[Updated] Vendor Applications for 2017 Outdoor Market Now Open

Update: We are no longer accepting applications from prospective full-time vendors for the 2017 outdoor market. Vendors looking to participate on limited days during the season may click here to register and apply. The outdoor market will be open every Saturday from May 6 until October 28, 9 AM–1 PM. Applications will be accepted until Saturday, April 15.

We are currently accepting vendor applications for our 2017 outdoor market. The outdoor market will be open every Saturday from May 6 until October 28, 9 AM–1 PM. Click here to register and apply. Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 20.

America Recycles Day November 19

America Recycles Day, co-sponsored by the Bethlehem Central School District Green Team, the Delmar Farmers Market, and Bethlehem Senior Projects, will be held at the Bethlehem Central Middle School on Saturday, November 19, 10 AM–1 PM. Clothing, textiles, and hardcover and paperback books will be collected for recycling from any area resident. Secure document shredding will be offered to residents of the Town of Bethlehem. Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Market to Plate Cooking Demonstration October 29

Our Market to Plate series continues on Saturday, October 29 with executive chef Libby Thomas, owner of local foodie favorite 333 Café. A Delmar native, Libby rose to culinary greatness at the historic Ogden’s in downtown Albany. She enjoys catering—on or off premise—and also participates in local charity food events close to her heart. Like most of our other guest chefs, she’ll be improvising her dish on the day of the event, sourcing fresh, locally grown veggies and other products directly from our vendors. Demonstrations will start at approximately 10:00 AM next to Solstice Hill Farms and will run about 20 minutes each until 11:00 AM. Stop by the market table if you need help finding the location.

Market to Plate Cooking Demonstration October 15

Our Market to Plate series continues on Saturday, October 15 with Jennifer Hewes, executive chef at The Point Restaurant and Lounge. Jen has a heart of gold and a remarkable culinary history in the 518 including past chef duties at Café Madison and Café Capriccio. Always up for a challenge, she’ll be improvising her dish on the day of the event, sourcing fresh, locally grown veggies and other products directly from our vendors. Demonstrations will start at 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 11:00 AM next to Solstice Hill Farms and will run approximately 20 minutes each. Stop by the market table if you need help finding the location.

Farm to You Fest Scavenger Hunt October 8

The Bethlehem Central School District’s Eighth Annual Farm to You Fest is underway in the district’s schools, and this Saturday, October 8, the Healthy Kids Committee will be conducting their popular farmers market scavenger hunt from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Download a scavenger hunt checklist before heading to the market or stop by the Healthy Kids Committee’s table to pick one up. This is a great way for students to meet local farmers and learn about the important work they do. Completed checklists can be submitted at the market or in the main office of the student’s school by Tuesday, October 11 for a chance to win a prize donated by our vendors.

 

Market to Plate Cooking Demonstration October 8

Our Market to Plate cooking demonstrations continue on Saturday, October 8, with Patrick McCarthy of O’Slattery’s Irish Restaurant and Pub. Pat will be serving up his delicious spin on fried ravioli with butternut squash at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00 AM. Demonstrations will be conducted next to Solstice Hill Farms and will run approximately 20 minutes each. Stop by the market table if you need help finding the location.

Market to Plate Cooking Demonstration September 24

This Saturday, September 24, is the first installment of our Market to Plate cooking demonstrations featuring popular area chefs and, of course, fresh, locally grown produce from our vendors. Market Manager Ken Myer, still daydreaming about that Tesla Model S he test drove last week, is our first guest chef. Ken enjoyed a long culinary career as an executive chef, restaurant manager, and owner at 5-star venues across Pennsylvania, Vermont, and New York. He’ll be whipping up something delicious for market-goers at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00 AM next to Solstice Hill Farms. Stop by the market table if you need help finding the location. Demos will run approximately 20 minutes each and—who knows—he might even share recipes. Stay tuned for the full schedule of cooking demonstrations throughout October. We hope to see you there!

Celebrate National Drive Electric Week at the Market September 17

Join us at the market on Saturday, September 17 to celebrate National Drive Electric Week with the Albany Capital District EV Drivers. Learn how easy—and fun—it is to own an electric vehicle (EV) and say goodbye to gas! Actual EV drivers will be on hand with their vehicles to discuss the experience of ownership with some also offering test drives. Learn about the driving ranges of different models of EVs, the extensive and ever-expanding charging network in the Capital District, leasing vs. buying, and more. At least 16 different models will be present, including the Tesla Model S and Model X, the BMW i3, and the best-selling EV in the world, the Nissan LEAF. If you’ve already gone electric and would like to bring your EV, register for the event here.