Farm to Fork Ithaca

Craft Cider is Always in Season Many locally grown, craft cideries have established roots in the hills surrounding Ithaca. Farmer's are picking heritage breeds… Read More

Farm to Fork Ithaca

Farm to Fork Ithaca is your hub of local restaurants, farmers' markets, accommodations and agritourism events in the community.  Here you will find a multitude of opportunities to experience and learn about our local food resources and gain an appreciation of our commitment to all things local, homegrown, and deliciously handmade.

Experiences & Getaways

Don't just visit – immerse yourself! Farm to Fork experiences connect you with farms, local producers, restaurants, and more – they make perfect gifts for any adventure-seeker or foodie looking to think outside the box. 

store and honey tasting room
Honeybee Embassy - Store and Honey Tasting Room

Farms & Markets

Ithaca is incredibly lucky to be home to many farms providing a dazzling array of produce, meat, dairy products, and specialty items like honey, soaps, and textiles. Our area is rich with agricultural history and innovation, thanks in part to our proximity to and relationship with Cornell University. Though many of these farms are small-scale and family-owned, they are taking huge steps toward fostering a sustainable food network here in Ithaca. 

The Ithaca area is also home to many farmers' markets that help bring these products to you! We're proud of our local farms, farm stands, and markets and invite you to explore them as part of your Ithaca journey.

cider week
Ithaca Farmer's Market


Farm to Fork Accommodations

Seeking a last-minute getaway far from the bustle of the city? Why not venture out for a peaceful farm vacation? From farm stays and B&Bs where you experience first-hand working farm life alongside chicken coops, livestock, growing produce, and vineyards being harvested, to the more subtle side of farm-style vacationing, with luxury bistros serving food picked right from their backyard, or hotels with spas that grow herbs for their medicinal rubs and aromatherapy.

Frog's Way BnB
Frog's Way BnB

Farm to Fork Stories on Our Blog!

Visit with goats, sleep on a farm, or feast on local foods while overlooking Cayuga Lake – Ithaca has so many ways to create a memorable agritourism experience. Whether it’s cider tasting, dining out, or foraging along one of the beautiful gorge trails, you can indulge yourself in Ithaca’s agricultural bounties all year round. Pick your own fresh berries in the spring, take in the summer scenery at a local vineyard, or pick apples among the breathtaking orchard foliage in the fall. Tour craft breweries, enjoy a horse-led carriage ride, or cross-country ski in a winter waterfall wonderland. The possibilities are endless, from the farm to your fork, and everywhere in between. Read on for an insider's look at some of Ithaca and Tompkins County's best agritourism experiences.

Farm-to-Fork Dining

Ithaca and Tompkins County are overflowing with natural culinary bounties, from local wines, to produce, to creameries that make cheese right on the farm. Many of our chefs and restaurateurs are embracing the Farm-to-Table dining movement, working with farms, orchards, and butcheries to serve up locally-sourced menus with ingredients and products from our very own backyard. There are even a number of dining options that grow their own ingredients onsite, with greenhouses and gardens you can view from their patios or balconies while you enjoy the freshest meal – one that's gone straight from the farm to your fork!