We are outside!
Opening day of our new season is this Sunday, May 6th. New and returning vendors, community groups, great atmosphere and sunny weather will make for a bustling market. Be sure to visit all the vendors to see who’s new! Next Sunday we will have additional new and returning vendors, as some attend the market on a biweekly and/or monthly basis. Check the Variety Vendors list below to see who will be at the market this week.
The market will be located around City Hall every Sunday, rain or shine, through the month of October.
What’s fresh this week
Skinner’s Sugarbush: Try our fresh lemon loaf and caramel apple mini cakes. Maple bars are back. Maple ginger spice, lemon shortbread, maple toffee, and chocolate white chocolate cherry cookies are wonderful with hot or iced tea. New this week are raspberry cream scones. Have you tried our delicious maple syrup mixed with yogurt or ricotta cheese?
Barber’s Farm: Fresh asparagus, if the weather cooperates! Also lettuce, spinach, mustard greens and Swiss chard. Now outside, we will have an abundance of vegetable and herb plants, plus the first of our combo hanging baskets and other flowers.
Abbey Farms will be bringing whole grain pumpernickel bread and Sunday rolls.
Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus: Come try the best authentic hummus around! Vegan friendly, gluten free, and made with fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and organic and all-natural ingredients!
Sistahs Vintage Aprons: Colorful selections for pre-Mother’s day shopping. If you know you’ve got an apron loving woman, come on and pick something pretty and useful as a unique gift.
Palatine Cheese: We will be bringing our award-winning cheddars that are 100% lactose and gluten free!
Healing Path Massage won’t be at the market this week; we’ll be there on the 3rd Sunday of each month this summer. See you outdoors on May 20th.
Three Chicks and a P are excited to participate in our first outdoor market! Come see us near the music stage. Market sandwiches will not be available yet, but we’ll have Sundried Tomato with Roasted Pine Nuts, Horseradish, and all your other favorite hummus flavors. We’ll also have olive tapenade!
Earthly Remedies by Erin: Stop by and visit! I have allergy bags and breathe deeper roll-ons for those who are bothered by the current allergy season.
Susie’s Climax Creations: First of the season rhubarb jam and pickled rhubarb! Also, our marinated mushrooms, pickled quail eggs, and fresh duck, quail, and chicken eggs.
Ben’s Brew: We are so excited for our first market; be sure to stop by! We’ll have our three beers for sale in 64oz reusable bottles and for small tastings: Open Saison, a very classic Belgian farmhouse style ale – light, very crisp, fruity, and enough hops to round it out beautifully. A perfect end to a day at a hot farmers market! The Keeping Biere, a French style farmhouse ale – sweet, with very deep and rich malt focused flavors. Lastly, Harvest Ale – an aged sour beer brewed with various spices and squash. Unique and tasty!
Cooper’s Ark Farm: Fresh brown and green eggs from pasture raised, flax-fed laying hens. Also, fresh chicken in whole and parts. We will maintain last year’s price of $3.50 per pound for whole birds. We’ll also have some pork sausage. Welcome to the first week outside for 2012!
Cornell Farm: Head lettuce, lettuce mix, fresh scallions, fresh rhubarb, shallots, and ramps (last week!). Don’t forget flowers for Mother’s Day – we will have lots of beautiful hanging baskets, potted flowers, herbs, and bedding plants.
Pixie’s Preserves: We’ll have asparagus in addition to our array of jams and jellies!
- Bard Farm
- Mu Mu Muesli
- Skinner’s Sugarbush
- Sistahs Vintage Aprons
- dreamPuff Marshmallows
- Our Daily Eats
- Susie’s Climax Creations
- Altamont Vineyard & Winery
- Sororia Organics
- Earthly Remedies by Erin
- Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus
- peacetree plants
Community Table: The Lion’s Club will be giving away free 5 – 14″ tall saplings. Choose from Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Red Oak, Red Maple, Red Stem Dogwood, Toringo Crabapple, Black Locust, or Black Walnut.
Children’s Activity: Schenectady Museum
Local Expert: Denise Kolankowski of Cornell University Cooperative Extension will be speaking on both regular and worm composting.
In other news…
Book sale: Stop by for the semi-annual Friends of the Library book sale this Saturday and Sunday, located at the Central Branch of the Schenectady County Public Library (99 Clinton Street, Schenectady)
Schenectady Greenmarket Gold - Pure maple syrup that supports your market! Support your favorite non-profit, local market! $2.50 per bottle is donated directly to Schenectady Greenmarket. Bottled and produced by Adirondack Flower Farm, a weekly vendor at the market ($12.50 per bottle).
The new brochure is here! Our 2012 Outdoor season Vendor Brochure is available to download; you can also stop by the market table on Sunday to pick one up!