Shopping the farmers' markets

farmers market report logoOne of the best things about weekends in the Capital Region is shopping the farmers' markets.

Fuji apples and ramps are gone and the first crop of radishes are pretty much finished (though there are more radishes to come), but this week you can get beets, asparagus and all kinds of other good stuff. And there's a new market in Albany.

Here's a breakdown of what you'll find this weekend at the farmers' markets around the Capital Region.


Troy Farmers' Market

Riverfront Park (map)
Saturdays 9AM - 1PM

In season now:

Cornell Farms - Hoosick Falls
Berries , maple syrup, eggs, flowers, flower baskets, bedding plants, vegetable plants

Native Farm Flowers -Greenfield NY
Organically Tended Flowers, Fresh and dried floral creations

Also expect:

Saratoga Garlic- Saratoga
Fresh/Storage Garlic, garlic Aioli, Lemon Dill Picked Garlic, Curry Aioli, Wasabi Horseradish Aioli, Saffron Aioli

Clover Mead Farm -Keesville
Gouda and smoked Gouda

Other fun stuff:

Kids activities by Honest weight food cooperative
Cooking Demonstration by Chef Larry Schepici of Tosca
Rensselaer County Historical Society is leading another walking tour of Troy
Blues guitarist Tom Winslow

Saratoga Farmers' Market
High Rock Park (map)
Saturday 9AM - 1PM
Also Wednesday from 3-6

Albany Farmers Market
Saturday from 9AM- 1PM
339 Central Avenue, Albany
Linda Norris Auditorium Lot (map)

15 Vendors including:

Argyle Cheese farmer, Bowman's Orchards, The Four Wheels Farm, Saratoga Apple, Happenchance Farm, Parsons Vegetable Farm

This is their opening weekend. We'll have more info next week.


Schenectady Greenmarket

Around Schenectady City Hall (map)
Sunday 10am-2pm

Native Farms
hyper tuffa planters, cut peonies, caladium plants

Windy Willows

Underwood's Greenhouse
cilantro, watercress, basil and chard

Barbers Farm

Abbey Farms, Buhrmaster Family Farm, Cornell Farm, Native Flower Farm, Maynard Farms, Migliorelli Farm, Underwood's Greenhouse, Windy Willow Farm

beets, bok choy (was really delicious last week), lovage, mint. asparagus, rhubarb,
turnips, scallions, arugula, mache, watercress, chard, spinach, lettuce and other greens,

Barber's Farm, Buhrmaster Family Farm, Cornell Farm, Native Flower Farm

This is a big planting weekend for our area. The farmers plan on bringing MANY varieties of plants including: lettuce, vegetables and heirloom tomatoes, herbs, bedding plants, hanging baskets

Also Expect:

Cut lilacs and flowering plants

Two new additions to the Schenectady Green Market:
Full Quiver Farm, Free Bird Farm and and Wellington Herbs and Spices. Freebird and Wellington are strictly organic. Full Quiver is a family farm that specializes in unusual offerings.

Coopers Ark is taking orders for fresh chickens which they will deliver to the market. You can reach farmer Phil Metzger at

Other Fun Stuff:

Crafts and activities at The Children's Table
Music from Shelving Rock w/ Stephen Iachetta and T. Breeze VerDant
Freshly-prepared food from the Red Barn and Bollywood Masala. 
Community Table: Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions


I have seen signs for a CDPHP Farmer's Market every Thu during the day.

Anyone heard anything about this?

@Nick CDPHP on Patroon Creek Blvd. has a farmers market on Thursdays from 11am - 1:30pm. Their first day open was yesterday. I wasn't able to go yesterday but I went frequently lat year and they have a smaller group of vendors but still a lot of great stuff.

Thanks for this article... very helpful. I've been wondering about the Schenectady one.. it looks really good.

Don't forget this week's premier of the Central Avenue Farmers Market! In the parking lot of the Linda. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Anyone know if the Kinderhook market is back up this season?

Still nothing about the Capital District Farmers Market in Menands? Is there a reason it's being ignored?

Someone asked about the Cohoes Farmers Market.

According to the Harmony Marketplace email that I got today, the market will open on June 5 from 4-7 PM in the public parking lot on Remsen St. across from the Bakery and Wine Shop.

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