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.

Pet Adoption Clinic September 10

Join us at the market entrance this Saturday, September 10 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM for an adoption clinic featuring dogs and cats from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society! Meet a new friend in need of a safe, loving, forever home! 

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, a proud sponsor of our market, is a not-for-profit organization that has provided shelter for lost, abused and unwanted animals since 1887. It is the oldest and largest animal protection organization in the Capital Region, receiving an average of over 6,000 animals per year.

Call for Musicians

If you are a musician and are interested in playing at the market, we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for new talent to entertain at the market and we still have openings for this season. Send your information to our music coordinator, Vicki Gayle Schlierer, at delmarfmmusic@gmail.com, and let us know how we can hear a sample of your music. All genres are considered.

“A Visit With Ken Myer” in Edible Capital District

Ken Myer is no stranger to food. From the first soufflé he made as a 6th grade boy in Pittsburgh to the Delmar Farmers Market he manages today, his love affair with cooking and food has spanned 35 years. When asked why he chose this field, Ken laughs his easy laugh and replies, ‘Because I love food and I love to cook.’

Click here to read the rest of the article that the Edible Capital District magazine just published about our manager, Ken.