COLONIE — The Farmers Market kicked off its 15th season at The Crossings Park on Saturday, May 14 and will run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 24.
The market features more than 50 vendors and new this year is a composting station, a portable ATM machine and a rearranged traffic flow.
Tried and true attractions include live music, an occasional story hour and the library selling used books from its “book nook” near the gazebo.
“I am pleased that our Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 15th season at The Crossings Park,” said Supervisor Peter Crummey. “Our focus will continue to be on providing our community with fresh produce and supporting our local agriculture and small businesses. Everyone talks about Troy but we can offer fresh produce at a great spot that has plenty of parking and is easy to get in and out of.”
Story hours for children will be presented by Colonie librarians Beth Bomba or Rose Stuart at 10 a.m. in the Gazebo or, if it rains, in the Barn Gathering Room in case of rain. Story hours will be held on May 14 , June 4 , July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 10.
New Vendors this year include Darling Coffee; Greens and Things, Green Bed Project, Irin Wellness, Just Plant Fabulous, King Creek Farms, South Dominion Vineyards, Sweet Cheats and Trouvaille Eats & Sweets.
Returning vendors include Adirondack Kettle Korn; Albany Distilling Company, Buhrmaster Fruit & Produce, George’s Market & Nursery, Meadowbrook Dairy, Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery, Willow Run Suds & Scents, Your CBD Store and Young Living Essential Oils.
Check the Town of Colonie’s website for a list of our substitute vendors who attend the market on an “as needed” basis.
The Colonie Farmers Market is part of the state Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and accepts WIC and seniors’ farmer’s market checks, which are provided directly to qualifying seniors age 60 and over by the town’s Senior Resource Department.
It is one of the few dog-friendly markets in the Capital District.