What’s Fresh This Week – September 11

What’s Fresh This Week – September 11

So much to do in Downtown Schenectady!

This is a great weekend to come downtown and enjoy the food and cultural heritage of Schenectady!  Of course, your market is here every Sunday with our local food and crafts, but this Saturday you can also peruse the art at the 65th Annual Stockade Villagers’ Outdoor Art Show, check out the kids activities at MVP’s 5th Annual Community Health Fair, and get an Italian ice at the 11th Annual Little Italy Street Fest. And don’t forget the 41st Annual St. George Greek Festival, held Friday through Sunday.  Please note that the festival will impact parking for the market.

Who are those folks in the red shirts?

The Schenectady Ambassadors!  They provide a smiling face and a helping hand to the visitors and vendors of the market, and at the end of the day, take fresh produce and baked goods donated from the vendors to local food pantries.  We love that they are a part of our community! You can learn more about the Schenectady Ambassadors here.

From Our Vendors

Hope Valley Farm: Tomatoes, lettuce, salad mix, curly & Toscano kale, swiss chard,  zucchini, yellow squash, several kinds of garlic, beans, peppers, arugula, cut basil, pickling and regular cukes, garlic pesto, pickled garlic scapes, sweet onions, new potatoes, beans, potted basil, mums, and indoor plants.

Mosaics by Christine: We’ll be showcasing new Lazy Susans, a chess table, mosaic wall hangings, and lots of trivets and skulls too!

Taj Mahal Restaurant: We will be serving Chicken Sheek Kabab, which has been marinated and cooked in our special clay tandoori oven.

WASH Green and Clean: We will have our Autumn Room spray in addition to our other room sprays and amazing laundry detergents!

Variety Vendors

1857 Distillery
Country Hearth Baking
Electric City Roasters
Healthy Gourmet Kitchen, Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
Studio 55
Ulster Soaps
Windy Hill Goat Dairy
Yankee Distillers


Market Stage

10-11:45am Terri Roben
12-2pm Josh Casano

Community Table

Catholic Charities
Friends of the Greenhouse
Schenectady Symphony
City of Schenectady

Local Expert

Electric City Food Co-op

Children’s Activities

Tomato tasting competition

The Market Moves Outdoors THIS SUNDAY

The Market Moves Outdoors THIS SUNDAY

Schenectady Greenmarket kicks off its 2016 Outdoor Market on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. around City Hall. This year’s Outdoor Market is home to more than 70 vendors from around the area and is a one-stop-shop for groceries, take-away meals and artisan items. Customers can find farm fresh produce, meats and eggs in addition to baked goods, international foods and hand-crafted goods. Schenectady Greenmarket recently ranked as the 13th most popular farmers market in the country by an American Farmland Trust poll.

The 2016 Outdoor Market season will feature many customer favorites in addition to thirteen new vendors including 1857 Spirits, Japanica Grill, and Capital Native Plants. Click here for a full list of outdoor vendors.

In addition to local foods and artisan goods, the market offers live music, cooking and gardening demonstrations from community experts, children’s activities and a community table.

May 1st Opening Day will feature:

  • The Scotia-Glenville Lions (SGLions.org), providing free tree saplings
  • Macaroni necklace-making for children
  • Music by Gordon Street Band and Mike Mucilli
  • A press event at noon to celebrate the launch of Solarize Schenectady

Schenectady Greenmarket is a producer-only market featuring high-quality products from local farmers, food producers and artisans. Before the start of the two market seasons, the vendor relations committee reviews applications which are then voted on by the market’s board of directors. Vendor selections are made to ensure a diverse marketplace with the highest standards, a dynamic range of vendors, varying price points and overall product selection. Priority in selection is given to regional farmers and producers who bring products 100% grown and produced in Schenectady, around New York State and within a 100 mile radius of Schenectady.

Should be an exciting start to the summer; hope to see you all there!

Valentine’s Day at Schenectady Greenmarket

schenectady greenmarket vday basketsCelebrate Valentine’s Day with a gift basket from Schenectady Greenmarket!

Looking for a last-minute gift for your special someone? On Sunday, February 14th we will help you create the perfect Valentine’s present.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick up a basket from the market table;
  2. Purchase items from various vendors;
  3. Bring the basket to the wrapping table and we’ll make it pretty for you.

Baskets and wrapping are on us — you just pick whatever will make your Valentine happy. Whether your sweetheart craves red wine and chocolate or beer and bacon we can help you turn it into a special Valentine’s present.

You’ve got a week to plan, so here’s a list of our vendors for some ideas:


  • Altamont Winery
  • R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewery

Baked Goods & Sweets

  • Funk Farms
  • Josephine’s Whole Grain Baking
  • La Marais Chocolat (truffles, crepes)
  • Mrs. Londons
  • New England Fudge Co.
  • Our Daily Bread

Crafts & Cosmetics

  • Ali Herrman (jewelry)
  • Cherish Natural Soap
  • D&W Farm and Animal Rescue (home & body products)
  • Mosaics by Christine
  • RAD Soap
  • Sistahs Vintage Aprons
  • Ulster Soaps

Fruits & Veggies

  • Barber Family Farm
  • Bella Terra Farm (has eggs too)
  • Cornell Farm (has eggs too)
  • Mariaville Mushroom Men
  • Maynard Farms
  • Ole McDonald Honey Farm

Processed Food

  • 3 Chicks and a P
  • Buddhapesto (pesto)
  • Canvas Corks & Forks (mac & cheese)
  • Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus
  • Gatherer’s Granola
  • Healthy Gourmet Kitchen (jams, salsas, sauces, snacks)
  • Our Daily Eats (granola, nuts, seeds)
  • Peanut Principle (nut butters)
  • Puckers Gourmet (pickles, sauerkraut)
  • Saratoga Crackers
  • Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.
  • The Food Florist (frozen, homemade meals)

Meat & Eggs

  • Bella Terra Farm
  • Cooper’s Ark
  • Highland Farm
  • Mariaville Farm
  • Sweet Tree Farm

Cheese (and Milk)

  • Battenkill Valley Creamery
  • Palatine Valley Dairy
  • R&G Cheese Makers

Prepared Food

For nourishment while shopping.

  • Ambition (coffee)
  • Café Nola
  • Euro Delicacies
  • La Empanada Llama
  • Taj Mahal Restaurant

And finally, Healing Path Massage. Our massage therapist won’t fit in your basket, but your loved one would probably appreciate a good ten minutes in the chair. 😉

What’s fresh this week – January 24th

What’s fresh this week – January 24th

New flavors, fresh tastes

Feeling a little hum-drum? Looking for something new? Stop by the market this weekend as we premier our new Fresh Taste Table. This monthly event will provide customers with new flavors and tasty ideas for cooking at home, complete with samples and recipes! For more information, click here.

Featured Vendor: Cooper’s Ark

What’s fresh

Downstairs Vendors

Barbers Farm: This week we’ll have loads of fresh veggies just for you including red and green cabbages, winter squash, five types of keeping potatoes, onions, shallots, greens and more!

Cornell Farm: Stop by and pick up your farm fresh eggs along with key veggies for the week ahead. Carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic and more.

Nut Zez: Made fresh daily, various almond butter flavors with no sugar, salt or oil. Also health bars with superfood ingredients for optimal health!

R.S. Taylor & Sons: On tap this Sunday – Sticky Fingers IPA, Willie’s Nut Brown Ale, Belchertown Ale and Butternut Beer. Stop by and pick up a growler or Boston round!

Taj Mahal: Stop by this Sunday for a treat – sauteed green beans with coconut. Try something a little different, we’re sure you’ll be happy you did!

Upstairs Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters: We have a new crop of Sumatra Mandheling that is big bodied, plush and juicy. A great coffee for these bitter winter mornings!

Healing Path Massage: Jean Marie and Jennifer will offer chair massage this Sunday. They are happy to relax your tight muscles to help you ease into the New Year! Get those snow-shoveling muscles in good repair.

Puckers Gourmet: You asked…here they are! Come by this weekend for a jar of our seasonal dilly beans! Fermented, crunchy and packed with flavor.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.: Heat things up this wither with our Slow Burner. Use this spicy garlic peanut butter to add some kick to your burgers or pair with your favorite pretzels and veggies for a healthy, game time snack. Available for a limited time.

Variety Vendors

Assembly Coffee Roasters
Danascara Cheese
Jewelry by Donna Marie
Nut Zez
Perfect Noodle
Skinner’s Sugarbush
Smyth/Cid Pottery
Springbrook Hollow Distillery
Studio 55
Underground Alchemy


Market Stage
10-12   Roben/Kozak Jazz & Blues
12-2   Bentwood Rockers 

Community Table
Fresh Taste Table

New Fresh Taste Table Begins This Weekend

cabbageStarting this Sunday, each month Schenectady Greenmarket will host a local chef or culinary wizard to introduce you to creative ideas for using the fresh foods you find at the market. These tasting table hosts will have samples for you to taste as well as recipes from our recipe box to take home and try yourself. All recipes can also be found in our online Recipe Box.

Looking for a different take on carrots and cabbage? This Sunday (January 24th) our very first Tasting Table Host will be Betsy Henry with samples of Asian Slaw, Moroccan Cooked Carrot Salad, and Sauerkraut, recipes you can prepare at home and enjoy.

Look for us on upstairs at the Market this Sunday!

This program is supported by a grant from the Standish Family Foundation.

What’s fresh this week – January 17th

What’s fresh this week – January 17th

So fresh, so green!

Our farmers’ veggies have been loving the mild winter so far. We can still see Brussels sprouts and other late autumn crops in spades at the market and, up until last week, we even had a few hot-house tomatoes available! Right now, our farmers have an abundance of winter greens, lettuce and more. Stop by their stalls downstairs this Sunday to pick up your fresh, delicious, local veggies for the week – you’ll be happy you did!

Featured Vendor: Barbers Farm

What’s Fresh

Downstairs Vendors

Barber’s Farm: Come and find us upstairs this week! We’ll have a beautiful assortment of high tunnel greens, butternut squash, winter keeping potatoes, beets, purple top turnips, celeriac, cabbage, shallots and of course our own popcorn!

R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewery: We’ll be bringing four of our farm-fresh ales to the market this week including our Sticky Fingers IPA, Willies Nut Brown Ale, Belcher Town Ale and Butternut Ale.

Taj Mahal Restaurant: This week we’ll have aloo gobi, potatoes and cauliflower, cooked with spices in a mild sauce.

Upstairs Vendors

Ali Herrmann: Original encaustic wax artworks and handmade sterling and stone jewelry. January’s birthstone is garnet – pick up a wonderful birthday present for the one you love!

Healing Path Massage: Jennifer and Wendell will be offering chair massage this Sunday. Treat your sore muscles and overall tension to a vacation. Stop by and see what they can do to make you more comfortable and get your new year off to a good start.

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: Blizzard Butter, Chillin’ Chocolate, Monkey Boy, NY Maple – how can one decide with so many delicious choices? Good thing we made it easy for you to try them all with our sampler packs with 8 oz. jars of each!

Ulster Soaps: We will be debuting the brand new “Make your own gift sets” in time for Valentine’s Day. Give your love the gift of handmade soaps and lotions inspired by nature.

WASH: We will have our amazing allergen friendly laundry detergents as well as our other green products this Sunday!

Variety Vendors

Ali Herrmann
Canvas, Corks & Forks
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Highland Farm
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
Ulster Soaps


Market Stage:
10-12   Robert Redmond
12-2   Cosby Gibson

Community Table:
To Be Announced