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Saturday, April 2, 2011

One of My Favorite Places in Ithaca, NY

It's a sure sign of spring and what lies ahead, a wonderful Finger Lakes summer, when the Ithaca Farmer's Market kicks off the season. Today, Saturday, April 2, is their first day of the season. It makes me (and many others) very, very happy. It spreads joy where there once was grey skies and bitter cold.
Weekends at Steam Boat Landing are one of my family's favorite stops. It's less than 10 minutes from the Rogues' Harbor Inn and we usually head there at lunch time. We wander around looking at each booth. We taste wine (our favorite Treleaven), buy fruit and vegetables (best corn on earth from Fedorka Farms), admire pottery (David Kingsbury), smell scented soaps, consider plants for our garden, and have lunch down by the water and feed the ducks. After lunch we head back into the market to buy our last treat, a pastry or an icecream, which we devour by the live music and then watch our daughter dance with all the other kids there that afternoon.
Don't Miss the Ithaca Farmer's Market - It's finally spring and the Farmer's Market has made their return. It's a happy day.