Schenectady Greenmarket is pleased to announce that the market will return to its indoor home, inside Proctors (432 State St.), on Sunday, November 4, 2012, running through April 2013. This year marks another important development for the market, which takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as it will now include an expanded food court in Key Hall across the Arcade.
With this expansion into Key Hall, Schenectady Greenmarket will be able to provide customers much better seating and dining options, a wider range of community events and demonstrations, and a larger range of vendors and products at the market. Schenectady Greenmarket will continue to have vendors in traditional locations in Robb Alley and the downstairs Education Center at Proctors. Visitors to the market can enjoy prepared foods in Key Hall including Eastern European, Cajun, Caribbean/Jamaican, Peruvian, Moroccan and Vietnamese cuisine, as well as paninis and coffee.
“Key Hall is an absolutely gorgeous space where we’ll have plenty of room for our prepared food vendors, and plenty of seating so customers can enjoy music and a meal,” said Betsy Henry, Chair of the Board of Directors. “I can’t wait to see it filled with vendors and shoppers. It has been great to work with Proctors and Mazzone Management to make this happen.”
This winter, Schenectady Greenmarket will host 73 vendors, including those selling vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, dairy, meat, poultry, eggs baked goods, confectionery, processed foods, prepared foods, wine, honey, syrup, crafts and gifts. New this season is Pura Vida Fisheries, offering wild-caught fresh New York state seafood. Vendors produce all that they sell.
In addition to vendors of local foods and artisanal goods, the market features live music, cooking and gardening demonstrations from community experts, children’s activities and a community table. Opening Day of the Winter Market will feature Running the River, a four-piece band playing classic country, rock, folk, Celtic, blues, and fiddle tunes, all day on the main market stage in Robb Alley. Rick Sacchetti of Americana group The Anonymous Figg Leafs, will play from noon to 2 p.m. in the Education Center. The indoor market boasts a variety of musicians and community groups throughout the season.
“Opening the indoor market will mark our fourth anniversary,” Henry said. “We’ll have lots of fresh fruit and vegetables plus meat, cheese, wine, baked goods and other tasty treats. I love the community atmosphere of the market, and knowing that we’re supporting local farmers, bakers, artists, and other vendors.”
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