Farmer's markets are the perfect place to experience (and even taste!) the local flair of a destination. Albany has a variety of farmer's markets located across the entire county. Attend a weekday market to grab lunch or swing by a weekend market to search for vintage treasures. Keep scrolling to get the details on 6 farmer's markets in Albany County to shop this summer. 

Empire State Plaza Farmer's Market

Location: Empire State Plaza
Dates: Wednesdays, outdoors on the Plaza
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

During the warmer months, the Empire State Plaza fills with vendors displaying the season's freshest produce, plants, meats, cheese, baked goods, craft beverages and more. Additionally, food trucks and live performers descend upon the Plaza, making the Empire State Plaza Farmer's Market the go-to lunch spot on summer Wednesdays. During the winter, the market moves indoors beneath the Plaza in the concourse. This year-round farmer's market is a must-visit in Albany! 


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Albany County Farmer's Market

Location: MVP Arena
Date: Every 3rd Sunday of the month from July 16 to October 15
Times: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Starting the summer of 2023, Downtown Albany BID presents the Albany County Farmer's Market! This monthly open-air market was created in association with Albany County and MVP Health Care with the goal of providing the community with high-quality food, artisan goods and nutritional education. 


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Guilderland Farmer's Market

Location: 2228 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY 12084
Dates: Sundays, July through September
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Guilderland Farmer's Market offers more than just farm fresh veggies and produce. Spend a Sunday morning perusing local makers, wood builders, antique and vintage item collectors, craft beverage producers and more. The weekly market features live music and often has special events including how-to tutorials and artist competitions.

Colonie Farmer's Market

Location: The Crossings, 580 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211
Dates: Saturdays, now until September 30
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Now in its 16th season, the Colonie Farmer's Market at the Crossings is a summer staple. The market has over 40 vendors showcasing organic products, craft beverages and more. This family-friendly market is the perfect way to kick start a summer weekend adventure. After perusing the market, walk the trails throughout the park or watch your little ones swing across the playground.

Delmar Farmers Market

Location: Bethlehem Central Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054
Dates: Every Saturday, May through December 23
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The Delmar Farmers Market is more than a place to get your fresh produce (though they have plenty of that to pick from). This Saturday market features everything from crafts, pottery, and soaps to live music and family-friendly events. The mission of the market is to promote sustainable farming and environmental awareness as well as to create a space for the community to come together.


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Washington Park Farmer's Market

Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY 12208
Dates: Saturdays, July 1 to September 30
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Since 2019, this weekly summer market has offered everything from your classic farmer's market staples like food and craft vendors to special events and programs. Before you peruse everything the vendors have to offer, arrive to the park at 9:00 AM and enjoy a guided yoga session. The market is located at the Knox Street Mall, underneath a beautiful canopy of trees, in Washington Park.