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 (, 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!