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Rutabaga Ceremonies
International Rutabaga Curling Championship
"the games now open with the arrival of the torch bearing the eternal rutabaga flame by a runner all the way from Mt. Cruciferous"
Wassailing at Redbyrd
Wassailing at Redbyrd Orchard Cider
Join us for an evening of rousing fun and revelry! We’ll stomp through the orchard and then share in music and food and libation.
Press Bay Alley Market
Press Bay Alley Farmers Market
Scheduled just a few times a year, days before big holiday feasts, the Press Bay Alley Holiday Markets are the go-to source of local meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese, bread, pies, syrup, honey, beverages, eggs, and other culinary bounty, plus holiday gifts!

Farm to Fork Experiences

Ithaca can be whatever you want it to be, a relaxing oasis in the rolling hillside, or a colorful and adventurous city to explore. From u-pick and family friendly experiences, to live music and spectacular culinary experiences, Ithaca has the vibe you’re looking for. Ithaca is the perfect place to refreshing yourself: expand your taste buds, pick your own food, or wake up in a farm cottage all your own. With more restaurants per capita than NYC, numerous wineries/cideries/breweries/distilleries, artisan cheese makers, local butcher shops, and an underlying foodie culture, Ithaca is ideal for those who want a new taste of life.

Hopshire Farm and Brewery
Hopshire Farm and Brewery | Photo by Allison Usavage


Farm-to-Fork Ithaca Experiences

Featured Events:
Press Bay Alley Holiday Markets - Nov 26 and Dec 23
International Rutabaga Curling Championship - Dec 21
Wassailing at Redbyrd Orchards - Jan 17

Special offer! $10 off a round trip OurBus ticket from NYC to Ithaca: purchase your ticket through OurBus, now through December 2019, enter coupon code VISITITHACA10


Private Tasting at Eve's Cidery | Photo courtesy of Eve's Cidery
Private Tasting at Eve's Cidery | Photo courtesy of Eve's Cidery

Regularly open, available and fun:
Ithaca Farmers Market
Named Zagat's #4 Must-Visit Farmer's Market
Open Saturdays (9am-3pm) in April
Saturday and Sundays (10am-3pm) in May

Ithaca is Foodies Culinary Tours
Named USA Today's #4 Best Food Tour in North America
May-October – Downtown Ithaca Food Tour

Experience! The Finger Lakes
Tours galore! A variety of wine and craft beverage tours showcasing the bounty of the region, along with sightseeing tours, group packages (glamping, boating, family, and more), and private events such as sommelier tastings.

Eve's Cidery
Join us for a private in-depth tasting in the cider barn. The appointment lasts for about 1 hour and you can expect your host to pour a range of ciders, discuss farming and production methods and give a tour of the working cidery. 

Gourds grown, dried and crafted on the land. Carve scenic images, fun patterns or cute characters into your gourd...from lamps to vases, dollhouses, nightlights and more, visitors to Gourdlandia are delighted at what can emerge from a gourd. Check their calendar or call for availability. 

Trying to fully immerse yourself? Stay at one of our farm cottages, B&Bs and glamping options.

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