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- Is the market open during rainy weather?
- Can I dock my boat near the market in order to shop there?
- If the lot is full, where else can we park?
- What items are for sale at the Ithaca Farmer’s market?
- How long is the market open?
- Do the same vendors attend on all three days each week?
- Is the market accessible to wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers?
- How can I contact a vendor whose products I saw at the market several weeks ago?
- Are children welcome at the market?
- Are dogs allowed at the market?
- How can I sell my items at the market?
- Can a person or community group rent the pavilion for a wedding or other event?
- How can our group rent a booth during market hours?
- Is there a restaurant at or near the market?
Is the market open during rainy weather?
Definitely! It is even open during snowy weather right up through most of December. The whole market is covered so it a great place to visit when bad weather curtails other outings.
Can I dock my boat near the market in order to shop there?
Yes. The Ithaca Farmer’s Market Members built a dock just for that purpose. Please be careful not to block in other boats. In particular, please stay clear of the tour boat that comes and goes regularly from the end of the dock.
If the lot is full, where else can we park?
You can also park outside the entrance on the road shoulders, in the B&W parking lot, or at the haunt . There’s a nice footbridge and footpath that will take you from the haunt directly to the market.
Agricultural Produce: bedding plants, perennials,cut flowers, bouquets, fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, maple syrup, honey,…
Delicious Foods: freshly cooked ethnic (Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Sri Lankan, Thai), American, macrobiotic and vegetarian cuisine, and baked cookies, cakes, pies, gourmet and whole-grain breads, chutney, coffee…
Local Crafts: breadboards, tables, hammocks, clothing, jewelry, paintings, photographs, candles…
Is the market accessible to wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers?
Yes. There is a wooden floor throughout the pavilion and vehicles can let off people with disabilities right next to the main entrances. You may prefer to come on Sundays when it is less crowded and more leisurely.
How can I contact a vendor whose products I saw at the market several weeks ago?
Search for them using the vendor directory on this site. Click “VENDORS” in the main navigation at top. You can click on their business name to find contact and other information
The market also publishes a directory with all the members’ names, addresses and phone numbers with a list of their products. There is a small charge for this just to cover publication costs.
Are children welcome at the market?
Of course, with adult supervision. The market is an exciting place for children. On Saturdays there is often a story time (and an Easter egg hunt in season) and on Sundays special events are held such as a Strawberry Shortcake Festival, Kid’s Fun Day, and other enjoyable activities. Adult supervision is especially necessary in the parking lot, near the waterfront and on the dock.
Are dogs allowed at the market?
No. We are sorry, but dogs are no longer allowed inside the pavilion during market on either Saturday or Sunday. Often the market is too crowded and the liability question has become too difficult for the market to cover.
How can I sell my items at the market?
Look in the VENDORS section and you’ll find a “Become a Vendor” link (or just click here) and you’ll find all the information you need to know if you’re eligible and how to apply. Lately, there have been more applications than we are able to accomadate, so be sure to check to see if new applications are being accepted.
Can a person or community group rent the pavilion for a wedding or other event?
Yes. Many couples have held their weddings after market hours on the weekends and the pavilion is an excellent location for a community gathering because of its beautiful location, plentiful parking, and restroom facilities. If you would like to read the requirements for renting the pavilion, please click here. If you wish to rent the pavilion click here for the reservation request form. For those who would like to see how the pavilion has been decorated for a wedding, please click here.
How can our group rent a booth during market hours?
Call the market manager at (607) 273-7109 during market hours and check on the rules for renting booths. All booths may be filled some weekends in high season, so inquire early.