There are several farmers markets in Cayuga County, and starting June 8, another one will be added to the list.
The New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center will host the Taste NY Auburn Regional Market from June until the end of October. The weekly market will feature a "good mix" of vendors, artisans and entertainment from Cayuga County, Seneca Falls and Syracuse, said Courtney Rae Kasper, the center's visitor experience manager.
At least 12 vendors will be present at the regional market's opening day, including Zera Farm, Boo Radley's Garden and House of Honey. Kasper said the market is still accepting applications for more vendors. Also on June 8, family yoga will be led by Christine Bartolotta from 10 to 11 a.m., and Xarika, a singer-songwriter from central New York, will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The market will mostly be held outside of the ERHC rain or shine (with the exception of thunderstorms), including children's activities like face painting, arts activities and magic shows.
The regional market will "offer something in downtown Auburn for families to come and enjoy," Kasper said.
She added that the market's attendance should grow as the season goes on, and that the market is meant to complement other markets in the area, which will be promoted at the ERHC.
Cayuga County-area farmers markets
Auburn Farmers Co-op Market
WHEN: Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, June 1 through Oct. 31
WHERE: Curley's parking lot, 96 State St., Auburn
INFO: Call (315) 704-8609 or visit auburnfarmerscoopmarketinc.com
Taste NY Auburn Regional Market
WHEN: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 8 through October
WHERE: NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, 25 South St., Auburn
INFO: Call (315) 258-9820 or visit historyshometown.com
Aurora Farmers Market
WHEN: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 1 through September
WHERE: Wells College Boathouse, Route 90, Aurora
INFO: Call (315) 364-3304 or visit facebook.com/auroranyfarmersmarket
Years ago, a public market took place across from Auburn City Hall. This summer, one will again.
Moravia Farmers Market
WHEN: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 to Oct. 31
WHERE: Kinney Drugs parking lot, 130 Main St., Moravia
Owasco Farmers Market
WHEN: Open 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 12 to September
WHERE: Owasco town shelter, 7198 Owasco Road, Owasco
INFO: Call (315) 253-9021 or visit owascony.gov
Seneca Farmers Market
WHEN: Open 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 11 through Oct. 8
WHERE: People's Park, Seneca Falls
INFO: Visit senecamarket.com
Skaneateles Farmers Market
WHEN: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 24 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays though Oct. 19
WHERE: Austin Park Pavilion parking lot, 1 E. Austin St., Skaneateles
INFO: Call (315) 727-9320 or visit townofskaneateles.com
The Citizen's list of local farmers markets will continue to appear Fridays in the Lake Life section. To add a market to the list, email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to David Wilcox, The Citizen, 25 Dill St., Auburn. All listings are free. For more information, call (315) 282-2245.