Each Sunday, vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather at Schenectady Greenmarket which takes place year-round from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The winter market is located inside Proctors from November through April. With more than 70 vendors, who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. EBT, credit and debit cards accepted. Closed Easter.
Our Mission Statement:
Schenectady Greenmarket is a place to buy fresh local produce and artisan goods in a festive community atmosphere. We are building a future in which Schenectady Greenmarket is an integral part of downtown’s cultural landscape, connecting farm and city to create a responsible, sustainable food system.
Schenectady Greenmarket is a place to find fresh local produce and artisan goods, gather and socialize, and reconnect ourselves with our community and our environment. We envision a future in which Schenectady Greenmarket is an integral part of downtown’s cultural landscape, connecting farm and city in a way that creates a responsible, sustainable food system. We are a grass roots organization representing a cross-section of Schenectady including entrepreneurs, artists, farmers, public officials, activists and ordinary citizens.
We are Volunteer, Diverse, Dedicated, Non-partisan
Our shared goals:
- Create a market for local farmers
- Build community
- Recreate Schenectady as a sustainable, livable city
- Encourage local eating
- Support local economy
- Preserve farms and farmland
- Develop a strong city center
- Reduce our environmental impact
- Connect farm and city in a meaningful way
- Create a responsible, sustainable food tradition
Our market is:
- Producer only
- Community driven
- Community oriented
- Environmentally responsible
- Economically stimulating
We are supported by:
- Jay Street Business Association
- City of Schenectady
- Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation
- SUNY Albany School of Business
- Dance Flurry Organization
- Community organizations such as Roots & Wisdom, ECOS‚ the Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady and the Stockade Association
Every week, vendors donate bushels of beautiful, fresh produce, artisan bread, dozens of eggs and hundreds of jars of jam to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Food Pantry, City Mission, Bethesda House, Safe House, Head Start and the Regional Food Bank.
An Economic Boost for Downtown Schenectady
Thousands of people come to downtown Schenectady on a weekly basis. Local stores are adding Sunday hours‚ and seeing sales and activity greater than expected. According to Greg Salomon, Co-Owner of Ambition Coffee and Eatery, “Schenectady Greenmarket is one of the greatest things to happen to downtown in the eight years since we opened in April 2000. The Sundays that we’ve stayed open because of the market have been as busy as Mondays.”