The Albany County Farmers Market is presented by the Downtown Albany BID, in partnership with Albany County and MVP Health Care. Our goal is to operate a vibrant, open-air market series that provides our neighbors with fresh, high-quality food and artisan goods sourced from local farmers and producers. The market also seeks to strengthen and further activate our neighborhood by providing entertainment, family activities, nutritional education, and support for local nonprofit organizations.
The market is free and open to the public and will take place on S Pearl Street in downtown Albany in front of the MVP Arena. The market will occur every Sunday from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, July 14-September 29, and vendors may apply to participate in all four markets or individual markets.
Participating in the market
The market is currently seeking applications from farmers, prepared food vendors, and producers of handmade goods who may offer the following types of goods:
Fresh produce and farm products:
- Fruits & vegetables
- Cider, juices and teas
- Dried fruits & vegetables
- Honey and bee products
- Jams, jellies, canned foods, and other preserved or frozen foods
- Cheese & other dairy products
- Grain products
- Nursery products
- Maple products
Prepared foods, craft goods, art, other:
- High quality, ready-to-eat prepared foods
- Handmade craft goods
- Original art and prints
- From-scratch baked goods
- Beer, wine, cider, and spirits for off-premises consumption
All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the Downtown Albany BID, and subject to a jurying process. Vendors will be notified of their approval status in a timely manner. All vendors whose applications are received before 12:00 PM Noon on Monday, May 6 will be notified of their approval status by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 10. Applications received after this point will be notified of their approval status on a rolling basis.
Preference will be given to applicants whose primary business location is in Albany County, and whose goods are of high quality, handmade, produced by the seller, and meet all requirements set forth by the market’s Rules & Regulations. Special consideration will be given to eligible vendors whose business is minority-, veteran- or woman-owned.
If you require a physical application, you may download printable PDF versions of the application and Rules & Regulations below.
Vendor Application PDF
Rules & Regulations PDF
Please send the completed application and all required attachments by mail to our offices at the following address:
Downtown Albany BID
21 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207
If you do not have access to a printer, physical applications are also available for pickup at our offices Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.
Please contact the Downtown Albany BID at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 465-2143 during regular business hours for any questions about submitting your application, or other topics related to the market.