Corning's Farmers Market
Thursdays from June 9 through October 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the sidewalk leading to the Centerway Walking Bridge in Riverfront Centennial Park becomes the locus of local flavor, as the Corning Farmers Market sets up shop for the day and local growers and creators spread out the region’s bounty. Established for precisely this reason—to provide a direct link between local consumers and local producers of all things homegrown, fresh, and handmade—familiar local purveyors will be on hand this growing season, right next to the Corning Incorporated Headquarters building.
Already on board for 2016 are: Anything Ancestry (family history items, ancestry charts, quilts, pillows, and mugs); Babyland Bold (tulle skirts, tutus, hairbands, and wands); Basically Bagels (homemade bagels, cookies, and sweets); Bertie’s Cottage Bakery (baked good and granola); Coco’s Café (breakfast and lunch food); Crooked Line Farm and Orchard (apples, plums, peaches, and possibly apricots); Ford Farms (assorted produce); Heavenly Soft Fibers (Alpaca raw eece, rovings, and yarn, and accessories made from Alpaca fiber); KC Designs (handcrafted granola and bagels); K&V Wood ’n’ Stones (handmade wooden models, wooden and stone jewelry, stone strands and components, and tools); Mending Thru Massage (chair massage); Muddy Fingers Farm (vegetables); Ort Family Farm (jams/jellies, herbal blends, teas, catnip mice, bagged catnip, fresh cut herbs, artisan breads, cookies, biscotti, pies, cakes, muffins, cinnamon buns, fresh unusual fruits, heirloom vegetable plants in June, and herb plants); Stewart Family Farms (maple syrup and products, produce, handmade items); The Flower Lady (fresh cut flowers, dried flowers, wreaths); Spare Time Goodness (candles, batik tee shirts and bibs, hand painted pendants, and DIY/natural cleaning and beauty); Sugar Haven Farms (syrups and various meats); and Sweet Peach Company (peaches).
When the market is in session, there is nothing more fresh or more local—and that is a special bounty all its own.