The Summer season brings about cravings for fresh fruits and vegetables, the desire to decorate your homes or space with beautiful floral arrangements, and the yearning to discover new local shops and businesses.
Where do you go when you want a one-stop shop for all of this? Right over to the local or regional farmers market. Lucky for you, there are ample markets that run from summer to fall or are year-round throughout Onondaga County. We decided to do the heavy lifting for you and share some of the top-visited Farmers Markets that you should check out this summer.
Presented by the Downtown Committee of the City of Syracuse, you’ll find this farmers market open every Tuesday in Clinton Square, 8 am - 2 pm. Serving up a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, and stands from local businesses. This year is the market's 50th anniversary and they’re celebrating with live music and guest food trucks. Check it out, running mid-June through the month of October.
The Fayetteville Farmers Market
Open every Thursday during the warmer months, this multi-vendor market features farm-grown vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, pizza, baked goods, coffee, and more! Located at the Fayetteville Towne Center, in the parking lot near the L.L. Bean entrance. This market's hours run 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
The Central New York Regional Market is located on the North side of the city of Syracuse. This market consists of a fresh farmers market as well as both a flea market and garage sale depending on the day. For fresh produce, meats, cheese, and other delicious foods you can expect this market to be open Thursdays and Saturdays – all hours are 7 am - 2 pm.
Camillus Farmers Market
Located at 4600 W. Genesee Street you’ll find the Camillus farmers market open on Mondays from 2 pm - 7 pm. Get your fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, and crafts, and stay for the live entertainment, and Scotty’s BBQ every week.
Marble Farms Produce
This year-round stand opens in early May and runs daily throughout the summer selling healthy produce, vegetable plant baskets, perennials, and indoor and outdoor plants. During the fall you’ll notice this family-run business transitions to pumpkins, apples, and ciders, and come winter you’ll find top-tier Christmas trees. See for yourself at 1122 Grand Ave, in Syracuse NY, between the hours of 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 7 days a week.
Skaneateles Farmers Market
This seasonal market debuted this year in late May and will run throughout the month of October. In the Austin Park Pavilion Parking Lot, located at 1 East Austin Street, patrons can catch this market on Thursday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm or Saturdays from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (Or hey, why not both!). Pick up your weekly dose of fruits and vegetables and purchase local products like soaps, garden treats, and fresh-baked bagels from small businesses.
This summer, no matter where you live in Central New York, you’ll find that a fresh market is never too far. Make the stop for locally grown produce a part of your weekly routine. For other fun and unique things to do in Syracuse, stay up to date with our socials, by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok at Visit Syracuse.