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Shop Local at Albany Area Farmers Markets

Are you a fan of fresh fruits and vegetables, local artisan products, prepared foods, and more? If so, then you should check out a nearby farmers market. The Albany area is home to a variety of year-round and seasonal farmers markets, and we've highlighted some major ones below.

The Empire State Plaza Farmers Market

Stock up on fresh produce and locally made items at the Empire State Plaza (ESP) Farmers Market in Albany, NY. Open year round, the ESP Farmers Market brings fresh, delicious food to the Capital City so you can enjoy a taste of the good life from local growers in every season.From May through October, the Farmers Market is held outdoors on Wednesdays at the Empire State Plaza. Then, during the winter months, the Farmers Market moves indoors to the Concourse (which is the main connecting hallway of the ESP complex), and it is open on Wednesdays only. All products are grown or made by the sellers themselves.

Remember, when you 'buy local' at the Farmers Market, you are investing in organic produce and other products that only travel a short distance to your home. This means you leave a smaller carbon footprint on the environment while making a great investment in the local economy and your health.

Summer Market

Dates: May - October

  • Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, at the Empire State Plaza, North End, Albany, NY 12242

Winter Market

November - April

  • Wednesdays, (2021-2022 Time TBD), in the Empire State Plaza Indoor Concourse, Albany, NY 12242

For more information on the Empire State Plaza Farmers Market, call the OGS Special Events Office at (518) 473-2982.

The Schenectady Greenmarket

Established in 2008, the Schenectady Greenmarket has become a top place to buy fresh local produce and artisan goods in a welcoming atmosphere. On farmers market days, vendors, shoppers, and friends gather to enjoy the festive marketplace with over 60 vendors.

From April to October, the market is held right outside Schenectady City Hall every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. From November to April, the Winter Market is located inside of Proctors.

Summer Market

April - October

  • Sundays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, at Schenectady City Hall, 105 Jay Street Schenectady, NY 12305

Winter Market

November - April

  • Sundays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, located inside of Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

For more information about the Schenectady Greenmarket, please call 518-986-0318.

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