The Schenectady Greenmarket has been open during the pandemic and they have been essential in providing fresh food to the local community. Now they are making it free and easy to get the Greenmarket each week.

A free trolley through CDTA is now in place to help Schenectady residents to get to the Greenmarket. It picks up and drops off from Hamilton Hill, Mount Pleasant, and Eastern Avenue neighborhoods plus Union Street according to CBS 6 News. The trolly runs from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm stopping and picking up every twenty-five minutes. The Greenmarket is open on Sundays from 10 am until 2 pm.

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There are seventy local venues inside the Schenectady Greenmarket. They include Altamont Vineyards, Bella Terra Farm, Electric City Roasters, Hop House Farm, Josephine's Whole Grain Baking, Nine Pin Cider, Peanut Principle, Saratoga Apple, Sweet Sprig, The Food Florist, Vital Eats, and more.

The market helps those in the neighborhood whose only choice for a supermarket is the Greenmarket. Fresh produce is needed and relied upon by low-income residents. The goal is to help increase the access to local and fresh produce to those in need.

Board Chair of the Schenectady Greenmarket, Haley Viccaro said:

A lot of people do walk to the market and they’re opting to take the trolley. I spoke with a couple who lives on Eastern Avenue, who usually walk, and they were happy to take the trolley this time, so that was great to see.

To learn more about the Schenectady Greenmarket click HERE.

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