Shopping the farmers' markets

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

This week blueberries, raspberries, onions, cauliflower, corn and a whole bunch of other seasonal deliciousness!

On the way out: Strawberries, asparagus and cherries. Get 'em while you can!

Here's what local markets tell us they're expecting this weekend.


Troy Farmers' Market

Riverfront Park (map)
Saturdays 9AM - 1PM

We're still waiting to hear back from Troy about what's new this week.

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

In season now:
blueberries, raspberries, zuchini, beans, corn, squash

A sample of what you'll find:
Kilpatrick Family Farm: zucchini blossoms
ScotchRidge Farm: red gooseberries
New Minglewood Farm: sprouts
Balet Flowers: bouquets
Stannards: corn

Also Expect :
Argyle Cheese: mozarella

Other fun Stuff:
Kids music by Terri Roben will be singing to and with the kids.

Farmers Market at the Crossings
Crossings Park of Colonie, Albany-Shaker Road across from Emerick Ln.(map) Saturday 9AM-1PM

In season now:
Freebird Farms: Certified organic purple cauliflower

Also expect:
scones using fresh seasonal berries.

dinner-plate sized cookies using local eggs and dairy and other ingredients

fresh baked breads and rolls


Schenectady Greenmarket

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

New this week:
Veggies--green beans, Chippewa new potatoes, Cippolini onions, sweet onions

Fruit--black raspberries

Herbs--Wellington's will have fresh cut mints and tarragon

Also Expect:
NEW--Cooper's Ark Farm will have sweet Italian sausage

Other fun stuff:
Music by Two Bits String Band


Farmers Market fans should check out our new web site It tells about the wholesalers at the market, the weekend market (Sat. 8-1, Sun. 8-2), special events, the farmers, etc. There are even short videos showing some of the special events. Canning or freezing this year? Buy in volume fresh and direct from the farmers MWF starting at 5:30 AM at wholesale prices. There's a page listing the wholesale prices updated every Wednesday, and a link to a harvest availability calendar so you know what you might find at the market. Saturday shoppers will be pleased to know that a knife and scissors sharpener is now at the market every week, and Heilelberg Bakery is now selling the GREATEST fresh baked goods. Come for a visit! You won't regret it.

Fred Cole, GM
Capital District Farmers Market in Menands
381 Broadway (Rte. 32 just south of Rte. 378)
Menands, NY 12204

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