It’s that time of year again! The sun is setting later, the temperature is (slightly) warmer and the Steamboat Landing location of the Ithaca Farmers Market has opened for the season. Locals — like myself, of course — readily await this time of year. And when it come, boy is it a treat.
The Ithaca Farmers Market is a cooperative that houses more than 150 vendors interchangeably until its closing in December. The market pavilion is open on Saturdays from April to December and Sundays from May to October. The hours vary from week to week, and can be found on their website. Both agricultural, food and art vendors come to the market, allowing patrons to check out handcrafted jewelry while they munch on a freshly made breakfast burrito.
Out of all the vendors at the market my favorite one, by far, is the Khmer Angkor Cambodian stand. Here you can find purely delicious dishes with handmade rice noodles smothered sweet chili sauce. They also have a Cambodian pancake, that resembles an omelet, and other foods involving fresh veggies and delectable flavors. There is always a long line for this stand, but the wait is completely worth it.
Many Ithaca-centric Twitter accounts took to social media to notify followers of the market’s opening day.
The Ithaca Farmer’s market reopens this Saturday 9-3 at Steamboat landing! Breakfast burritos, beets, and bouquets, anyone? #twithaca…
— VisitIthaca (@VisitIthaca) April 2, 2014
We’re ready. You’re ready. Spring @ithacamarket hours at Steamboat Landing start RIGHT NOW!
— 14850 Dining (@14850dining) April 5, 2014
One new vendor tweeted out their excitement, as their first appearance in the market was today.
— BlueOysterCultivator (@bocultivation) April 2, 2014
If possible, check out the market one weekend and prepare to be wonderfully overwhelmed with temptation to eat everything in sight. Take my word for it!