Shenendehowa United Methodist Church
971 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Welcome to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market located at the Shenendehoah Methodist Church on Route 146 in Clifton Park, NY. We are here to serve the community from May to October on Monday’s from 2 PM to 5 PM. We are a 501(c)3 and one of three locations that are a part of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Our market primarily offers a variety of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, ready made meals, freshly brewed coffee and locally roasted coffee beans, locally grown meat products, fresh eggs, and locally produced items such as jams, spice mixes, honey, beeswax based products and more. We are a smaller market but designed specifically to support the local community on a weekly basis.
The markets are currently full for vendors but you are welcome to apply for our waitlist on our website at: https://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/vendor/. Our regular application cycles are in January (for summer markets) and August (for winter markets) and can be accessed through the link above as well.
Please note that we do not use wooden market tokens anymore – all our vendors take cash and many accept credit, just ask! Old debit/credit market tokens are still being honored.
Rain or shine, outdoor markets will run as usual. Only in exceptional circumstances, including severe thunderstorms, might the market close early or be paused for a brief period of time.
There is easy access parking at the church parking lot.
Yes! You can contact the market directly at email@example.com for gift certificate purchases. There is not an information booth on site at the Clifton Park market.
You can contact the market directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for merchandise purchases. There is not an information booth on site at the Clifton Park market.
We have some vendors who are USDA Organic or follow organic practices and are otherwise certified (via Certified Naturally Grown); other vendors use conventional growing methods. All our producers use their own products at home and are mindful of fertilizers and pest-control methods they introduce. If you have a preference for growing methods, please ask the vendors who meet your criteria.
Yes, some of our farms offer Community Supported Agriculture arrangements, allowing people to buy a share of the farm’s season in advance and then pick up a weekly portion of the harvest. Most farms offering such arrangements have information at their booths where you can find out more.
In order to set up an information table at a Saratoga market, you need to fill out our non-profit application form. No fundraising is allowed at the market. You will receive a space assignment on the day of your appearance from the Market Manager – we cannot guarantee a specific location in advance of your arrival.
We always welcome service animals at the market. Other dogs can pose certain challenges—sometimes unexpected even to their owners—especially regarding small children, sanitation, and interactions with other dogs. If you choose to bring your dog to the market, please be prepared to fully supervise your pet at all times and take responsibility for its actions, and follow these “Market Manners for Dogs” guidelines.
Many of our farms accept WIC and Seniors farmers’ market coupons. Ask the vendor directly or stop by the market information table to receive a list of approved farms. We encourage you to take full advantage of your benefits. If you participate in a public assistance program and need tips on how to prepare foods from the market, call a Cornell Cooperative Extension nutrition educator at 518-885-8995 (free service).
At the Saratoga markets, you can present your EBT card at the market information tent and receive wooden $1 and/or $5 tokens. You will also receive a free $2 FreshConnect coupon (also to be used on SNAP-eligible items at the market) for each $5 you spend off your EBT card. At the Clifton Park markets, you will need to inquire with vendors directly if they accept SNAP/EBT.
We do not have an ATM at the Clifton Park Market location at this time.
You can pass on your suggestions and/or questions to us through our Contact page.
There are public bathrooms inside the church at the Clifton Park Market.