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  • Writer's pictureCatherine White

FRESH FOOD, UNIQUE GIFTS AND GREAT VIBES CAN BE FOUND YEAR-ROUND AT SOUTHERN TIER FARMERS' MARKETS

Enjoy tasty local produce, help out area farmers AND the environment at Southern Tier farmers' markets, abundant throughout the region.


You can find fresh fruits and veggies, unique gifts from local artisans and businesses, and yummy selections from area eateries at these fun communal celebrations of community.


Here's a list of some of the best farmers' markets in the region. The list will be updated online, as notified. If we’re missing any, please let us know at info.southerntierlife@gmail.com.


TUESDAYS

Ithaca Farmers Market — ITHACA, N.Y. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, June through October in DeWitt Park, corner of Cayuga and Buffalo Streets, Ithaca. Visit website for details.


The Ithaca Farmers Market is open at several locations in Ithaca throughout the week. (Photos/graphics courtesy of Ithaca Farmers' Market)


WEDNESDAYS

Ithaca Farmers Market — ITHACA, N.Y. 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, May through October at 330 Pine Tree Road (next to Walgreens) in Ithaca. Visit website for details. 


THURSDAYS

Summer Farmers' Market in the Gaffer District — CORNING, N.Y. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6 through Oct. 31 at Riverfront Centennial Park in downtown Corning. Produce, craft and food vendors, entertainment, and more.



Support and shop local at these Southern Tier markets that celebrate and sustain regional farmers, area artisans and small (and big) businesses. (Photos: left to right, Gaffer District Farmers Market in Corning; Blues musician Gerard Burke performs live at Southern Tier markets; Wisner Market in Elmira (Photos courtesy of Gaffer District, Gerard Burke and Elmira Downtown Development.)


Wisner Market — ELMIRA, N.Y. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 6 through Sept. 26 at Wisner Park in downtown Elmira. Produce, craft and food vendors, live music, and more. wisnermarket.org/.


SATURDAYS

Broome County Regional Farmers' Market — BINGHAMTON, N.Y. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. year-round at 840 Upper Front St. in Binghamton.



According to the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, BCRFM is a year-round market open every Saturday … We have something for everyone — visit us to buy local and support small businesses! (Photos: Broome County Regional Farmers' Market)


SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS: STEAMBOAT LANDING, ITHACA, N.Y.

Ithaca Farmers Market — ITHACA, N.Y. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, April through October; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, May through October at The Pavilion at Steamboat Landing, 545 Third St. in Ithaca. Visit website for details, winter hours and more. 




The Ithaca market at Steamboat Landing, is divided into three categories — Agriculture, art and food vendors at approximately 60%, 20% and 20%, respectively, according to a recent post on its Facebook page. The breakdown helps keep the market robust … with a wide variety of offerings while also preventing the oversaturation of products. This benefits the vendors and customers. (Photos: Ithaca Farmers Market)


SUNDAYS

Chamberlain Acres Farmers Market — ELMIRA, N.Y. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. year-round at Chamberlain Acres Garden Center and Florist, 824 Broadway in Elmira.


"Looking for fresh veggies, baked goods, local produced meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup or coffee?” asks the Chamberlain Acres Market website. “Stop on by. Not all of these are here every week but many of them are.” (Photos: Chamberlain Acres Garden Center and Florist)

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