Ithaca Farmers Market is Officially Open
ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)--Last weekend was the grand opening of the Ithaca Farmers Market, but if you were in attendance today, many would have thought that it was opening day. The market opens at 9 a.m. and as soon as the venders are ready, people from all over flood in to try to find a parking sport and get into the market. The vendors consist strictly of locally grown or made products from those in or around the community to support local business and growth.
"There's definitely a connection between the people who are shopping here and the people who are producing everything that is brought to market has been grown or produced with in 30 miles. So people can really connect with their local makers and their local growers," says Christi Sobel, Vice President of the Ithaca Farmers Market Board.
The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. during Spring and Summer hours. Sunday hours will begin in May and as the summer progresses, more hours and satellite markets will be available.