Open Farm Days in the Finger Lakes
Dear EscapeMakers — In the land of gorges and waterfalls, while hiking among some of the most scenic state parks in NYS, one can certainly work up an appetite! What better to satiate that hunger than local and delicious farm fresh foods. Ithaca is home to one of the most renowned farmers markets in the country – the Ithaca Farmers Market! This waterfront market, on the shores of Cayuga Lake, offers a surprise around every corner as your taste buds are tempted by numerous vendors with delicious prepared and ethnic food offerings. Or, go straight to the source to taste the freshness directly at the farms! Pick your own fruit and come fall, enjoy freshly pressed cider, cider slushies, and apple cider donuts at places like Little
Tree Orchards
. Not looking for produce? Try the fried chicken and local beer at Farm-to-Food
Truck fun
at Stick and Stone Farm on Wednesdays through September. Book a stay on a local farm or in a rural B&B to complete your weekend getaway!

Experience life on the farm through farm tours, demonstrations, food tastings and farm animal interactions. Fun for the whole family, this FREE 2-day event gets you up close and personal to everything from pigs and alpaca to Bison and the cows making Chobani Yogurt famous! Extending your
visit offers an opportunity for leisurely drives along Cayuga Lake with stops at the participating farms and Finger Lakes wineries or a swim at Taughannock Falls State Park!
Then treat yourself to a locally sourced dinner at one of the many area restaurants such as Hazelnut
in the village of Trumansburg, NY. Facebook event info here…
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