Farmers' Market at Cornell
The convenience and variety of this market provides a great service to students...
Having an on-campus farmers market can completely transform 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. Cornell brands itself as the only Ivy with an agriculture school, yet Harvard, Yale and Brown all boast established farmers markets. No fresh foods markets exist in Collegetown, leaving car-less students without adequate access to healthy food.