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!
Celebrate 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:
- Pick up a basket from the market table;
- Purchase items from various vendors;
- 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
- 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
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. 😉
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
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!
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.
Assembly Coffee Roasters
Jewelry by Donna Marie
Springbrook Hollow Distillery
10-12 Roben/Kozak Jazz & Blues
12-2 Bentwood Rockers
Fresh Taste Table
Starting 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.
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
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.
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!
Canvas, Corks & Forks
D&W Farm and Animal Rescue
Mosaics by Christine
New England Fudge Co.
Sistah’s Vintage Aprons
10-12 Robert Redmond
12-2 Cosby Gibson
To Be Announced