Farmers Market

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Come enjoy the Village’s own Farmers Market! The Cook Park Farmers Market was created in 2015 to enhance the offerings in our community. It runs from the end of May to the end of September, every Thursday 4-7pm. Our vendors have so much to offer with locally grown produce, dairy, eggs, meats, baked goods, maple syrup and much more. The Market also features hot food to enjoy there or to take home. Each market day features a different performer or group playing live music. Scheduled talks, demonstrations, and any changes or updates to the music schedule can be found on the official Market website. Check out everything we have to offer!

Cook Park Farmers Market Website
WE MOVED! The 2019 Market Season will be located at Village Square Plaza at 1770 Central Ave in Colonie. The Market is now more easily accessible on your commute home. With ample parking in the Village Square Plaza, you can now get all your shopping done in one spot.

Contact Information

  • Thursdays 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., from May to September

  • Cook Park, Sharon Drive Pavilion

  • Krysta Dennis

Krysta Dennis

Krysta Dennis

Cook Park Farmers Market Manager

Contact Information

Biography

Market Manager Krysta Dennis founded the market with the Mayor and trustees in 2016. The Farmers Market operates from May – September annually, and there are a number of special events associated with the market, including live music weekly, a Holiday Market in December, a corn roast, outdoor yoga, a watermelon-eating contest, and a pumpkin painting event. Krysta is a Board Member of the Farmers Market Federation of New York State, and was one of the first to complete the Farmers Market Certification Program offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension and SUNY Cobleskill.

Krysta also teaches theatre for the Creative Arts Department at Siena College. She holds a dual PhD from the University of Kent in the UK and the Sorbonne in Paris, and trained at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq. Through her work in theatre, Krysta has fostered collaborations with Siena and local theatre companies for the Frank A. Leak Amphitheatre in the Park.

The Farmers Market is held on Thursdays, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Directions

Directions to Cook Park Farmers Market at Village Square Plaza:

FROM THE EAST:

  • Take SR-7 towards 87 South (Northway)
  • Take Northway to Exit 2W Take Exit 2W.
  • Go approximately two miles down Central Ave.
  • Village Square Plaza is on the left hand side with Breuggers Bagels, Harbor Freight & Wendy’s. If you reach Kohl’s Plaza and McDonalds, you’ve gone too far.
  • Watch for the Cook Park Farmer’s Market sign.

FROM THE WEST:

  • Take I-90 (Gov. Thomas E. Dewey Thruway) to Exit 24.
  • After toll booth – take Exit 1N. Proceed to Exit 2W towards Schenectady. Take Exit 2W onto Central Avenue (Route 5)
  • Go approximately two miles down Central Ave.
  • Village Square Plaza is on the left hand side with Breuggers Bagels, Harbor Freight & Wendy’s. If you reach Kohl’s Plaza and McDonalds, you’ve gone too far.
  • Watch for the Cook Park Farmer’s Market sign.

FROM SCHENECTADY:

  • Down Central Ave. Past Route 155 by CarMax
  • Village Square Plaza will be on your right. Directly past McDonald’s and Kohl’s Plaza.
  • Watch for the Cook Park Farmer’s Market sign.