Shoppers at 2020 Spring Plant sale, with text 2021 Plant Sale, 2 Fridays May 14 & 21 at Ithaca Farmers' Market
Vendors at Under the Tree nursery booth wearing face masks at the 2020 Plant Sale at the Ithaca Farmers' Market.
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Vendors at the 2020 Plant Sale at Ithaca Farmers' Market

CCE Horticulture Educator Mila Fournier (left) and Master Gardener Volunteer Tracy McLellan (right) greet visitors at entry table to 2020 Plant Sale at Ithaca Farmers Market.
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Line forming to enter 2020 Plant Sale at the Ithaca Farmers' Market.
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Waiting line at 2020 Plant Sale at Ithaca Farmers' Market

Shoppers wearing face masks choose plants at the 2020 Plant Sale at the Ithaca Farmers' Market.
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Shoppers, 2020 Plant Sale at Ithaca Farmers' Market

2020 Plant Sale at Ithaca Farmers Market, people walking and shopping in the market paviion
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2020 Plant Sale at Ithaca Farmers' Market

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale

Friday, May 14 & Friday, May 21 @ Ithaca Farmers' Market

  • 2:00-3:00 pm for seniors/compromised (and their helpers) 

  • 3:00-7:00 pm open to the public

This year, because of COVID restrictions, we will. once again hold the Plant Sale at the Ithaca Farmers' Market Pavilion with check-in entry to ensure the pavilion does not get overly crowded. There are NO TICKETS this year, our new Friday hours set aside times for seniors and those who are immuno-compromised, and ensure that everyone will get a full weekend of planting time after purchasing your plants.

One of the Finger Lakes' most highly anticipated gardening events is the annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, organized since 1982 by Master Gardener volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. 

The Garden Fair & Plant Sale features a wide variety of vendors who offer specialty plants and gardening advice on topics ranging from growing rock garden plants to selecting native species for the garden. Plants for sale include organically grown and heirloom vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, fragrant herbs, hanging baskets, small flowering shrubs, hardy roses, fruit crops, trees, evergreens, and specialty perennials.

Master Gardeners from CCE-Tompkins and other community groups participate in the sale to raise funds or create awareness of their programs. In past years, these have included members of the Finger Lakes Beekeepers, Auraca Herbarists, the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, CCE-Tompkins Master Composter Program, several smaller garden clubs, and the Adirondack Chapter of the Rock Garden Society. 

Visitors are encouraged to bring carts or wagons to aid in transporting their plant purchases to their cars. Admission is FREE!

2021 Vendors - all vendors will be present both days unless noted otherwise

  • A.J. Teeter Farm, Ithaca NY - Vegetable and herb transplants
  • Blue Heron Farm, Lodi NY
  • Coldwater Pond Nursery, Phelps NY - Ornamental trees and shrubs
  • Der Rosenmeister, Ithaca NY - Specialty roses
  • Edible Acres, Trumansburg, NY - Perennial food-bearing shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants. Super hardy, resilient, easy to grow food plants. Cash, check, credit card.
  • Fun Acres Herb Farm
  • Graceful Gardens, Mecklenburg NY - We specialize in delphiniums, annuals and perennials. Cash, check, credit card, venmo.
  • Ithaca Organics
  • Kingbird Farm, Berkshire NY - Veggie transplants, tropical plants
  • Knapp Farm. 5/14 ONLY.
  • Muddy Fingers Farm, Hector, NY - Vegetable transplants
  • Of the Forest Farm, Trumansburg, NY, native trees, shrubs & berry bushes
  • Queen of the Meadow, Marathon, NY Medicinal and culinary herbs, dye plants, and vegetable seedlings.
  • RC's Plants and Produce, Brooktondale, NY - Hanging baskets, bedding plants, annuals, perennials, fall mums, seasonal produce
  • Shelterbelt Farm, Brooktondale, NY Purple veggies. 5/21 ONLY
  • Sommarstuga Gardens, Trumansburg NY - Annuals, perennials, vegetable transplants
  • Stony Creek Nursery, Genoa NY - Hardy perennials, herbs, flowers, houseplants, hens +chicks, and vegetable starts. Cash, check, credit card.
  • The Magic Garden, Interlaken NY - Perennials, Annuals, Herbs, and Vines. Goodies for the Garden! Pre-orders welcome. Cash, credit card, checks.
  • The Plantsmen Nursery, Groton NY - Native nursery-propagated perennials, trees, and shrubs.
  • Under the Tree
  • West Haven Farm - Certified Organic vegetable, herb, and flower starts. Mostly annuals, but a few perennial flowers. Pre-sales online starting 5/10. We accept cash, check, credit card, and PayPal. Credit & Paypal transactions have a 3% fee.
  • Zynect - Temperature and moisture sensors for gardens. Pre-sale available. Cash and Venmo.

Gardening Groups


    Maria Christian
    Administrative Assistant
    (607) 272-2292 ext. 130

    Last updated May 13, 2021