Explore the Ithaca Farmers Market and More Shopping in Ithaca

Ithaca Farmers Market and more great shopping in Ithaca near our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast

We’ve been ready to welcome spring with open arms, as it always brings new energy and excitement to the Finger Lakes region. One of those places we’re eager to visit each year is the Ithaca Farmers Market. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the market, which brings a community of farmers, artisans, and makers together to share their products and artistry with locals and visitors. If you haven’t visited Ithaca with shopping in mind, you’ve been missing out!

The New York Times named Ithaca one of the “best-emerging cities,” and it’s easy to see why on your visit! The Ithaca Farmers Market and the local boutiques are just a few of the many reasons to plan a day trip to the area. During the spring especially, the farmers markets in the Finger Lakes Region are bursting with fresh farm produce and fantastic locally made goods and are packed with vendors serving great food and drink options.

For those planning a getaway to the Finger Lakes region, our luxury bed and breakfast is under 20 minutes from all the best things to do in Ithaca, including the Ithaca Farmers Market. Whether you want to spend your days shopping or dining in the best restaurants—you’ll have an elegant guest room awaiting your return at Inn at Gothic Eves. We’ll also take care of your breakfast for a farm-fresh meal with seasonal ingredients, healthful preparations, and French press coffee. We can’t wait to host you! Check out our upcoming availability and make a reservation today.  

Ithaca Farmers Market and more great shopping in Ithaca near our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast

Ithaca Farmers Market & More Great Shopping in Ithaca

Ithaca, New York, is often celebrated for its scenic natural landscapes and prestigious educational institutions, but it’s also a vibrant hub for shoppers looking for unique, locally sourced, and artisanal products. The city’s eclectic mix of shopping experiences ranges from quaint downtown boutiques to larger shopping centers and everything in between, offering something special for every type of shopper.

Here are the best places for shopping in Ithaca and the nearby areas: 

  1. Ithaca Farmers Market: Head to The Pavillion on the shores of the scenic Cayuga Lake to find a great selection of fresh produce, artisan goods, and ready-to-eat foods. There’s a Winter Market from January to March on Saturdays, and then the Spring and Summer markets take place on Sundays, starting in May. 
  2. Downtown Ithaca Commons: This pedestrian mall is the heart of Ithaca’s shopping scene, featuring over 100 independent shops, restaurants, and galleries. It’s a perfect place to find everything from handmade jewelry and custom clothing to rare books and gourmet foods.
  3. Found in Ithaca: This shop is home to over 45 dealers who have carefully selected and displayed an ever-changing collection of items. You can find anything from furniture, jewelry, and art to books, apparel, and collectibles. The converted 7,000-square-foot office space provides an exciting shopping experience, and you never know what hidden treasures you might uncover to add to your collection!
  4. The Dewitt Mall: This historic building is a treasure trove for shopping in Ithaca for books, antiques, musical instruments, clothing, locally made arts, and gifts. Stop in daily for fresh produce at GreenStar Co-op, ​the best ice cream in town at Cayuga Creamery, or a handful of excellent restaurants open on select days.
  5. Trumansburg Farmers Market: If you happen to be a guest at our Finger Lakes bed and breakfast on Wednesday, you’ll want to visit our local farmers market in Trumansburg, perhaps a bit smaller than the Ithaca Farmers Market; you’ll still be impressed by the selection. It’s a fantastic place to shop hyper-local, enjoy lovely fresh food, and even hear live music.  
Ithaca Farmers Market and more great shopping in Ithaca near our Finger Lakes bed and breakfast

One of the Best Places to Stay in the Finger Lakes

After a day of shopping at the Ithaca Farmers Market or the other boutique shops in the area, you’ll love retreating to our cozy Finger Lakes bed and breakfast. We’ll welcome you back with our professional hospitality. Please let our innkeeper know if there’s anything you need. Spend the evening relaxing in our beautifully designed shared spaces or award-winning gardens. Weather permitting, we’ll have a bonfire for s’mores and lively conversation. 

Our Finger Lakes bed and breakfast features six guest suites in the Inn’s Main House and two additional suites in the Potter House, which is adjacent and connected by a lovely patio. In each suite, you will find comfortable furnishings, including seating, pillow-top beds made of fine linens, air conditioning and ceiling fans, extra windows, room-darkening curtains, Wi-Fi, and many more modern and luxurious amenities. 

Each room has private baths and either king-size or queen-size beds. The Cayuga, Seneca, and Chardonnay suites offer fireplaces, sitting areas, cathedral ceilings, refrigerators and microwaves, and flat-screen TVs. Perfect for romantic getaways! Book your lodging today. To learn more about the experience at our Inn, follow us on our social media channels: Facebook and Instagram

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