Join the FM@C Eboard and become part of a critical effort to connect our campus community with Ithaca area producers.
Applications are due Tuesday, May 16th for the following positions (detailed position descriptions on the application)
Our mission is to organize and plan a weekly Farmers' market on Cornell's campus that allows for students, faculty, staff and the local community to come together to purchase and enjoy local goods and products. The Farmers' Market at Cornell is working to bridge the Ithaca community and Cornell, while building a greater appreciation for food that is fresh and locally sourced.
Having an on-campus farmers market transforms an element of the Cornell experience, providing students with closer ties to Ithaca and with an opportunity to purchase local, fresh foods. Ithaca is surrounded by farms and local foods enthusiasts, named one of America’s Foodiest Towns in 2010 by Bon Appétit, but Cornell students are somewhat disconnected from this movement.
A Farmers' Market on campus allows students to interact with local citizens and business owners, which provides for a stronger relationship between Cornell students and the city of Ithaca. For local farmers, artisans and restaurant owners the market is an opportunity to sell their products to an untapped market: college students. No fresh foods markets exist in Collegetown, leaving car-less students without adequate access to healthy food. The Farmers’ Market at Cornell provides the opportunity to bridge the gap between farm and fork, encouraging students to think about and value their food.
Our vendors are from both the Cornell and Ithaca community. The Farmers' Market at Cornell hosts student groups as well as local farmers and food producers from the surrounding area. Come to buy your produce and meats, grab a delicious pastry, or best of all come for lunch!
Dilmun Hill is a student-run farm that has been practicing sustainable agriculture on Cornell University's campus for more than a decade. Their mission is to provide students, faculty, staff and community with opportunities for experiential learning, group collaboration and research. Check out their Facebook and website to learn more.
Iron Owl Kitchen
The Iron Owl Kitchen is an independently owned small business in Ithaca, NY. They use predominantly local and organic ingredients to create exciting and globally inspired dishes. Come get their delicious Orchid Bowl, cold wheat noodles on a bed of baby greens, topped with a variety of fresh and quick pickled vegetables, homemade pickled beets, homemade soy pickled mushrooms, basil, mint, cilantro, chopped peanuts and a Vietnamese-style dressing. Check out their website to learn more.
Nook & Cranny Farm
Knapp Farm is a family-owned business dedicated to delivering the finest berry products. Their main planting is blueberry, where they use integrative pest management techniques and trickle-drip irrigation to optimize their yields. Their main products include jams, jellies, sauces, vinegars and tarts.
We are located on west side of the Ag Quad on Cornell campus.
The Farmers' Market at Cornell is run by dedicated Cornell students.
Meet our staff below!
Jason Chari '17
Hanna Reichel '17
Market Co- Manager
Emma Bankeir '19
Vendor Co- Coordinator
Claire Cekander '17
Vendor Co- Coordinator
Emily Parish '18
Calvin Ng '18
Catherine Lan '18
Sam Gomez '20
Zoe Friedberg '19
Social Media Chair
Check out our blog!