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Farmers markets can warm up your winter

Vegetables can be surprisingly plentiful in winter months
Vegetables can be surprisingly plentiful in winter months
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Just because the mercury has dipped doesn't mean you can't enjoy some local harvest this winter!

While many farmers markets and roadside stands are seasonal, running May - October, the Capital District is lucky enough to have some fabulous indoor options during the wintry season.  Local "winter markets" run from November - April.

What can you expect to see during the off-season?
To name a few: apples, nuts, dairy, meat, eggs, cheese, honey, maple syrup, wine, lettuce, herbs, spinach, jams, and bakery items.  Don't be surprised if you encounter some live music, crafts for the kids or cooking classes to boot. 

So get out, come inside, and keep warm this winter at your local farmers market!

Albany "Winter" Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 10 am - 2 pm (Nov-Apr)
Empire State Plaza Indoor Concourse
Madison St. at Eagle St., Albany

Troy Waterfront "Winter" Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm (Nov-Apr)
Uncle Sam Atrium
Broadway at 3rd & 4th Streets, Troy

Saratoga "Winter" Farmers Market
Saturday, 9 am-1 pm (Nov-Apr)

Division Street Elementary School
220 Division St., Saratoga Springs

Schenectady "Winter" Greenmarket
Sunday, 10 am - 2 pm (Nov-Apr)

Proctors Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady
(Robb Alley and the Education Center)

According to the USDA, 16% of farmers markets have operating days between November - March with the number expected to grow due to rise in demand and improved season extension methods.


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