ALBANY, NY – The oldest and largest farmers market in the area is open for its 80th season.
The Capital District Farmers Market, located at 318 Broadway in Menands, is planning a number of family-friendly and special events to mark its anniversary.
The market is open Saturdays rain or shine, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., through October. The various displays showcase locally-grown produce, flowers, plant, fish, exotic meats, baked goods and prepared foods. People can also buy fresh goods from farmers Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 to 8 a.m. as well as wholesalers Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. until noon.
"The 80-year legacy of this market attest to the resiliency of these farmers and their devotion to providing locally-grown produce to the area," said Jim Hans, vice president at D. Brickman, one of the market's wholesalers. "It has and will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the community."
Saturday events include a Strawberry Festival on June 22nd, a Corn Festival on July 20th and a Harvest Festival on September 14th. Most special events also include hay wagon rides and pedal tractors.