Where to Find Local Produce in Schenectady County and the Capital Region
NB: Hours and programs change; check before you visit. Bring your own bags; and wear a mask.
Farmers’ Markets (in season):
Schenectady Green Market, Sundays, City Hall & Proctor’s Theater
Schenectady Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, City Hall Plaza (no website)
Farms with markets or farmstands:
Lansing Farm, Colonie
Buhrmaster Farms, Scotia
Burger’s Market Garden Niskayuna
New York Farm Bureau lists individual farms by county
Farms that specialize in meat (also check other farms and CSAs):
Buckley Farm, Ballston Lake, Saratoga County
Sapbush Hollow Farm, West Fulton, Schoharie County
Grocery Stores and Farm Delivery Services (check signs and labels at large and small grocery stores):
Farmers’ Market Home Delivery, Menands, New York, family-run business that delivers local foods.
The Niskayuna Co-op, Nott Street, Niskayuna
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) offers shares of seasonal produce and foods to subscribers.
Shares may be picked up at the farm or at local pickup points. Some CSAs offer home delivery.
Denison Farm, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County
Fox Creek Farm, Gallupville, Schoharie County
Known Source Farm, Ballston Lake, Saratoga County
Lovin’ Mama Farm, Amsterdam, Montgomery County
Roxbury Farm Kinderhook, Columbia County
Soul Fire Farm, Petersburg, Rensselaer County
Vale Urban Farm, City of Schenectady, Schenectady County
Community Farm and Garden Programs:
Schenectady Urban Farms/Vale Urban Farm, Schenectady, offers memberships and volunteer opportunities.
Roots and Wisdom (Cornell Cooperative Extension), Schenectady
Capital Roots, Troy
Zoller School Garden: A Schenectady elementary school offers children the chance to learn about plants and gardens through on-site gardening. (Zoller School Garden on Facebook)