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 there's a late summer bounty of melons, berries, corn tomatoes and a whole bunch of other fruits and veggies.

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.

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

Fresh now:
Watermelon, cantelopes, musk, honeydew melon, persian melon, christmas melon and more. tomotoes and corn are still plentiful. Edamame, bok choi . Fall raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, currants, elderberries and gooseberries.

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

No update this week.


Schenectady Greenmarket

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

Fresh now:
Apples--new varieties including Ginger Golds, Macs, Galas and some Honey Crisps.
The cooler nights and sunny dry days have been great for corn and lettuces. We should see LOTS of both this week.

Veggies: beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, edamame, eggplant, garlic, leeks, onions, peppers, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, squash, tomatoes, tomatillos, turnips, zuchinni

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

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

Fruits: apples, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, pluots, plums, raspberries, watermelons

Windy Willow Farm will have just-dug potatoes, supersweet carrots and raspberries.

Cornell Farm is expecting to bring some beautiful tomatoes.

Migliorelli Farm will have apples, pears and heirloom tomatoes.

Also Expect:

Sororia Organics Soap is bringing Blue Moon Soap made with organic coconut milk, made only under a full moon--with 13 essential oils.

Windy Willow Farm will have handmade soap in lemongrass, lavender and rosemary/peppermint scents.

Cooper's Ark Farm will bring eggs, chicken (whole, boneless breasts, legs and thighs) and chicken sausage.

Other fun stuff:

Adopt a greyhound from Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions.


Local antaloupes have been AMAZING this year. I just had some with lunch -- so fragrant, juicy and rich. Those inflated beach ball melons they sell in the reg. grocery stores shouldn't even be called cantaloupes.

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