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A Farmers Market for Every Day of the Week (almost)

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If you are a lover of farm-fresh produce, and locally created food and artisan works, few destinations rival Ithaca. Surrounded by working farms, the Ithaca area offers a cornucopia of farmers markets from which to choose.

Highlighted by one of the most renowned farmers markets in the country – the Ithaca Farmers Market – there are places to go most days of the week in and around Ithaca.

The following is a day-of-the-week list of Ithaca-area farmers markets, helpful when planning the itinerary for your visit. Many of these offer prepared foods, as well as food to bring home, so you can sate your appetite and quench your thirst while you do your shopping.

Monday

While no farmers markets are open on Mondays, there are many lovely farm stands throughout Tompkins County ripe for visiting for locally sourced products. Depending on the season, some even have U-pick options from their fields and trees.

Tuesday

Brooktondale Farmers Market, Brooktondale, NY, 4-7 PM (June through September): Visit quaint Brooktondale (524 Valley Rd) in the evenings for this market, featuring fantastic vendors and occasionally live music. 

Wednesday

Trumansburg Farmers Market, Trumansburg, NY 4-7 PM (May through October): This farmers market in Trumansburg Village Park (Main St) is more than just a place to find local food – it’s a community gathering on a weekly basis where neighbors gather for dinner while listening to live music.

East Hill Market, Ithaca NY, 4-7 PM (May through October): A branch of the Ithaca Farmers Market, this mid-week offering takes place in East Hill Plaza (330 Pine Tree Rd), to bring local producers offerings up the hill from the primary Steamboat Landing location.

Trumansburg outdoor farmers market
Trumansburg Farmers Market

 

Thursday

Ithaca Night Bazaar, Ithaca, NY 6-11 PM (May through September): Not a traditional farmers market, Ithaca Night Bazaar is a monthly gathering at the Ithaca Farmers Market’s Steamboat Landing location (545 Third St) that does have craft and apparel vendors on site, but focuses on multiple entertainment acts, and food and drink offerings.

Friday

Owl’s Head Fish Truck, Ithaca, NY, 6:45 AM to Noon: The fish truck sets up shop at Triphammer Marketplace (2255 North Triphammer Rd), featuring fresh-caught seafood from Maine and Boston. If you’re craving fresh seafood, this is the place to be! And round out your provisions with the offerings from a group of 6-10 other vendors who set up shop Friday mornings.

Saturday

Ithaca Farmers Market, Ithaca NY, 9 AM to 3 PM (April through October); 10 AM to 2 PM (November through mid-December): There are more than 150 members at the Ithaca Farmers Market, an iconic market filled with food and crafts produced within a 30 mile radius of the Steamboat Landing pavilion (545 Third St). In addition to filling your basket with produce for your week’s meals, food prepared onsite has a real international mix, and you can enjoy your breakfast or lunch by the waters of Cayuga Lake.

The winter version of the Ithaca Farmers Market also takes place Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 2 PM from January through March, at the Triphammer Marketplace (2255 North Triphammer Rd).

Dryden Farmers Market, 9 AM to 1 PM, (mid-June through September): The Dryden Farmers Market has a rotating mix of vendors bringing their fresh produce and other creations to the parking lot of the Dryden Agway (59 W Main St).

Sunday

Ithaca Farmers Market, Ithaca, NY 10 AM to 3 PM (May through October); 10 AM to 2 PM (November): If you didn’t make it on Saturday – or liked it so much you wanted to visit again – the Ithaca Farmers Market is open at its Steamboard Landing location (545 Third St) all weekend long. Additionally, some vendors are only at the market one of the weekend days, so you will surely find new offerings each time you visit.

Freeville Farmers Market, Freeville, NY Noon to 2 PM (May through September): Aimed to increase access to healthy food, the Freeville Farmers Market includes local food producers, farmers and artisans in a friendly market atmosphere at the Freeville Elementary School (43 Main St).

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