths, Roping, Christmas Ribbons & Bows

Fall Mums

George's is your place for Cemetery Cones, Saddles and Blankets

Need a Unique Ornament for that Someone Special?

George's has thousands of one-of-a-kind ornaments to choose from.

Christmas Trees

Gift Wrapping Available - We will personalize and Gift Wrap for Free!

Visit Our store to check out the huge selection of Christmas Decor


And Don't forget George's for your Holiday Parties. George's prepares Sandwiches, Cookies or Fudge Platters for all your holiday needs. Call us at 518 869-3662

Extended Hours after Thanksgiving please call for details.
Colonie Store 518 869-3662 and Latham Store 518 785-4210

George’s Cafe is a great place to stop for lunch during the Holidays!

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George's has Beautiful Pottery

for Gifts, too!

November tips
  1. Cover strawberry beds with 2" of straw (not hay). This will protect the plants from cold and winds, control weeds and warm the soil earlier in the spring.
  2. Clean up all fallen leaves from blueberry beds, then add a 2" thick layer of pine needles, straw or pine bark mulch around the plants. This will insulate the roots during the winter.
  3. Sharpen, clean and repair all hand tools before storing them.
  4. If rainfall has been light, deeply water all trees and shrubs before the ground freezes.
  5. Protect any half-hardy shrubs by surrounding them with a wire cage and cover them with a thick layer of dry leaves.
  6. Wrap the trunks of young trees to protect their tender bark from frost injury.
  7. If you haven't already, cut grass low to prevent mold from forming under snow cover.
  8. After the ground freezes, cover perennials with mulch; this will prevent frost-thaw cycles from heaving them out of the ground.
  9. Turn the compost pile and add water if it feels dry.
  10. Prune roses back to 8"-12" tall, mound compost around the bud union and cover with a rose cone.
  11. If you are planning to plant a live Christmas tree, dig the hole now before the ground freezes.
  12. Continue raking and shredding leaves to add to the compost pile.
  13. Mulch plants you want to overwinter with a thick layer of straw.
  14. Last chance to plant spring-blooming bulbs such as daffodils and tulips.
  15. If you didn't do it last month, cut back perennials, clean all beds of leaves and weeds and edge your lawn.
  16. Don't feed your houseplants through the winter, but give them as much light as possible.
  17. Clean the foliage of houseplants that will tolerate it (those with smooth, un-fuzzy leaves). Wash both sides. This removes the dust, which allows them to breathe better; it also gives you a great opportunity to check for insects.
  18. Make sure you allow your houseplants to dry out between waterings; they do not use as much water in winter as they do in the spring.


Some Fun Thanksgiving Facts for You:

  1. The Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving feast, in 1621, lasted three days.
  2. On October 3, 1863 Abraham Lincoln issued a "Thanksgiving Proclamation" that made the last Thursday in November a national holiday.
  3. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving to the third Thursday in November, in order to make the Christmas shopping season longer and thus stimulate the economy. Two years later, he changed it to the fourth Thursday.
  4. In 1941, Thanksgiving was finally sanctioned by Congress as a legal holiday, on the fourth Thursday in November.
  5. There were no mashed potatoes at the first Thanksgiving dinner--potatoes were brought here later, by Irish immigrants.
  6. Turkeys were one of the first animals in the Americas to be domesticated.
  7. Benjamin Franklin thought the turkey a noble bird and wanted it to be the national bird of America, rather than the eagle!
  8. Native Americans used the red juice of the cranberry to dye rugs and blankets.
  9. Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
  10. The pilgrims didn't use forks; they used spoons, knives and their fingers, so if anyone objects to your picking up that drumstick--tell them you are simply practicing traditional American table manners!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • Cooking spray

Step by Step:

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Combine flours, granulated sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin-pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • Combine pumpkin, buttermilk, egg substitute, canola oil and applesauce in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 16 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 375° F for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched in center.
  • Cool muffins for 5 minutes on a wire rack; remove muffins and cool completely on a wire rack.

Yield: 16 muffins

George's Market & Nursery:
240 Wade Road Extension,
Opposite Target, Latham, NY 12110

Latham Store hours:

Monday- Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

George's Market and Café:
945 Watervliet Shaker Road,
Albany, NY 12205

Store Hours:

Open 7 days a week: 9am-5pm

Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm

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