ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Kids with Ithaca's Youth Entrepreneurship Market worked alongside vendors and farmers this Sunday at the Ithaca Farmers Market.  

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., a handful of vendors with Ithaca’s Youth Entrepreneurship Market were selling smoothies, hand-crafted items, and a variety of different foods.  

Y.E.M. was launched in partnership with New Roots Charter School to connect area students with local entrepreneurs, helping students bring a product or business idea to life. On Sunday, eight students from the program were able to sell their products at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market.  

“It's a great opportunity for kids to see you don't have to be an adult to start your own business,” Brian Ash, a volunteer teacher at Ithaca’s Youth Entrepreneurship Market, said. “Any idea is a great idea, and a lot of the ideas change over time, so it’s very cool to watch.”  

Bridget Tierney was one vendor at Sunday's market with a passion for baking. She has celiac disease, which makes her allergic to gluten, despite having a love for making cupcakes and cookies. At Sunday's market, she was sharing gluten-free cupcakes and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with the community. 

“It feels really good to be doing this,” Tierney said. “I like to see the smile on people's faces when they realize they can have it.”  

Ithaca’s Youth Entrepreneurship Market is scheduled to return to the Ithaca Farmers Market on September 25th. People can find out more information about Ithaca's Youth Entrepreneurship Market on Facebook and their website.