Summer is the time for fresh produce, and even though we are still observing precautions to keep the spread of COVID 19 down, we can still enjoy local fruits and vegetables. Here are some places you can go to shop and support local farmers.
Ithaca Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays, 4 pm – 7 pm, East Hill Plaza
Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm, Sundays, 12 – 2 pm, Lake pavilion, 543 3rd Street, Ithaca. For information on Covid 19 precautions click here.
Brooktondale Farmers Market
Thursdays, 4 pm to 7 pm.(note: not Tuesdays)
Brooktondale Community Center, 524 Valley Rd, Brooktondale
Covid 19 precautions: Please do not come to the market if you are feeling ill. Masks are required for shoppers and vendors. Hand sanitizer is available for customer’s to use before engaging with the vendors. Maintaining 6 foot social distancing and limiting the length of time while at the market is very much appreciated.
Strawberry season is HERE!!!!
If you’d like to include strawberry picking in your outdoor plans, be sure to visit Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County online for a list of U-Pick farms in S. Cayuga, Cortland, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins Counties, at: http://ccetompkins.org/agriculture/buy-local/u-pick-strawberry-farms. As with U-Pick farms of any kind, its a good idea to call ahead and confirm crop availability. Enjoy!
Senior Farmer’s Market Coupons are here and will be available for pickup from the Office for the Aging starting Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A table will be set up outside the office at 214 West Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Ithaca every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-12:30pm. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to change our usual ways of distribution and recipients will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
We are partnering with Foodnet and Cornell Cooperative Extension on distribution, however some of the previous sites are not available this year due to COVID-19. For more information on when and where the coupons will be distributed, or if you are having difficulty accessing our office, call the Tompkins County Office for the Aging at 607-274-5482.
For more information visit our website at the link below.