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Farm market a possibility for Niskayuna

Farm market a possibility for Niskayuna

Town Board to consider licensing agreement
Farm market a possibility for Niskayuna
If approved, the market would be similar to Schenectady's Green Market, pictured in 2015
Photographer: Gazette file photo

NISAYUNA -- A farm market may be coming to Niskayuna Town Hall this summer.

The Town Board will consider a licensing agreement at Tuesday's monthly meeting that could bring fresh produce to town residents on Saturdays.

If the agreement is approved, the market would operate around the Town Hall gazebo area from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The projected start date is July 7.

Councilwoman Lisa Weber, who chairs the Town Board's community programs committee, said the committee has provided many programs for town residents in the past.

"The farm market seems like a natural step in our efforts," Weber said in an email notice.

If approved, the market is expected to complement markets such as the Schenectady Green Market and Union Street Farm Market.

Councilwoman Denise Murphy McGraw, who chairs the board's highways and public facilities committee, believes the "farm-to-fork" market will complement town programs such as community yoga, swimming lessons and more bicycle racks throughout the town.

"We haven't done it in the past because we were committed to supporting Union Street's efforts," McGraw said in an email note. "While we remain committed to the Union Street market, residents have continued to ask for one in Niskayuna. Therefore, the board is willing to try it for this summer and then evaluate its success."

The meeting begins at 7 p.m.



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