Chancellor Zimpher Announces SUNY Plaza to Host Year-Round Farmers’ Market in Downtown Albany

June 11, 2014

Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher tomorrow will host Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Ag and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, and the community to announce the opening of a year-round Fresh Connect Farmers’ Market at SUNY Plaza.

Members of the downtown Albany community are encouraged to attend the event, which will feature family-friendly music by the Zucchini Brothers, seed-to-packet projects for children by FarmOn! Foundation, and Farmers’ Market vendors selling an array of fresh, locally-grown foods, plants, and other goods.

Date:                Thursday, June 12
Time:               11:30 a.m.
Location:         SUNY Plaza Lawn
                        353 Broadway
                        Albany, NY

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