Farmers Market

Come on out to the Brooktondale Farmers Market on Thursdays (not Tuesdays!) from 4 to 7 pm, from June until the end of September.

Picnicking and using the playground may become options later in the summer, depending on how the pandemic develops. We hope musicians and crafts vendors will be able to join us again later as well. (Food scraps collection and the Give & Take Closet will continue to operate on Tuesday afternoons.)

For now, please wear your mask, maintain social distance, and limit the time you spend at the market (no lingering, please). Vendors will be more widely spaced, and hand sanitizer will be available.

Our vendors include:

  • R&C’s Produce: cage-free eggs, beautiful hanging baskets, great deals on veggies and fruit
  • The Milky Whey Farm (with Michelle Rogers-Pritzl): rainbow egg dozens, fruits and vegetables, edible flowers, culinary herbs, jams and jellies, fiber products, soaps and salves.  All locally grown, raised and created in Caroline. 607-793-7512
  • Olea Estates (with Demos Chronis): Greek Artisanal Foods straight from our family in Sparta, Greece, since 1856! Organic extra virgin olive oil, organic green and Kalamata olives, Greek sea salt (pure, all natural), Greek honey and honey spreads (raw, all natural), organic herbs, vinegars (red, white balsamic, balsamic, balsamic w/ honey, balsamic bbq glaze). Check out the website form for preorders with market pick up. https://www.oleaestates.com/.
  • Big Blue Dog Farm: will be joining us for the first year. They will have strawberry plants for sale, produce, herbs and eggs. They are in the process of planting 20 thousand strawberries for next year, so exciting and hopeful.
  • SoapMamaLamb (with Andrea) out of Dryden NY: Handcrafted artisan soaps, bath bombs, foot bombs, shower steamers, washcloth soap savers (plain for adults, and fun monster ones for kids), body butter and lip balm. She also carries black walnut soap dishes made by Patrick Hunter in Lansing, loofah sponges from Mayor Potencial out of Marathon, and mask ear-saver straps 3D printed by her son. Website: SoapMamaLamb – customers can place an order for market pick up.
    Phone: 607-280-7355
  • Briar Hill Farm: Root Vegetables, Greens, and Salad Mixes (Specific selection of each will vary weekly depending on the season).  Jeff Gerhat 372-5183 (text preferred)
  • The Snow Farm Creamery (from Jean and Aaron Snow): Locally made cheese. Feta is a definite from June, Gouda, Baby Swiss and probably Cheddar will be available later in the season. website is snowfarmcreamery.com   FB is Snow Farm Creamery. Aaron’s email is sfcreamery@gmail.com and his phone is 607-351-4024
  • Mojo’s Sauce (with Lizz King): produce and manufacture handcrafted, seasonal, hot sauces in Ithaca. They focus on supporting small farms, engaging in sustainable practices, & collaborating with other small local businesses. Their line of sauces currently includes eight varieties in all colors of the rainbow and ranging from Very Spicy to Mild. They look forward to showcases all of these, as well as gift packaged items, (such as their Chili Kit, Bloody Mary Kit, and Gift Baskets)! Pre-orders are welcome – just visit their webstore at: www.mojosaucellc.com.
  • Ithaca Honey Works (with Lucy Rowell): Local honey and flower bouquets — starting in July
  • The Honey Factory (with David Ross): Local honey and bees wax with the possibility of cut comb honey later in the season and eventually bees wax candles. Find him on Facebook as The Honey Factory. Phone # is 607-844-4931.

These folks are the backbone of our beautiful market. Other farmers and crafters may be joining us as the season progresses. Interested? Please contact the Farmers Market coordinator, Barbara Perrone, at Brooktondalefarmersmarket @gmail.com.