Farmers markets are a great way to really experience local flavor in the Finger Lakes. Not only can you find fresh, locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, grains and dairy products, but at many markets you  can also purchase fresh-cut flowers and plants, crafts, baked goods, maple syrup, honey and homemade jams and other exclusive Finger Lakes treats.

So what’s the best way to take advantage of a farmers market? Our go-to list:

  • Bring along a cooler with ice and buy provisions for a picnic.
  • Chat with the growers and vendors to get an insider’s take on life in the Finger Lakes.
  • Some markets offer live music by local musicians. Enjoy the tunes!
  • Make it an outing for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • People watch! It's fun to see the parade of humanity that work and shop these markets. 

Ontario County has seven farmers markets operating for the 2016 season. Here is the schedule for these markets:

Victor Farmers Market
Village Hall parking lot, 60 E. Main Street, Victor
Wednesdays 3-7 p.m.
June 1 to Oct. 26
Call 315-730-3981

Clifton Springs Farmers Market
Corner of Kendall Street and Railroad Avenue, Clifton Springs
Fridays 3 to 6 p.m.
June 3 to Sept. 30
Call 315-730-3981

Canandaigua Farmers Market
Corner of Mill and Beeman streets
Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
June 4 to Oct. 29
Call 585-820-7618

City of Geneva Farmers Market
Exchange Street parking lot (across from Lyons National Bank)
Thursdays 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 9 to Oct. 20
Call 315-789-5005

West Bloomfield Farmers Market
Lawn of West Bloomfield United Church of Christ
Friday 3 to 7 p.m.
June 10 to Oct. 14
Call 585-229-5550

Cheshire Union Farmers Market
4244 Route 21, Canandaigua
Mondays 2 to 6 p.m.
June 20 to Sept. 26
Call 585-394-3043

Canandaigua VA Farmers Market
VA parking Lot at 400 Fort Hill Ave.
Tuesdays 1:30 to 5 p.m.
June 21 to Oct. 11
Call 585-393-7552