Blessed with fertile soil and unique geology, the Finger Lakes region is rich with agricultural variety.  Local farmers boast some of the best poultry and dairy products in the nation; area orchards grow world-famous New York apples; and the region’s honey and maple syrup are among North America’s finest.  Warm summers, over 30 inches of precipitation per year, and the moderating effect of the lakes’ waters, which cool the area in the summer and warm it during winter, make for a lush and lengthy growing season. These microclimates near the lakes provide an ideal home for a variety of crops, particularly American and European grapes, which benefit from soft soil and cool breezes. 


Ithaca Farmer's Market

In addition to being a premier wine-producing region, the Finger Lakes are a haven for organic farmers devoted to chemical-free and low-intensity agriculture.  Benefiting from the area’s natural features, local organic farmers produce high-quality, healthy versions of culinary staples, such as asparagus, wheat, and beef. 


For visitors to the region, this horticultural cornucopia is hard to miss–farms and orchards cover the hillsides and valleys, and farm stands line country roads. Vineyards and restaurants offer the best of local ingredients, and in almost every town, weekly farmers’ markets offer samples of the freshest produce.  There are plenty of ways to get a taste of the Finger Lakes, but the heart of the region’s beauty and bounty are in the fruits and labor of its agriculture. 


Experience Finger Lakes Agriculture:

  • Visit a vineyard or schedule a wine tour to sample wine made from local grapes.

  • Contact your local Cooperative Extension office to learn about available farm tours.

  • Follow the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail to sample regional cheddars, chevres, and more.

  • Harvest your own produce fresh from the stem at one of the region’s U-Pick Farms.Eat, shop, and chat with local farmers and artists at one of the region’s festive farmers’ markets listed by county below:


Cayuga County


Auburn Farmers’ Market
City Hall Parking Lot 24 South St.
Tue/Thu/Sat 7am-2pm
June 2 – October 29



Moravia Farmers’ Market
Kinney Drug lot, 130 Main St.
Thursday 10am – 4pm
June 9 – October 27


Weedsport Area Farmers’ Market
E. Brutus Street Municipal Parking lot
2690 E. Brutus Street, Weedsport, NY
Mid May-Late October
Wednesdays 3:00-7:00 PM


Chemung County


Big Flats
Community Center, 476 Maple St.
Mid June-Late Sept
Tuesday 10:30 AM-2:30 PM


Elmira/East Side
West Water St. next to Riverview Holiday Inn
Mid June- Late Oct
Friday 3:00-6:00 PM


Elmira/Grove Park
Grove Park, between Walnut St. and Grove St.
Early June-Late Oct
Monday 4:00-7:00 PM


Elmira/Wisner Park
Wisner Park on N. Main St. & W. Church St.
Early July-Late Sept
Thursday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM


Teal Park, 202 South Main St., Horseheads
Early June-Late Sept
Saturday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM


Van Etten-
Village office parking lot between Gee (route 34) & Front Streets
Mid July-Early Oct
Wednesday 3:00-7:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM-1:00 PM


Cortland County


Rural Services Pavilion/2704 Lwr. Cincinnatus Rd.
Early Mar-Dec
Saturday 9:00 AM-12:00PM


Cortland Downtown
Main St. between Court & Orchard St.
Early June- Late Oct
Tuesday and Saturday 8 AM-2 PM


Village Green
Mid May-Late Oct
Wednesday 4:30 PM-7 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM


Virgil Elementary School–1208 Church St.
Late June-Mid Oct
Saturday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM


Livingston County


Avon Farmers’ Market
Tops Friendly Market, 270 East Main St.
Wednesday 3pm – 6pm
July 13 – October 26


Dansville Farmers’ Market
Airport Hanger parking lot, 50 Maple Ave.
Friday 12 Noon – 4pm
June 17 – October 14


Geneseo Farmers’ Market
Center St., intersection of Center and Main Sts.
Thursday 4pm – 7pm
June 9 – October 20


Lima Presbyterian Church Farmers’ Market
Rts. 15A and 5 & 20, Lima
Tuesday 3pm – 6pm
June 14 – October 25


Mount Morris Village Farmers’ Market
Grizzly’s parking lot, 30 East State St.
Tuesday 12pm – 4pm
May 31 – October 18


Monroe County


Brockport Farmers’ Market


Fairport Farmers’ Market
58 S. Main St., in parking lot behind Bank of America
Saturday 7am-12 Noon
May 7 – November 19


Greece Ridge Mall Farmers’ Market
Ridge & Long Pond Rds., at Sears Parking Lot
Thu/Sat 9am-3pm
June 24 – November 19


Hamlin Farmers’ Market
Town Hall lot, 1658 Lake Rd
Sunday 9am – 1pm
June 12 – October 30


Irondequoit Farmers’ Market
Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave.
Thursday 4pm – 8pm
June 2 – September 29


North Chili Farmers’ Market
Methodist Church, 2200 Westside Drive
Saturday 8am – 1pm
July 2 – October 29


Pittsford Farmers’ Market
3750 Monroe Ave.
Tue/Sat 8am-2pm
May 3 – November 22


Rochester Public Market
280 N. Union St. Off East Main St.
Tue & Thu 6am-1pm Saturday 5am-3pm


Year round


Rochester/Brighton Farmers’ Market
Brighton High School lot, 1150 Winton Rd. S
Sunday 9am – 1pm
May 29 – October 30


Rochester/Conkey Corner Farmers’ Market
Clifford Ave and Conkey Ave Rochester
Sunday 12pm-3pm
July 10th – August 28th


Rochester/Foodlink Farmers’ Market
Washington Square Park S Clinton Ave and Court St
Wednesday 11am-2pm
June 8th – August 31st


Rochester/Freedom Farmers’ Market
375 Webster Ave, Rochester
Saturday 12pm-3pm
July 2nd – August 27th


Rochester/Monroe Village Farmers’ Market
Blessed Sacrament Church lot 700 Monroe Ave.
Wednesday 4pm-7pm
June 16 – October 13


Rochester/South Wedge Farmers’ Market
100 Alexander St. lot, at S. Clinton Ave.
Thursday 4pm – 7pm
June 2 – October 20


Rochester/Westside Farmers’ Market
831 Genesee St. St. Monica’s Church lot
Tuesday 4pm – 7:30pm
June 14 – October 11


Rush Community Farmers’ Market
United Methodist Church, 6200 Rush-Lima Rd.
Thursday 3pm-6:30pm
June 16 – Nov



Scottsville Farmers’ Market


Scottsville Midweek Farmers’ Market


Webster Joe Obbie Farmers’ Market
Village parking lot, Rt 250 & Main St.
Saturday 8am-12:30pm
June 11 – November 5


Onondaga County


Camillus Farmers’ Market
Municipal Bldg. lawn, 4600 W. Genesee St.
Friday 7:30am-2pm
June 17 – September 30


Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market
Clinton Square
Tuesday 7am – 4pm
June 14 – October 11


Liverpool Bayberry Plaza Farmers’ Market
Kinney lot, Blackberry & Oswego Rds. (Rt. 57)
Wednesday 8am-5pm
June 22 – October 26


Skaneateles Farmers’ Market
1 East Austin Street Austin Park Pavilion
Thu 3:30-6:30pm Sat 10-1 (Starts Jun 11)
May 19 – October 15


Syracuse Eastside Neighborhood Farmers’ Market
826 Euclid Ave
Wed 2-7pm
June 8 – Oct 26


Syracuse Farm Fresh Mobile Market
Contact Diane for locations & time (315) 345-0600


Syracuse/Central New York Regional Market
2100 Park St., Hiawatha Rd., I-81 Exit 23
Sat & Sun 7am-2pm (Thu 10-6 May-Nov 17)
Year round


University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market



Ontario County


Canandaigua Farmers’ Market
Mills & Bemon Sts. East side of Main St.
Sat 8:30am-12:30pm
Jun 4 – Oct 29


Clifton Springs Farmers’ Market
The Old Fire House, 15 Railroad Ave.
Friday 3pm – 7pm
June 3 – October 28


Geneva Farmers’ Market
Municipal parking lot, Exchange St.
Thursday 7:30am-1pm
June 9 – October 13


VA Farmers’ Market Canandaigua
VA Medical Center, 400 Fort Hill Ave., Canandaigua
Tue 1:30pm – 5pm
Jun 16 – Oct 6


Victor Farmers’ Market
Village Hall Parking Lot, 60 East Main St.
Wednesday 3pm-7pm
May 18 – October 12


Schuyler County

Grove Park Farmers’ Market
Grove Park, 3859 Dugue Rd., Elmira
Monday 4pm – 7pm
June 6 – October 31


Schuyler County Farm & Craft Market
Fireman’s Carnival Grounds, Rt 224
Thursday 3pm-6pm Saturday 9am-1pm
June 25 – October 31


Watkins Glen Farmers’ Market
LaFayette Park/Rte. Fourth & Decatur St.
Friday 3pm – 7pm
May 27 – October 28


Seneca County


Sauders Farmers’ Market
2146 River Rd., 1/4 mi. W of Seneca Falls
Friday 8am – 2pm
June 3 – October 28


Seneca Falls Farmers’ Market
People’s Park, Water St. by Canal
Wednesday 9am – 1pm
June 15 – October 12


Seneca Falls/ Montezuma Winery Farmers’ Market
Montezuma Winery, 2981 Auburn Rd.
Friday 3pm – 7pm
June 17 – September 2


Waterloo Farmers’ Market


Steuben County


Bath Saturday Farmers’ Market
Pulteney Park, Steuben St.
Saturday 9am – 2pm
May 7 – October 29


Bath Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Pulteney Park, Steuben St.
Wednesday 9am-3pm
May 4 – October 26


Corning Farmers’ Market
Riverfront Centennial Park Gaffer District
Thursday 9am-3pm
June 9 – October 20


Hammondsport Farmers’ Market

Hornell Farmers’ Market
Center St. Pavilion btw Main & Elm Sts.
Fri 9am – 6pm
May 6 – October 28


Tioga County

Rite Aid parking lot, corner of Main St. & Central Ave.
Mid June-Late Oct
Tuesday and Friday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Muldoon Park, Pennsylvania & Park Aves.
Early June-Late Oct
Thursday 4:00-7:00 PM


Tompkins County

Brooktondale Community Center, 522 Valley Rd.
Saturday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Center Village Court, 200 South St. (Rte. 38)
Early July-Late Sept
Tuesday 3:30-6:30 PM

Ithaca Farmers’ Market @ Steamboat Landing
545 Third St. (off Rt. 13)
Saturdays: 9 AM-3 PM (Apr-Oct), 10 AM–3 PM (Nov-Dec)
Sundays: 10 AM-3 PM (May-Oct), 10 AM-2 PM (Nov)
Thursday Night Market: 5:00-8:00 PM (July-Oct)

Ithaca Farmers’ Market @ Dewitt Park
Corner of Cayuga & Buffalo Streets
Tuesdays: 9 AM-2 PM (May-Oct)

Ithaca Farmers’ Market @ East Hill Plaza
Wednesdays: 4:00-7:00 PM (June-Oct)

Lansing Town Hall–29 Auburn Rd. (Rt. 34)Early June-Late Oct
Saturday 9:00 AM-12:30 PM 

Trumansburg Farmers Market
Village Park, Corner of Main Street (Route 96) and Route 227
Wednesdays: 4:00-7:00 PM (May-October)

Wayne County

Clyde Farmers’ Market
Village Park
May 6 – October 28

Lyons Farmers’ Market
Wayne County Courthouse, Church St.
Saturday 7:30am-11am
June 11 – October 22

Macedon Farmers’ Market
32 Main St.
Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm
July 13 – October 19

Newark Farmers’ Market
Central Park, Church St. & S. Main St.
Thursday 2:30pm-6pm
June 2 – October 13

Palmyra Farmers’ Market
Village Park, E. Main St. (Rt. 31) & Rt. 21
Tuesday 3pm – 6 pm
May 3 – November 1

Sodus Farmers’ Market
58 W. Main St. (pkg lot behind church), Off Belden Ave.
Wed 2:30pm-6pm
Jun 15 – Oct 12

Yates County

Dundee Farmers’ Market
Dundee United Methodist Church lot, 43 Water St.
Wednesday 3pm-6:30pm
June 8 – October 26

The Windmill Farmers’ Market
3900 Route 14A at Hobson Road in Penn Yan
Saturday 8am-4:30pm
April 30 – December 10

Yates Co. Co-op Farm & Craft Market
Main and Elm Sts., on sidewalk, Penn Yan
Saturday 7:30am-12 Noon
May 21 – October 15

Information provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and the New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets.

If you know of a farmer’s market that is not listed in this guide please contact

To learn more about foods grown or produced in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes, see Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Guide to Local Food.