Central New York Regional Market, Syracuse

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We made our traditional trip to the Central New York Regional Market in Syracuse on Saturday morning. It’s a large, fun market with several rows of sheds and tents, and I always depart with the wish that we had something of this scale in Northern Virginia. You can find great local organic produce, flowers, plants, fresh maple syrup, wines, honey, eggs, cheese, and butter, as well as crafts and flea market type items. The Amish community brings in lovely baked goods, which seem to go very quickly. The place gets busy early in the day, so arriving close to the 7 am opening time is a good idea.

I wandered around taking photos of some of the produce stands. The boys were very excited by all the fresh fruits and vegetables, especially when they got to help purchase the items and helped Grandma and Papa carry the bags.

Andrea's Recipes - Donut Peaches at the Central New York Regional Market, Syracuse

I thought these donut peaches had a beautiful color and fun shape.

Andrea's Recipes - Corn in season at the Central New York Regional Market, Syracuse

Corn is now in season, and we bought a bunch of ears of the popular bicolored butter & sugar variety. This is a good variety for home gardens, with just 75 days to harvest.

Andrea's Recipes - Ishtar and yellow crook-neck squash at the Central New York Regional Markets, Syracuse

We’d never seen Ishtar squash before, and had to ask about it. The vendor told us it’s similar to zucchini squash, only sweeter. We’re already scouring online trying to find seeds for next year.

Andrea's Recipes - Carrots at the Central New York Regional Market, Syracuse

Carrots and beets and other root vegetables are starting to come in. I really liked the colorful varieties in this display.

Andrea's Recipes = Sunflowers at the Central New York Regional Market, Syracuse

The flowers were especially pretty this time.

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  1. says

    I found your website through some fellow “Tweeters” on Twitter and have been enjoying your recipes. I was so pleased to see your post about the Syracuse Regional Market as I am originally from Syracuse and loved going on Saturdays with my mother. The baked goods from the Amish were always a treat for my family, as well as all the fresh veges and fruit. Thanks for the great pictures and reminding me of how small our world really is! :0)

  2. says

    Just Cook It, it was a wonderful way to spend the morning.

    Laurie, glad the photos brought back some good memories. My mother-in-law wanted to retire back to Syracuse primarily so she could go to this market on Saturdays. It’s a must-see for visitors to the area.

  3. says

    Hello there. Are you from the Syracuse area? I live here and go to the market every Saturday. I find it interesting that you come here from Virginia? I usually blog about my purchases each week from the market. You are right, it is amazing huh?

  4. says

    What a great market, I especially love the peaches… and the sunflowers. You are truly fortunate to have such a great market nearby and it is great that your kids appreciate it too.

  5. says

    You mean I didn’t have to move from Syracuse to get great produce, shoot! I am from Fayetteville/Skanatelas and do miss the summers on the lake but California is great too. Thanks for the post.

  6. says

    I miss going to the market and picking beautiful produce when they are in season, they are delivered to me every week now… Those are beautiful!

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