Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Week Four: Troy Winter Farmers' Market-Troy, New York

Uncle Sam Atrium
I’m back online!  Our new house is still a bit disorganized but at least I have cable and internet!  On Saturday, I went to the Troy Winter Farmers’ Market which is located in the beautiful Uncle Sam Atrium in downtown Troy.  It’s an easy drive from Albany and there’s free parking next door in the Uncle Sam Parking Garage.

Now maybe you’re wondering how a farmers’ market is free.  Don’t you have to buy stuff?  Well, you can (and there’s a bunch of great stuff) but there are also a ton of free samples and great music!  I loved just walking around and seeing what the local area has to offer and occasionally sampling some tasty treats.  There are so many free samples to try including peanut butter, jam, cheese, pesto, wine, and hand lotion (not for eating!).  Make sure you try a gourmet marshmallow from dreamPuff Marshmallows and a homemade Belgian waffle sample from Pika’s Liege Waffles (although the waffle is so good you’ll probably want to buy one for $4).

The winter market is open on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm until April.  In the warmer months, the market moves outside to River Street in Troy.  I’ve been to several farmers markets in the area and the Troy Winter Market is definitely my favorite.  I can’t wait until the summer when there are even more local vendors!

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