A Locavore’s Delight: Your Capital Region Farm to Table Guide

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locavore's delight

Lo·ca·vore.   Noun\ˈlō-kə-ˌvȯr\ One who eats foods grown locally whenever possible.
– The Merriam-Webster dictionary

We talk a lot about healthy, nutritious food, but where does it come from? We’re fortunate that the Capital Region is rich with locally harvested and raised food. Take a tour with us through farms, farmers’ markets, and community shares right in our own backyard.

Albany local food map   picture of a farm stand

Farmers’ Markets

 

 

Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: at Monument Square on River Street (May through October) and at The Troy Atrium, 49 4th Street (November through April)
Season: Year-round

Watervliet Farmers’ Market
When: Tuesdays, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Hudson Shores Park
Season: Mid-June through early October

Menands Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 381 Broadway
Season: May through October

Colonie Farmers’ Market at the Crossings
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Crossings Park, Albany-Shaker Road across from Emerick Lane
Season: Mid-May through mid-September

Downtown Albany Farmers’ Market
When: Thursdays, 11 a.m.  – 2 p.m.
Where: SUNY Plaza
Season: May through October

Empire State Plaza Farmers’ Market
When: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Empire State Plaza and Harriman State Office Campus
Season: May through October

CDPHP Farmers’ Market
When: Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: CDPHP headquarters, 500 Patroon Creek Boulevard, Albany
Season: End of May through beginning of October

Delmar Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Bethlehem Middle School
Season: End of May through mid-December

Schenectady Greenmarket
When: Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Outside around City Hall (May through October) and inside Proctors (November through April)
Season: Year-round

Clifton Park Farmers’ Market
When: Thursdays, 2 – 5 p.m.
Where: St. George’s Church parking lot, 912 Route 146
Season: July through October

Malta Farmers’ Market
When: Tuesdays, 3 – 6 p.m.
Where: Allerdice/ACE parking lot, 2570 Route 9
Season: June through October

Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market
When: Thursdays, 3 – 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Wiswall Park, corner of Front and Low streets
Season: Mid-June through mid-October

Saratoga Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 – 6 p.m. (Wednesdays in summer only)
Where: High Rock Park pavilions, High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs (May through October) and Lincoln Baths Building, Saratoga State Park (November through April)
Season: Year-round

North Greenbush Farmers’ Market
When: Thursdays, 2:30 – 6 p.m.
Where: Twin Town Little League fields
Season: Summer

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Village Green
Season: May through mid-October

Niskayuna Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: 1760 Union Street
Season: May through October

Cohoes Farmers’ Market
When: Fridays, 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: Remsen Street between Seneca and Oneida streets
Season: Mid-June to early October

Brunswick Farmers’ Market
When: Tuesdays, 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Brunswick Community Center, Keyes Lane
Season: End of June to end of August

Cambridge Farmers’ Market
When: Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Lovejoy Building
Season: Seasonal

Middle Granville Farmers’ Market
When: Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m.
Where: Chapman’s General Store
Season: Year-round

Glens Falls Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: South Street Pavilion
Season: May through mid-November (winter market December through April, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Christ Church United, 54 Bay Street)

Hudson Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Village Green
Season: Mid-June through mid-October

Queensbury Farmers’ Market
When: Mondays, 3 – 6 p.m.
Where: Sweet Basil Restaurant, 1012 State Route 9
Season: June through October

Fort Edward Farmers’ Market
When: Fridays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Broadway Bowl, Upper Broadway
Season: Seasonal

Bethlehem Grange’s Farmers’ Market
When: Thursdays, 12 – 5 p.m.
Where: Grange Community Center, SR 396, Selkirk
Season: June through September

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Community–Shared Agriculture (CSA)

 

 

Eight Mile Creek Farm
Pickup locations: East Greenbush, Slingerlands, Schenectady, Westerlo
Share size: For 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with add-ons
Crop: Vegetables, eggs, beef, chicken, pork, cut flowers

Black Creek Farm
Pickup locations: Voorheesville/Altamont
Share size: Personal to family-sized
Crop: Assorted produce

Red Oak Farm of Stuyvesant
Pickup locations: Stuyvesant, Hudson, Albany
Crop: Vegetables, fruit, herbs, optional eggs, and winter produce  

Denison Farm
Pickup locations: Ballston Spa, Glens Falls, Saratoga, Wilton, Albany, Clifton Park, Delmar, Schagticoke, Guilderland, Niskayuna, Round Lake, Troy, Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Troy Farmers’ Market
Share size: 8-9 items or enough for 2 adults and 2 children
Crop: Vegetables, herbs, melons, and strawberries   

The Alleged Farm
Pickup locations: Cambridge, Delmar, Clifton Park, Downtown Albany, Valley Falls, Niskayuna, Guilderland, Pine Hills (Albany), Menands, Wynantskill, Schenectady, Latham, Troy
Share size: Family of 4
Crop: Vegetables and herbs; pasture-raised meat available from another local farm

The Berry Patch
Pickup locations: Stephentown, Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market, New Lebanon Farmers’ Market
Share size: Determined by customer
Crop: Pesticide-free berries, vegetables, cut flowers; produce, jams, honey, syrup, dairy, baked goods, and other items also available

R’Eisen Shine Farm
Pickup locations: Copake
Crop: Eggs, poultry, rabbit, root vegetables, winter squash, potatoes, onions, herbs, other assorted vegetables  

Foxtail Community Farm
Pickup locations: Albany, Loudonville, Delmar, Greenville
Share size: 7-12 varieties of vegetables and herbs (large), 5-10 varieties (small)
Crop: Herbs and vegetables; fruit, eggs, chicken, and holiday turkey for additional cost also available  

Conbeer’s Farm
Pickup locations: Albany, Gloversville, Northville
Share size: Varies
Crop: Produce, soups, granola, bread, eggs

Fox Creek Farm
Pickup locations: Albany, Delmar, Schenectady, Clifton Park, Altamont, Gallupville
Share size: Small to medium (family of 4)
Crop: Assorted produce

Otter Hook Farms
Pickup locations: Greenville, Delmar, Albany, Honest Weight Food Co-op
Share size: 5 meals’ worth of 2 vegetables per meal for a small family
Crop: Vegetables, eggs

Patroon Land Farm (partner of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York)
Pickup locations: Knox, Latham (Regional Food Bank)
Share size: Small for family of 1-2, large for family of 3-4
Crop: Produce

Roxbury Farm
Pickup locations: Albany, Schenectady, Glenville, Delmar, Troy, Kinderhook
Share size: 10-17 pounds or 2-4 adults on vegetable-based diet
Crop: Produce; also fruit, meat, or chicken for additional cost

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Dairy

 

Sycaway, Troy, NY
Delivery area: Vehicles travel as far as Warren County to the north, Schoharie County to the west, and Columbia/Greene counties to the south.  

Battenkill Valley Creamery, Salem, NY
Delivery area: Saratoga Springs and its surroundings, including parts of Malta, Ballston Spa, and Wilton; they are looking to expand.
Locations: Troy Farmers’ Market, Healthy Living Market, Schenectady Farmers’ Market, Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Daisy Hill Farm Stand, Muscoot Farmers’ Market, and many more

King Brothers Dairy, Schuylerville, NY
Delivery area: Right now, King Brothers delivers from Clifton Park up to Queensbury. When they can set up enough deliveries in points south — Latham, Colonie, Schenectady, Albany — they’re looking to expand their territory.

Meadowbrook Farms Dairy, Clarksville, NY
Delivery area: Albany and Troy, plus parts of Saratoga; call to ask if they’re in your area.
Locations: Honest Weight Food Co-op

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Meat

 

Bornt Family Farm 275 Log Woods Road, Troy, NY 12180, (518) 663-8132 This farm provides fresh, all-natural beef, pork, and veal that is USDA-inspected and hormone- and antibiotic-free.  

Mariaville Farm, Schenectady, NY All animals are pasture-raised and have free choice of forage. Antibiotics and hormones are never used. Beef, pork, lamb, and goat are processed at Double L Ranch, a USDA facility.
Locations: Troy Farmers’ Market, Schenectady Greenmarket

Gordon Farms, Knox, NY Gordon Farms is a sustainable grass-fed beef and hay farm run by Sandy Gordon that’s home to about 50 -70 Angus-Hereford cows.

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Produce

 

 

Little Seed Gardens, Chatham, NY August and September crops include arugula, basil, beans, beets, cabbage, chard, Chinese cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lettuce, melons, peppers, scallions, spinach, shallots, summer onion, summer squash, tomato, and salad mix.
Locations: Troy Farmers’ Market, Pleasantville Farmers’ Market  

Cornell Farm, Hoosick Falls, NY Cornell Farm has evolved over the years to include more than 50 types of vegetable crops. They grow a large variety, with many classic favorites and a few exotic and unusual items.
Locations: Troy Farmers’ Market, Schenectady Greenmarket

Monkshood Nursery, Stuyvesant, NY This growing season offers basil, beets, carrots, cilantro, chard, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, garlic, tomatoes, lettuce heads, mustard greens, onions, radishes, summer squash, zucchini, salad, and much more in the coming fall months.
Locations: Troy Farmers’ Market, Columbia Greenmarket, Honest Weight Co-op

Lansing Farm Market & Greenhouses, Colonie, NY A variety of fresh vegetables are available.

Slack Hollow Farm, Argyle, NY Just a few of the offerings include salad mixes, lettuce, herbs, greens, root crops, mushrooms, and honey.
Locations: Troy Farmers’ Market, Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Honest Weight Food Co-op, Gardenworks, Greenwich Local Market

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Fruit – Pick Your Own

 

Samascott Orchards, Kinderhook, NY Samascott Orchards offers a variety of pick-your-own options, including strawberries, raspberries, zucchini, cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, and apples.

Goold Orchards, Castleton, NY Goold Orchards has a variety of apples available for picking and will have pumpkins in the fall.

Indian Ladder FarmsAltamont, NY Blueberries, raspberries, and black raspberries are currently available for picking.

Bowman Orchards, Rexford, NY Bowman Orchards features pick-your-own apples, berry picking, and many more seasonal activities. They grow more than 45 varieties of apples, as well as strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, pears, peaches, blackberries, and more.  

Saratoga Apple, Saratoga, NY Through September and October, they offer pick-your-own apples daily.
Locations: Troy Farmers’ Market, Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Glens Falls Farmers’ Market, Cambridge Farmers’ Market  

Maynard Farms, Ulster Park, NY Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins are available. They also have peaches, pears, plums, and nectarines.
Locations: Kingston Farmers’ Market, Pinebush Farmers’ Market, Saugerties Farmers’ Market  

Scarecrow Farm, Hollowville, NY Scarecrow Farm offers seasonal vegetables, including several kinds of peppers and tomatoes, green, yellow, and yard-long beans, leaf lettuce, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, basil, oregano, sage, and parsley, as well as many other types and varieties of vegetables and herbs direct from the plant to you.

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13 Responses to “A Locavore’s Delight: Your Capital Region Farm to Table Guide”

  1. This is a great list, but what about Schoharie County farms and farmers markets? No CDPHP members living in Schoharie?

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    • Thanks for the feedback, Zena! I’m thrilled that you find this so useful. Please feel free to share it with your friends.

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    • Thanks for the comment, Jamie! Glad you find this list helpful. Please feel free to share it with your friends.

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  2. Thank you for your comment, Barold! We certainly did not intend to leave out our friends in Schoharie County. We will review the list to see if there are farms or farmers’ markets that can be added. If you have suggestions for places to include, please share them in the comments section. We love feedback from our members!

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  3. Senator Tkacyzk is hosting a “Women and Beginning Farmers Roundtable” on October 14, from 10 am to noon, at the Montgomery County Annex Building in Fonda, NY. Speakers will be NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, American Farmland Trust, NY FarmNet, and NYS Empire State Development.
    More local food means we will be needing more farmers!

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    • Thanks for the heads-up, Kat! This sounds like it’ll be a very timely, relevant discussion.

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  4. This list is missing the longest running farmers’ market in the City of Albany – The Delaware Community Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays from 4 to 7 pm, behind the library at 331 Delaware. We accept WIC Coupons and EBT cards and usually run through November.

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  5. sorry you missed us look at our site we have upick, 7 greenhouses that produce vegetables all year long, fresh meats, fish, bakery, nursery etc we are located in the town of kinderhook but closer to the village of chatham

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  6. Lant Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast in Argyle NY is a Farm to Table B and B that is a stones throw from a number of farms listed here. PLUS it’s a great place to go for a tech-vacation.

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  7. Could you list the Rosendale (Ulster County) Farmers Market, Every Sunday 9 Am to 2 PM behind Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, NY. June through End of October. Also Winter Markets First Sundays of Dec, Jan, Feb,, March, April & May, 9 AM to 2 PM, at the Rosendale Rec Center, 1055 Rt 32, Rosendale, NY We take WIC, SNAP, Senior and Veterans Vouchers. Thanx, Billy B

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