COLONIE – The Farmers’ Market will open for the season at The Crossings on Saturday, May 20.
The market will feature 40 new and returning vendors, live music on most Saturdays and a clown each week.
“Now in its 10th year, the Farmer’s Market at the Crossings has become a true Colonie tradition,” said Supervisor Paula Mahan.
Opening day will feature music by Jimy Graham, winner of the 2014 Capital Region Acoustic Blues Showdown, and balloon sculptures by Q.T. Pie the Clown, both from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
On Saturday, May 27, harpist Anna Portillo and Mischief the Clown will perform from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
As in the past, the market will feature traditional fare such as vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, herbs, eggs, meats, fish, cheese, spices, and breads and baked goods. As well as spirits, beer, cider, oils, maple syrup, hot sauce, coffee, teas, popcorn, chips, nuts and nut butters, honey, soaps, therapeutic oils, lotions, beeswax, beauty and massage products.
New vendors are Abundance Acres Farm, Adirondack Kettle Korn, Be Golden Farms, Capital Native Plants, Giovanni Fresco (Italian foods), Lucky Clover Artisanal Bakery, NueVida Holistic Wellness (therapeutic oils), Ole McDonald Honey Farm, Skin Deep Naturals, Table 41 Brewing Company, and The Healing Meals. Returning to the market after a hiatus is Cascade Mountain Winery & Restaurant.
In addition, the all-volunteer Friends of the William K. Sanford Library will continue to sell reasonably priced used books from its popular Book Nook stall. Book Nook proceeds are donated both to the library and The Crossings.
It is part of the state Farmers’ Marker Nutrition Program and accepts WIC and seniors’ farmer’s market checks which are provided to qualifying seniors age 60 and over by the town Senior Resources Department.
The Farmers’ Market is dog friendly, and will run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 30.