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, all kinds of peppers, sweet corn and even a few tomatoes.

Here are a few more details from the local markets about what to expect this weekend.


Troy Farmers' Market

Riverfront Park (map)
Saturdays 9AM - 1PM

No update this week.

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

Fresh now:
Peppers -- all varieties, sweet corn.

Also expect:
Eggplant: Fairy Tale, Italian Round, Oriental, & Purples, Picked Perfect Melons,
Fresh Bunched, "No Spray" Carrots, Tender Italian (Flat) Romano Beans, Fresh Green Beans and Yellow Beans, German White Garlic, Lots of fresh greens: Red Leaf Lettuce, Green Leaf Lettuce, Romaine, Boston Lettuce, Endive, and Escarole, Herbs: Dill, Parsley, Beets & Radishes, Cole Crops: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Pointed Headed Cabbage, Edible Kale, Swiss Chard, Zucchini, Summer Squash, and Patty Pan Squash
Red "New Potatoes", White Chippewa "New Potatoes", Slicing Cucumbers, Pickling Cucumbers

Going quick:

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

No update this week.


Schenectady Greenmarket

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

Fresh now:
New this week: all kinds of peppers--including hot ones. Apples.

Barber's Farm is bringing their first tomatoes to the market. Also sweet corn, melons, no-spray carrots, leeks, beans, greens, three types of onions, cole crops--you name it!

Windy Willow Farm: flat podded beans, gourmet pink eggplant and super-sweet rainbow carrots.

Native Farms: fresh wreaths made from mountain mint and delectable smelling herbs.

Also expect:

Veggies: beans,beets, broccoli, cabbage,carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, Italian flat beans, leeks, onions, peppers, peas, potatoes, radishes, squash, tomatoes, tomatillos, turnips

Greens: arugula,braising greens,chard, endive, escarole, kale, lettuces,salad mixes, spinach

Herbs: many varieties of basil, dill, cilantro, Italian large leaf parsley, mints, oregano, tarragon, thyme, and more

Fruits: apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, melons, nectarines, peaches, pluots, plums, raspberries, sweet cherries

Mu Mu Muesli: a cereal revolution made with whole rolled oats, cranberries, raisins, toasted almonds, organic coconut, organic dates, flax seeds and wheat flakes.

Other fun stuff:
Gemmesduterre: one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Mosekill Market Place: crochet towels and wash cloths, baby gifts, cutting boards, stained glass, treasure boxes, maple sugar treats--all handmade.

Music fromJohn Dermont and Eric Erkkinen


I've got to throw out an endorsement for the Schenectady market. I made my first trip last weekend and was really impressed. Definitely worth the drive!

I was concerned about the blight and tomatoes, but last week at Central Ave I got enough tomatoes to make chowder and gazpacho! Beautiful and tasty!

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