A sweet topping for a hearty winter salad!

This time of year, the market is plentiful with meat, eggs, cheese, winter greens and  root vegetables. It’s a limited palate compared to summer, but equally abundant. Here’s a salad that is both attractive and delicious. I would eat this everyday for flavor and…

A salad to combat the winter blues

Here’s a great way to use those lovely greens and roots that you picked up fresh at winter farmers market! Remember, market is every Saturday from 11-2 pm at the Space at Greenstar! Grate roughly a lb of rainbow carrots Zest of 1 lemon…

Braised Beef Heart (aka how to prepare a beef heart)

Heart is an excellent muscle to eat.  It’s lean and full of beef flavor.  It’s meaty but not organy—it’s a hard working muscle, it’s got a good bite, and it’s inexpensive.  Also, it puts to use a cut that is often thrown away.  It’s…

Thanksgiving Shopping at Market!

This weekend is the perfect time to pick up fresh, local ingredients for your Thanksgiving dinner! What better way to celebrate all that we have to be grateful for? We’ll be open from 10 to 2 on both Saturday and Sunday, and the farmers and other vendors featured here,…

Vendor Profile: Eric and Marie of Pole Star Farm

Pole Star Farm is a relative newcomer to the Ithaca Farmers Market, having been with us for only a couple of seasons, but they have years of experience growing good old-fashioned vegetables and herbs! This year they were regulars at the Wednesday East Hill Market, which just ended its…

Vendor Profile: Brent & Teresa of Bright Raven Farm & Apiary

There’s a new vendor at market! Well, sort of… Bright Raven Farm and Apiary’s banner (featuring a striking image of their avian namesake) started flying at Ithaca Farmers Markets this season. But Bright Raven’s owners, Teresa and Brent, have been regulars at the Farmers Market since 2001, when…

Vendor Profile: Vinnie of Berkshire Hills Honey Bee Farm

This is Berkshire Hills Honeybee Farm’s co-owner and beekeeper Vinnie at last Thursday’s Hancock Street Market.  Berkshire Hills has only been with us at Ithaca Farmers Market for a couple of years, but they have been in business since 1874, which certainly makes them one of the oldest…

Vendor Profile: Noelia of Oxbow Farm

Around 25 miles southwest of Ithaca, as the crow flies, beautiful vegetables grow in the fields of Oxbow Farm. This small family farm, which is owned and operated by Noelia and her husband and co-farmer Tim, is nestled in a quiet valley in Erin,…

Vendor Profile: Nancy of Captivating Clay Creations

Nancy is the artist behind Captivating Clay Creations, which is celebrating their 7th colorful year at Ithaca Farmers’ Market. When you see her at her booth, she is likely to be creating a new piece of jewelry during any free time. She is also…

Vendor Profile: Kristof of Solaz

If you have visited the Ithaca Farmers’ Market during the past 25 years, you have probably eaten a burrito (probably more than one) from Solaz. You probably also recognize Kristof, the founder and proprietor of this iconic IFM business.  If you’re not sure whether…