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Farmers Markets

Discover the bountiful benefits of shopping at your local farmers' market and indulge in fresh seasonal produce bursting with flavor. Know where your food comes from, support local farmers and food producers, reduce your carbon footprint, and boost your community connections, all while eating healthy and establishing a well-balanced lifestyle. 

Find Your Local Farmers' Market

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Schenectady County Farmers' Market

Every Thursday (May-October)
9:30am - 1:30pm
Around Schenectady City Hall
Rain or Shine

SNAP & Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coupons and Checks Accepted

The Schenectady County Farmers' Market is a weekday market sponsored by Schenectady County.  The market is located outside Schenectady City Hall between Franklin and Liberty Streets. Plenty of on-street parking is available with additional parking through Park Schenectady

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2023 Schenectady Farmers' Market Vendors

Shop from an assortment of vendors selling a wide variety of seasonal produce, flowering baskets, bedding plants, flowers, and vegetable seedlings for the home gardener. Bring home farm fresh chicken, pork, beef, eggs, and honey. Choose from a variety of baked goods, specialty food items, jams and jellies, and handmade artisan soaps.

For weekly updates on market offerings as well as information about participating vendors and farmers, visit the Schenectady Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

Damin Farm
Jams, jellies, pickled foods, salsa,
cheese, eggs, beef, chicken, pork,
sauerkraut, sweet corn

DiFolco’s Roaming Occasions
Steak, chicken tenders, fries

Fort Hunter Farms
Cut flowers, plants, vegetables,

Goodway Gourmet Bakery
Caribbean rum cakes

Healing Path Massage

Nut Lady/Isn’t It Sweet
Baked nuts, handmade chocolates
& confections

Schenectady ARC
Hanging and potted plants, & herbs

Send Me Waffles
Belgian liege waffles

Will-A-Way Farm
Vegetables, apples, pears, beef,
 chicken, & duck

Willow Run Suds & Scents
Handmade artisan soaps, bath & body, lip care

New York State Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

For WIC and Senior Nutrition Program Participants
June 1-November 30

Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can help maintain your family's good health and well-being.  Be good to yourself and make sure to eat vitamin and fiber-rich fruits and vegetables several times each day.

The New York State Farmers Market Program (FMNO) helps you buy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at nearby farmers' markets. The produce is:

  • Fresh-picked, flavorful, and nutritious
  • Sold directly by the farmers
  • Reasonably priced
  • Seasonal and varies each month


Apply for WIC
Market Coupons for Seniors
Participating Farmers' Market 

How to Use Your Farmers Market Checks or Coupons

  • Choose a farmers' market. Find a Participating Market
  • Look for the farmers with the sign: "We Gladly Accept New York State Farmers Market Checks."
  • Use your checks to buy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. You may use cash as well.
  • Each check is worth $5.00. You cannot get change.
  • If you buy items worth less than one or more checks, the farmer will add produce to make up the difference.
  • Plan several trips to the market so you use all your checks before November 30.
  • You cannot use your checks to buy non-produce items like apple cider, honey, maple syrup, eggs, baked goods, jams and jellies, plants, flowers, ornamental pumpkins, gourds, or tropical or citrus items.
  • You must use your checks between June 1 and November 30. Some markets close for the season before November 30. Be sure to check the farmers' market list or ask at the market.
  • If you have questions about selecting, storing, and preparing fresh produce ask farmers at the market.


FreshConnect Fresh2You

Double Up on Your SNAP Benefits. The FreshConnect Fresh2You initiative will now provide SNAP beneficiaries at participating farmers' markets with $2 checks for every $2 spent as part of the SNAP program. This is all part of the long-standing Fresh Fresh Connects Check Program. You'll receive your paper checks when you redeem your electronic benefits at your local participating farmers' market.  Learn More