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If you're a lover of farm-fresh fruits, veggies, and local products, few destinations rival Ithaca. Surrounded by working farms, the Ithaca area offers a cornucopia of locally-grown delights. We have one of the most renowned farmers markets in the country - the Ithaca Farmers Market - with multiple dates and locations in addition to our most-famous Saturday and Sunday markets at the beautiful Cayuga Lake Waterfront (Steamboat Landing). We also are lucky enough to have several fantastic smaller farmers markets perfect for a quieter day of shopping in our more rural communities of Trumansburg and Caroline/Brooktondate.
All in all, we have some type of farmers market almost every day of the week. Browse this list of Ithaca-area farmers markets by days of the week to find the perfect market (or two) to add to your trip's itinerary. Many markets offer prepared foods as well as food to take home and cook, so plan a lunch date!
(Surprisingly) No markets on Mondays! We suggest you visit one of our area's many lovely farm stands to purchase locally-sourced products, or even "pick your own!"
Dewitt Park Market, Ithaca NY, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: The Dewitt Park Market is part of the Ithaca Farmers Market family, and takes place at the intersection of Buffalo St. and Cayuga St. in downtown Ithaca. The perfect lunchtime market - stop in for a bite to eat, or to pick up groceries and flowers for the week. This market runs May-October.
Brooktondale Farmers Market, Brooktondale, NY, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Visit quaint Brooktondale in the evenings for this market - a smaller market, but with fantastic vendors and occasionally live music. Visit their website for more information.
East Hill Market, Ithaca NY, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Another branch of the Ithaca Farmers Market! Enjoy this market May-October, located in East Hill Plaza, 327 Pine Tree Rd.
Trumansburg Farmers Market, Trumansburg, NY, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: A very lively, smaller market in the beautiful village of Trumansburg! Live music and local products abound, starting May 9th until October. http://tburgfarmersmarket.com/
Ithaca Farmers Market, Ithaca NY, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: A brand new market experience! This nighttime market at Steamboat Landing (545 3rd St.) offers local produce, live music and other entertainment, and locally-crafted beverages like beer and cider.
Triphammer Market, Ithaca NY, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM: A smaller market up in the Northern area of Ithaca - a wonderful variety of local goods available! Also, don't miss the Owl's Head Fish Truck from 7:00 AM to noon featuring fresh-caught seafood from Maine and Boston. Located at 2255 North Triphammer Road.
Congo Square Market, Ithaca NY, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Local market run by people of color featuring market food vendors, a youth entrepreneurship program, entertainment, and #BlackLivesMatterIthaca. Located in Press Bay Alley, at 116-118W Green street, downtown Ithaca.
Ithaca Farmers Market, Ithaca NY, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: From their website: "The Ithaca Farmers Market is an owner–operated cooperative market with over 160 members, who grow or produce their wares within 30 miles of the pavilion. You'll find a full spread at the market with something for everyone -- hot prepared foods for those in need of a meal, a full spread of vegetables, fruit, pastured meat, bakeries, and exceptionally crafted artisanal gifts for your loved ones." Located at Steamboat Landing, 545 3rd St. April - October.
The Ithaca Farmers Market Winter Market takes place on Saturdays as well, from 11:00 Am - 2:00 PM at "the Space" at GreenStar, January - March.
Ithaca Farmers Market, Ithaca NY, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: From their website: "The Ithaca Farmers Market is an owner–operated cooperative market with over 160 members, who grow or produce their wares within 30 miles of the pavilion. You'll find a full spread at the market with something for everyone -- hot prepared foods for those in need of a meal, a full spread of vegetables, fruit, pastured meat, bakeries, and exceptionally crafted artisanal gifts for your loved ones." Located at Steamboat Landing, 545 3rd St. May - October.