The Albany County Farmers Market is presented by the Downtown Albany BID, in partnership with Albany County and MVP Health Care. Our goal is to operate a vibrant, open-air market series that provides our neighbors with fresh, high-quality food and artisan goods sourced from local farmers and producers. The market also seeks to strengthen and further activate our neighborhood by providing entertainment, family activities, nutritional education, and support for local nonprofit organizations.

FREE Parking will be provided for all guests of the market in the MVP Arena Parking garage between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Entrances to the garage are located at the corner of Beaver and Wendell Streets, and on Market Street, just West of the Arena.

The market is free and open to the public and will take place on S Pearl Street in downtown Albany, in front of the MVP Arena (51 S Pearl Street). The market dates for 2023 are as follows:

  • Sunday, July 16, 12:00-4:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 20, 12:00-4:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 17, 12:00-4:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 15, 12:00-4:00 PM




Sunday, October 15


Theme: Harvest!

Visit the Downtown Albany BID's craft tent for FREE pumpkin painting for families with kids. Limit one pumpkin per child, per family, supplies are limited to the first 150 kids and their families. Enjoy cornhole, giant connect four, and sidewalk chalk.



Eight Mile Creek Farm

Organic produce, meat, milk and eggs

Mountain Winds Farm

Maple products including syrup, confections and nuts

SunBeam Valley Micro Farm

Fresh, organic microgreens

A Caffeinated Painter

Acrylic and watercolor paintings, prints, and stickers; handmade coasters and earrings

Albany County Dept. of Social Services and Health Dept.

Information and resources on Albany County services.

Albany Neighborhood Services

City of Albany Neighborhood Services Department, connecting residents with city services

Character Creations by Erin Joyce

Providing FREE facepainting for kids of all ages!

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Resources and info on energy sustainability.

Euphoria Gourmet Soap

Vegan and cruelty-free soap, makeup, lotion, and more

High Peaks Distilling

Distilled spirits, beer and hard cider

Honest Weight Food Co-op

Cooking workshop

L's Simply Goodness

Lemon pound cakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, homemade preserves and cupcakes

Modern Wickcraft

Hand-crafted wooden wick coconut soy wax candles. Made with matte black modern and luxurious vessels.

Motor Oil Coffee

Hot and iced coffee, pastries

New Scotland Spirits

Distillery offering spirits including whiskey and bourbon made from local ingredients

Nude Dwellings

Hand-crafted wooden wick coconut wax candles and wax melts

PJ's Franks

Hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and cold drinks

Shameka Andrews

Disability consultant, speaker, author, and meditation and vision board workshop facilitator

Siena Saints (Men's Basketball)

Box office and ticketing information for the 2023-2024 season

Sparkling Gems Jewelry

Handmade jewelry with semiprecious stones, leather, and beads.

Stylo Design Studio

Original paintings including landscapes, pop art and more

The Skinny Pancake

Sweet & savory crêpes focused on supporting the local food economy


The Vandy Thrift Shoppe

Vintage clothing, accessories, and home decor items


The RED Bookshelf

Non-profit providing free children’s books, and this month featuring young entrepreneurs

Treats By Ma

Soul & comfort food, gourmet cupcakes, banana pudding

Sunday, October 15


Theme: Harvest!

Visit the Downtown Albany BID's craft tent for FREE pumpkin painting for families with kids. Limit one pumpkin per child, per family, supplies are limited to the first 150 kids and their families. Enjoy cornhole, giant connect four, and sidewalk chalk.


Live Music:

The H Project | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

This performance from The H Project is brought to you by a grant from the Music Performance Trust Fund and the Jim Clark Community Performance Fund, arranged by Local 14.

Albany High School Jazz Ensemble | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Vendor Information

The initial deadline to apply to vend has passed, but we are still accepting applications from interested vendors in the following categories:


•    Farms selling fruits & vegetables, fish, grain products, and/or nursery products

•    Hand-makers of craft goods

•    Ready-to-eat food vendors, not including bakers selling desserts or pastries


The Innovation Fund

The Innovation Fund is a partnership between Albany County and MVP Health Care. The purpose of the fund is to improve the overall health and vitality of the community. The fund also promotes MVP Arena as a marquee asset to the community by supporting healthier, inclusive, and expanded opportunities.

Albany County Farmers Market logo

Introducing: Farmers Market Dollars


Program Guidelines


Did you know?


If you are currently enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), you may be eligible to receive a $25 voucher credit that can be spent on SNAP-eligible products at participating booths at the Albany County Farmers Market, without impacting your benefits for SNAP or other food assistance programs.


Here’s how to receive your $25 in vouchers:


1. Show your SNAP/EBT Benefits Card and a valid form of photo ID at the Downtown Albany BID’s welcome booth.


2. Once we verify you are enrolled in SNAP, you will receive your voucher tickets.


3. Visit participating booths and spend your vouchers on SNAP-eligible products. See program guidelines for eligible items and full terms and conditions.


Please note: Market dates for the 2023 Albany County Farmers Market season include July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15. Supplies are limited, and will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Farmers Market Dollars voucher tickets are ONLY valid at participating vendors at the Albany County Farmers Market on the day they are disbursed and can never be exchanged for cash or used on a different market date. Purchases may not be split between vouchers and other forms of payment, and no change will be made for purchases using voucher tickets. All items purchased through the program are non-refundable.