Your Market Creations: We Love Them!

We asked for your market creations — and you gave them to us! Seeing all these together makes it clear how much of a difference the Schenectady Greenmarket makes. You are the reason we do this. Thank you for supporting our local farmers and businesses. Keep being awesome!

Here are all of the submissions for the #mymarketcreation contest (click to enlarge).

What’s Fresh This Week – April 2, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – April 2, 2017

Contest Time: Win $25 in Tokens & A Gift Basket

The market is running a social media contest for the next two weeks called #mymarketcreation. Enter the contest by submitting a picture of a meal using one or more market ingredients to Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag above so we can find you. The more ingredients in your photo, the more entries you get!

See Facebook for more information on how to join in the fun.

Please note this Sunday we will be upstairs in Robb Alley (near Apostrophe Cafe) and directly downstairs.


Featured Vendor: Mariaville Farm

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Healing Path Massage: We will have Wendell and Jean Marie offering chair massage this Sunday. It’s time to get your winter muscles loosened up for spring. Stop over and let them ease any pain you might have in your upper back, neck and arms.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen: Freshly made kale pesto, basil pesto, no sugar added jams, all of our dips, rubs and a new slow cooker seasoning mix – Star Anise & Ginger Braise great with chicken or pork.

Le Marais Chocolat: We will have our seasonal “peep” truffles with home made honey marshmallows wrapped in chocolate marshmallow ganache and dipped in dark chocolate

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Certified Organic Microgreens including micro kale, micro mustard, micro arugula, vitality mix, spicy radish mix, micro herb mix and Certified Organic Shoots including pea shoots and sunflower shoots, plus cat grass and living trays of microgreens to brighten up your kitchen.

Puckers Gourmet: Sweet and spicy are here! Come by this weekend and get a jar of this crowed pleaser. This ferment is the perfect balance of heat meets sweet and makes for the most outrageous snack. Add to that tuna salad and it becomes an explosion of flavor!

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: All of our nut butter blends are gluten free and have no added sugars, preservatives, artificial additives, or anything else that you cannot pronounce. Stop by our booth to sample any of our flavors!

Variety Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Painted Goat
Skinners Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery


Market Activities

Music Schedule

10 AM – 12 PM
South Allen

12 PM – 2 PM
Mark Baptiste

Community Table

Empty Bowls

What’s Fresh This Week – March 26, 2017

What’s Fresh This Week – March 26, 2017

Hello, Spring, It’s Me.

Though the snow hasn’t quite melted yet, you can feel spring in the air. We can, anyway. We move outside the first weekend in May and nearly finished finalizing our vendor roster for the outdoors this week. But that doesn’t mean the indoor market doesn’t have a lot to offer. We’ve got microgreens and root vegetables, meat and eggs, mosaics, wine, massage and more. Come say hi!

Please note this Sunday we will be upstairs in Robb Alley (near Apostrophe Cafe) and directly downstairs.

Featured Vendor: Mariaville Farm

Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Healing Path Massage: We will have Jennifer and Wendell offering chair massage this Sunday. Spring has sprung come see how they can help you get your muscles ready for the season. Relax and unwind from winter.

Lovin’ Mama Farm: Certified Organic Micro Greens and Shoots: Pea shoots, sunflower shoots, micro kale mix, micro herb mix, micro mustard mix, micro arugula, vitality mix, spicy radish mix, and cat grass

Mariaville Farm: Fresh eggs and gourmet Bacon. Its Spring, Black Angus steaks for the grill. Pasture raised Pork and Lamb.

Merry Hill Farm: Warm up with our Alpaca socks, gloves, hats and scarves. Start your Spring knitting projects with our soft Alpaca yarn – hand spun or mill spun in natural and dyed colors. Also knitting and felting kits, felted innersoles, and braided hot pads.

Mosaics by Christine: Spring is in the air and everyone’s fancy turns to mosaics! Stop by this week and check out why.

Puckers Gourmet: Four weeks in the making and they are finally ready: an amazing batch of fresh out of the barrel, full garlic sours are ready for this weekend’s market!

Variety Vendors

Electric City Roasters
Highland Farm
Inspire Wanderlust
Mosaics by Christine
Nine Pin Cider
Sistahs Vintage Aprons
Windy Hill Goat Dairy
Ulster Soaps
Underground Alchemy


Market Activities

Community Table

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth will have a table at the market offering information on this child welfare service.

Music Schedule

10 AM – 12 PM
Dave Moore

12 PM – 2 PM
Erin Powers

A Special Message for a Special Person

If you’ve been a regular to our Sunday markets you’ve probably seen this lovely face walking around in her orange apron. Her name–if you don’t know it already–is Jennifer Jennings. She was our full-time market manager… the one who kept us all in check and made sure the market ran smoothly each week.

This week was her last market. Well, she officially left us for greener pastures in December–but has graciously stayed on to help us in the transition. We are forever thankful to her for that!

But we’d also like to take a moment to thank her for all she’s done for us.

Jennifer was a huge step for us as an organization. She was our first paid full-time employee. She dealt with our mistakes, and helped to keep us (the board, the vendors) in line. She also brought us to the next level, constantly emphasizing our role as an educational organization in the community and bringing her extensive knowledge of food and farms along with her. Under her guidance and urging we formed a set of compliance documents for inspections. She pushed to organize a farm tour and helped us create our Local Harvest Dinner event. She found and applied for grants, and did many, many other things that I won’t list. She was our superwoman. We will miss her.

Jen, thank you for all you’ve done for us. We weren’t always easy to work with, but you managed to stick with us for years and push us to be better. Good luck in all your future endeavors!

What’s Fresh this Week – February 19

What’s Fresh this Week – February 19

Life at the Market

It’s the dead of the winter–and we’ve got more than a foot of snow to prove it! But the market is bustling with life. Not only do we have our usual warm, festive atmosphere, but we also still have lots of root vegetables, greens, meat, and more. Make the trip down to Proctors this Sunday and warm yourself up.

Featured Vendors: Coopers Ark & Palatine Cheese


Special Items From Our Vendors This Week

Assembly Coffee Roasters: We have a NEW coffee this week!  Our Tanzania Peaberry is big bodied, lush and exotic with notes of sweet pineapple.

Healing Path Massage: Healing Path Massage will have Jean Marie and Jennifer offering chair massage this Sunday.

Puckers Gourmet: Happy to be bringing a huge variety to the markets this weekend. And upon request… giardiniera! This crunchy, zesty Italian fermented vegetable medley is an amazing snack on its own.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Make sure to pick up a jar of Adirondack Jack! It is an almond butter and peanut butter blend, with sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cranberries, honey, and cinnamon. It’s delicious and guilt free, with no added refined sugars or oils.

Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Assembly Coffee Roasters
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Rocket’s Canine
Skinner’s Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery


Market Activites

Local Expert

SEAT Center 
Social Enterprise and Training Center is located on lower State Street in downtown Schenectady. The mission of SEAT Center  is to provide transformative educational and workforce experiences that create a sense of purpose and hope in our communities and connect business to real time solutions.

Music Schedule

10 AM – 12 PM
Hoot Owl Moon

12 PM – 2 PM 
Will Foley

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