Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Come to the Schenectady Greenmarket!

Interested in eating and purchasing delicious food, listening to good music, and having some fun while supporting the local economy? Then the Schenectady Greenmarket is the place to be on a Sunday afternoon. The Greenmarket is much more then just your average farmers market and it is another way for Union students, faculty, and staff to connect with the Schenectady community.

Where and when is the Greenmarket?
Walking distance from Union every Sunday from 10am to 2pm! The Greenmarket is inside Proctors Theatre during the winter months, November through April, and around City Hall from May through October. A new addition for this winter has been an expansion of the prepared food section into Key Hall with even more places to sit and enjoy music and eat lunch!

Who can shop at the Greenmarket?
EVERYONE! The most amazing thing about the Greenmarket is that it is fun for people of all ages. Vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends are welcomed on the Greenmarket’s web page. Families can shop for fresh local produce while children hang out at the Children’s Activities table and Union college students can purchase affordable tasty chocolate peanut butter and sample the delicious Buddha Pesto.

What can I do at the Greenmarket?
The Greenmarket isn’t just a place to pick up your local produce...although the best fruits and veggies are sold too. Other food available at the market for purchase includes peanut butter, granola, pesto, cheese, dips, herbs and spices, wine, soaps, lotion and so much more. Meet up with your friends and listen to some good live music and after you do your shopping you can sit down and enjoy some prepared food from a variety of local restaurants. You can also visit the weekly Local Expert table to listen to a presentation on a variety of topics as well as visit the Children’s Activities table for a fun activity for the kids to participate in as well. For the full list of vendors present at the market this winter click here: http://www.schenectadygreenmarket.org/vendors/winter-market/

Why is it important to shop at the Greenmarket?
Local residents of our community offer the goods and services present at the Greenmarket. These people are bringing you quality products that have a smaller carbon footprint attached and the food is all-natural. Supporting these local vendors is also important in reviving the local economy that should not be lost to large corporations. The local community is a great thing to be a part of and it is amazing that here at Union College we can share this experience. For more information, visit http://www.schenectadygreenmarket.org

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