Schenectady Greenmarket friends and family are invited to get an inside look into how our favorite local foods are crafted and grown. The tour will include activities for the entire family.

Farm Tour Details

Date: Saturday, September 13
Hours: 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Transportation: A coach bus will pick us up at City Hall at 10 a.m. and escort us to each location.

Schedule: Morning and lunch at Wellington’s Herbs and Spices in Scoharie. Early afternoon at Smyth/Cid Pottery in Middleburgh. We’ll finish at Barber’s  Farm, also in Middleburgh.

Lunch: A lunch consisting of a sandwich, island tea and a cookie will be provided. Gluten free and vegan options will be available.

Prices: $20 per adult, $10 per child and $50 for a family of four. EBT customers may purchase tickets at a reduced rate at the market.

Purchasing Tickets: You can either buy tickets at the market table or online through the following link:

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A Sneak Peek into the Tour Locations

Wellington’s Herbs and Spices

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We’ll start the day at Wellington’s Herbs and Spices in Schoharie where we will see an exhibit from the sculpture artist Jason Shultz, walk through the flower gardens and visit the high tunnel greenhouse and fish ponds. We’ll learn all about what it means to be NOFA-certified organic, how irrigation systems work and have the opportunity to pick some of our own.

Frederick and Carolyn Wellington will serve us lunch in the sculpture gallery. A sandwich, island tea, and a cookie will be provided and vegan and gluten free options are available. After lunch we will have time to walk to Wellington’s shop where we can purchase herbs, teas and trinkets.

Smyth/Cid Pottery

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In the early afternoon we’ll visit Smyth/Cid pottery where we’ll take a tour of the pottery studio and watch them open the kiln! We can purchase fresh pottery pieces while they’re still warm and have access to other pieces for sale as well.

David Smyth will provide snacks and tea.

Barber’s  Farm


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In the afternoon we’ll visit Barber’s  Farm in the beautiful Scoharie Valley. Weather-permitting, owner Cindy Barber will take us on a hour-long wagon tour of the fields with beautiful views. She will talk about the produce they grow and give us the opportunity to pick our own from their fields.

After the tour, you’ll have time to browse the farm stand if you wish.

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