10:00 AM-2:00 PM | Sundays, July 14-September 29

Downtown Albany

The Albany County Farmers Market proudly accepts SNAP and FreshConnect Checks as forms of payment at participating vendors. See below for more details.

About

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.


Market Dates

The market will take place every Sunday, July 14-September 29 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM on S Pearl Street in downtown Albany, in front of the MVP Arena (51 S Pearl Street). The market is free to enter and open to the public.

Farmers Market shoppers
Vendors
Entertainment
Seasonal Vendors | You can find us at the market every week!
 
Eight Mile Creek Farm | Website

SNAP accepted here accepted here

100% certified organic fresh produce, herbs, meat, eggs, dairy, flower bouquets, and more

 

Mountain Winds Farm | Website

SNAP accepted here accepted here

Maple syrup & candies, honey

 

Ruthie's Farm to Table

SNAP accepted here accepted here

Seasonal fruits, berries, root veggies, and artisan cheeses

 

 Adventures in Zen Books | Website

Inclusive children's books, planners, and stationery

 

Alaturco Gyro | Website

Fresh gyros and halal food

 

Albany County | Website

Learn about services for Albany County residents
July 14: Department for Aging

 

Bountiful Bread | Website

Fresh artisan bread, mixed, shaped, and baked in-house

 

Bull and Bee Meadery | Website

Locally crafted dry, sweet, spiced, and hot mead

 

Eat With Aliens | Website 

SNAP accepted here accepted here

Hot sauce, barbeque sauce, candied nuts, chocolate bars, alien toys and merchandise

 

Emack & Bolio's | Website

Premium ice cream with creative flavors

 

Euphoria | Website

Vegan soap and body products

 

Holistic Family Farm | Website

Microgreens and smoothies

 

Home Sweet Home Concessions | Website

Freshly squeezed lemonade

 

Jes Creates Art | Website

Handmade art and accessories

 

Motor Oil Coffee | Website

Hot, iced, and bagged coffee

 

MVP Health Care | Website

Learn about available plans and health and wellness resources

 

New Scotland Spirits | Website

Spirits distilled from locally grown grain

 

Sparkling Gems Jewelry

Handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings

 

Simply Caribbean Foods | Website

Caribbean specialties and baked goods

 

Upstate's Cold Brew | Website

SNAP accepted here accepted here

Cold brew coffee and espresso drinks, mugs, and coffee merch

 

Urban Aftermath | Website

Books, original artwork, prints, free art activities

 

Rotating Vendors | Check below for rotating vendors at the next market!

 

A Caffeinated Painter | Website

Watercolor prints, stickers, coasters and earrings, all handcrafted

 

L's Simplygoodness | Website

Brownies, cookies, 8 layers bar, and more

 

Modern Wickcraft | Website

Hand-crafted wooden wick coconut soy wax candles and wax melts

 

Treats by Ma | Website

Prepared foods, gourmet cupcakes and gluten free banana pudding

Live music at every market! Performances start at 12:00 PM Noon.

♪ = Performance brought to you by a grant from the Music Performance Trust Fund, arranged by Albany Musician’s Association Local 14 of the American Federation of Musicians.

 

July

 

7.14 JoAnn Sifo ♪
 
7.21 Peter Van Keuren ♪
 
7.28 Kaitlyn Fay Jazz Duo ♪
 

 

August

 

8.4 Wright & Quigley Duo ♪
 
8.11 As Iz ♪
 
8.18 Marty McDermott ♪
 
8.25 Dennis & Lorraine ♪
 

 

September

 

9.1 Joe Finn Duo ♪
 
9.8 The Goldman Boys
 
9.15 Warren Sieme
 
9.22 Ryan Leddick
 
9.29 Garland Nelson
 

 

Free family activities at each market include:
 
Facepainting by Character Creations by Erin Joyce
 
Pedal your way to delicious smoothie samples on the Smoothie Bike!
 
Cornhole, kid's games, bubbles and sidewalk chalk

 

While the initial soft deadline for vendor applications has passed, we are still accepting applications from new vendors. Click here or on the link below to apply. If you have questions on how to complete your application, or what additional insurance documents, certificates, or other attachments are required, please email [email protected] or call 518.465.2143.

Parking

FREE parking will be provided for all guests of the market in the MVP Arena parking garage during market hours. Entrances to the garage are located at the corner of Beaver and Wendell Streets, and on Market Street, just West of the Arena.


MVP Arena Community Partnership

The MVP Arena Community Partnership aims to improve the overall health and vitality of the community and promote the MVP Arena as a marquee asset to the community by supporting healthier, inclusive, and expanded opportunities.

 

SNAP  SNAP accepted here

(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

 

The Albany County Farmers Market is proud to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and FreshConnect Checks (FCC) as payment options for guests at this year’s market. Making the market accessible to all who want to attend has been priority number one for us and our partners at Albany County and MVP Healthcare. Visit our SNAP booth at the farmers market for detailed instructions on the program, but all customers who have SNAP/EBT cards are eligible to participate. 

 

Below is a list of vendors accepting SNAP and FCC benefits at our upcoming farmers market. More vendors will be added as they become available.  

  • Eight Mile Creek Farm (produce, herbs, fresh milk, meat, eggs) 
  • Mountain Winds Farms (Maple and honey products) 
  • Ruthie's Farm to Table (Fresh fruits, berries, and cheeses) 
  • Eat With Aliens (Hot sauces, trail mix) 

Additionally, the FCC program allows SNAP users to receive matching funds up to $50 in the form of $2 coupons or “checks,” which can be exchanged for SNAP-eligible products. SNAP users will receive these checks along with the tokens they withdraw at the market’s SNAP booth. For information on eligible and ineligible products, click here

Flowers
Albany County Farmers Market, in partnership with MVP Health Care and Downtown Albany BID