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Butternut Squash Soup … with a special ingredient!

Butternut Ginger Soup.
  • 1 large butternut squash peeled and cubed  (about 6 to 7 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)
image1.JPG I used fresh turkey broth, but you can certainly use store bought vegetable or chicken broth.
Chop up all ingredients and put it in your crock pot. Pour the broth over the top. Cover and cook on high (2hrs) or low if gone for the day.
When finished, whip with an immersion blender or in a blender. Return to the pot and add the cream.
Finish with salt and pepper to taste. Swirl in sour cream for a bit more body or top the individual portions.
Serve with fresh biscuits,  corn bread or crusty bread.

It’s melon season! Try them with ice cream

Cantaloupe and Vanilla Sundae Two yummy ingredients: image1(4) Find a smallish cantaloupe, cut it in half, and remove the seeds. You"ll have two cantaloupe bowls. Fill generously with your favorite vanilla ice and indulge. Growing up, this was a family favorite. It remains a highlight dish for cantaloupe season. Feel free to add blueberries for that little extra something.

This sweet pepper recipe won’t make it out of the pan!

image2(2) The Shishitos are finally coming in!  The most delicious sweet pepper.  Supposedly you can use them in recipes but they've never lasted long enough. Plant-pan-mouth. Noelia from Oxbow farm sold me the first of the season at the Ithaca Farmers Market Olive oil, salt and pepper. image3 Sauté ever so lightly until they pop a bit and Carmelize. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. image4 Scramble up some eggs, serve on toast and top with fresh market tomatoes and basil. Serve with a side of sautéed Shishitos. Yummy! image5

Our 2016 spring music schedule is here!

People love to come to all our markets for the food and the community, but the variety of music is also a main draw! Find out in the below poster when your favorite musicians will be at the pavilion, Dewitt Park, and East Hill Plaza! MusicscheduleIFM2016 copy

Ithaca cracks the list of top 20 markets for foodies … thanks TripAdvisor!

See what they said about us? It's all true!


This great farmers market has been around since 1973, preaching the concept of “joyous commerce,” making it fun to shop and communicate with others in the community. Four locations make it easy to visit no matter where your vacation rental is located (Steamboat Landing, Dewitt Park, East Hill Plaza and Hancock Street). From the reviewers: “The numerous food vendors are truly street chefs who provide a range of delicious opportunities from the ever popular breakfast burritos to equally coveted and authentic Cambodian, Cuban, Greek, Indian, Vegan – even local Amish – dishes, soups, cheeses, organic breads and pastries. There is something for everyone.”