The Schenectady Greenmarket moved outdoors for the season today…what a day!  I was there with an info table about Schenectady County’s Bicentennial Celebration, and had a great vantage point for all the action.

Schenectady Greenmarket Opens its Outdoor Market!
Schenectady Greenmarket Opens its Outdoor Market!

A great band was on hand – Running the River.  Terrific music!  Mostly folk, with a few twists thrown in: U2, Tommy Tutone (yes, you read that right), and The Kingston Trio.  I heard them say they’ll be playing at Ravenswood in the near future, so I think I’ll go check them out again.

There were also some morris dancers who performed every hour or so.  I had never seen morris dancers before.  Not my cup of tea.  Let’s just leave it at that.

Morris Dancers
Morris Dancers

As always, the market had some great vendors: Saratoga Peanut Butter, Dancing Ewe Farm (cheese purveyors to a few of Mario Batali’s places), The Red Barn, Buddhapesto…and those are just the few I got to visit!  There were lots more that I didn’t get to because I was so busy all day.  They got a great crowd!  I don’t have any pics of the crowds – again, too busy!

I can’t wait to go again next week, and be a customer again!  I’m so glad we have something like this in Schenectady – it’s obviously something our community NEEDED.  Everyone is happy, spending money, and buying local.  What more could you want??

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