Who we are.

We are a community of vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends.

Our mission is to build 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.

 

Established in 2008

Since 2008, the Schenectady Greenmarket has been a place to buy fresh local produce and artisan goods in a festive community atmosphere. The market includes over 60 diverse vendors and offers our shoppers the best of local produce, prepared foods, and crafts.

Every week, vendors donate bushels of beautiful, fresh produce, artisan bread and eggs to Schenectady Inner City Ministry Food Pantry, City Mission, Safe House, Booth Home, and the Salvation Army with the help of volunteers from Capital Roots' Squash Hunger Program.

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Shared Goals

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  • Build community

  • Recreate Schenectady as a sustainable, livable city

  • Encourage local eating

  • Support the 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 

Market Values

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  • Producer only

  • Community driven

  • Education focused

  • Charitable

  • Environmentally responsible

  • Economically stimulating

Our Supporters

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  • Individuals - thank you!

  • Jay Street Business Association

  • City of Schenectady

  • Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation

  • Metroplex

  • SUNY Albany School of Business

  • Proctors

  • Community organizations such as Roots & Wisdom, ECOS, the Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady and the Stockade Association

Our team