Delicious local cherries are available at farmers' markets in the summer.

Apples on the tree at Cornell Orchard (Cornell University Photography)

You'll find u-pick apples starting in August

strawberries
Image by Sandy Repp

Strawberries are a June u-pick crop in the Finger Lakes.

Chemung County Farm City Day, 2014

a variety of local fruits

Buy Local

The Buy Local Campaign is a community based initiative that evolved out of expressed interest to sustain local agriculture and build a stronger local food system in Tompkins and surrounding counties. Our goals are to foster the environmental, economic and social vitality of our community by increasing the connections between consumers and farmers. Through outreach, marketing, and special initiatives we seek to raise individual and institutional awareness about the benefits of buying fresh locally grown and made products and to make local food an integral part of daily life.

We are currently working on increasing farm to restaurant connections, establishing farm to institution connections and providing access to fresh and nutritious food to low-income families.

Last updated January 28, 2019