The Ithaca Farmers Market is a destination for locals and it’s on every tourist’s to-do list. A huge covered marketplace situated on the south end of Cayuga Lake, it’s the one place you are absolutely certain you’ll run into friends (and likely make some new ones).
On any given weekend (during market season), you’ll discover an array of perennials and fresh cut flowers. Just picked fruits, and vegetables, as well as delicious food from every corner of the world.
As a side note, Ithaca was just ranked by VegNews Magazine as the #5 vegan friendly city in the U.S. in spite of the fact there isn’t a SINGLE vegan restaurant and, in spite of the fact that there is only ONE vegan food vendor at The Farmer’s Market. Macro Mamas! People, please. Someone open a vegan restaurant in Ithaca.
Macro Mama’s Peanut Lime Noodles are the most delectable dish anywhere. Rich. Creamy. AND gluten free. I could eat two huge portions and still want to take one more home!
I do have to admit my favorite part of The Farmer’s Market is the artists. Painters, textile artists, photographers, carpenters, musicians, and jewelers. I love seeing their work and watching them work as I devour my second helping of Macro Mama’s!
See you at The Market!
August 3 update! It came to our attention that Curry in a Hurry does serve vegan and gluten-free foods. According to the young man working on a Saturday, ALL of their items are vegan and gluten free. However, they do sell a yogurt drink that contains dairy ingredients.