Love visiting the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market on Saturdays and browsing for delicious locally-grown produce and great locally-made products? You’ll now be able to shop during the week. Starting today, September 4, the farmers market will be open every Wednesday through the holiday season.
The new Wednesday farmers market will be set up on the spacious stretch of sidewalk on Broadway along the Troy Atrium, between 3rd and 4th Streets. In the event of inclement weather, the market will be moved inside the atrium, which is already the November-through-April location of the Saturday Troy Waterfront Farmers Market.
The farmers market will be open from 11:30 am to 7 pm on Wednesdays and contain as many as 20 vendors. The vendors may vary week-to-week, and will have the choice to sell their products and produce from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 4 pm to 7 pm, or the entire day.
“Our aim is to provide food shopping opportunities to the lunchtime crowd as well as residents who return to Troy later in the day after working elsewhere,” president of the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market, Zack Metzger, said in a statement. “We expect our Wednesday market to evolve and adapt over time as we listen to our customers and the community.”
The Wednesday Troy Waterfront Farmers Market will be in addition to the larger weekend event, which will continue to take place on Saturdays at River Street and Monument Square from May through October. Starting in November, the Saturday farmers market will be held inside the Troy Atrium until it returns to the streets of Downtown Troy in May.
The Wednesday edition of the farmers market was recommended by the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a “placemaking” organization that the The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market consulted with in Fall 2018. The market plans to eventually use the Troy Atrium as a year-round indoor market space that will serve the community alongside the existing outdoor market on Saturdays.
“Over the last few years, the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market has been thinking of how it could evolve in the city of Troy,” Metzger said in a statement. “Adding a Wednesday market is the first step of many toward expanding our market offerings in downtown Troy.”
Excited about the additional opportunity to shop the farmers market? Plan to stop by on your lunch break or after work and experience it for yourself!