woman shopping in a booth at the Plant Sale with text saying 2022 Plant Sale, Friday March 13, 12-6pm 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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Wear your mask and practice social distancing!

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

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 13th at Ithaca Farmers Market

  • 12:00-12:30pm for seniors/immuno-compromised (and their helpers)

  • 12:30-6:00pm open to the public

This year, because of COVID restrictions, we once again will hold the Plant Sale at the Ithaca Farmers' Market Pavilion. 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!

If you would like to become a vendor, please reach out to Mila Fournier at: ymf5@cornell.edu

2022 Vendor List

Additional vendors will be added as we get closer to the Plant Sale date.

  • A.J. Teeter Farm, Ithaca NY - Vegetable and herb transplants
  • Bill's Concrete Creations, Home and garden functional art with concrete and leaves
    Cash preferred, cards welcome.
  • Blue Heron Farm, Lodi NY
  • Coldwater Pond Nursery, Phelps NY - Ornamental trees and shrubs. All forms of payment accepted
  • CANCELLED: 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.
  • Flutterby Plantarium, Perennial plants attracting and supporting our local pollinators, as well as some culinary herbs. Payments accepted: We accept cash, check, Venmo, and PayPal.
  • Graceful Gardens, Mecklenburg NY - We specialize in delphiniums, annuals and perennials. Cash, check, credit card, venmo.
  • Horse Head Woodworks, Offers trellises in a variety of styles and sizes, both painted and natural.Cash or checks accepted. 
  • Ithaca Organics
  • Kingbird Farm, Berkshire NY - Certified Organic tomatoes, peppers, herbs, houseplants, and passion flowers. Cash, check, and credit accepted.
  • Little Red Farm Project, Ithaca High School Sustainable Ag Class & Club
  • Lorraine's Concrete Leaves, Selling birdbaths, toadstools and other garden decor. Cash, credit cards or checks accepted.
  • Muddy Fingers Farm, Hector, NY - Vegetable transplants
  • Of the Forest Farm, Trumansburg, NY, native trees, shrubs & berry bushes
  • Ort Family Farm, Potted fruiting plants, fruit trees, and herbs. We will accept cash or credit cards for payment.
  • RC's Plants and Produce, Brooktondale, NY - Hanging baskets, bedding plants, annuals, perennials, fall mums, seasonal produce
  • 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..
  • 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..

Gardening & Community Groups


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

Last updated May 12, 2022