On my trek to visiting all of the various farmer’s markets in the area, it seemed only appropriate to check off my hometown farmer’s market next.
The Schenectady Greenmarket started in 2008. They’ve always had an important mission to make the Greenmarket as much about community as possible. Every week, vendors donate bushels of beautiful, fresh produce, artisan bread and eggs to City Mission of Schenectady, according to their website.
During the warmer months, you can find the Schenectady Greenmarket outside of Schenectady City Hall every Sunday morning from 10 am-2 pm. During the winter, the hours are the same, but they’re located inside Proctors. Most Sundays parking is free in both the parking garage as well as the lot behind Proctors. When Proctors has a show, Greenmarket customers may use the lot until 12:30 pm for free but a fee will apply after. During the outdoor season, you can take a free trolley to and from the Greenmarket.
All vendors accept cash and most accept credit/debit cards but you may get market tokens for EBT cards and credit/debit cards at the market booth. Other payment options are available on their website.
The Schenectady Greenmarket has a great list of vendors to choose from as well as some delicious food to grab while you’re there. Find the full list of vendors on their website. Some of my favorite booths to stop by are Adirondack Barkery (for treats for my dog), Battenkill Valley Creamery (for delicious chocolate milk), Buddhapesto, Flaco’s Baja Kitchen (for some delicious tacos), Meezan (literally anything she sells is delicious), NibblexNosh (yummy cookies), Nine Pin (honestly, I just love them), Our Daily Bread (cookies, yes there’s a theme and bread), Rise and Pine Candles (some great named and great smelling candles), True Juice Cafe (juices) and I could keep going. There are so many great businesses represented here, it’s why it’s one of my favorite farmer’s markets to go to.