One of our (that would be Casey + I) favorite things to do in the summer is to go to the farmers’ market. Now, I’ve not been to many markets, but I’d consider the Ithaca Farmers’ Market to be just about one of the most amazing places and it’s oh-so-close to us! I love walking up to and through the ivy-covered fences. I love the smells of all the amazing foods that are being prepared with such an artfulness. I love that every person is carrying a reusable tote, that seems to always have something adorable on the side of it. And I really love that there is such an array of locally crafted and locally grown things for us to peruse. I won’t go on to tell you in detail each booth we visited, but I will give you a quick rundown of a few of our favorite booths we stopped at while we were there.
SILK OAK //
The cutest silkscreened clothing you will find. Eye-catching colors and adorable images are what first drew me to this little booth on the corner. Casey and I quickly decided that our friend’s little one on the way would be needing one of these.
VERONIKA’S PASTRIES //
Oh. My. Word. I have never in my life tasted something so delicious as a Strawberry Nutella Crepe from this booth. Casey’s lunch was fabulous also, but I’m really glad I skipped lunch and went straight for dessert. If you ever find yourself at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market, please do yourself a favor, and get a crepe.
ASIAN TASTE //
Onto Casey’s lunch. I do not like pad thai. I never like it. I always try and fail. This time, however, I loved it. Notice how this was his lunch and I’m raving over it? He tried to keep me away, but it was just far too amazing. I gave it back when my crepe was ready though.
While I’m not often the one who is on the lookout for leather goods, I must say that this place really caught our eyes. I completely admire them for their amazing craftsmanship. If you’re going to purchase something leather, you may as well make it something that not everyone else is going to have. They also have a lovely line of pottery. I may have to snag a couple mugs from their Etsy shop, to add to our ever-expanding collection.
I do apologize for the lack of pictures, but life should sometimes be more about enjoying and not about seeing everything through a camera on one’s phone. Now, there is so much more to see, to do, and to taste at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market, so if you find yourself bored, and don’t mind a bit of a hike, you should visit. It’s pretty fabulous and we’re lucky to live so close.
Love, Heather (+ Casey).Tags: asian taste, crepes, farmer, farmers' market, fresh food, ithaca, ithaca farmers' market, leather goods, local, market, new york, nutella, NY, pottery, under the tree, veronica's pastries