The weather is getting nicer and some restrictions are being lifted which means the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market is heading back outside. The first outdoor market returns this weekend in Riverfront Park.

There is nothing like getting fresh produce, local goods, and crafts from an outdoor market. Being in the spring air and shopping for local finds is a fun thing to do on a Saturday on the waterfront in Troy.

According to the Troy Record, the twenty-second outdoor Troy Waterfront Farmers Market will begin on Saturday, April 3rd. There will be some things that have changed from the farmers' markets in the past because of COVID restrictions. It will be a safe location filled with all of the things you know that the market brings but it will not be a festival or street bazaar that used to be.

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Steve Ridler, head of the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market said in a press release:

The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market is closely watching COVID trends and continually reviewing guidance. Even with vaccines increasing, it is not time to let our guard down and for the safety of vendors, staff, customers, and the wider community we still need to maintain our safety protocols in the market.

Each week the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market will have more than eighty vendors participating with everything from food to crafts to fruits and vegetables.

If you do head down to Riverfront Park on Saturday for the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market, you should bring plenty of cash. There are such a wide variety of vendors and some do not accept credit cards. If you forget there are two ATMs on site. There is free parking in the Uncle Dam Parking Garage across from Riverfront Park. The hours are 9 am to 2 pm and masks are required.

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