One of the best ways to shop like a local is through the many farmer's markets located around Rochester, including one of the oldest in the country. Discover fresh seasonal produce, meat, seafood, dairy, ethnic delicacies, and more at the Rochester Public Market, which has served the community since 1905. The Rochester Public Market operates year-round on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays with more than 300 vendors for shoppers to enjoy. In the surrounding Market District, you'll find cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, a brewery, distillery, art studios, and galleries.
Many individual towns and neighborhoods offer farmer's markets as well, thanks to the agriculturally rich landscape found throughout Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. Popular spots include the Brighton Farmers Market, Pittsford Village Farmer's Market, Powers Farm Market, and South Wedge Farmer's Market. Soak up the fresh air while shopping for fresh food. You'll also find local artisans and community partners. Seasonally, you'll want to take advantage of maple products in late winter, beautiful blooms in spring and summer, and apples, cider, and cider donuts in the fall.