It’s time once again for the aromas of fresh breads, flowers and prepared foods to waft through the air around City Hall as Schenectady Greenmarket moves outdoors for the first day of the season on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We’re excited to start our fourth outdoor season with a market full of vendors,” said Betsy Henry, Chair of the Board of Schenectady Greenmarket. “ I’m amazed at what our farmers are already bringing – all sorts of greens and herbs as well as hothouse tomatoes and cucumbers. Upstate New York is surprisingly bountiful in May!”
The market features over 70 vendors, producing what they sell, with everything from fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, cheeses, milk, eggs, natural cereal, and baked goods to pickles, poultry, beef, honey, pesto, wine, flowers and plants. Local artists also sell their creations and prepared food vendors provide mouth-watering dishes for hungry shoppers.
Special events on May 6 include:
- Local Expert: Denise Kolankowski, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., Senior Extension Resource Educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County, presents Regular Composting and Worm Composting.
- Children’s Activities: Schenectady Museum
- Community Table: Be green! The Lion’s Club will be giving away free saplings, 5-14″ tall. Choose from Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Red Oak, Red Maple, Red Stem Dogwood, Toringo Crabapple, Black Locust or Black Walnut.
- Music on the main stage.
Schenectady Greenmarket is held year-round, every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market opened in November 2008 and has been an overwhelming success in the city ever since. The Outdoor Market takes place around City Hall from May through October. The Indoor Market takes place indoors from November through April in Robb Alley and the Education Center, Proctors (432 State St., Schenectady). Vendors produce all that they sell. In addition to vendors of local foods and artisanal goods, the market features live music, cooking and gardening demonstrations from community experts and children’s activities and a community table.