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Bringing Fresh Farm-to-Table on the Road

Don’t settle for chips and cookies from the convenience store or gas station. Instead, enjoy the homegrown tastes of Upstate New York and make your way through the region! Explore numerous public farmers markets, or take a night off from cooking and dine at one of our region’s many farm-to-table restaurants.

If you’re looking for a hands-on experience then make the most of the farmers markets that line your road trip. Continue enjoying the great outdoors as you search for favorites such as sweet corn, juicy tomatoes or just picked ripe berries at any of the markets, here are just a few that you will want to check out:

Canandaigua Farmers Market

Comprised of 30 vendors the Canandaigua Farmers Market is the only farmer-run market in Ontario County. Find out what vendors and goods will be at the market each week before you visit and if you’re in the area on June 16, celebrate the market’s 17th year at Celebrate Market Day!

Rochester Public Market

The Public Market in Rochester is a year-round destination to experience the mingling of vendors and local independent businesses. Plus, you won’t want to miss the last Wednesday of every month when the market is in a frenzy over the food truck rodeo that features about 25 different food trucks and live music for all to enjoy.

Fredonia Farmers Market

Promoting farms, food, and health is the mission of the Fredonia Farmers Market during both the summer and winter seasons. Learn about artisan-made products and get involved in the weekly events that include live music, theme days, and hands on fun.

Nathali’s Nursery and Farm Market

Located just minutes from the shores of Lake Ontario, Nathali’s Nursery and Farm Market brings abound of fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs to your fingertips. Open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm, April through October, stop by anytime to be inspired!

Perry Farmers Market and Farm & Artisan Market at the Villa

No visit to Wyoming County is complete without a trip to Perry Farmers Market, opening day of the 2018 market season is June 16th. And, the fun doesn’t stop there, if you’re looking for fresh picked indulgence check out the Farm & Artisan Market at the Villa in Warsaw, NY, every Thursday from 2-6pm the villa is transformed into a showcase of local goods!

If you are looking for a relaxing evening, enjoy one of the warm and welcoming farm-to-table restaurants that specialize in harvesting and preparing fresh foods. Plus, the fresh summer flavors pair perfect with the craft beverages and wine trail road trips:

F.L.X. Table

A truly new approach to dining can be found at F.L.X. Table. A unique spin on the dinner party concept where up to 12 guests share one table without barriers between the kitchen and dining area. A set menu is prepared daily based on seasonality of products and makes this intimate arrangement even more intriguing as you learn about the regions offerings.

Roots Cafe

Delish american fare is paired with a relaxing environment at Roots Cafe. The locally curated seasonal menu includes homemade favorites such as breads and dressings. Every partner farm is listed by name on the menu so you can order with confidence in quality and taste.

Kindred Fare

Established in 2015, Kindred Fare has a simple philosophy: to share is to love. Featuring the best of the Finger Lakes this location even presents spotlight events such as the Damiani Wine Cellars dinner that highlights the best and upcoming creations.

Hole in the Wall

Between the two adventure points of Silver Lake and Letchworth State Park is the Hole in the Wall. Located on a 3-acre site, there is plenty of space for the onsite herb and vegetable gardens that inspire the menu. Don’t miss the Father’s Day happy hour BBQ rib pricing, and custom desert sampler!


Bringing seasonable and sustainable to the city, Lento is a must-visit Rochester eatery. Try one of the weekly specials that are a steal, including $1 dollar oysters on Tuesday, yes you read that right $1 dollar! You can even read up on food trends and get answers to your burning questions, such as: is it okay to ask where your food is from?

Do you know where your food comes from? Upstate New York is known for its rich agriculture and rolling hills of farmland. Indulge in fresh flavors that are unique to the region on your next road trip to Upstate New York!