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“Best Farmers' Market/ Don't Miss It”

Ithaca Farmers Market
Ranked #10 of 66 things to do in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Ithaca Farmers Market is located adjacent to Lake Cayuga with picnic tables under large trees with a breeze even on the hottest Ithaca summer day. The stalls are housed in an open air covered walk way so you are not in the hot sun. The range of vendors represent the best that Ithaca has to offer. In addition to the fresh organic produce (sweet corn in August and the best apples you can imagine in the fall) check out the artisanal cheese that will delight your taste buds. Don't miss Silk Oak with their creative designs on soft cotton tee shirts, dresses, and great clothes for kids; check out their 'bargain' seconds. Don't miss 17th Century Suds; not a beer but the most amazing aromatic locally made soap (this is where I get presents for the folks back home) A tip: GO EARLY for parking near the market OR go later and enjoy lunch by the lake under the trees. There are many vendors to buy yummy prepared food ranging from vegan delights to Korean barbeque.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

All local food and products offered at a reasonable prices, cuisine from various parts of the world, arts and crafts, and most important the people you can meet there have great hearts and create wonderful relaxed atmosphere that one can feel in the air!

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

I just visited the Ithaca Farmers Market for the first time in August. In the past I have been in November and December. It was a treat to see all the fresh vegetables. I never travel to Ithaca without at least one cooler so I can bring home the bounty of what Ithaca has to offer. This trip I brought home fabulous fresh corn, beautiful tomatoes and NY strip steaks. In the fall I have brought home maple syrup, fresh schuyler cheese, honey, candles, and potatoes. This time the variety of booths was completely different than the fall with so many options for fresh vegetables. It was a beautiful day and was very crowded but to me that only adds to the ambiance. In any season, this is a must visit Ithaca attraction.

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

go hungry because the food stalls alone are worth the time. if you're staying in town, see if you can walk because parking is limited and besides, it will help you work up an appetite. if you plan to buy produce, bring a bag. there are baked goods, cheeses, meat products, loads of apples - when we went there was a new varietal made at cornell that was gone in a flash - more tomatoes than you've ever seen and in designer shades, beans, squash and on. there are some t-shirts, jewelry, pottery, photos, woodwork and the like as well. we went on a saturday, and at the lake there was a good musician playing guitar and singing, and tour? boats leaving from a launch. there is no better way to spend your saturday or sunday morning. it's good for 3 hours if you walk there, try to see everything, and wait on sometimes long lines to buy lunch.

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

There was absolutely nothing appealing about this place. There are lots of ethnic food options, but we did not go here to eat. I expected there to be more crafts but was mistaken. Parking is a nightmare. The signs say no dogs inside the pavilion but there were dogs everywhere. I love dogs so that was not an issue for me. Others may not be so pleased.

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