About

SignWe’ve been cultivating earth and community since 1973. 

Come, relax and take in the sites of one of the country’s best farmers markets. Our market and vendors are all about promoting “joyous commerce.” We make it fun to shop, and to connect to your community.

We operate from a belief that local goods are a linchpin of our economy.

The Ithaca Farmers Market is an owner–operated cooperative market with over 160 members, who grow or produce their wares within 30 miles of the pavilion. You’ll find a full spread at the market with something for everyone — hot prepared foods for those in need of a meal, a full spread of vegetables, fruit, pastured meat, bakeries, and exceptionally crafted artisanal gifts for your loved ones.

At the market, you know it’s fresh. You have the opportunity to buy right from the grower. Sometimes, they just picked it that very morning! And if one of our artisan’s work strikes your fancy, you know it was skillfully and creatively made by the person you’re buying it from. Spectacular breakfast and lunch offerings provide something for everyone’s taste… whether it’s local flavor or from a host of international cuisines.

On Saturdays and Sundays from April until December, we are located in a beautiful park on the Cayuga Lake waterfront at the historic Steamboat Landing, selling local products from an award-winning covered pavilion. We also operate three other markets within the City of Ithaca to better serve our neighborhoods. In addition, from January through March our winter market operates out of The Space, Greenstar’s event space. For more information, see our visit us page.

We offer an ATM on site for your convenience, and at the market information desk you can exchange EBT payments for tokens that can be used like cash for market products.

We are your year-round destination for local.

We are always accepting applications for new vendors — to apply to sell at the Tuesday (at Dewitt Park), Wednesday evening (at East Hill Plaza) and Thursday evening (at Steamboat Landing) markets. Please go to the Becoming a Vendor page to fill out the appropriate applications.

Ithaca Farmers Market Mission Statement

The Ithaca Farmers Market operates year-round from its anchor Steamboat Landing location, a community space and tourism destination, supplemented by satellite neighborhood markets. The Market emphasizes a direct connection between producer and consumer, and promotes and strengthens local agriculture. The Market features sustainable practices and a diverse array of farm products, crafts, and prepared foods, all produced within a 30 mile radius of its waterfront site.

Vision Statement

The Ithaca Farmers Market is known for its high-quality, locally produced goods, commitment to the community, and as a joyful and vibrant gathering place and destination. The Market is financially sustainable, governed cooperatively by its members, and is a key contributor to the local and regional economy.