Operating continuously since 1973, the Ithaca Farmers Market is a long-established and beloved cornerstone of the local community as well as a draw for tourists and alumni of both Cornell and Ithaca College. The market will be returning to its waterfront location – the Pavilion at Steamboat Landing – on April 1, 2023. This year they are celebrating their 50th year with special events and other surprises scheduled all season long.
Ithaca Farmers Market is thrilled to welcome back loyal customers with a wide variety of products including farm-raised meat, eggs, and dairy; fresh vegetables and fruit; locally-gathered honey and locally-prepared staples like jelly and sauces; bread, pastries, and other baked goods; wine, hard apple cider and mushroom spirits; as well as live plants and the best selection of hot food and art created within 30 miles of Ithaca. The merchandise table will offer a huge selection of new and returning IFM-branded gear including 50th anniversary raglan-sleeve t-shirts. Or you can stop by their office to pick up EBT tokens, and find answers to all of your questions.
The farmers market organization wouldn’t survive without its community and in this 50th season we look forward to celebrating with you all, hosting fun events and featuring non profits, including our very own Friends of Market,” said Organizational Manager Kelly Sauve. “We think this year will be the best one yet as customers shop the best food, art and groceries within 30 miles while also learning about great community resources and enjoying being together. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you along our beautiful waterfront soon.
The market is open on Saturdays only in April, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., adding Sunday hours (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) beginning on May 7, 2023. The market at Steamboat Landing operates rain or shine, from April through December each year. They feature 80+ unique local vendors at each market, plus live outdoor music (weather permitting). ample parking, and easy access via public transit on TCAT Route 13. Bring the family for a day of shopping, fun, and community! You can run the Waterfront trail, eat lunch at one of our picnic tables, and walk your furry friends – outside of the Pavilion only, of course. There’s so much to see and do at Ithaca Farmers Market each weekend… We can’t wait to see you there!
Want to learn more? Visit their website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can also join the Facebook event for Opening Day here.