Ithaca Farmers Market
Vendors at Ithaca Farmers Market
With more than 85 vendor stalls, you’ll find a variety of produce, prepared food, and crafts, all produced within a 30-mile radius of the Ithaca Farmers Market. The requirements to become a vendor are strict – resale is not allowed, and the owner of the business must be present for a significant percentage of Market hours. This means that quality is high and customers get face time with the farmers, chefs, and artisans themselves.
Fresh Produce & Prepared Food
In addition to the bounty of produce, you’ll find a delicious and diverse variety of prepared dishes and snacks including authentic Laotian, Cuban, Indian, Cambodian and Thai cuisines, Amish jams, macrobiotic meals, and local organic meats, eggs, and artisan sourdough in your made-to-order breakfast.
A market regular recommends Enat Ethiopian Cusine. “They have authentic Ethiopian food, complete with the injera bread. They also have an Ethiopian-style, strong coffee. It’s a great option at the Market that might not be available elsewhere for a lot of people.”
You’ll find many craft vendors weaving, carving, painting, and sewing in their stalls, using their time at the Farmers Market to produce new goods for sale. You can’t get much more local than that. And of course, there’s the stunning waterfront setting. In the evenings when the Market isn’t filled with vendors, you’ll find the pavilion rented out for weddings and community celebrations almost every summer weekend.
Best Times to Visit
Saturdays are bustling with musicians, vendors, and market-goers, while Sundays are full but slightly more mellow.
Visit in the early fall for the largest variety of produce, from tomatoes and apples to fresh greens and winter squash. If you’re here in the colder months, just bundle up and enjoy the market with a hot cup of cider, and be sure not to miss the annual International Rutabaga Curling Championship!
Can't-Miss Coffee and Breakfast Burritos
The coffee roasters at the Ithaca Farmers Market have received national acclaim, and the Solaz breakfast burritos are a cult classic. Grab a gorgeous locally-grown bouquet and take some time to enjoy the views from the shaded benches or the sunny dock. Hour-long lake cruises take off from the end of the dock three times a day throughout the summer– no reservation required.
Bike to Ithaca Farmers Market
If you bike to the Ithaca Farmers Market on Saturdays, stop by the Market office and show your helmet for a free tote bag, or at Silent City Coffee for a free cup of Joe! You can also find people in canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards making their way to shore on the Cayuga Waterfront to join in on the festivities.
VISIT THE ITHACA FARMERS MARKET AT THE STEAMBOAT LANDING PAVILION ON SATURDAYS APRIL THROUGH DECEMBER AND SUNDAYS MAY THROUGH NOVEMBER. FIND HOURS AND VENDOR INFORMATION AT ITHACAMARKET.COM.